“MediLabSecure Project” Utilizes and Strongly Endorses One Health Concept Approach – Paris, France Submitted to the One Health Initiative website June 5, 2015 “Dear Members of the One Health Initiative, The European Union (EU)-funded MediLabSecure project (2014-2017; www.medilabsecure.com) aims at consolidating a laboratory network on the emerging viruses that are pathogens for humans and/or animals in countries of the Mediterranean and Black Sea regions (19 non-EU countries). It will represent a cluster for awareness, risk assessment, monitoring and control of these vector borne diseases. We strongly believe that this project can only be successful if we manage to foster the interaction of four laboratory sub-networks, one for human health, one for animal health, one for entomology and one for public health reinforcement. We therefore fully endorse the One Health concept and one of the main aims throughout our project is to put it into practice by promoting joint meetings and activities of participating laboratories in the different fields. We are grateful to the One Health Initiative for promoting such a paradigm shift and we fully support their action(s). The MediLabSecure Team /The MediLabSecure Project is supported by the European Commission (DEVCO: IFS/21010/23/_194) and implemented by Institut Pasteur (Paris, France), INIA-CISA (Madrid, Spain), IRD (Montpellier, France), ISS (Rome, Italy)/” Fanny Cherblanc, PhD Chargée de Mission--Project Manager Institut Pasteur Direction Internationale - Réseau International des Instituts Pasteur Department of International Affairs - Institut Pasteur International Network 25-28 Rue du Docteur Roux 75724 Paris Cedex 15, FRANCE e-mail: Medilabsecure@pasteur.fr Tel : +33 (0)1 40 61 38 67 Note: Dr. Cherblanc is listed on the One Health Initiative Supporters page http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php (scroll down).