A Pandemic and a Call to Action for One Health: The FDA [U.S. Food and Drug Administration] One Health Initiative
JUNE 11, 2020
Please Go to bottom of the page on this link for listening to outstanding “One Health” recordings containing excellent explanatory slides:
- *Bernadette Dunham, D.V.M., Ph.D. Professorial Lecturer, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University, Advisor to the FDA One Health Initiative, Center for Veterinary Medicine, FDA.
- Access link: https://collaboration.fda.gov/pc240sl3ovqo/
- CAPT Brianna Skinner, D.V.M., M.P.H., DACLAM CAPT, USPHS, Senior Regulatory Veterinarian, Office of the Commissioner, Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats, FDA.
- Access link: https://collaboration.fda.gov/pol0p8cifodw/
*Dr. Dunham, a longstanding One Health expert supporter/activist, is a member of the One Health Initiative team’s Advisory Board (Hon.) https://onehealthinitiative.com/advisory-board/. Notably, a previous presentation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3N3FPcZ1uhg on Aug 16, 2016 is instructive and insightful:
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Bernadette Dunham discussed interconnections of human and animal health with environmental health. She explained that no one discipline or sector of society has enough knowledge and resources to prevent the emergence or resurgence of diseases in today's globalized world. This "One Health" concept is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals, and the environment.