One Health News

USAID Launches Initiative to Integrate Climate Change Into One Health Response in the Mekong Delta

June 8, 2024

Friday, June 7, 2024 On June 7, USAID joined implementing partner United Nations Development Programme to launch an initiative in Can Tho city and An Giang province to build local capacities for detecting, preventing, and responding to climate change-related emerging infectious diseases. Since 2005, USAID has been supporting Vietnam in applying and developing its One…

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Advancing Data Sharing to Strengthen One Health Effectiveness From Ideas to Action | National Academies

June 6, 2024

Data sharing is critical for evidence-based decision making for health security and resilience. The One Health approach, which is founded on the interconnectedness of human, plant, animal, and environmental health, demonstrates the need for data sharing and cross-disciplinary interoperability. Barriers such as incompatible data and systems, lack of interdisciplinary coordination, and lack of enabling policies…

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Summit highlights One Health opportunities for veterinarians

June 5, 2024

American Veterinary Medical Association June 04, 2024 “The theme of this year’s Global Health Summit (GHS) at the AVMA Convention 2024 in Austin, Texas, is One Health. Specifically, the opportunities individual veterinarians have to positively impact the field of One Health, whether it be a shift in career focus or simple lifestyle changes.  …”  …

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AVANT Workshop “Antibiotic-free pork production reality or chimera”, June 13, 2024

June 3, 2024

The aim of the workshop organized by the EU Innovation Action AVANT is to facilitate dialogue and consensus on specific themes pertinent to the future of antibiotic-free pork production. The involvement of significant partners such as SEGES, COOPERL and FVE, alongside other relevant national and international stakeholders, will offer a diverse array of perspectives and…

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The One Health Seminar 2024 – United Nations (UN) Environment Program

May 30, 2024

WORKSHOP The One Health Seminar 2024 11 – 13 June 2024  Vienna, Austria SEE: The One Health Seminar 2024 (unep.org)   https://www.unep.org/events/workshop/one-health-seminar-2024

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CABI One Health – webinar and AMR course: Jun 6, 2024 08:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

May 28, 2024

Exploring the relationship between animal health and farmer well-being in East & West Africa  Description Livestock farming is a significant source of livelihood across Africa, accounting for 40% of agricultural GDP in Africa (Glatzel et al., 2020). It provides income and employment for millions, particularly in rural areas. Livestock farming profoundly impacts food security, holds…

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Tick-Borne Diseases in the United States: An Escalating Challenge < Infectious Diseases (yale.edu)

May 28, 2024

“ … Focusing on innovative control strategies, the article discusses the potential of vaccines targeting humans and animals and explores approaches focusing on the tick vector itself. Highlighting the need for a multidisciplinary, “One Health” approach, the review calls for collaboration among various experts to develop effective and sustainable tick control methods. In particular, the…

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Re-Treating Pandemics [A recent prescient article containing thoughtful, reasonable options including One Health]

May 27, 2024

The pandemic treaty negotiations may fail – if so, what can we constructively build upon that so far has been achieved and even improve upon Abstract The current final stage negotiations for a new pandemic treaty are moving towards a dead-end situation. Concerns of national sovereignty are dominating today’s pandemic negotiations. In this situation there…

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The world needs the new pandemic treaty [with One Health protection included!]

May 27, 2024

Prevention and One Health Prevention of novel outbreaks is key to avoiding the next crisis. Since an estimated 60%-75% of new or emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic in origin, we must address animal health threats before they can spill over to become human health threats. In new research just published, biodiversity loss, climate change, and chemical…

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One Health – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

May 27, 2024

“The health of animals, people and the environment is connected. The “One Health” approach is the collaborative effort of the human health, veterinary health and environmental health communities. Through this collaboration, USDA achieves optimal health outcomes for both animals and people. With its partners such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Food and…

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Why Pandemic Agreement Negotiations Failed to Land | Think Global Health

May 26, 2024

“… One Health. Part of the controversy over PABS has been the last-minute proposal of a One Health provision, under which member states would promote a pandemic preparedness and surveillance approach “recognizing the interconnection between the health of people, animals and the environment, that is coherent, integrated, coordinated and collaborative among all relevant organizations, sectors and…

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Outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A(H5N1) Viruses in U.S. Dairy Cattle and Detection of Two Human Cases — United States, 2024 | MMWR (cdc.gov)

May 25, 2024

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Summary What is already known about this topic? Influenza A(H5) virus infection was detected in two U.S. farm workers during a multistate outbreak of A(H5N1) viruses in dairy cows; these are the first known instances of presumed cow-to-human transmission of avian influenza A viruses. What is added by this…

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The Pandemic Agreement: Why What Has Been Achieved So Far Matters – Health Policy Watch

May 24, 2024

“…The draft pandemic document addresses diverse and complex areas such as One Health, global supply chain, local production of health products, research and development, transfer of technology and know-how, access to pandemic products, pathogen and benefit sharing, and sustainable and predictable financing for PPPR. Its overarching goal is to achieve health security with equity in…

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Implementing National Bridging Workshop roadmaps for One Health collaboration: successes and challenges from 17 countries

May 20, 2024

World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) & World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH). (‎2024)‎. Implementing National Bridging Workshop roadmaps for One Health collaboration: successes and challenges from 17 countries. SEE: Implementing National Bridging Workshop roadmaps for One Health collaboration: successes and challenges from 17 countries (who.int) https://iris.who.int/handle/10665/376699

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Bats, Ducks, and Pandemics: An Introduction to One Health Policy

May 19, 2024

About Welcome to Bats, Ducks, and Pandemics: An Introduction to One Health Policy! One Health is the concept that human, animal, plant, and environmental/ecosystem health are linked. This concept provides a useful framework for examining complex health issues such as food safety and security, emerging and vector-borne diseases, and antimicrobial resistance. It can be used…

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Guidelines Issued for One Health Field Epidemiology Training

May 16, 2024

15 MAY 2024 “In a significant step forward to strengthen global health security, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) released the first-ever global guidance to develop One Health field epidemiology competencies to support workforce development for prevention, preparedness,…

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Wildlife Health Industry Trends, Opportunity & Forecasts, 2019-2029F: Increasing Zoonotic Disease Threats, Technological Advancements, Growing One Health Approach

May 13, 2024

“ … There’s been a paradigm shift towards a holistic One Health approach, which emphasizes the interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental health. This approach underscores the importance of preserving biodiversity and ecosystem integrity as key components of disease prevention and control. As a result, the Global Wildlife Health Market encompasses not only biomedical interventions…

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Colombia Launches National Plan for the Elimination and Eradication of Communicable Diseases – PAHO/WHO | Pan American Health Organization https://www.paho.org/en/news/10-5-2024

May 12, 2024

“ … The “One Health” Strategy To achieve this plan, the proposed intervention strategies must be synergistically integrated with One Health. This multidisciplinary approach must address the social and environmental determinants of health, strengthening governance and the efficient use of resources. To achieve these objectives, we must listen to communities, local leaders, and traditional experts. Their knowledge…

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Commonwealth and PATH rally global leaders for One Health approach in climate battle

May 9, 2024

Press release “Today, global leaders, policymakers, and experts convened at the Commonwealth Secretariat’s London headquarters to address the critical intersection of human and planetary health in the face of escalating climate change. Organised by the Secretariat and PATH, the event titled “One Health Approach: Moving from Siloed Thinking to Smart and Systemic Action“, featured a keynote…

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“Veterinarians for Biodiversity (VPB)” Formed in 2023

May 9, 2024

June 2023 formation of 450 member “Veterinarians for Biodiversity (VPB)” Please see Vétérinaires Pour la Biodiversité – VPB (vpbiodiv.com) “Faced with the challenges of protecting biodiversity and conserving wildlife, the role of veterinarians is crucial. Veterinarians have a unique skill set to contribute to the conservation of wildlife and the preservation of biodiversity.” “An important…

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