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 One Health Survey – Please complete and share!

May 6, 2024

Please complete and share this survey to collect information about improving the Checklist for “One Health Epidemiological Reporting of Evidence” (COHERE) guidelines for One Health papers. The survey only takes 10-15 minutes, and previous knowledge of the guidelines is not necessary. Survey link: bit.ly/onehealthguidelines Provided by: University of Washington, Center for One Health Research

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Webinar: Vintage innovation – exploring the use of bacteriophages in animal health from an AMR One Health perspective (who.int)

May 4, 2024

7 May 2024 13:00 – 14:30 EET “This webinar, the second in a series of 3 exploring the use of bacteriophages, explores the potential for phages to offer a sustainable alternative to conventional antibiotics in agriculture and animal health. It follows on from the success of the first webinar, which focused on the opportunities and…

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Integrating Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories for Emergency Use Testing during Pandemics – Volume 30, Number 2—February 2024 – Emerging Infectious Diseases journal – CDC

May 3, 2024

Abstract The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic showed limitations in human outbreak testing. Veterinary diagnostic laboratories (VDLs) possess capabilities to bolster emergency test capacity. Surveys from 26 participating VDLs found human SARS-CoV-2 testing was mutually beneficial, including One Health benefits. VDLs indicated testing >3.8 million human samples during the pandemic, which included some challenges. SEE: Integrating Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories…

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Groups call for ‘actionable steps’ to address antimicrobial resistance | CIDRAP (umn.edu)

May 3, 2024

“… One Health collaboration Reflecting the One Health approach, which views the health of humans, animals, plants, and the environment as interconnected, there are also recommendations to transform agrifood systems to significantly reduce antimicrobial use while optimizing animal health and welfare; to ensure that animals have access to essential medicines, vaccines, and diagnostics; and to…

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THE ONE HEALTH & WELLBEING CONCEPT AND THE UN-2030 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

May 1, 2024

POSTER: CASE STUDY CAPACITY-BUILDING FOR GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY: THE 1 HOPE-TDR INITIATIVE RESEARCH JOURNEY (Canada-UK) FROM UNI DISCIPLINARITY TO INTER/MULTI/TRANSDISCIPLINARITY MOBILISING THE ONE HEALTH & WELLBEING CONCEPT AND THE UN-2030 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS SEE: https://onehealthinitiative.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/19.07.2023-updated-Jan-2024-re-GRL-SDG-Summit-Poster-24.pdf

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Call for Applications: 2024 Greg Bossart Memorial One Health Scholarship

April 30, 2024

Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2024 From: One Health Commission– Bossart Scholarship <bossartscholarship@onehealthcommission.org> Reply-To: bossartscholarship@onehealthcommission.org To: cstroud@onehealthcommission.org SEE: https://conta.cc/3xZVwmO

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A pandemic agreement is within reach | Science

April 30, 2024

“… The text illuminates two contentious issues at a high level. One is upstream prevention and a One Health approach to prevention, preparedness, and response, which recognizes links between the health of people, animals, and ecosystems. The other commits parties to establishing a new WHO Pathogen Access and Benefits Sharing system (PABS). An accompanying draft…

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Overview of Sweden’s One Health response to Antibiotic Resistance – The Public Health Agency of Sweden (folkhalsomyndigheten.se)

April 27, 2024

“Sweden has a relatively low use of antibiotics per capita and a comparatively favourable situation with regards to antibiotic resistance. This situation is influenced by factors such as a longstanding adherence to evidence-based guidelines, strong local commitment, and strategic efforts at both regional and national levels, in human as well as in animal health. Everyone…

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Pitt is launching an Office of Sustainability in the Health Sciences

April 25, 2024

“… Beyond the National Academy of Medicine’s Climate Collaborative, the Pitt office also will play a role new to the University: In coordination with the Office of Sustainability in the Health Sciences, the School of Public Health will be part of a novel Pennsylvania One Health consortium, serving as the coordinating academic institution of a…

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Addressing antimicrobial resistance with a One Health approach invite-only symposium and workshop | The Academy of Medical Sciences (acmedsci.ac.uk)

April 24, 2024

“09.00, Wednesday 29 May 2024 This is an invite-only two day symposium, followed by a one day policy workshop taking place in New Delhi. If you would like more information, please contact jessamyn.briers@acmedsci.sc.uk. This joint symposium and policy workshop hosted by the UK Academy of Medical Sciences and the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) will…

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A One Health Approach to Preventing Human Trafficking: The Interconnected Health of Humans, Animals, and the Environment

April 23, 2024

“In public health circles, One Health is a collaborative approach that acknowledges the interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental health. A typical One Health intervention includes the prevention of communicable diseases.  For example, One Health collaborations seeking to interrupt transmission of malaria or lime disease would integrate vector management strategies for mosquitoes and ticks (e.g., habitat modification, insecticide use)…

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New “One Health and the Politics of COVID-19” book coming out October 2024!

April 18, 2024

Unpacks the mysteries of COVID-19’s origins to impart important lessons for future outbreaks. In this timely book, leading public health expert Laura H. Kahn uses the comprehensive One Health approach to investigate the COVID-19 pandemic. The concept of “One Health” recognizes the interconnected links among the health of humans, animals, plants, and the environment. By…

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Secretary Becerra Statement on U.S. Global Health Security Strategy [“This strategy promotes a One Health approach …”]

April 17, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 16, 2024 Contact: HHS Press Office 202-690-6343 media@hhs.gov Secretary Becerra Statement on U.S. Global Health Security Strategy The United States must be in position to prevent, detect, and respond to public health crises – including infectious disease threats at home and abroad.  The Global Health Security Strategy does that. This strategy promotes a One…

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Messages to Prospective Authors/Readers from Leaders of new ‘Journal of Global, Public and One Health’ (JGPOH)

April 16, 2024

April 16, 2024 Dear colleagues and friends, we are pleased to announce our new Journal of Global, Public and One Health at jgpoh.com published the first time end of last year with Jacobs Publishing House. JGPOH is an open-access, peer reviewed journal with interdisciplinary and international orientation. JGPOH welcomes contributions on the global health sciences,…

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Addressing public health challenges through behavioral interventions [using “One Health concept/approach”]

April 15, 2024

“The concept of “One Health” – which emphasizes the relationship between human, animal, plant and environmental health – has been gaining ground in scientific discussions in recent years. Brazilian and North American researchers developing research using this approach presented their work on Tuesday (April 9th), in Chicago (United States), during FAPESP Week Illinois.  …” SEE: Addressing…

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Navrongo Integrated Surveillance Project: DOD promotes STEM and One Health Concept in Ghana classroom

April 6, 2024

“NAVRONGO, Kassena-Nankana District, Ghana — Scientists from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research’s (WRAIR) One Health Branch partnered with the Henry Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine and Ghana’s Navrongo Health Research Centre to teach a STEM curriculum on collecting climate data for zoonotic disease prevention in three Ghanaian high schools. Through…

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DSHS Reports First Human Case of Avian Influenza in Texas | Texas DSHS

April 2, 2024

NEWS RELEASE   April 1, 2024 Person Had Direct Contact With Dairy Cattle The Texas Department of State Health Services is reporting a human case of avian influenza A(H5N1) virus in Texas. The case was identified in a person who had direct exposure to dairy cattle presumed to be infected with avian influenza. The patient, who…

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United States, Vietnam Celebrate Improvements to Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance  – U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam

March 30, 2024

“… “USAID is proud to support the GVN to strengthen Vietnam’s core public health capacities to effectively prevent, detect, and respond to epidemic-prone emerging infectious diseases, and other public health events at all levels, through a One Health approach. We hope that USAID- supported activities, such as expanding use of the Vietnam Animal Health Information…

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NEWS… Urinary superbugs: Are we going about it wrong?

March 29, 2024

A new study investigating rates of antimicrobial resistance in aged care highlights the need for a potential overhaul of antibiotic guidelines. “…  At the heart of OUTBREAK is the One Health AMR Knowledge Engine – a world-first AI-powered system designed to track, trace and tackle drug-resistant infections. By generating, integrating and analysing data from humans,…

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Silver Lining of the COVID Pandemic—Advancing the One Health Concept – University of Kentucky (UK), Vanzant Animal Science Lecture March 26, 2024

March 26, 2024

By **Craig N. Carter, DVM, PhD  University of Kentucky   Department ofAnimal & Food Sciences   Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment SEE: https://onehealthinitiative.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Silver-Lining-of-the-COVID-Pandemic-Advancing-the-One-Health-Concept-Vanzant-An-Sci-Lecture-3-26-2024.pptx [Initially presented at the annual One Health meeting for the Kentucky One Health Conference 2024 on Feb 28, 2024.]  **Member, One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team: Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP ▪…

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