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Watching for new COVID variants in wildlife “now critical,” CDC says (ktvq.com)

April 11, 2022

SEE: https://www.ktvq.com/news/coronavirus/watching-for-new-covid-variants-in-wildlife-now-critical-cdc-says

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Portman, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Reduce the Risk of Zoonotic …

April 9, 2022

Portman, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Reduce the Risk of Zoonotic … SEE: https://www.portman.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/portman-colleagues-introduce-bipartisan-legislation-reduce-risk-zoonotic In particular, this legislation emphasizes the United States’ role in promoting a One Health approach, which includes collaboration with the …

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REPEAT: U.S. National Institute of Health/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH/NIAID) Physician Director, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci Addresses One Health…

April 9, 2022

“…we have long embraced a one-health paradigm at NIAID, especially in the realm of emerging and re-emerging diseases, most of which are zoonoses and must be studied in the context of the ecosystems humans share with microbes, non-human hosts, vectors, reservoirs and other actors.  Many of the research efforts about which I speak and write…

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REPEAT: Renowned Physician Interventional Cardiologist Endorses One Health Concept

April 9, 2022

Renowned Physician Interventional Cardiologist Endorses One Health Concept SEE: https://onehealthinitiative.com/renowned-physician-interventional-cardiologist-endorses-one-health-concept/ REPEAT: September 5, 2017 The One Health Concept: How Multidisciplinary Training and Collaboration Leads to Major Advances in Health Care

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USDA APHIS | APHIS Releases Annual Impact Report for 2021

April 7, 2022

SEE: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/newsroom/stakeholder-info/administrator-letters-to-stakeholders/2021-impact-report  “… At the same time that the pandemic challenged us, it also gave us a vital inroad to advancing One Health. Through the American Rescue Plan Act, Congress allocated $300 million to APHIS to strengthen our One Health capacity and develop an early warning system for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). This…

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Strategic framework for collaboration on antimicrobial resistance

April 6, 2022

Together for One Health 6 April 2022  | Publication SEE: https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240045408  

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An exemplary One Health model for current and future medical school programs – University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, TX (USA)

April 2, 2022

  Issue 1                                                                                            April 2022   Introduction to the UTMB…

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Two new One Health-associated positions posted: The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Member, Texas Medical Center: UTMB One Health Advancing Health Care in Humans, Animals and the Environment

March 31, 2022

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Member, Texas Medical Center: UTMB One Health Advancing Health Care in Humans, Animals and the Environment SEE: Research Associate: https://aa083.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/senior-research-associate-internal-medicine-infectious-disease-5371 Biostatistician/bioinformatician: https://aa083.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/biostatistician-i-bioinformatics-scientist-internal-medicine-infectious-disease-7930?et=VdtjGtFV Provided by: Gregory C. Gray, MD, MPH, FIDSA Professor, Internal Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Microbiology and Immunology, and Preventive Medicine & Population Health University of Texas…

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Integrated effort needed to mitigate fracking while protecting both humans and the environment < Yale School of Public Health

March 31, 2022

SEE: https://ysph.yale.edu/news-article/integrated-effort-needed-to-mitigate-fracking-while-protecting-both-humans-and-the-environment/ “… The authors recommend scientists and practitioners take a more integrated approach that spans both public health and conservation interests and focuses more on regions and populations that are underrepresented, historically marginalized or poorly understood. They cite One Health initiatives as an example of how a wide range of collaborations can work. One Health is…

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Convention on Biological Diversity: Draft recommendation to focus on One Health approach, COVID-19 (downtoearth.org.in)

March 31, 2022

SEE: https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/health/convention-on-biological-diversity-draft-recommendation-to-focus-on-one-health-approach-covid-19-82153    

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WORLD VETERINARY ASSOCIATION President-Elect (former American Veterinary Medical Association President) Advocates for One Health

March 28, 2022

March 28, 2022— In a message today to the One Health Initiative team, World Veterinary Association (WVA) President-elect, Dr. John de Jong expressed strong support and advocacy for the One Health concept/approach.  President de Jong’s election to WVA was discussed in a March 7th article in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).…

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Scientists can prevent future pandemics by working on One Health approach – The Federal News

March 24, 2022

SEE: https://thefederal.com/science/scientists-working-together-can-prevent-future-pandemics/ An interdisciplinary One Health approach and strong decision-making are our best defence against the next zoonotic-disease outbreak.

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Public Health and our Changing Climate – Idaho Conservation League

March 21, 2022

Thurs, March 17, 2022 *One Health was showcased in an interactive presentation about public health and our changing climate, hosted by Idaho Conservation League. SEE video: https://vimeo.com/689531518 *Note:  Nancy Chaney, RN, MS, AVES Dipl (Hon.), member of the One Health Initiative Advisory Board, begins her discussion that includes describing the One Health concept/approach at approximately 28:38…

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U.S. Senator Smith’s Legislation to Strengthen Public Health Measures Takes a Key Step Forward | Senator Tina Smith (senate.gov)

March 18, 2022

SEE: https://www.smith.senate.gov/us-senator-smiths-legislation-strengthen-public-health-measures-takes-key-step-forward The Bipartisan PREVENT Pandemics Act, Recently Passed by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Includes Critical Provisions Led by Smith WASHINGTON, D.C. [03/17/22]—This week, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee passed the bipartisan PREVENT Pandemics Act, which includes several important pieces of U.S. Senator Tina Smith’s (D-MN) public…

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Joint Statement of Heads of International Financial Institutions with Programs in Ukraine and Neighboring Countries

March 18, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC – March 17, 2022: Statement from Odile Renaud-Basso, President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), Carlo Monticelli, Governor of the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and David…

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One Health at UCalgary receives its first endowment | News | University of Calgary

March 17, 2022

“One Health at UCalgary (OH@UC) was founded in 2019 as an emerging, cross-cutting research theme that takes a systems view of complex problems, recognizing interconnections of people and animals in their shared environments. The One Health lens encompasses the social, economic, cultural, physical, built and political environments that can either promote or inhibit wellness. This approach…

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WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION One Health: Approach for action against neglected tropical diseases 2021-2030

March 14, 2022

 Multi-Region launch: new tools for control of Taenia solium (who.int) WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION One Health: Approach for action against neglected tropical diseases 2021-2030 – launch webinar 14:00 -15:30 CET – 16 March 2022 “One Health approaches are key to sustainably prevent NTDs, because they recognise the links between human, animal and environmental health; and take a ……

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Lab-grown pig heart tissue could open new avenues for the study of heart regeneration (news-medical.net)

March 10, 2022

 "This research typifies the One Health, One Medicine ethos at the University of Surrey, as our model could help us understand how to stimulate the repair process after heart attacks without the need to use live animals in the research. We are hopeful our model could lead to better health outcomes for humans and reduce…

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Ukraine War: How It Impacts Food

March 8, 2022

War will affect all food prices – futures already up by 40% – and wheat is a major cause of the price rise; “hunger hotspots” threaten in 20 countries warn WFP and FAO SEE: https://impakter.com/ukraine-war-how-impacts-food-wheat/ by *Richard Seifman and *Claude Forthomme – Senior Editor March 7, 2022  in Politics & Foreign Affairs, Society *Members One Health Initiative…

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APHIS announces final strategic framework for enhancing surveillance for SARS-CoV-2, other emerging diseases under the American Rescue Plan – The Highland County Press

March 8, 2022

“The One Health concept recognizes that the health of people, animals, and the environment are all linked,” said USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Jenny Lester Moffitt. “Using this One Health approach will benefit the country for many years to come by better enabling us to rapidly detect new disease threats and provide…

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