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World Veterinary Day is April 24, 2021 – Veterinarians play a crucial role in One Health

April 23, 2021

Veterinary medicine is a diverse profession that can involve protecting not just the health of animals, but also people and the environment. Their knowledge of animals, diseases and other issues that affect animals, and the connection animals have with humans and the environment all make veterinarians a crucial part of One Health efforts in the…

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World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) call for stronger coordination in mitigating health threats

April 23, 2021

SEE:,-fao,-and-oie-call-for-stronger-coordination-in-mitigating-health-threats In a joint statement released today, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and WHO, committed to strengthening multisectoral coordination and efforts to combat health threats associated with interactions between humans, animals and the environment across Europe and central Asia. This message was…

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April 22, 2021

SEE:  A concrete step forward to contrast epidemics and pandemics. Parrots, armadillos, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and all exotic animals will no longer be imported and kept in Italy. Last night the Italian Senate finally approved the European Delegation Law which contains Article 14 letter q), an amendment first signed by the LeU (Liberi e…

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One World, One Health: The pandemic has shown how animal and human health are interconnected

April 21, 2021

OPINION & EDITORIAL, TODAY’S PAPER MOHAMMAD IQBAL YATOO  Srinagar, April 21, 2021, 1:00 AM UPDATED: April 20, 2021, 10:01 PM SEE:

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Research looks at SARS-CoV-2 transmission from people to pets [One Health in pandemic preparedness]

April 19, 2021

SEE: “ … Due to omnipresent human-animal interactions, this issue has to be taken into account during pandemic times, potentially with the use of the One Health approach, which is a transdisciplinary and multisectoral collaboration that aims to achieve optimal health outcomes by acknowledging the interconnectedness between people, animals, plants and their mutual environment.…

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Fighting COVID-19 in animals and humans, a one health approach – April 18, 2021

April 18, 2021

Research project Fighting COVID-19 in animals and humans, a one health approach Status: ongoing project Results of this research will provide evidence-based advice on how to deal with animals in the COVID-19 pandemic that is urgently needed at the national or international level. VIEW PUBLICATION

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First Ever: U.S. Food and Drug Association (FDA) One Health Symposium – 4/13/2021

April 15, 2021

 SEE: “We invite you to join the FDA’s first ever One Health Symposium on April 13th from 2:00​-5:00 p.m. Eastern time. “One Health” recognizes the connection between the health of people, animals, plants, and the environment. This virtual event reinforces the FDA’s One Health initiative and will highlight the agency’s partnerships with external organizations…

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World Health Organization (WHO) Promotes ‘World One Health’ Globalization Treaty

April 14, 2021

SEE: “ … It would also include recognition of a “One Health” approach that connects the health of humans, animals and our planet. And such a treaty should lead to more mutual accountability and shared responsibility, transparency and cooperation within the international system and with its rules and norms. …”

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One World & One Health is an elective course for master’s degree in Veterinary Sciences of the Tropic students at the University of Córdoba, Colombia

April 13, 2021

One World & One Health is an elective course for master’s degree in Veterinary Sciences of the Tropic students at the University of Córdoba, Colombia. The course is coordinated by Colombian veterinarian Juan Carlos Carrascal (One Health Colombia/Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics of the University of Córdoba). “The Convergence of Human Medicine and Veterinary…

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Dr Harsh Vardhan [physician] Stresses On Need For ‘One Health’ Approach Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

April 12, 2021

Last Updated: 12th April, 2021 23:33 IST Dr Harsh Vardhan, talking how human health could not be seen in isolation anymore, stressed on the need of ‘One Health’ approach, especially during COVID. Written By Bhakti Hargunani SEE: On Monday, April 12, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that human health could not be seen…

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Laura H. Kahn, “Implementing a One Health Approach to Global Health” – Spring 2021 Virtual Workshop

April 12, 2021

Spring 2021 Virtual Workshop – April 14, 15 & 16, 2021 SEE:  Medical Posthumanities: Governing Health Beyond the Human 2021 Baldy Center Workshop — Medical Posthumanities: Governing Health Beyond the Human. Illustration courtesy of NIH Nanotechnology Image Library. April 14, 15 & 16, 2021:  Join us for the virtual workshop, Medical Posthumanities: Governing Health Beyond the…

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South Africa must harness the power of human and veterinary medicine before the next deadly virus strikes — “A One Health approach to vaccine development has many strengths, including for health and food security on the continent. But this country needs to boost its capacity now.”

April 9, 2021

VACCINE QUEST SEE: “The need for next-generation animal vaccines coupled with the threat of future pandemics, points to the need for a One Health approach to developing jabs – besides, most major human vaccine makers owe their strength to having both human and veterinary vaccine capacity. The One Health initiative is “dedicated to improving the lives…

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Experts urge global adoption of One Health approach

April 8, 2021

March / April 2021 | Volume 20 Number 2 SEE: March / April 2021 Global Health Matters newsletter [PDF 3M] “A global One Health approach to disease surveillance and pandemic response should include low-resource settings where people and animals often live in close proximity, scientists said in a recent workshop. By Susan Scutti The…

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In the era of pandemics, we need to adopt a ‘one health’ approach

April 7, 2021

SEE: “… By taking a ‘one health’ approach, we can collaborate locally, nationally, and globally, to address common threats and attain optimal health for people, animals and our environment through initiatives such as the sustainable development goals. …”

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‘One health’ approach critical to tackle health inequality and emerging diseases

April 6, 2021

World SEE: Aside from the myriad new challenges it introduced, the wide and rapid spread of COVID-19 also revealed long-standing global health inequalities. And while the pandemic may be the most widely publicized example, it is hardly the only case in which those who are already vulnerable bear the brunt of the impact. Recently, snake…

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

April 3, 2021

Reminder… Posted on One Health Initiative website March 9, 2018 U.S. National Institute of Health/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH/NIAID) Physician Director, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci Addresses One Health…The One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team has had many positive comments on our recent paper, “Vaccines for zoonoses: a one Health paradigm” Layout 1 ( published…

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‘Nobody Is Safe Until Everyone Is Safe’: World Leaders Call For Global Pandemic Preparedness Treaty

March 31, 2021

SEE: “… The treaty would see international cooperation on data sharing, improved alert systems, and the research, development and distribution of vaccines, protective equipment and other essential medical supplies, as well as underscore the “One Health” approach to public health that recognizes the interconnected nature of human, animal and environmental health.  …”

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A One Health Approach to Human Patient Care

March 26, 2021

“Street Outreach Animal Response (S.O.A.R.) Initiative serves our Indianapolis [Indiana – USA] community by working with people experiencing homelessness or crisis who also have pets. Our primary focus is on securing the human-animal bond and improving access to veterinary care & human services for those who are typically underserved. We operate three main Programs (Street Outreach/Service Navigation,…

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Africa: Strengthening public health surveillance systems

March 25, 2021

March 25, 2021 SEE: “ … Operationalisation of EBS in Africa In its quest to strengthen EBS, Africa CDC is collaborating with the SACIDS Foundation for One Health (SACIDS), based at the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA). SACIDS has extended collaboration with its institutional networks, including the East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC), to…

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Should We Be Worried About New Diseases In The Future?

March 24, 2021

Dr Greg Gray joins Tommy to talk about infectious diseases and viruses of the future. See for privacy information. 3/24/21 Phone live radio interview with Tommy Tucker of WWL First News WWL AM, FM, and about predicting future pandemic threats 3/24/21 Should We Be Worried About New Diseases in The Future? Click on:

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