In light of the preceding NEWS item from The Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME)


“The professional and student organisations representing the Medical Doctors, the Dentists, the Veterinarians and their students sent a letter to the Deans of medical, dental and veterinary schools across Europe inviting them to work collaboratively under the ‘One Health’ concept to tackle current and future challenges for the three professions and our society.

The letter is here available

The following previously noted publication is essential for all U.S. and international Medical Schools to seriously consider!


BioMed Central

Posted One Health Initiative website Sunday, February 26, 2017.

 Open Access

Incorporating one health into medical education

Published: 23 February 2017

  • Peter M. Rabinowitz1Email author,
  • Barbara J. Natterson-Horowitz2,
  • Laura H. Kahn3,
  • Richard Kock4 and
  • Marguerite Pappaioanou5


“One Health is an emerging concept that stresses the linkages between human, animal, and environmental health, as well as the need for interdisciplinary communication and collaboration to address health issues including emerging zoonotic diseases, climate change impacts, and the human-animal bond. It promotes complex problem solving using a systems framework that considers interactions between humans, animals, and their shared environment. While many medical educators may not yet be familiar with the concept, the One Health approach has been endorsed by a number of major medical and public health organizations and is beginning to be implemented in a number of medical schools. In the research setting, One Health opens up new avenues to understand, detect, and prevent emerging infectious diseases, and also to conduct translational studies across species. In the clinical setting, One Health provides practical ways to incorporate environmental and animal contact considerations into patient care. This paper reviews clinical and research aspects of the One Health approach through an illustrative case updating the biopsychosocial model and proposes a basic set of One Health competencies for training and education of human health care providers.”