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PAHO Director wants regional countries to adopt ‘one health policy’ as she highlights COVID-19 challenges

September 21, 2021

Monday, September 20, 2021 WASHINGTON, United States (CMC)— The Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) began its 59th Directing Council on Monday, with its director, Dr Carissa F Etienne, urging the adopting of a “one health policy” to allow for greater collaboration and coordination in dealing with health issues, as she presented her annual report focusing…

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AUSMIN 2021 Global Health Security Statement: Joint Statement 17 September 2021

September 17, 2021

The text of the following statement released by the governments of the United States and Australia sets out priorities for our health security cooperation as discussed at the 2021 Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN), 16 September 2021. SEE: https://www.foreignminister.gov.au/minister/marise-payne/media-release/ausmin-2021-global-health-security-statement  Includes: One Health partnerships Through the above cooperation in laboratory strengthening and field epidemiology training, working together to…

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The COVID-19 pandemic calls for urgent reform of health care, surveillance and governance in the WHO European Region and beyond [incorporates One Health approach]

September 10, 2021

SEE: https://www.euro.who.int/en/media-centre/sections/press-releases/2021/the-covid-19-pandemic-calls-for-urgent-reform-of-health-care,-surveillance-and-governance-in-the-who-european-region-and-beyond “One Health The concept of One Health recognizes the interconnection between people, animals, plants and their shared environment. When one part is at risk, the others are also in danger. Human activities like deforestation, trade and consumption of wildlife, and international travel are thought to have led to the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 and…

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DECLARATION OF THE G20 HEALTH MINISTERS Rome, Italy | 5-6 September 2021  [One Health approach highlighted]

September 7, 2021

SEE https://www.g20.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/G20_Italia_2021_Health_Declaration_final_05092021_OFFICIAL.pdf We call for continuity of concerted action towards a whole-of-government and whole-of-society response through good governance of health systems and immediate and medium-to-long term multi-sectoral actions on the social, economic and environmental determinants of health, in every country, to strengthen prevention, detection, preparedness and response capacities, through a health-in-all policies approach. Urgent coordination…

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Prominent Educational Advisor in Higher and Medical Education Joins One Health Initiative Advisory Board: July 28, 2020 –  Updated/revised September 7, 2021

September 7, 2021

September 7, 2021 – The One Health Initiative team is proud to announce that Dr. George Lueddeke [PhD, MEd, Dipl. AVES (Hon.)] has joined the OHI Honorary Advisory Board https://onehealthinitiative.com/advisory-board/. Dr. Lueddeke is an educational advisor in Higher, Medical and One Health education and leads the implementation of the international One Health for One Planet Education and Transdisciplinarity initiative (1 HOPE-TD) involving six global regions.…

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G20: Speranza calls for one-health approach: Humans, animals, environment are single ecosystem – health min

September 7, 2021

(ANSA) – ROME, SEP 6 – Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza on Monday called for the adoption of a ‘one-health’ approach on the second day of Health G20 in Rome. “We want to invest in the One Health approach, looking at human beings, animals and the environment as a single ecosystem to respond to the…

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One Health approach and intensified collaboration needed to prevent and respond to pandemics

September 5, 2021

Speaking as current chair of the Tripartite (FAO, OIE and WHO) for One Health, QU Dongyu calls for G20 countries to step-up coordinated action against COVID-19 at Health Ministers Meeting in Rome 5 September 2021, Rome – The world has the opportunity to bolster collective and collaborative methods to prevent future pandemics through a universal,…

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How Does Public Health Surveillance Work? — FROM THE LECTURE SERIES: AN INTRODUCTION TO INFECTIOUS DISEASES

September 1, 2021

August 31, 2021 By Barry C. Fox, M.D., University of Wisconsin “… Lastly, we should not forget the One Health Initiative, which is the collaborative effort among human, animal, and environmental health professionals. You can see why it would be important to collaborate and share information from all three sources to identify potential dangers and to coordinate…

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[Good Governance] How One Health will mitigate endemic zoonotic infections (yourstory.com): In India, the One Health approach is recognised, and implemented to achieve quality human health and the development of social and environmental ecosystems.

September 1, 2021

SEE: https://yourstory.com/socialstory/2021/08/good-governance-how-one-health-will-mitigate-endem/amp In India, the One Health approach is recognised, and implemented to achieve quality human health and the development of social and environmental ecosystems.

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US proposes increased zoonotic disease surveillance as part of American Rescue Plan

August 27, 2021

The USDA has unveiled a proposed framework to overhaul surveillance for viruses like SARS-CoV-2 and other emerging zoonotic diseases and build an early warning system. SEE: https://www.thepigsite.com/news/2021/08/us-proposes-increased-zoonotic-disease-surveillance-as-part-of-american-rescue-plan “…APHIS’ Strategic Framework (PDF, 386 KB) uses the One Health approach, which embraces the idea that complex problems that affect the health of humans, animals, and the environment are best…

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Data Capital podcast: how Edinburgh is aiming to be a One Health hub

August 25, 2021

Looking at human and animal health in a joined-up way [“One Health” approach] is vital to help predict, and address, future outbreaks of Coronavirus and flu, an expert believes. Promoted by University of Edinburgh Tuesday, 24th August 2021, 9:35 pm SEE: https://www.scotsman.com/business/data-capital-podcast-how-edinburgh-is-aiming-to-be-a-one-health-hub-3358498

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Call for experts to join Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens

August 23, 2021

20 August 2021  … News release Issued on: 20 August – Deadline: 10 September The World Health Organization (WHO) today issued an open call for experts to serve as members of the new WHO Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens (SAGO). The SAGO will advise WHO on technical and scientific considerations regarding the…

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One Health Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University

August 21, 2021

Research Focus Research in the One Health Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University examines the interface of bacteria and hosts to reduce microbe-mediated disease in humans and animals. We apply the principles of one health and microbial ecology, evaluating target microbes and bacterial genes specifically and the larger microbial community (microbiome) broadly. We also evaluate non-infection outcomes,…

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New report from Harvard and global experts shows investments in nature needed to stop the next pandemic

August 18, 2021

NEWS RELEASE 18-AUG-2021 Protecting forests and changing agricultural practices are essential, cost-effective actions to prevent pandemics Reports and Proceedings HARVARD T.H. CHAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH “ … A key recommendation from the task force calls for leveraging investments in healthcare system strengthening and One Health to jointly advance conservation, animal and human health, and spillover prevention. A…

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Changing Global Health Paradigm: ONE HEALTH – The Mitchell Report

August 10, 2021

The Mitchell Report The Mitchell Report. Garrett Mitchell. Washington, D.C. Timely observation, commentary and analysis of cutting edge issues in American politics and public policy. About SEE: themitchellreport.typepad.com Changing Global Health Paradigm: ONE HEALTH The catastrophic COVID-19 pandemic illustrates the importance of preparedness against zoonotic disease spillover events (or against laboratory accidents involving zoonotic pathogens).…

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Health and Wellness for Humans: Not Achievable in a Vacuum 

August 4, 2021

If the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us one difficult lesson, it’s this—we, humans, should promote harmony with the other species of Earth as well as protect our global environment if we’re to avoid these horrific events in the future. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. While specific interventions can be initially…

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CROW welcomes wildlife, conservation medicine interns

August 1, 2021

Sanibel-Captiva Islander Their year-long veterinary internships began on July 1. … The internship at CROW is centered around the “One World, One Health” concept and … the growing field of wildlife conservation medicine and the one health initiative.”. SEE: https://www.captivasanibel.com/2021/07/30/crow-welcomes-wildlife-conservation-medicine-interns/ http://www.crowclinic.org/articles/one-world-one-health 

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Rutgers Inspires Establishment of New Jersey One Health Task Force

July 29, 2021

New Jersey is the first state to legislate a task force to fight disease transmission from animals to people SEE:  https://www.newswise.com/articles/rutgers-inspires-establishment-of-new-jersey-one-health-task-force?ta=home 28-Jul-2021 1:35 PM EDT, by Rutgers University-New Brunswick Newswise — The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for scientists to address how humans, animals and the environment affect each other and to develop protocols to stop…

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Embracing the One Health Approach – Genome BC

July 28, 2021

SEE:  https://www.genomebc.ca/blog/embracing-the-one-health-approach  “… No one person, organization, or sector can address issues at the animal-human-environment interface alone. The “One Health” approach is a collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary approach— working at the local, regional, national, and global levels—with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes. Its foundation is the recognition that the health and wellbeing of…

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G20 Summit: Make One Health a Reality – July 23, 2021

July 27, 2021

HEALTH, POLITICS & FOREIGN AFFAIRS, SOCIETY SEE:  G20 Summit: Make One Health a Reality   by George Lueddeke – Rohini Roopnarine – Richard Seifman This is the summer of Italy on the World Stage–And recognition of One Health as a global concern: What happens in the Fall when the G20 meets? Will the G20 follow up on the…

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