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ASEAN’s ‘One Health’ Approach: Cost of preventing pandemics is 2% of COVID-19 damage

December 2, 2020

SEE https://pia.gov.ph/press-releases/releases/1060631 Published on December 2, 2020 “Spending about USD 266 billion in 10 years would substantially reduce the risks of another pandemic,” Dr. Gongal stressed, noting that this amount can be allocated to priority actions such as law enforcement, technical responses to early warning and surveillance systems, adequate funding, and policy advocacy efforts such as…

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Health Illiteracy – Why a Silent Epidemic Needs a “One Health” Approach

November 28, 2020

November 27, 2020  VIEW PUBLICATION “…If we are all going to get ahead of future “Silent Epidemics”, it must be done with the active and sustained collaboration of veterinarians, physicians, environment specialists and other health scientists—in short, we all need a One Health approach, and now is the right time to make it happen.”  …

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Soulsby Foundation calls for applications for 2021 One Health Fellowships

November 26, 2020

SEE: Soulsby Foundation calls for applications for 2021 One Health Fellowships | RSTMH 25 Nov 2020 “The COVID-19 pandemic and response has highlighted the importance of interdisciplinary research and scientific cooperation at local, regional, national and global levels. It has increased public awareness and understanding of the interactions between people, animals and the environment, and galvanised…

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COVID-19 Alert: Cases are Rising and  Thanksgiving & COVID-19 – U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

November 24, 2020

SEE: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/?ACSTrackingID=USCDC_2067-DM43154&ACSTrackingLabel=Celebrating%20Thanksgiving%20%20%7C%20COVID-19&deliveryName=USCDC_2067-DM43154  Protect Yourself Wear a mask because… Vaccines    &         People at Increased Risk HEALTHCARE & PUBLIC HEALTH Healthcare Professionals Laboratories Health Departments COMMUNITIES & ORGANIZATIONS Businesses & Workplaces Schools & Childcare Colleges & Universities Health Equity View More

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Weaker germs, stronger cures

November 24, 2020

‘One Health’ is the optimum approach to counter the impact of antimicrobial resistance SEE: https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/weaker-germs-stronger-cures/article33163281.ece

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Webinar on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)-World Antimicrobial Week

November 22, 2020

IAAVR-INFAH-WAAW (3) We invite you to join us at 10.30 A.M. to 12.30 P.M. (IST) on 24th November 2020 access webinar: “WORKING TOGETHER TO TACKLE ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE” in collaboration with Indian Federation of Animal Health Companies (INFAH). This live webinar will highlight the concern and stand of India towards antimicrobial resistance containment. Click the link: www.streamtech.in/IAAVR-INFAH-WAAW-webinar Hosted by Dr. Rishendra Verma,…

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World Veterinary Association (WVA) SUPPORTS WORLD ANTIBIOTIC AWARENESS WEEK – Across the world, veterinarians are united in the fight against Antimicrobial Resistance

November 20, 2020

SEE WVA – PR – WAAW 2020 One Health Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance The establishment of a One Health Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance was recommended by the Interagency Coordination Group (IACG) on Antimicrobial Resistance. The Global Leaders Group includes members from Member States, civil society and the private sector. https://www.who.int/groups/one-health-global-leaders-group-on-antimicrobial-resistance   

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Scientific Brief: Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the Spread of SARS-CoV-2

November 19, 2020

“... Masks also help reduce inhalation of these droplets by the wearer (“filtration for personal protection”) ..."

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COVID-19: Why More than Vaccines are Needed – One Health Approach

November 15, 2020

 “Simply put, we need a universally employed One Health approach in place now so we can more effectively deal with future health challenges, ones we will surely face, possibly next year or the next decade, whenever.”

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Presentation of the work of the Alliance for Multilateralism: the One Health High-Level Expert Council and the Fight against Infodemics at the Paris Peace Forum (12 Nov. 20)

November 13, 2020

“The Covid-19 crisis has reminded us of the links between health and the environment. On 12 November, during the third edition of the Paris Peace Forum, the Ministerial Meeting of the Alliance for Multilateralism inaugurated the One Health High-Level Expert Council. This Council aims to collect and disseminate reliable information on the links between human,…

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Scientific Brief: Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the Spread of SARS-CoV-2

November 12, 2020

SEE: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/masking-science-sars-cov2.html  Background SARS-CoV-2 infection is transmitted predominately by respiratory droplets generated when people cough, sneeze, sing, talk, or breathe. CDC recommends community use of masks, specifically non-valved multi-layer cloth masks, to prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Masks are primarily intended to reduce the emission of virus-laden droplets (“source control”), which is especially relevant for asymptomatic or…

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Empowering universities’ Learning and research capacities in the one Health Approach for the management of animals at the wildlife, livestock and human interface in south Africa” (ELEPHANT)

November 12, 2020

SEE: https://www.unibo.it/en/international/european-projects-of-education-and-training/empowering-universities2019-learning-and-research-capacities-in-the-one-health-approach-for-the-management-of-animals-at-the-wildlife-livestock-and-human-interface-in-south-africa201d-elephant Summary: The ELEPHANT consortium consists of 6 SA and 2 EU HEIs that shar expertise and apply a transversal multidisciplinary holistic approach to empower research capacity in a One Health (OH) approach. Being reference for specific activities, participant’s leadership and responsibility for design and implementation of OH teaching will be enhanced. Creation of…

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*One Health approach: Pertinent Publications’ Anchor Revisited

November 11, 2020

New vaccines needed for pathogens infecting animals and humans: One Health – Dr. Thomas P. Monath May 1, 2013: SEE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaADs7b2svc   March 2018: SciTech Europa Quarterly 26 www.scitecheuropa.eu SEE https://dev.onehealthinitiative.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2ST26-B-Kaplan-8877.pdf   March 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…

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Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Pfizer [Dr. Albert Bourla is a veterinarian]

November 9, 2020

ALBERT BOURLA, DVM, PH.D. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Pfizer SEE: https://www.pfizer.com/people/leadership/executives/albert_bourla-dvm-phd  As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Albert Bourla leads Pfizer in its purpose: breakthroughs that change patients’ lives, with a focus on driving the scientific and commercial innovation needed to have a transformational impact on human health. During his more than 25 years at…

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PROMINENT ONE HEALTH INITIATIVE TEAM MEMBER and Public Health LEADER DIES at 57

November 7, 2020

Dr. Lisa A. Conti, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Chief Science Officer, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and before that Division Director of  Environmental Health, Florida State Public Health Veterinarian and State HIV/AIDS Surveillance Coordinator, the Florida Department of Health (USA)    The One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono team is deeply saddened to report the…

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New World Trade Organization (WTO) paper explores linkages between trade and the spread of diseases of animal origin

November 5, 2020

SEE: https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news20_e/sps_05nov20_e.htm “The WTO Secretariat has published a new information note about trade issues associated with the spread of diseases of animal origin. The note maps out the international framework in place to address these issues, along with ongoing efforts to ensure safe trade in animals and animal products, including in wildlife. … … Key…

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International Development – One Health

November 3, 2020

SEE: https://aphascience.blog.gov.uk/2020/11/03/one-health-day-2020/ “Tuesday 3 November 2020 is One Health Day and also the last day of the 6th World One Health Congress where APHA was well represented by a number of our scientists as presenters or delegates. …”

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One Health – A Comprehensive Approach To Preventing Disease, Saving Lives

November 3, 2020

SEE: https://blogs.cdc.gov/global/2020/11/02/one-health-a-comprehensive-approach-to-preventing-disease-saving-lives/

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Virtual celebration of One Health Day in S K U A S T Kashmir

November 3, 2020

See: http://www.knskashmir.com/Virtual-celebration-of-One-Health-Day-in-S-K-U-A-S-T–Kashmir-54869 “On Health Day is an international campaign co-coordinated by the One Health Commission, the One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team and the One Health Platform Foundation. The goal of One Health Day is to bring attention around the world to the need for One Health interactions and for the world to see them in action. The One Health…

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