One Health News

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

March 31, 2021

SEE:  https://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthart/2021/03/30/nobody-is-safe-until-everyone-is-safe-world-leaders-call-for-global-pandemic-preparedness-treaty/?sh=3eaf3c5b30fe “… 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: https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/africa-strengthening-public-health-surveillance-systems/107243/ “ … 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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. 3/24/21 Phone live radio interview with Tommy Tucker of WWL First News WWL AM, FM, and WWL.com about predicting future pandemic threats 3/24/21 Should We Be Worried About New Diseases in The Future? Click on: https://www.stitcher.com/show/wwl-first-news-with-tommy-tucker/episode/should-we-be-worried-about-new-diseases-in-the-future-82641051

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Sens. Smith, Young introduce One Health legislation to combat disease outbreaks

March 24, 2021

SEE: https://homelandprepnews.com/stories/65717-sens-smith-young-introduce-one-health-legislation-to-combat-disease-outbreaks/ U.S. Sens. Tina Smith (D-MN) and Todd Young (R-IN) introduced a bill that would improve coordination among government agencies when studying animal and human health to prevent disease outbreaks. Specifically, the Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act would require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Agriculture Department (USDA), and…

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One Health Initiative Advisory Board Member Publishes 2020 COVID-19 Series in Impakter Magazine

March 23, 2021

March 23, 2021 The momentous, devastating COVID-19 pandemic has been chronicled in a unique series of articles primarily conceived and written by Richard Seifman, JD, MBA.  Seifman is also a member of the One Health Initiative team’s Advisory Board (Hon.). Seifman says, “A good deal of my World Bank career focused on epidemics, some of which evolved into…

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JOHNSON & SCHRADER PUSH TO IMPROVE PUBLIC HEALTH PREPAREDNESS WITH COORDINATED “ONE HEALTH” APPROACH

March 19, 2021

March 18, 2021 Press Release “One Health” Shores Up Efforts to Prepare for, and Prevent, Health Crises  SEE: https://dustyjohnson.house.gov/media/press-releases/johnson-schrader-push-improve-public-health-preparedness-coordinated-one-health March 18, 2021 Press Release “One Health” Shores Up Efforts to Prepare for, and Prevent, Health Crises Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Dusty Johnson (R-SD) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR 5) introduced bicameral, bipartisan legislation to improve…

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U.S. Sens. Smith, Young Renew Bipartisan Push to Improve Public Health Preparedness with Coordinated “One Health” Approach

March 19, 2021

Senators’ Bill Would Shore Up Efforts to Prepare for, and Prevent, Health Crises SEE:  https://www.smith.senate.gov/us-sens-smith-young-renew-bipartisan-push-improve-public-health-preparedness-coordinated-one-health   WASHINGTON, D.C. [3/18/21]—Today, U.S. Senators Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.) are continuing their bipartisan work to improve public health preparedness by ensuring federal agencies advance a “One Health” approach—the idea that human and animal health are linked,…

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United States Southern Command_GHSA_One Health – Virtual Session March 25, 2021

March 17, 2021

The session will feature Dr. Laura Kahn; Co-Founder of the One Health Initiative and Research Scholar at Princeton University and Dr. Daniela Figueroa; Professor at Adolfo Ibáñez University in Chile and One Health Day Regional Spokesperson for Central and South America en One Health Platform. 

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One Health In Action: a significant professional transdisciplinary example …

March 11, 2021

One Health In Action: a significant professional transdisciplinary example (veterinary science/veterinary medicine expertise employed) helping to combat SARS-CoV-2 worldwide pandemic … SEE: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Pfizer [Dr. Albert Bourla is a veterinarian] November 9th, 2020   https://onehealthinitiative.com/chairman-and-chief-executive-officer-pfizer-dr-albert-bourla-is-a-veterinarian/ Note: https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/pfizer-ceo-shares-his-familys-tragic-story-during-the-holocaust-658818  

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Fighting COVID-19 with the One Health Initiative

March 6, 2021

SEE: The Innovation Platform (pagesuite-professional.co.uk) SEE 2c6c388b-7a9a-42ef-ab4a-7050c51cfc9c.pdf   Health Innovation 5th March 2021 preliminary: https://www.innovationnewsnetwork.com/one-health-initiative/9868/ The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is a crisis today that is only the beginning. The ‘writing is on the wall’: other viruses of animal origin are just around the corner. The USA and wider…

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VETERINARY MEDICINE AND COVID-19: ‘A LOT OF LESSONS HERE’: American Veterinary Medical Association News (avma.org)

March 4, 2021

SEE https://www.avma.org/javma-news/2021-03-15/veterinary-medicine-and-covid-19-lot-lessons-here  

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Stanley, Pinkin, Conaway & Houghtaling Bill Establishing ‘New Jersey One Health Task Force’ Passes Assembly: Legislation Promotes Inter-Disciplinary Collaboration to Improve Health of People, Animals & Environment

March 2, 2021

SEE: Stanley, Pinkin, Conaway & Houghtaling Bill Establishing ‘New Jersey One Health Task Force’ Passes Assembly – Insider NJ Legislation Promotes Inter-Disciplinary Collaboration to Improve Health of People, Animals & Environment (TRENTON, New Jersey – USA) – In recognition of the interconnected nature of people’s health with that of animals and the environment, several Assembly…

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Kudos to One Health Commission’s “One Health Happenings News Notes”

February 27, 2021

The One Health Commission, under the Direction of Dr. Cheryl Stroud,  produces an outstanding monthly “One Health Happenings News Notes” that is routinely re-posted on this One Health Initiative website. Cheryl M. Stroud, DVM, PhD Executive Director  Biography  Please Meet the One Health Happenings Team: K. Blair Budd, Chair Blair is an MPH Candidate in the…

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A GDP for nature: How measuring the health of the natural world might prevent the next pandemic

February 26, 2021

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists SEE: https://thebulletin.org/2021/02/a-gdp-for-nature-how-measuring-the-health-of-the-natural-world-might-prevent-the-next-pandemic/ One Health is a term used to describe the inextricable linkages between human, animal, plant, environmental, and ecosystem health. A One …

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Post-COVID: Let’s Prevent the Nipah Virus Becoming Another Infectious Disease Nightmare 

February 19, 2021

HEALTH, SOCIETY February 19, 2021 SEE: Post-COVID: Let’s Prevent the Nipah Virus Becoming Another Infectious Disease Nightmare  – Impakter “To succeed with Nipah and other known and unknown diseases, we will certainly need a vaccine, but coupled with a better understanding of how it gets from animals to humans, the transmission environment, and the role of…

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Point of View: New Public Health Lab ushers in bright future for Oklahoma health [RE: One Health Approach]

February 19, 2021

SEE: http://oklahoman.com/article/5682631/point-of-view-new-public-health-lab-ushers-in-bright-future-for-oklahoma-health “ … The new Public Health Lab combines the very best of agriculture, animal and human medicine, food safety, public health testing, and pandemic preparedness without $1 expended in state appropriated funds. The new lab will focus on a “One Health” model, which recognizes that the health of people is closely connected to…

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Strengthen ‘One Health approach’ to prevent future pandemics – WHO chief

February 18, 2021

SEE: https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/02/1084982  17 February 2021 Health The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates “intimate” linkages between the health of humans, animals and ecosystems, as zoonotic diseases spread between animals and people, the World Health Organization (WHO) chief said on Wednesday.  While the concept of One Health – where multiple sectors communicate and work together to achieve better public health outcomes…

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Canine Osteosarcoma – Cancer in Dogs | The Bark  [Underlying One Health research advances = Human health and animal health are inextricably oftentimes interconnected]

February 15, 2021

 [Underlying One Health research advances = Human health and animal health are inextricably oftentimes interconnected] SEE:  https://thebark.com/content/canine-osteosarcoma “ … Research like this is part of something called comparative medicine. Using resources created by evolving technology, scientists look for similarities and differences in canine and human cancers that will lead to better ways to prevent, diagnose and…

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STATEMENT OF THE LANCET COVID-19 COMMISSION: Enhancing Global Cooperation to End the COVID-19 Pandemic – February 2021

February 13, 2021

Enhancing Global Cooperation — Lancet Commission on COVID-19 (covid19commission.org) and SEE:   INVESTIGATING THE ORIGINS OF COVID-19, PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS, AND ONE HEALTH – Page 20 & 21: https://covid19commission.org/origins-of-the-pandemic In order to prevent future pandemics, it is essential to understand the origins and emergence of COVID19 and to undertake a One Health approach for preserving and enhancing ecosystem…

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