One Health News

“One Health implementation will help protect and/or save untold millions of lives in our generation and for those to come.”

August 2, 2020

Why should we all push for “One Medicine-One Health” implementation?  See: https://onehealthinitiative.com/ and https://www.cdc.gov/onehealth/index.html Answer: “One Health is the collaborative efforts of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain optimal health for people, animals, plants and our environment.” “One Health implementation will help protect and/or save untold millions of lives in our generation…

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One Health legislation: Contributing to pandemic prevention through law

August 2, 2020

This brief identifies some of the legal areas involved in One Health in the food and agriculture sectors. It analyses the impact of each area on One Health and how laws, regulations and institutions can contribute to the creation of appropriately designed emergency preparedness mechanisms to prevent, respond and control emerging pests, disease outbreaks and…

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Medical Trials at the time of COVID-19: Informed Consent and ERBs

July 31, 2020

“... Simply put, there is the need to be concerned and care for the people who serve as test cases. ...”

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Prominent Educational Advisor in Higher and Medical Education Joins One Health Initiative Advisory Board 

July 28, 2020

Dr. George Lueddeke is an educational advisor in higher and medical education and chairs the global One Health Education Task Force for the One Health Commission (OHC) https://www.onehealthcommission.org/ and the One Health Initiative (OHI) http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/).

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UCL-Lancet Lecture 2020: Global Health Preparedness in the Face of Emerging Epidemics

July 23, 2020

Dr. Pate emphasized utilization of a “One Health approach” in his comments.  See approximately: minutes 28:15 – 29:30  and  33:05 – 33:15.

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One region, one health: Preparing Central Asia for future pandemics

July 20, 2020

SEE: https://blogs.worldbank.org/europeandcentralasia/one-region-one-health-preparing-central-asia-future-pandemics One Health Among the uncertainty enveloping the world today, what remains clear is that zoonotic disease outbreaks will continue to occur. Zoonotic diseases (zoonoses) are animal diseases and infections that transmit to humans – for example, SARS, Ebola, H1N1 (swine flu), brucellosis, and rabies. … NOTE:  https://onehealthinitiative.com/what-the-one-health-concept-approach-represents/

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What the One Health Concept/approach represents …

July 20, 2020

The One Health Concept/approach represents the finest altruistic humanitarian motivations and goals for developing a more “expeditious, efficacious  global public health and clinical health system for ALL societies on earth with… multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain optimal health for people, animals, plants and our environment.”  “One Health implementation will help protect…

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[COVID-19 Update] Coronavirus Has Zoonotic Animal Origin, Scientists Explain Why

July 17, 2020

A plethora of information has been spread throughout the world in an attempt to keep people informed during the coronavirus pandemic. The conspiracy theory that coronavirus was created in a laboratory has caused speculations that it might be true despite scientists claiming that it came from animals.

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Combating Zoonotic Diseases in our Region

July 17, 2020

https://reliefweb.int/report/world/combating-zoonotic-diseases-our-region Joint media release – 17 July 2020 • Senator the Hon. Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs Minister for Women • The Hon. David Littleproud MP, Deputy Leader of the National Party, Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management “ … The One Health program is led by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural…

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Public Health Vaccines and Crozet BioPharma proudly sponsor and endorse the One Health Initiative

July 11, 2020

"Public Health Vaccines and Crozet BioPharma proudly sponsor and endorse the One Health Initiative."

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CROZET Biopharma Currently partnering to develop a viable Nipah virus vaccine

July 11, 2020

Currently partnering to develop a viable vaccine for the Nipah virus.  Public Health Vaccines and Crozet BioPharma proudly sponsor and endorse the One Health Initiative.  Please see  https://nipahvaccine.com/one-health/ 

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Safeguarding Animal, Human and Ecosystem Health: One Health at the World Bank

July 10, 2020

[including COVID-19 pandemic] " ... One Health strategies are highly cost-effective. One Health improves effectiveness of core public health systems, substantially reducing morbidity, mortality, and economic costs of outbreaks. ...”

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ECOSYSTEMS AND BIODIVERSITY: Unite human, animal and environmental health to prevent the next pandemic [“One Health approach”]– United Nations (UN) Report

July 7, 2020

“The report’s authors identify the One Health approach -- which unites public health, veterinary and environmental expertise -- as the optimal method for preventing as well as responding to zoonotic disease outbreaks and pandemics.”

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Health: How Fauci, 5 other health specialists deal with covid-19 risks in their everyday lives

July 3, 2020

As Americans learn to live with the coronavirus, many are struggling with decisions about which practices are safe or risky for them. The Washington Post asked six public health/infectious diseases specialists about their own behavior choices.

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CDC says U.S. has ‘way too much virus’ to control pandemic as cases surge across country

June 30, 2020

HEALTH AND SCIENCE CDC says U.S. has ‘way too much virus’ to control pandemic as cases surge across country SEE: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/29/cdc-says-us-has-way-too-much-virus-to-control-pandemic-as-cases-surge-across-country.html  “… The coronavirus has proven to be the kind of virus that Schuchat and her colleagues always feared would emerge, she said. She added that it spreads easily, no one appears to have immunity…

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History of the One Health Initiative team and website

June 29, 2020

https://www.onehealthinitiative.com   AND  www.archive.onehealthinitiative.com  One Health Initiative will unite human and veterinary medicine In association with: History of the One Health Initiative team and website (April 2006 through September 2015) and the One Health Initiative website since October 1, 2008 … revised to date June 2020 Note: There have been many inquiries requesting an accurate historical account…

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“Bats, Ducks, and Pandemics: An Introduction to One Health Policy”

June 29, 2020

One Health is the concept that human, animal, and environmental/ecosystem health are linked. The concept provides a useful framework for examining complex health issues such as food safety and security, emerging and vector-borne diseases, and antimicrobial resistance.

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COVID-19 and mask confusion: Separating myths from realities [helps protect wearer too!]

June 27, 2020

BOTTOM LINE:  Wearing a mask helps protect the wearer and others ... from COVID-19!!

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