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One Health: the Balance between Animal and Human Health – August 21, 2013

September 18, 2013

Halley Faust Comments Finding the right balance in contemporary issues   One Health: the Balance between Animal and Human Health http://halleyfaust.wordpress.com/    August 21, 2013 – 1:31 pm Categories: Animal-Human Medicine, Prevention | Post a comment     *Halley S. Faust, MD, MPH, MA President American College of Preventive Medicine 1260 Vallecita DriveSanta Fe, NM 87501…

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One Health in Action…Prominent One Health Initiative Public Health Experts Quoted in Canadian News Article

September 12, 2013

One Health in Action…   Prominent One Health Initiative Public Health Experts Quoted in Canadian News Article   The One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team member Thomas P. Monath, MD http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/Tom%20Monath%20Biography%20June%202013.pdf and Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/about-us/cidrap-staff/michael-t-osterholm-phd-mph, a distinguished member of the OHI Team’s Honorary Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php, were quoted in a Canadian CTV…

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Important One Health Message from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

September 11, 2013

Important One Health Message from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation   “Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives.  Our Grand Challenges Explorations program fosters early-stage discovery research to expand the pipeline of ideas for solving our…

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September 10, 2013

One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team’s Proactive One Health Projects (2009-2013)   By Stephanie Crawford, BS, MPH(c), American Public Health Association (APHA), Policy Center Intern   Please see: http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/OneHealthInitiativeTeamProactiveProjects,2009-2013.August262013pdf.pdf   This is a partial list compiled by Ms. Crawford from a review of the One Health Initiative website while serving as an American Public…

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September 5, 2013

Eminent Virologist Joins One Health Initiative Team’s Honorary Advisory Board     The One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono team is delighted to announce that Dr. Fredrick A. Murphy, a veterinarian, has accepted becoming a member of the team’s Honorary Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php on September 5, 2013.  He said, “It would be my great honor to accept…

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One Health approaches can lead to better preparedness in prevention and control of Zoonoses – [Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium]

September 4, 2013

Submitted to One Health Initiative website August 14, 2013 and posted September 4, 2013.   One Health approaches can lead to better preparedness in prevention and control of Zoonoses   *Delia Grace, MVB, MSc, Cert Wel, PhD; Bernard Bett, BVM, MVEE, PhD; and Steve Kemp, BSc, PhD   http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/ILRI%20OneHealth%20News%20Item%20FINAL.pdf   A group of research experts…

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Letter to the Editor: Missouri Medicine – [Kahn, LH. One Health = One Great Issue (Letter), Missouri Medicine 2013;110:292.]

August 30, 2013

Letter to the Editor: Missouri Medicine – [Kahn, LH.  One Health = One Great Issue (Letter), Missouri Medicine 2013;110:292.] http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/One_Health_Correspondence_JulyAugust2013_MoMed.pdf   This Letter to the Editor (see PDF link above or full text below) was submitted to and published in the July/August Missouri Medicine Journal issue in response to the outstanding One Health issue published…

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Massey University (New Zealand) Updated One Health Program

August 26, 2013

Massey University (New Zealand) Updated One Health Program   Provided August 2, 2013 to One Health Initiative website by: Lachlan McIntyre, MVS (Epidemiology), BVSc, BAgrSc EpiCentre, Massey University Project Manager: MVM/MPH (Biosecurity) http://www.hubnet.asia/   Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North, New Zealand 4442 Barry Borman MA, PhD Center for…

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American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) Physicians Endorse One Health – August 18, 2013

August 20, 2013

American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) Physicians Endorse One Health   One Health endorsement statement provided to One Health Initiative website by ACPM President, Dr. Halley S. Faust August 18, 2013 http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/American%20College%20of%20Preventive%20Medicine%20One%20Health%20Endorsement%20August%2018%202013.doc.pdf     “The American College of Preventive Medicine http://www.acpm.org/ has had a long-standing commitment in support of activities that advance the One Health…

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National Academies of Practice (NAP) Elects First Veterinarian as President

August 17, 2013

National Academies of Practice (NAP) Elects First Veterinarian as President   Press Release submitted to One Health Initiative website August 17, 2013   For more information, please contact:   Alice Villalobos, DVM, FNAP dralicev@aol.com   cell 310-261-1015 Note: Dr. Villalobos is Chair, Veterinary Academy, National Academies of Practice (NAP)   and   Kimberly Korbel, Executive Director…

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Hospital personnel need greater awareness of animal-to-human disease threats

August 14, 2013

NEWS item submitted to One Health Initiative website August 6, 2013   Hospital personnel need greater awareness of animal-to-human disease threats   Clifford Warwick, PGDipMedSci, CBiol, CSci, EurProBiol, FOCAE, FSB Consultant Biologist & Medical Scientist Riverside House, River Lawn Road, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1EP, UK mail@emergentdisease.org cliffordwarwick@yahoo.com   Susan Corning, BA, MSc, BVSc, MRCVS, FRSPH…

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Rabies in Taiwan after 50 years — in wildlife

August 11, 2013

 Rabies in Taiwan after 50 years — in wildlife By Jack Woodall, PhD Three ferret-badgers were found dead on the island in 2012, between May and December, but rabies tests were only carried out in June 2013.  The delay was presumably due to the extremely low index of suspicion, because Taiwan had been rabies-free since…

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Important Annual Rabies in the Americas (RITA) XXIV meeting: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 27-31, 2013

August 7, 2013

Important Annual Rabies in the Americas (RITA) XXIV meeting: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 27-31, 2013 “The Rabies in the Americas (RITA) meeting is an annual event that has been held since 1990. It has been hosted in many countries across the Americas. For many years, RITA has grown in popularity and prominence with delegates now…

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July 31, 2013

Submitted to One Health Initiative website July 19, 2013 by Professor Anna Meredith, MA, VetMB, PhD, MRCVS, Chair, Zoological and Conservation Medicine Head of Exotic Animal and Wildlife Service, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh Hospital for Small Animals, Easter Bush Veterinary Centre, Roslin Midlothia EH25 9RT www.ed.ac.uk/vet/conservation-medicine  Posted July 31, 2013…

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July 24, 2013

Submitted exclusively to One Health Initiative website June 28. 2013   *Aspergillus felis – One-health & Public Health Implications   **Vanessa R Barrs, BVSc(hons), MVetClinStud, FANCVSc(Feline Medicine), Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney Malcolm Richardson, PhD, FSB, FRCPath, FInstSSE, University Hospital of South Manchester (Wythenshawe Hospital), Manchester, UK Tineke van Doorn, BSc, CBS-KNAW…

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July 18, 2013

Director World Health Organization’s Global Smallpox Eradication Campaign Joins One Health Initiative Honorary Advisory Board   The One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono team is delighted to announce that Dr. D. A. Henderson, a physician, has accepted becoming a member of the team’s Honorary Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php on July 17, 2013.  He said, “I am…

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July 14, 2013

Submitted exclusively to One Health Initiative website June 21, 2013   …“Without the consistent and adequate support of the university and the college leaders, such an innovative interdisciplinary approach to education would not succeed,” Dr. Cates noted.  “We are very fortunate here to have some leaders who are willing to fund non-traditional approaches in a…

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An Account of Recent One Health Actions

July 10, 2013

Submitted exclusively to One Health Initiative website and posted on NEWS page July 10, 2013   An Account of Recent One Health Actions   Stephanie Crawford, BS, MPH(c) American Public Health Association (APHA) Policy Center Intern                                                                                                                             Stephanie.Crawford@apha.org 202-777-3928   Tracy Kolian, MPH American Public Health Association Center for Public Health Policy Deputy Director Tracy.kolian@apha.org 202-777-2435…

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The Need to Include Animal Protection in Public Health Policies

July 7, 2013

Commentary provided exclusively to the One Health Initiative website July 5, 2013  The Need to Include Animal Protection in Public Health Policies  *Aysha Akhtar, MD, MPHAuthor, Animals and Public Health. Why Treating Animals Better is Critical to Human Welfarewww.ayshaakhtar.com  “Recent experience with emerging infectious diseases such as H7N9 reminds us of the intricate connection between…

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Wildlife Disease Association Endorses One Health – July 1, 2013

July 2, 2013

Wildlife Disease Association Endorses One Health   July 1, 2013—“It is my very great pleasure to inform you that the President of the Wildlife Disease Association www.wildlifedisease.org, Dr. Dolores Gavier-Widen [DVM, MS, PhD], and the Governing Council has authorized me to inform you that the Association officially endorses the One Health Initiative (OHI) and requests…

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