One Health News

June 29, 2013

Submitted exclusively to the One Health Initiative website June 20, 2013   One Health Sweden   The Swedish One Health network is an example of an informal but successful network for physicians, veterinarians, ecologists, biologists, philosophers and others with an interest in human and animal health, with a focus on zoonotic infections and antibiotic resistance.…

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The One Health Initiative at University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) – USA

June 23, 2013

The One Health Initiative at University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) – USA   “Throughout the world, hunger, poverty, and infectious disease threaten the world’s overall health and well-being. Without action, these issues will spiral out of control and have irreversible effects. The One Health Initiative has shown a clear commitment to…

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Nobel Laureate Joins One Health Initiative Honorary Advisory Board

June 18, 2013

Nobel Laureate Joins One Health Initiative Honorary Advisory Board   The One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono team is happy to announce that Professor Dr. Peter C. Doherty, a veterinarian and Nobel Laureate graciously accepted becoming a member of the team’s Honorary Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php on June 14, 2013.   The Advisory Board was established in…

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Update on One Health in Australia

June 14, 2013

Exclusive Report to One Health Initiative website June 13, 2013… http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/Up%20date%20on%20One%20Health%20in%20Australia%202013%20EXCLUSIVE%20to%20OHI%20June14%202013.pdf     Update on One Health in Australia   Following the 2011 1st International Conference on One Health in Australia, there was a lot of energy and enthusiasm to develop further the one health concepts and to operationalize activities. In reality this has not…

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Important One Health Book Reminder!

June 9, 2013

Important One Health Book Reminder!   Check out the groundbreaking ‘first of its kind’ One Health book entitled Human-Animal Medicine – Clinical Approaches to Zoonoses, Toxicants and other Shared Health Risks http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=9781416068372. “Human-Animal Medicine is an innovative reference exploring the unprecedented convergence of human, animal, and environmental health, triggering global pandemics and requiring new clinical…

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*Hendra Virus Vaccine: A Classical Example of One Health by Thomas P. Monath, MD

June 1, 2013

*Hendra Virus Vaccine:  A Classical Example of One Health   Thomas P. Monath, MD In November, 2012, Pfizer Animal Health launched Equivac®HeV, a vaccine for the prevention of Hendra virus disease of horses in Australia. Since horses are a major source of contact spread of Hendra virus to humans, the vaccine promises to make an…

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What is the essence of One Health (formerly called One Medicine)?

May 28, 2013

What is the essence of One Health (formerly called One Medicine)?   Answer:  There are more than one definitions of “One Health”.  However, one that is widely accepted and quoted in other publications is “The One Health concept is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for…

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May 22, 2013

Final Reminder…   Reminder: The First World Research and Innovation Congress is scheduled June 5 & 6, 2013 – Brussels, Belgium – Posted One Health Initiative website Tuesday, April 23, 2013   The First World Research and Innovation Congress is scheduled June 5 & 6, 2013 – Brussels, Belgium   The first World Research and…

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An important One Health organizational supportive endeavor…The National Academies of Practice (NAP)

May 16, 2013

An important One Health organizational supportive endeavor…     The National Academies of Practice (NAP) http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php   Please see https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=NAP2&WebCode=AboutNAP “…Dr. Cummings suggested to his colleagues that what the Congress needed was an interdisciplinary body of health care practitioners that would set aside turf battles and advise Congress as to what was best for the…

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May 12, 2013

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CD) Morbidity and Mortality Report   Emergence of Avian Influenza A(H7N9) Virus Causing Severe Human Illness — China, February–April 2013 One Health in Action…   Early Release May 1, 2013 / 62(Early Release);1-6    “…Continued collaboration between the human and animal health sectors is essential to better understand…

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One Health Initiative website Honorary Advisory Board Joined by President, World Medical Association – May 6, 2013

May 6, 2013

One Health Initiative website Honorary Advisory Board Joined by President, World Medical Association   May 6, 2013 — Today we proudly announce that among the current outstanding and distinguished One Health supporter/advocates and recognized One Health  leaders, Cecil B. Wilson, MD, MACP has graciously agreed to serve as a participating member of the One Health…

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One Health Initiative Advances Care for Humans, Animals and the Environment – April 27, 2013

May 1, 2013

Published Horizon Solutions Site www.solutionssite.org April 27, 2013   One Health Initiative Advances Care for Humans, Animals and the Environment By One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team: Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP ▪ Bruce Kaplan, DVM ▪ Thomas P. Monath, MD ▪ Jack Woodall, PhD ▪ Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH   “The…

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Horizon International of Yale University (USA) Endorses One Health – April 24, 2013

April 25, 2013

Horizon International of Yale University (USA) Endorses One Health   On April 24, 2013, Janine M. H. Selendy, Chairman, President, and Publisher of Horizon International, Yale University, Department of Biology, Box 208103, New Haven, CT 06520-8103 (USA) sent the One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team an important and welcomed One Health endorsement message.  …

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April 23, 2013

Reminder…   The First World Research and Innovation Congress is scheduled June 5 & 6, 2013 – Brussels, Belgium   The first World Research and Innovation Congress www.worldresearchcongress.com – Pioneers in Healthcare conference takes place at the Steigenberger Grandhotel, Brussels, Belgium on the 5 and 6 June, 2013. Bringing together over 500 of the world’s…

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The Novel H7N9 Influenza A Virus: Its Present Impact and Indeterminate Future

April 17, 2013

The Novel H7N9 Influenza A Virus: Its Present Impact and Indeterminate Future   Robert E. Kahn, PhD and Juergen A. Richt, DVM, PhD, Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases (CEEZAD), Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS (USA)   “Influenza A viruses are unpredictable in their emergence, ability to mutate or reassort, and especially…

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April 12, 2013

Prominent Physician and Veterinarian Jointly Discuss “One Health” Human-Animal Comparative Medicine Presentations – RE: Asthma  By Frank Adams, MD, FCCP and Ann Hohenhaus, DVM, DACVIM  *Drs. Frank Adams, a physician http://www.adamsmd.com/PatientPortal/MyPractice.aspx?UAID={615E3AE9-8B58-48AC-B39F-1753B798DB1E}&TabID={1} ; http://www.siriusxm.com/doctorradio, and Ann Hohenhaus http://www.amcny.org/node/20, a veterinarian, are both One Health supporters.  Together, in this article provided exclusively to the One Health Initiative…

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) One Health Physician gives lecture at University of Florida (USA) – April 5, 2013

April 10, 2013

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) One Health Physician gives lecture at University of Florida (USA) “On Friday, April 5, Kathleen F. Gensheimer, MD gave a lecture to UF students and faculty titled “FDA’s Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation Network: A Multidisciplinary/One Health Approach to Foodborne Outbreak Investigations”. Dr. Gensheimer is the Chief Medical Officer/Director…

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Supports One Health

April 8, 2013

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Supports One Health  “CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Infectious Diseases is committed to maximizing the health of people in the United States and globally by preventing and controlling emerging and zoonotic infections. Under the leadership of Director Beth P. Bell, MD, MPH, Beth P. Bell the Center works…

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April 3, 2013

Important One Health Educational Opportunity released…   The United Kingdom’s Edinburgh University Announces Launch of New Online Distance Learning One Health Master of Science Program   “The University of Edinburgh is launching a new Master of Science (MSc) degree program in One Health.  It is for working professionals looking to study the complex relationships and…

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Public Health Doyen to Celebrate 100th Birthday

March 29, 2013

Public Health Doyen to Celebrate 100th Birthday     James H. Steele, DVM, MPH, a leading veterinary medical public health figure in the 20th and early 21st centuries, is celebrating his 100th birthday on April 3, 2013.  Indeed, many of the world’s notable public health figures will be celebrating the remarkable accomplishments of Dr. James…

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