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The Royal Academy of Pharmacy of Galicia (RAFG), Santiago de Compostela, Spain Supports One Health/Medicine Concept

October 5, 2021

The One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team is pleased to recognize and announce that The Royal Academy of Pharmacy of Galicia (RAFG), Santiago de Compostela, Spain supports the One Health/Medicine Concept.  Please see email message below sent October 5, 2021: Dear Sirs, The Royal Academy of Pharmacy of Galicia (RAFG) is very much interested…

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Minister McConalogue welcomes progress in relation to Antimicrobial Resistance in animals and the farm environment

October 1, 2021

Press release From Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Published on 30 September 2021 – Last updated on 30 September 2021 The Minister for Agriculture in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D., is pleased to launch the Report of the iNAP Animal Health Implementation Committee (AHIC) which outlines the progress achieved to date…

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ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE IN THE UNITED STATES, THE EUROPEAN UNION, AND CANADA: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF POLICY APPROACHES AND PROMISING SOLUTIONS

September 30, 2021

SEE: https://jphmpdirect.com/2021/09/29/antimicrobial-resistance-in-the-us-eu-and-canada/ “…Due to the multidimensional nature of the problem of antimicrobial resistance, policy makers have taken different approaches. The United States, European Union, and Canada have each adopted an underlying principle of “One Health,” which acknowledges that humans, animals, and the environment are intertwined (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, n.d.). …”

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Duke One Health Says Goodbye – Final One Health Newsletter Issue 43 October 2021

September 29, 2021

The One Health Initiative team is sad to report the discontinuance of the Outstanding Duke One Health Newsletter.  In addition their extraordinary One Health program director and leader Dr. Greg Gray is also leaving: Issue 43                                       …

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One Health Day Continues!!!!! – Press Release

September 29, 2021

September 28, 2021 For Immediate Release One Health Day Continues!!!!! Call for Celebrations and Submission of Events for the SIXTH ANNUAL WORLD ONE HEALTH DAY and Announcing STUDENT EVENTS WINNER for ONE HEALTH DAY 2020 Launched in April 2016 by the One Health Commission, the One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team, and the One Health Platform Foundation, annual One Health Day has for…

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World Rabies Day – World Veterinary Association/World Medical Association Press Release

September 28, 2021

RABIES, A SERIOUS ONE HEALTH PROBLEM SAYS VETERINARIANS AND PHYSICIANS  World Veterinary Association/World Medical Association Press Release  SEE: https://www.worldvet.org/uploads/docs/2021_world_rabies_day_press_release.pdf  https://onehealthinitiative.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2021-World-Rabies-Day-Press-Release-ES.pdf   https://onehealthinitiative.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2021-World-Rabies-Day-Press-Release-ES.pdf

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What are zoonotic diseases?

September 25, 2021

September 24, 2021 Captain Casey Barton Behravesh [MS, DVM, DrPH, DACVPM] of the U.S. Public Health Service, and Director of the CDC One Health Office highlights the CDC’s efforts to nationally and internationally prevent zoonotic diseases 60% of existing human infectious diseases are zoonotic, and at least 70% of emerging infectious diseases of humans have an animal origin.…

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What’s The UN General Assembly Got to Do With It?

September 23, 2021

by *Richard Seifman – Board Member, United Nations Association-National Capital Area  September 23, 2021  Impact, Politics & Foreign Affairs, United Nations Public Advocacy:  ” … For many years, an impending UN General Assembly that always happens in September, galvanizes international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to accelerate advocacy and action. Many prepare special documents explicitly for framing the global issues for future speakers,…

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PAHO Director wants regional countries to adopt ‘one health policy’ as she highlights COVID-19 challenges

September 21, 2021

Monday, September 20, 2021 WASHINGTON, United States (CMC)— The Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) began its 59th Directing Council on Monday, with its director, Dr Carissa F Etienne, urging the adopting of a “one health policy” to allow for greater collaboration and coordination in dealing with health issues, as she presented her annual report focusing…

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AUSMIN 2021 Global Health Security Statement: Joint Statement 17 September 2021

September 17, 2021

The text of the following statement released by the governments of the United States and Australia sets out priorities for our health security cooperation as discussed at the 2021 Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN), 16 September 2021. SEE: https://www.foreignminister.gov.au/minister/marise-payne/media-release/ausmin-2021-global-health-security-statement  Includes: One Health partnerships Through the above cooperation in laboratory strengthening and field epidemiology training, working together to…

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The COVID-19 pandemic calls for urgent reform of health care, surveillance and governance in the WHO European Region and beyond [incorporates One Health approach]

September 10, 2021

SEE: https://www.euro.who.int/en/media-centre/sections/press-releases/2021/the-covid-19-pandemic-calls-for-urgent-reform-of-health-care,-surveillance-and-governance-in-the-who-european-region-and-beyond “One Health The concept of One Health recognizes the interconnection between people, animals, plants and their shared environment. When one part is at risk, the others are also in danger. Human activities like deforestation, trade and consumption of wildlife, and international travel are thought to have led to the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 and…

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DECLARATION OF THE G20 HEALTH MINISTERS Rome, Italy | 5-6 September 2021  [One Health approach highlighted]

September 7, 2021

SEE https://www.g20.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/G20_Italia_2021_Health_Declaration_final_05092021_OFFICIAL.pdf We call for continuity of concerted action towards a whole-of-government and whole-of-society response through good governance of health systems and immediate and medium-to-long term multi-sectoral actions on the social, economic and environmental determinants of health, in every country, to strengthen prevention, detection, preparedness and response capacities, through a health-in-all policies approach. Urgent coordination…

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Prominent Educational Advisor in Higher and Medical Education Joins One Health Initiative Advisory Board: July 28, 2020 –  Updated/revised September 7, 2021

September 7, 2021

September 7, 2021 – The One Health Initiative team is proud to announce that Dr. George Lueddeke [PhD, MEd, Dipl. AVES (Hon.)] has joined the OHI Honorary Advisory Board https://onehealthinitiative.com/advisory-board/. Dr. Lueddeke is an educational advisor in Higher, Medical and One Health education and leads the implementation of the international One Health for One Planet Education and Transdisciplinarity initiative (1 HOPE-TD) involving six global regions.…

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G20: Speranza calls for one-health approach: Humans, animals, environment are single ecosystem – health min

September 7, 2021

(ANSA) – ROME, SEP 6 – Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza on Monday called for the adoption of a ‘one-health’ approach on the second day of Health G20 in Rome. “We want to invest in the One Health approach, looking at human beings, animals and the environment as a single ecosystem to respond to the…

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One Health approach and intensified collaboration needed to prevent and respond to pandemics

September 5, 2021

Speaking as current chair of the Tripartite (FAO, OIE and WHO) for One Health, QU Dongyu calls for G20 countries to step-up coordinated action against COVID-19 at Health Ministers Meeting in Rome 5 September 2021, Rome – The world has the opportunity to bolster collective and collaborative methods to prevent future pandemics through a universal,…

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How Does Public Health Surveillance Work? — FROM THE LECTURE SERIES: AN INTRODUCTION TO INFECTIOUS DISEASES

September 1, 2021

August 31, 2021 By Barry C. Fox, M.D., University of Wisconsin “… Lastly, we should not forget the One Health Initiative, which is the collaborative effort among human, animal, and environmental health professionals. You can see why it would be important to collaborate and share information from all three sources to identify potential dangers and to coordinate…

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[Good Governance] How One Health will mitigate endemic zoonotic infections (yourstory.com): In India, the One Health approach is recognised, and implemented to achieve quality human health and the development of social and environmental ecosystems.

September 1, 2021

SEE: https://yourstory.com/socialstory/2021/08/good-governance-how-one-health-will-mitigate-endem/amp In India, the One Health approach is recognised, and implemented to achieve quality human health and the development of social and environmental ecosystems.

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US proposes increased zoonotic disease surveillance as part of American Rescue Plan

August 27, 2021

The USDA has unveiled a proposed framework to overhaul surveillance for viruses like SARS-CoV-2 and other emerging zoonotic diseases and build an early warning system. SEE: https://www.thepigsite.com/news/2021/08/us-proposes-increased-zoonotic-disease-surveillance-as-part-of-american-rescue-plan “…APHIS’ Strategic Framework (PDF, 386 KB) uses the One Health approach, which embraces the idea that complex problems that affect the health of humans, animals, and the environment are best…

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Data Capital podcast: how Edinburgh is aiming to be a One Health hub

August 25, 2021

Looking at human and animal health in a joined-up way [“One Health” approach] is vital to help predict, and address, future outbreaks of Coronavirus and flu, an expert believes. Promoted by University of Edinburgh Tuesday, 24th August 2021, 9:35 pm SEE: https://www.scotsman.com/business/data-capital-podcast-how-edinburgh-is-aiming-to-be-a-one-health-hub-3358498

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Call for experts to join Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens

August 23, 2021

20 August 2021  … News release Issued on: 20 August – Deadline: 10 September The World Health Organization (WHO) today issued an open call for experts to serve as members of the new WHO Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens (SAGO). The SAGO will advise WHO on technical and scientific considerations regarding the…

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