Dr. Helena J. Chapman, a physician member of the One Health Initiative (OHI) Autonomous pro bono Team since 2019, was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the World Medical Association’s (WMA) official Journal in 2022. The OHI team includes Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, Bruce Kaplan, DVM, Thomas P. Monath, MD , *Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH, Thomas M. Yuill, PhD, [Helena J. Chapman, MD, MPH, PhD], Craig N. Carter, DVM, PhD, and Becky Barrentine, MBA. *Deceased November 6, 2020.
Notably, on October 13, 2012 the visionary WMA adopted strong support for engaging the One Health concept/approach as a means of enhancing more expeditious and efficacious global public health care and biomedical research efforts as described in www.archive.onehealthinitiative.com:
|World Medical Association and World Veterinary Association Sign Historic Collaborative One Health Memorandum of Understanding in Bangkok, Thailand - Friday, November 09, 2012|
|World Medical Association and World Veterinary Association Sign Historic Collaborative One Health Memorandum of Understanding in Bangkok, Thailand
See October 13, 2012 MOU in full: http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/WVA-WMA%20MOU%20(2).pdf
[ Section 1: Global Development Objective
The Parties will collaborate in the One-Health concept, which is a unified approach to veterinary and human medicine [veterinarians and physicians] in order to improve Global Health.]
“The One Health Initiative goes on.
Last month at the General Assembly meeting of the World Medical Association (WMA) meeting in Bangkok, the World Medical Association (WMA) and World Veterinary Association (WVA) signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate in the One Health Initiative. The WMA has existing policy to cooperate with the veterinary profession and this effort is in furthering that policy.
Dr. Faouzi Kechrid, President WVA and Dr. Tjeerd Jorna, former president of the WVA were in attendance at the meeting. Dr. Kachrid signed for the WVA and I [Dr. Cecil B. Wilson] signed as president of the WMA.”
Above comments graciously provided to the One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono team’s website November 7, 2012 by:
Cecil B. Wilson, MD
President World Medical Association
Former President American Medical Association
Orlando, Florida (USA)
Note: Dr. Cecil B. Wilson is a prominent longstanding One Health supporter/advocate and has worked collaboratively with members of the One Health Initiative team and Honorary Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php while serving on the American Medical Association Board as President. Specifically, Dr. Wilson gave a significant One Health presentation http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/Cecil%20Wilson%20MD%20NAVC%20Jan%202011.pdf before an audience at the January 2011 North American Veterinary Conference in Orlando, FL. (USA).