One Health Publications

Coronaviruses closely related to the pandemic virus discovered in Japan and Cambodia

November 23, 2020

“The viruses, both found in bats stored in laboratory freezers, are the first SARS-CoV-2 relatives to be found outside China.”

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Global leaders advocate urgent action on antimicrobial resistance

November 23, 2020

As the antimicrobial resistance crisis accelerates across the globe, world leaders are advocating for urgent action to combat the problem.

The leaders, including the heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and the World Health Organization (WHO), have now launched the new One Health Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance, which aims to catalyse global attention and action to preserve antimicrobial medicines and help to avert the consequences of antimicrobial resistance.

Members of the new One Health Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance include heads of government, government ministers, leaders from the private sector and civil society, and is co-chaired by their Excellencies Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, and Sheikh Hasina Wazed, Prime Minister of Bangladesh.

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The mink link: How COVID-19 mutations in animals affect human health and vaccine effectiveness

November 23, 2020

“… Unless future evidence suggests otherwise, it may be best to stay the course with current vaccine development programs with the goal of getting multiple technological platforms approved for use in humans. Then these platforms can be readily modified, akin to the annual influenza vaccine, to target emerging mutant viruses, if warranted.

Simultaneously, public health agencies with any interest in promoting human health should expand their visions to include the health and surveillance of domestic animals and wildlife at the point where human and veterinary medicine interface.

In the case of SARS-CoV-2, humans are currently the largest reservoir of the virus on Earth, and the threat of spillover from human hosts to farmed animals and wildlife species is now made evident. This is an opportune time to take stock in our relationships with animals and the natural world and take action to ensure health for all and this biosphere we share.”

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Roderico H Ofrin, WHO India’s representative, discusses the role played by his organisation in tackling antimicrobial resistance in India

November 22, 2020

WHO India’s representative, Roderico H Ofrin talks about the UN organisation’s role in the containing antimicrobial resistance or AMR in India. He talks about the challenges in implementing the One Health Action programme in India and the way forward.

Interview with Roderico H Ofrin, WHO Representative for India on AMR and One-health Action (downtoearth.org.in)

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Minister McConalogue launches Code of Good Practice for Responsible Use of Antimicrobials on Suckler and Beef farms on European Antibiotic Awareness day

November 20, 2020

Published on Wednesday 18th November 2020

“ … The Minister acknowledged that all stakeholders have an important role in addressing this One Health issue, and as part of today’s launch he particularly wanted to thank the extensive work and collaboration between the Irish Farmers Association, Veterinary Ireland and Teagasc. …”

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What does ‘One Health’ mean?

The ‘One Health’ concept is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals and the environment.  Recognising that human health, animal health and ecosystem health are inextricably linked, ‘One Health’ seeks to promote, improve and defend the health and well-being of all species by enhancing cooperation and collaboration between physicians, veterinarians, other scientific health and environmental professionals and by promoting strengths in leadership and management to achieve these goals.  [see https://www.archive.onehealthinitiative.com/mission.php]

 

 

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A one-health approach to prevent COVID-21, COVID-22 and other future pandemics

November 18, 2020

“While still in the grips of a global pandemic, it has become painfully apparent that addressing the complex interactions of human, animal, and environmental health needs multilateral and national adoption of a fully integrated One Health approach …”

 

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School of Nursing Graduate Named Honorary Diplomate By American Veterinary Epidemiology Society

November 17, 2020

Nancy Chaney, RN, MS – Environmental Science– Past President, Association of Idaho Cities and Board member, National League of Cities, former mayor, City of Moscow Idaho (USA)

Please scroll down to read page 13 about Outstanding One Health advocate

IDAHO NURSING

Nov, Dec 2020, Jan 2021
Volume 43, • No. 3
Official peer reviewed publication of Idaho Alliance of Leaders in Nursing & Idaho Center for Nursing
Quarterly publication distributed to approximately 22,500 RNs and LPNs in Idaho.

 

 

 

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COVID-19: Why More than Vaccines are Needed – One Health Approach

November 13, 2020

“Simply put, we need a universally employed One Health approach in place now so we can more effectively deal with future health challenges, ones we will surely face, possibly next year or the next decade, whenever.”

 

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Presentation of the work of the Alliance for Multilateralism: the One Health High-Level Expert Council and the Fight against Infodemics at the Paris Peace Forum (12 Nov. 20)

November 13, 2020

“The Covid-19 crisis has reminded us of the links between health and the environment. On 12 November, during the third edition of the Paris Peace Forum, the Ministerial Meeting of the Alliance for Multilateralism inaugurated the One Health High-Level Expert Council. This Council aims to collect and disseminate reliable information on the links between human, animal and environmental health in the context of the erosion of biodiversity. The meeting was also an opportunity to present the report of the Forum on Information and Democracy’s working group on infodemics and to reaffirm the right to reliable information. …”

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Build international biorepository capacity

November 13, 2020

In their Perspective “Rigorous wildlife disease surveillance” (10 July, p. 145), M. Watsa et al.underscore the value of One Health approaches to stimulate integration across currently siloed efforts in zoonotic research and mitigation. To achieve comprehensive decentralized pathogen surveillance, there is an urgent need to develop environmental and biodiversity infrastructure in biodiverse countries experiencing high rates of habitat conversion, wildlife trafficking, and human-wildlife interactions. …”

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World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) urges One Health approach on COVID-19 in mink

November 12, 2020

“… Close collaboration between animal and public health authorities is imperative to better identify and reduce the impact of this disease, OIE said. Furthermore, a global One Health approach is needed to understand risks for animal and human health as well as ecosystem health as a whole. …”

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What Happens After Disease X: Using One Health to Prevent the Next Pandemic

November 11, 2020

“… We will get through this pandemic. But we do not have to wait until the next one before implementing the One Health approach to secure a healthier future for our nation and the world.

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COVID-19: Record 3.6 Million New Cases, 54,000 Deaths Reported In One Week

November 11, 2020

“ … Further, WHO warned that “a [coronavirus] vaccine cannot address the global under-investment in essential public health functions and resilient health systems, nor the urgent need for a ‘One Health’ approach that encompasses the health of humans.” According to WHO’s release, WHO Director-General emphasized the availability of the vaccines, saying, that it is time for the world to heal from the ravages of the pandemic. Further, he warned about the geopolitical divisions that “drive nations further into the chasm of an unhealthier, un-safer and unfairer future”. …”

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