One Health Publications
Helping communities in need, wherever that may be (ucdavis.edu)
September 28, 2022
“… Committed to improving the well-being of all
UC Davis Health uses an interdisciplinary approach, known as One Health, on issues surrounding global health. This vision of One Health recognizes the interconnectedness of people, animals, and the environment and aims to identify and address the fundamental causes of poor health to improve the well-being of all. …”View Publication
One Health: A Paradigm Whose Time Has Come? – Impakter
September 25, 2022
Finding common ground between countries and institutions to deal with our common health future is still an uphill road at the upcoming G20 in IndonesiaView Publication
Understanding leptospirosis: application of state-of-the-art molecular typing tools with a One Health lens in: American Journal of Veterinary Research Volume 83 Issue 10 (2022) (avma.org)
September 23, 2022
Leptospirosis is an archetypal One Health problem as described in the companion Currents in One Health article in the October 2022 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association by Sykes et al. A thorough understanding of leptospirosis requires a detailed analysis of the elaborate interplay among pathogenic leptospiral strains, host species, and the environment. Such an understanding is required to inform appropriate preventative measures including vaccine design, prophylaxis efforts, educational programs that help to reduce exposure to pathogenic spirochetes, as well as policy development. Because of the complex epidemiology of leptospirosis, a One Health approach as defined by the One Health Initiative Task Force is critical—an approach that calls for “the collaborative efforts of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally, to attain optimal health for people, animals and our environment.” Over the last three decades, progressive advances in cutting-edge molecular typing techniques, as well as our ability to rapidly generate and share large amounts of sequence data through establishment and growth of databases, have been central to accelerating a One Health understanding of the epidemiology of leptospirosis. Nevertheless, our dependence on serotype information because of the serovar-specific nature of current vaccines means that laborious serotyping efforts continue. With the advent of new approaches such as mRNA vaccines that are based on lipopolysaccharide immunogens, sequence- and/or proteomics-based typing methods may replace these methods.View Publication
One Health in action: Rabies training brings together human and animal health professionals in Côte d’Ivoire (who.int)
September 23, 2022
“This international rabies training aims to foster the emergence of collaborations between young professionals from different disciplines and sectors, and from diverse African countries. It is expected that these actors will contribute to the strengthening of the One Health approach in their respective countries to achieve the goal of zero human rabies cases by 2030.”View Publication
Monkeypox outbreak highlights need for One Health | EurekAlert!
September 23, 2022
“… They conclude by suggesting that a One Health approach to preventing further zoonotic disease outbreaks could incorporate promoting alternatives to bushmeat, routinely vaccinating people at high risk of exposure and educating people in hygienic procedures such as the wearing of gloves when handling live and dead wild animals.”View Publication
Gutter to gut: How antimicrobial-resistant microbes journey from environment to humans (theconversation.com)
September 19, 2022
“… A One Health approach
It is evident that antimicrobial resistant microbes surround us, and it is normal to feel concerned. But what is even more important to recognize are the tiny steps we all can still adopt. This includes ensuring patients are treated with the appropriate antibiotic in the right dose.
On a global level, understanding the transmission routes for resistant microbes is a part of a One Health approach. The holistic concept of One Health acknowledges that the health of humans is interconnected to the health of animals and our surrounding environment. This enables bringing together resources and policies to monitor and tackle antimicrobial resistance.
Indeed, resistant microbes are running a marathon with antimicrobials, and we need to take measures to slow down their pace. In the long run, this would ensure that the antimicrobials would continue to support human survival. …”View Publication
Two U of G Researchers Named to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences – U of G News (uoguelph.ca)
September 15, 2022
“Two University of Guelph researchers have been recognized for their expertise by the Canadian health sciences community.
Dr. Dorothee Bienzle and Dr. Shayan Sharif, both professors in the Ontario Veterinary College’s Department of Pathobiology, have been elected Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS).
CAHS brings together Canada’s top health and biomedical scientists and scholars to address the country’s major health issues. Fellows volunteer their time and expertise, evaluating these challenges and providing practicable, evidence-based advice to improve the health of Canadians.
“It is tremendous that Dr. Bienzle and Dr. Sharif have been recognized for their outstanding contributions with this richly-deserved honour from the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences,” said Dr. Malcolm Campbell, vice-president (research).
“These fellowships acknowledge the impact that their research has made to the understanding of health across species, as well as their commitment to leadership, collegial problem-solving, and attentive mentorship to students and emerging scholars.” …”
Aims and scope – Science in One Health | ScienceDirect.com by Elsevier
September 15, 2022
This journal, Science in One Health, provides a platform that disseminates knowledge, real-world research findings and lessons learnt from programmes on health for the human-animal-environmental interface at the local, regional and global levels, in order to reduce the inequity of health issues in the world and promote more advanced researches on One Health. Such a mission is supported by sharing of consistent ideas on emerging topics of interactions between human health, animal health and environmental health, based on the principle of “One World, One Health”.
This journal focuses on the One Health issues, including governance capacity, zoonotic diseases, antimicrobial resistance, food safety and food security, vector-borne diseases, environmental contamination, global climate changes, and other health threats shared by people, animals, plants, and the environment. In addition, this journal discusses global health issues, especially, worldwide health improvement including mental health, reduction of disparities, technical assistance & development, global health security & policy, and protection against global threats that disregard national borders.
Epidemics and pandemics can only be controlled by integrated and coordinated action by …
September 13, 2022
It is estimated that 60 per cent of human pathogens originate in animals – about three quarters of which are of wildlife origin. One Health Initiative …
EIT Health calls for post-pandemic “One Health” approach – Science|Business
September 12, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic led to the loss of millions of lives and hit global economies hard, underlining the need to strengthen the “One Health” …
One Health Happenings – August/Early September 2022
September 12, 2022
One Health Happenings: Sharing news from August/Early September, 2022
One Health – What It Means, Why It Is Vital (fijisun.com.fj)
September 11, 2022
Zoonotic diseases such as leptospirosis, COVID-19 and other communicable diseases have only recently made governments across the world acknowledge the importance of the One Health concept.