One Health Publications

Global One Health initiative awarded CDC Cooperative Agreement to expand capacity and strengthen public health systems in Ethiopia

April 9, 2021

Apr 7, 2021

Source: CDC

The Ohio State University Global One Health initiative (GOHi) has been awarded $5.61 million in funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and bolster Ethiopia’s public health system capacity for small- and large-scale disease outbreaks and emergencies.

Since 2009, GOHi has been on the front lines in Ethiopia working with in-country partners to strengthen capacity using a One Health approach—one that brings together multiple disciplines working globally to address the spread of disease, promote health and emphasize the connection among humans, animals, plants and the environment.

As new diseases emerge, the need for health system preparedness across the globe is vital for nations to prevent spread of pathogens, detect and report epidemics, and respond to and mitigate the spread of those epidemics. The current COVID-19 pandemic urgently underscored these needs. Under-preparedness in one country, is a global risk to all.

 

 

 

 

 

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Why India needs a ‘One Health’ vision to tackle the crisis caused by the pandemic

April 7, 2021

‘One Health’ initiatives, by their multidisciplinary nature, entail working across ministries and navigating tacit institutional hierarchies and allocating leadership roles. This holistic view of health is important in the post-pandemic scenario.

 

 

 

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One Health Initiative team member honored by University of Florida (UF) Alumni Association

April 6, 2021

Helena Chapman
BS ’03, MPH ’05, Ph.D ’16 |  Arlington, VA

TITLE: Associate Program Manager, Health and Air Quality Applications, NASA Applied Sciences Progam
COMPANY: 
Booz Allen Hamilton/NASA
INDUSTRY: 
Government Services

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Minor in One Health | Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

April 5, 2021

Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health – University of Arizona

The groundbreaking field of One Health – understanding how human health is deeply interconnected with animal health and environmental health 

 

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Vaccination as a Control Tool in Bovine Tuberculosis: Social Media Monitoring to Assess Public Response to Government Policy Development and Implementation

April 4, 2021

By  DocWire News Featured Reading – 
Vaccine hesitancy does not only concern human vaccines but incorporates One Health policies also; including vaccination of cattle and badgers as part of the government’s bovine tuberculosis eradication strategy for England. Both digital and social media can propagate healthcare misinformation and thus affect vaccine policy support. The use of social media monitoring to understand real-time public perceptions of One Health policies is crucial to identify misinformation and address public concerns appropriately to achieve successful policy implementation. Digital and social media data surrounding two government announcements regarding the bovine tuberculosis eradication strategy for England were collected and screened using the Meltwater media monitoring platform. Communication patterns were studied using InfraNodus. Twitter analysis was conducted to identify key influencers, public engagement, and trending communications. Online social media activity increased rapidly after each announcement. Initially, badger culling took primary public concern and major influencers were identified. Cattle vaccination dominated discussion after the second announcement, with public perception being influenced by increased online activity from news sites, animal welfare charities, governmental bodies, and medical professionals. The greatest ambiguity towards the strategy was detected within farming communities, with the main disparity existing between cattle vaccination and badger culling opinions. Social media monitoring has potential use in surveying public perception of government policy, both prior to, and after implementation to identify and address areas of miscommunication and misinformation to improve public support for One Health policies. View Full-Text

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One Health Commission

March 27, 2021

Global Events Since 2001

We even post significant One Health past events to create a repository of how the ‘paradigm shift’ has progressed in the past two decades. If you know of …

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A Call for One Health in Medical Education: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Underscores the Need to Integrate Human, Animal, and Environmental Health

March 27, 2021

“ …  Preventing future pandemics will require a transdisciplinary One Health approach, and physicians should be prepared to participate in these discussions while advocating for One Health initiatives for the benefit of their current and future patients. Integration of One Health education into medical school curricula will also prepare future physicians for other complex and urgently important health issues such as climate change, antimicrobial resistance, and the impact of biodiversity loss. As the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic persist, education in One Health must become a priority; it is essential to break down the conventional disciplinary silos of human medicine, veterinary medicine, environmental health, public health, and the social sciences, so that future health crises can be prevented and mitigated collaboratively.”

 

 

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One Health for One Planet: How to Address 21st Century Education Challenges – Impakter

March 23, 2021

We have been experiencing the worst global pandemic in over a century and it has brought the world economy to its knees. Now we need to map out the path to recovery, and in doing so, we have become aware of the incredible challenge of how to do better in the future. A lot will need to change for our post-COVID world to be sustainable and protected from another pandemic hitting us through an animal vector. In this article, I explore the most important change that needs to be made and that involves addressing 21st Century education challenges in a One Health manner.

The starting point is for us to recognize that the interface between animal-human-environmental health is not rhetoric but reality. The concept of One Health, which once sat on the periphery of the academic world, has now taken full center. This means that civil society, political decision processes, and the private sector need to embrace this fundamental notion. 

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ASPHER – Department of Public and One Health, School of Health Sciences

March 23, 2021

Public Health is the science and art of preventing disease, increasing life expectancy and promoting health through organized community action, while One Health refers to the integrated approach of human and animal health, including food safety and the environment. The Department of Public and One Health (POH) focuses on research and training in Public and One Health. POH fosters innovative and interdisciplinary collaboration for an integrated approach to human, animal and environmental health. Graduates of the Department will have professional career opportunities in Public Health Services at the national and local level as well as NGOs and International and Transnational Organizations (e.g. WHO, ECDC, EFSA, OIE). 

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Leading the way in environmental antimicrobial resistance research

March 19, 2021

Michigan State University ranks ninth in the world and is the only U.S. university in the top ten in terms of advancements in environmental antimicrobial resistance research, according to a recent announcement by the Global Health Research and Policy.

“… Understanding and reducing environmental antibiotic resistance is instrumental in maintaining effective antibiotic use to treat bacterial infections in humans and animals. Tiedje said the emphasis on the “One Health Concept” has helped to place a higher emphasis on environmental antimicrobial resistance research.

“It is important that One Health has gained a lot of traction,” Tiedje said. “It relates to the issues of antibiotic use and resistance in humans, but also use in animals and the prevalence of antibiotics in the environment. Because humans, animals and the environment are all potential sources and reservoirs for antibiotics, that leads to resistant organisms and resistance genes which can transfer among them, including to animals and humans.” …”

 

 

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