One Health Publications

From the Human to the Planetary

December 24, 2019

  From the Human to the Planetary The Good Men Project After an exploration of One Health as an approach to planetary care, I ask .... Third, while I explore One Health as an initiative to protect future health, ...  

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December 20, 2019

U.S. Senate Passes Bipartisan ‘One Health’ Awareness Month Resolution   Please see complete press release   Dec 20 2019           Washington, DC (USA)—The Senate yesterday unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) designating January as “National One Health Awareness Month” to promote collaboration between public, animal and environmental health scientists.   One Health is a relatively new term being used by health experts – including at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – to better focus on the linkages between human, animal and environmental health and the need to develop comprehensive solutions. For instance, public health specialists are now working with physicians and veterinarians to minimize the inappropriate use of antibiotics in human and animal patients to combat antibiotic resistance.   “By using the ‘One Health’ approach, global health problems including antibiotic resistance and the spread of infectious diseases can be more easily addressed,” Senator Feinstein said. “Our resolution will hopefully draw attention to the need for holistic approaches to addressing human health that take into account changes in environmental and animal health. With diminishing resources and a growing human population, fighting problems with a ‘One Health’ approach must be encouraged now more than ever.” “The health of our population is dependent on the interconnection of people, animals, and the environment,” said Senator McSally. “I was glad to join Senator Feinstein in introducing this resolution designating January as National One Health Awareness Month to promote ‘One Health’ and its growing collaboration in order to make our world a healthier place.”   Full text of the resolution follows:   Designating January 2020 as National One Health Awareness Month to promote awareness of organizations focused on public health, animal health, and environmental health collaboration throughout the United States and to recognize the critical contributions of those organizations to the future of the United States.   Whereas One Health is a collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary approach, working at the local, regional, national, and global levels, with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment;   Whereas the mission of One Health is to establish closer professional interactions, collaborations, and educational opportunities across the various medical, veterinary, and environmental health professions and their allied science professions to simultaneously improve public health, animal health, and environmental health;   Whereas the increasing threats posed by emerging diseases shared between animals and people, foodborne, vector-borne, and waterborne diseases, and other environmental factors may support the need for an integrated effort by professionals from multiple disciplines, including health, science, technology, and engineering;   Whereas, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to 75 percent of new or emerging infectious diseases in people are spread by animals;   Whereas, each year, International One Health Day is November 3; and   Whereas One Health is essential to combating and strengthening the surveillance of emerging and reemerging diseases: Now, therefore, be it   Resolved, That the Senate designates January 2020 as “National One Health Awareness Month” to—   1. promote awareness of organizations that focus on One Health efforts to improve the quality of life for people and animals;   2. recognize the efforts made by such organizations in using a One Health approach to prevent epidemics; and   3. recognize the importance of using the One Health approach to simultaneously protect the health of people, animals, plants, and the environment in the United States.   ###

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American Veterinary Medical Association champions U. S. Congress One Health lislation

December 19, 2019

AVMA in the Field AVMA champions One Health legislation Were working with veterinarians in Congress to generate support for legislation that would improve public health preparedness for an emergency by requiring federal agencies to develop a One Health approach. Learn more >

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How Interdependence Enriches Veterinary Ethics Education

December 19, 2019

How Interdependence Enriches Veterinary Ethics Education MDPI What does One Health imply for veterinary ethics education? In order to answer this question, we will first have to establish what One Health itself ...

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Survival: One Health, One Planet, One Future [revised]

December 17, 2019  Survival: One Health, One Planet, One Future George R. Lueddeke [PhD] University of Bielefeld Faculty of Health Sciences DOI:

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NCDC Nigeria One Health Strategic Plan 2019-2023

December 16, 2019

NCDC Nigeria One Health Strategic Plan 2019-2023 Provided by: Babalobi, Olutayo Olajide (DVM, MPVM, PhD; FCVSN) Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria (1999- date) Website: E-mail:; GSM Nos. : +234-816-753-8536; +234-805-530-1991. LinkedIn: Skype: olutayo.Babalobi Dr. Babalobi is a longstanding One Health Leader, supporter and advocate 

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A One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Resistance: Confronting the Resistome in Humans, Animals, and the Environment

December 13, 2019

    A One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Resistance: Confronting the Resistome in Humans, Animals, and the Environment     A One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Resistance: Confronting the Resistome in Humans, Animals, and the Environment This meeting will explore a One Health approach to antimicrobial resistance. Discussions will include an overview of One Health, and explore methods of detection and surveillance, comparisons of data and surveillance systems, diagnostic platform technologies, and strategies which address antimicrobial stewardship across the One Health landscape. Registration is now open for the NIAID conference: A One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Resistance: Confronting the Resistome in Humans, Animals, and the Environment The two day conference will be held on March 16th and 17th, 2020, at NIAID 5601 Fishers Lane Rockville, MD 20852. There will also  be a poster session on One Health. Provided by: Tina M. Parker, DVM, PhDc, Diplomate ACVPM Program Officer  Translational Centers of Excellence and Research Coordination Section Office of Biodefense, Research Resources and Translational Research DMID/NIAID, NIH 5601 Fishers Lane, Room 8G28, MSC 9825 Bethesda, MD 20892-9825 (FedEx, UPS, and other courier services use Rockville, MD 20852)   240-627-3339 Note: Dr. Parker is a longstanding One Health leader, supporter/advocate

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Rabies Webinar: RABYD-VAX project – January 14, 2020 CET

December 9, 2019 Development of a next-generation dual-target rabies/flavivirus infectious vaccine Webinar Welcome to the webinar page of our H2020 RABYD-VAX project! Instead of organizing a symposium, we opted to organize a webinar to cover diverse topics in the rabies field. A webinar will allow us to reach more people worldwide, and hence in the same time save carbon foot print! A tentative program can be found here below. We are proud to present many eminent speakers in the rabies field, this webinar will be certainly one to watch! Moreover, the talks will be broadcasted for a longer period of time, giving people all around the world/within different time zones the ability to watch at their own convenience. Accessible online as off the 14th of January 2020, 10 CET. A question poll system will be implemented whereby viewers can type their question(s) to the speaker. By a voting system other viewers will be able to vote the most pertinent questions upwards and these will be addressed by the speaker. This poll will be open for one month. Afterwards a Q&A section will become available on this webpage. Register here! Rabies Webinar – 14th of January 2020 Rabies Pathogenesis & Immunity Rabies virus: General introduction – Anthony Fooks, APHA, London, UK & Steven Van Gucht, Sciensano, Brussels, Belgium Rabies virus pathogenesis and immunity…what happens? – Hildegund Ertl, The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA, USA Rabies virus immunology – Monique Lafon, Institute Pasteur Paris, France Current Rabies Prophylaxis – Human & Dog Massive rabies pre-exposure prophylaxis: New paradigm that saves lives when everything else fails – Sergio Recuenco, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru Research and field application of oral vaccines for wildlife rabies control – Amy Gilbert, United States Department of Agriculture, River Dale, USA Importance of active and passive immunization in human rabies prophylaxis and technological improvements contributing to its efficiency and safety – Srðan Stankov, Pasteur Institute in Novi Sad, Serbia Practical applications in eliminating canine transmitted rabies – Luke Gamble, Mission Rabies, Dorset, UK Postexposure Prophylaxis in Domestic Animals – Charles Rupprecht, USA Modeling the Potential Impact of Scaling Up Use of Human and Dog Vaccines to Prevent Deaths from Dog-Mediated Rabies? – Katie Hampson, University of Glasgow, UK Abridged rabies vaccine schedules in Belgian soldiers: can we also promote these simplified rabies vaccine schedules in endemic countries? – Patrick Soentjens, Institute for Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium Improving the access to rabies post-exposure prophylaxis – Hervé Bourhy, Institute Pasteur, Paris, France Rabies Epidemiology & Public health Rabies Landscape in the Philippines: Lessons from Davao City – Lyre Murao, University of the Philippines Mindanao, Philippines Rabies in the Caribbean – Janine Seetahal, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago WHO 2018 recommendations on rabies prophylaxis: Contentious issues for India – M.K.Sudarshan, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India Rabies in Brazil – Ivanete Kotait, Venco Saúde Animal, Londrina, Brazil Ongoing Innovations for Treatment – Towards a Cure: Antivirals & Vaccines Treatment of human rabies – Rodney Willoughby, Medical College of Wisconsin/Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, WI, USA The animal model to develop innovative protocols for rabies post-exposure and therapy in humans: constraints and opportunities – Paola De Benedictis, National and FAO Reference Centre for Rabies, Padua, Italy A novel dual vaccine against rabies and yellow fever virus, PLLAV – Kai Dallmeier, Lorena Sanchez Felipe, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Antivirals against rabies – Johan Neyts and Dirk Jochmans, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Overcoming barriers to rabies innovation: how to align interests of relevant stakeholders – Linda van de Burgwal, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Provided by:   Lotte Coelmont, PhD Innovation Manager +32 16 32 17 08 Rega Institute for Medical Research | University of Leuven Herestraat 49, box 1043 | 3000 Leuven | Belgium

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Building a better flu shot

December 5, 2019

  Building a better flu shot Date: November 26, 2019 Source: Michigan State University Summary: Getting the flu shot can reduce the chances of infection. But, at best, the vaccine is only effective 40% to 60% of the time, according to the CDC. Now researchers have data that show how cellular RNA levels change following infection or vaccination. Their work could help make future flu vaccines work better or even aid in the design of a universal vaccine. SEE:

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December 4, 2019

Invitation to participate in the INTERNATIONAL *ONE  HEALTH FOR ONE PLANET EDUCATION INITIATIVE* (1 HOPE) Please see attached PDF “The main aim of the project is to Build global capacity for promoting and valuing the OH (One Health & Well-Being) concept and approach as the foundation for achieving the UN-2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To this end, we are presently establishing regional working groups (WGs - Primary-Secondary, Tertiary education and Community/Civil Society, Corporate and Government) in Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Oceania. Their main purpose is to strengthen international cooperation and mutual understanding and  develop proposals for 1 HOPE pilot  projects (education/other) over the next 3/4 months - liaising where possible with existing national/regional developments - to meet the overall I HOPE aim and goals.” *George Lueddeke  PhD, MEd,  Dipl. AVES (Hon.) Chair, One Health Education Task Force One Health Commission and One Health Initiative ( and the international One Health for One Planet Education initiative (1 HOPE- *Consultant in Higher and Medical Education Southampton, United Kingdom Linked-In: Mob: +44 (0) 7538 162191 Short Biography:   George Lueddeke,  PhD, Med,  Dipl. AVES (Hon.) Dr. Lueddeke is an educational advisor in higher and medical education and chairs the global One Health Education Task Force for the One Health Commission (OHC) and the One Health Initiative (OHI). Originally from Canada he worked in both northern and southern communities as a teacher, educational manager and developer, and as a program consultant across a wide range of disciplines/professions. In the UK he has held posts in higher education and  in medical education at Southampton University’s Faculty of Medicine, receiving the Vice Chancellor Teaching Excellence Award in interprofessional education.  As an advisor he has collaborated inter alia with  the Kent, Surrey and Sussex (KSS) Postgraduate  Deanery in London , the UK Centre for Workforce Intelligence, the UK Care Quality Commission, the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the InterAction Council, to name several organisations.    Dr Lueddeke has published widely on educational transformation, innovation and leadership. Previous books have included  Transforming Medical Education for the 21st Century: Megatrends, Priorities and Change, Global Population Health and Well-Being for the 21st Century: Toward New Paradigms, Policy and Practice, and   Survival: One Health, One Planet, One Future (2019). The latter publication is meant to raise awareness and stimulate discussion about today’s global issues and to help translate the One Health & WellBeing concept alongside the UN-2030 Global Goals into meaningful action on the ground.   Invited as a plenary speaker to different corners of the world, he has presented sessions for such organisations as the UK General Medical Council, the American Medical Association, University 21 (U21) Health Sciences Group (Millennium Goals- Ireland), the Public Health Association of South Africa, Faculty of Public Health (United Kingdom), the Catharina Pijls Lecture on Global and European Health ( Annual Maastricht [Netherlands] Symposium), the Global Health Council (USA), Cambridge University, the World Veterinary Association and the World Medical Association (Kitakyushi, Japan), the Arab Health Congress (Dubai), the International Schools Association annual Youth Leadership Encounter on Worldwide Migration (United Kingdom), Royal Veterinary College / London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Boehringer Ingelheim One Health Symposium (France), among others.  He is presently leading the international One Health for One Planet Education initiative (1 HOPE) for the OHC/OHI involving over 40 nations from all six global regions. 

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Pappaioanou Veterinary Public Health and Applied Epidemiology Award Providing veterinarian students with opportunities in an applied hands – on training experience in epidemiology, public health , global health and/or One Health

December 3, 2019

CDC Foundation   “The CDC Foundation is an independent nonprofit and the sole entity created by Congress to mobilize philanthropic and private-sector resources to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s critical health protection work....” Pappaioanou Veterinary Public Health and Applied Epidemiology Award Providing veterinarian students with opportunities in an applied hands - on training experience in epidemiology, public health , global health and/or One Health BACKGROUND AND NEED Animals and zoonotic pathogens move faster, farther, and in greater numbers today than ever before. The majority of new and reemerging infectious diseases are zoonotic, and antimicrobial resistance is on the rise. Six out of every 10 infectious diseases in humans are spread from animals. These trends are moving rapidly and show no signs of reversing; collectively, they call for much greater involvement of the veterinary medical profession in issues of public health. The urgent need for qualified public health veterinarians is universal. The current numbers of qualified veterinarians do not satisfy employers’ current needs, and, moreover, many additional jobs remain to be created and filled.  It is estimated that by 2020 an additional 250,000 public health workers, including veterinary health workers, will be needed to meet today’s public health challenges. ... For more information, please see attached PDF   

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Duke One Health Newsletter – December Issue

December 1, 2019

  Duke One Health Newsletter - December Issue

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November 30, 2019

PRESS RELEASE - 25th November, 2019 SOULSBY FOUNDATION CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS FOR 2020 “ONE HEALTH” FELLOWSHIPS The Soulsby Foundation has opened a call for applications for the 2020 Travelling Fellowships Programme. The Foundation supports talented veterinary and medical researchers at an early stage in their careers through these competitively awarded Travelling Fellowships in “One Health”.  Applicants must be affiliated to a biomedically relevant academic institution in the UK, USA, EU or Australasia. Further information and application forms for the Fellowships may be found on-line at  The closing date for applications is 31st January, 2020. The Soulsby Foundation was established in 2016 by Lord Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, a pioneer and champion of the “One Health” concept which recognises the need to take a multidisciplinary approach to solving global and environmental health challenges. Lord Soulsby treasured a similar travelling award early in his professional life which he considered to be the catalyst that consolidated his future impressive career. He always sought to inspire colleagues and students to view animal and human medicine as one continuous health-related tapestry and, as the only Past President of the RCVS to have also become President of the RSM, he constantly used this unique position to bring the two professions together. He died in 2017 but his pioneering approach lives on in the work of the Foundation which carries his name. Further information about the Foundation can be found at: Provided by: Dr Judy MacArthur Clark CBE FRCVS, Chair, Board of Trustees – The Soulsby Foundation, 12 Aynsley Court, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9DU, UK; Tel: +44 1304 619665; +44 7961 255676; +1 979 402 5060. Email:  Website:  A charitable incorporated organisation, registered charity number 1174783

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One Health Newscast

November 24, 2019

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This Week is US Antibiotic AwarenessWeek

November 22, 2019

Whats New In One Health This Week is US Antibiotic Awareness Week   Antibiotic resistance is a One Health challenge. Antibiotics save lives, but any time they are used—in people, animals, or crops—they can contribute to the development of antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic-resistant infections affect both people and animals, which can increase the spread of resistance. Resistant germs can quickly spread across settings—communities, the food supply, healthcare facilities, the environment (e.g., soil, water), and around the world. This spread increases the burden of resistance and antibiotic-resistant infections. It is critical that the United States continue to take a global, One Health approach to combating antibiotic resistance. Join CDC in the fight against antibiotic resistance this week. Here’s how you can participate: Spread the word on social media using #USAAW19. Use CDC’s resources to raise awareness with colleagues, partners, and stakeholders. See the new Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2019, which includes the latest national death and infection estimates that underscore the continued threat of antibiotic resistance in the US. Join our ZOHU Call on Dec. 4, which will feature a presentation on CDC’s AR Threats Report.  Find updates about One Health, new resources, and more on our website and follow @CDC_NCEZID on Twitter.          

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The World Veterinary Association (WVA) recognizes World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) to increase global awareness of antibiotic resistance (AMR) …

November 18, 2019

 The World Veterinary Association (WVA) recognizes World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) to increase global awareness of antibiotic resistance (AMR) and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of AMR.    WVA strives for veterinary access to a broad range of safe and effective antimicrobials and promotes responsible and prudent use of antimicrobials worldwide. ... Please see attached PDF for more WVA • Avenue de Tervueren 12 • 1040 Brussels •

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A landmark One Health book…Human-Animal Medicine: Clinical Approaches to Zoonoses, Toxicants, and Other Shared Health Risks

November 16, 2019

A landmark One Health book... Human-Animal Medicine Clinical Approaches to Zoonoses, Toxicants, and Other Shared Health Risks Book • 2010 Edited by:  Peter M. Rabinowitz, MD, MPH  and Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) releases new national Anti-Microbial Resistance estimates – 2019

November 13, 2019

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) releases new national Anti-Microbial Resistance estimates

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