One Health Publications

Nigeria must invest sufficient resources to strengthen healthcare systems — Oladunjoye, Diana Award recipient (tribuneonlineng.com)

July 10, 2023

“… From a young age, I developed a deep fascination with the impact of infectious diseases on society, which led me to pursue a degree in microbiology at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, where I graduated with First Class Honours in 2018. Throughout my academic journey, I engaged in diverse internships in medical diagnostics and animal health, gaining valuable insights into global infectious disease threats spanning environmental health, food safety, zoonosis, and antimicrobial resistance. These experiences ignited my passion for advocating the One Health approach, emphasizing the importance of collaboration between environmental, animal, and human health sectors to effectively address these pressing issues. …”

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Evaluation of a global training program in One Health communication (ohirjournal.com)

July 7, 2023

Abstract

Aim: A global Train-the-Trainer Program, focused on improving the communication techniques of One Health advocates, is assessed and evaluated in this study.

Methods: Between November 2020 and November 2022, a Train-the-Trainer Program engaged 1.583 trainees from 98 countries between the ages of 18 and 74. Trainees practiced public speaking by teaching a lesson about One Health in mostly underserved primary school classrooms. Two surveys of trainees (n = 222 and 203) assessed the impact of the Program’s orientation session on their confidence in science communication to a novice audience. The classroom teacher survey (n = 184 teachers, representing 4.109 students) measured the trainee’s impact at the community level during and following the lesson.

Results: The Program significantly improved the trainee’s confidence in communicating science (0.1 scale points) and teaching novice audiences (0.3 scale points) about One Health. Trainees cultivated student interest in One Health [median = 9 (7.3, 10)] and 90.8% of responding classroom teachers reported a desire to continue teaching about One Health after the trainee’s lesson, 99.1% noted a post-lesson increase in student interest in science, and 97.4% recommended this lesson to their colleagues.

Conclusion: This study was the first to evaluate an extensive One Health-focused communication program finding the model effective for trainees and communities alike. The trainees, through public speaking, active teaching and engaging mostly primary school students, mainstreamed One Health and inspired action in communities. The classroom teachers benefited by learning about One Health and gained a desire to share this new knowledge with others in their community.

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Towards One Health Intelligence surveillance systems

July 4, 2023

The increase in global diseases and other health threats in recent decades has necessitated the importance of strengthening our surveillance systems towards early detection and monitoring of drivers

 

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One Health approach to fighting Leptospirosis – FBC News

July 3, 2023

“The Ministry of Health is taking a One Health approach to manage the leptospirosis outbreak in Kadavu. …”

 

 

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Texas Tech Continues Tradition of Legislative Success | TTU

July 2, 2023

“… At Texas Tech, these funds would be invested in current areas of excellence, with more research money available to study energy, agriculture and sustainability. These areas remain the lifeblood of West Texas, but the funding also will help launch a new initiative, One Health, to help secure the future of the region. 

 

One Health is a critical field studying the environment, the transmission of diseases and how those two things impact the health of animals and humans. The initiative will have a far-reaching impact, helping secure the food supply, economic prosperity and human health of West Texas for generations to come.  …”

 

 

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Towards Policies to Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance | ORF (orfonline.org)

July 2, 2023

 

A ‘one health’ (OH) approach with cross-sectoral collaboration is, therefore, essential to ensure sustained action across the human-animal-environmental interface.”

 

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an emerging public health crisis, particularly in low-and middle-income countries, where knowledge gaps are more dominant. The pandemic has further enhanced AMR with long-term repercussions, exacerbating social vulnerabilities. A ‘one health’ (OH) approach with cross-sectoral collaboration is, therefore, essential to ensure sustained action across the human-animal-environmental interface. Under the OH approach, the G20 nations should formalise a collaborative governance structure, with representatives from health, agriculture, animal husbandry, water and sanitation, and climate sectors. The G20 must also foster research and development efforts on this front. Stringent regulatory frameworks must be developed across the value chain of antimicrobials, and national action plans must formulate surveillance strategies (comprehensive and sentinel) to inform policies and infection prevention and control responses. Social scientists and communication specialists must be engaged to identify key factors hampering behavioural change while mobilising communities towards the development of stewardship interventions.

Attribution: Dhrubaa Ghosh, Pranav Bhardwaj, and Pankhuri Jain, “Towards Policies to Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance,” T20 Policy Brief, July 2023.

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UTMB One Health Newsletter – Issue 16 July 2023

July 1, 2023

Advancing Health Care in Humans, Animals and the Environment

 

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‘One Medicine−One Health’: An Historic Perspective by One Health Initiative team, Pages 18 -27: Official Journal of The World Medical Association, Inc. Nr. 2, June 2023 vol. 69

June 29, 2023

“… The One Health Initiative autonomous pro bono team prepared a historical review of the One Health Initiative and the “One Medicine – One Health” movement …”

World Medical Journal 2023 WMJ_2023_02 [https://www.wma.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/WMJ_2023_02_final.pdf]

SEE: One Medicine−One Health’: An Historic Perspective by One Health Initiative team, Pages 18 -27.

 

 

 

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3.3 Operationalization of a global one health approach for emerging risks preparedness – WUR

June 27, 2023

Wageningen University and Research - To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life

‘A global one-health approach will be needed for effective global change adaptation, climate change mitigation and the control of biodiversity loss.’

“To tackle health threats, nature-based solutions that benefit biosecurity and sustainable food production are preferred. It is important to define health broadly and consider both infectious and non-infectious diseases or conditions as they all impact health. For example, important non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are increasing in low- and middle-income countries highlighting the need for prevention of NCDs as part of strategies to reduce poverty and associated social and health inequalities. Zoonosis that have been recognized in the etiology of NCDs, are linked with food safety issues, such as the environment–feed–food chain and toxic exposures of food producing animals.

A global one-health approach will be needed for effective global change adaptation, climate change mitigation and the control of biodiversity loss. The health of humans, animals and plants, and of the larger environment we live in, are related. To safeguard the health of humans, animals, and plants within sustainable ecosystems, a systems approach will be needed.  The operationalization of Nature-Based-Solution (NBS)-driven One Health asks for the multi-actor approach (MAA), which involves a multidisciplinary/multisectoral team composed of farmers, farmers’ associations, academic, government, public and private institutions that exploit social innovations to reach sustainable change in public awareness, policies and practices to allow the implementation of sustainable food production practices.”

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KSA: One Health Approach Experience and Challenge during MERS-CoV May 2023 Dr.Emad Almohammadi Chief Officer of Communicable Diseases ,SPHA

June 24, 2023

One Health approach (OH): • The One Health approach is a collaborative and integrated approach that recognizes the interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental health. • It seeks to improve the health and well-being of all living beings by addressing the complex interrelationships and shared health risks among humans, animals, and the environment. • It involves multiple disciplines and sectors, including public health, veterinary medicine, environmental science, and social science, and emphasizes the importance of communication, collaboration, and coordination among these fields to achieve optimal health outcomes

 

 

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Design and supervision of the M&E device Media for One Health Project – Cambodia | ReliefWeb

June 24, 2023

“… Media for One Health project wants to bring the “One Health” approach to the knowledge of a wide public by raising awareness of local media by training their journalists so that they can carry out their mission of information and prevention to the potential future crises. The media will be also encouraged to develop a positive and unifying discourse by promoting local, national and international adaptation solutions. …”

 

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