One Health Publications

Earth Future: Time for a Global ‘Reset’! – Impakter

May 28, 2023

As we face unprecedented existential threats, including humanitarian crises currently affecting over 800 million people, cultivating an active care for a world at risk is an absolute priority, starting with a United Nations-University Community Global Forum to reconsider our future directions and options

“… Assumptions underpinning these directions,  reflected in the evolving international One Health for One Planet Education initiative (1 HOPE), include recognising the ‘folly of a limitless world’ and shifting our worldview from human-centrism (it’s all about us) to eco-centrism (it’s about all species and the planet!). …”

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Massive Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch: Can It Be Contained? – Impakter

May 27, 2023

Plastic pollution has become so endemic that it affects everything from the environment to animals, plants and humans, calling for a One Health response

Editor’s Note: Many other outstanding educational “One Health” articles have been published in Impakter.

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Tuberculosis: A One Health Approach (risingkashmir.com)

May 27, 2023

Also see: Zoonotic Tuberculosis: Mycobacterium bovis and Other Pathogenic Mycobacteria
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2 One Health approach for preventing and controlling tuberculosis in animals and humans
John B. Kaneene, Bruce Kaplan, James H. Steele, and Charles O. Thoen

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Scientists to Explain One Health Approach to Confronting Emerging Challenges – ATSConferenceNews.org

May 24, 2023

Scientists to Explain One Health Approach to Confronting Emerging Challenges – ATSConferenceNews.org

 

“Researchers increasingly observe links between diseases and the environment, leading to a holistic approach to health that encompasses the interplay of all living beings and the world around them, known as One Health.

 

Helena Chapman, MD, MPH, PhD [Member, One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team]

 

“Using the One Health concept, clinicians and researchers can contribute their unique perspective on how human, animal, and environmental health are directly interrelated, lead transdisciplinary collaborations to advance scientific knowledge, and ultimately develop timely interventions to safeguard population health,” said Helena Chapman, MD, MPH, PhD, associate program manager for health and air quality applications in the Applied Sciences Program of the NASA Earth Science Division.

 

On Wednesday, May 24, Dr. Chapman will co-chair the scientific symposium Humans, Animals, the Environment: Why is the One Health Approach Needed for Emerging Health Issues? The session, designed to focus on how living beings interact with the ecosystem that may lead to adverse impacts on human health, will be held from 12–1:30 p.m. ET in Room 150 A-B (Street Level) of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.  …”

 

“…  An international roster of speakers will discuss how the One Health approach can promote collaborations across scientific disciplines, encouraging respiratory health professionals to use this approach to help inform decision makers when responding to emerging health challenges. They also will share examples of how clinicians and researchers can participate in research, policy work, and advocacy. Featured presentations include:

 

  • Overview of One Health, Using Innovative Data, Helena Chapman, MD, MPH, PhD, NASA Headquarters
  • Environmental Pulmonary Pathology from a One Health Perspective, Jack Harkema, DVM, PhD, DACVP, ATSF, Michigan State University
  • A One Health Approach to Addressing Vector-borne and Zoonotic Diseases, Charles Beard, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Climate Change Through the Lens of a One Health Approach, Muge Akpinar, MD, MPH, ATSF, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Health Impacts of Air Pollution; The One Health Concept, Hasan Bayram, MD, PhD, ATSF, KOC University, Turkey
  • Pneumonia, TB, Health Disparities, and One Health, Alejandro Videla, MD, Asociación Argentina de Medicina Respiratoria, Argentina
  • One Health Collaboration, Bernadette Dunham, DVM, PhD, George Washington University [Member, One Health Initiative Website Advisory Board (Hon.) ]  …”

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Leadership lessons from a global health crisis – from the pandemic to the climate emergency | InterAction Council

May 23, 2023

“… Create One Planet Health Systems – to strengthen security, resilience and sustainable wellbeing at community, country and global levels; building upon and modernising existing operations, services, resources and organisations, to create and enable robust multi-sector systems with enhanced coordination, infrastructure, leadership and workforce capacity. Draw upon and modernise existing professions and initiatives including Environmental Health, Public Health, Planetary Health and One Health to strengthen health systems for humans, animals and the Planet. …”

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Therapy Animals and a Review of the Risk for Zoonotic Transmission (newswise.com)

May 22, 2023

“… The review, “Human-Animal Interaction in Animal-Assisted Interventions  (AAI)s: Zoonosis Risks, Benefits, and Future Directions—A One Health Approach,” was recently published in the MDPI journal Animals. The discussion points to possible future perspectives according to a One Health approach in light of the health and safety in AAIs.

Positive animal welfare, as preventative medicine to avoid incidents or transmission of pathogens, is a relevant aspect with implications for human and animal health and wellbeing. For this reason, the authors propose a synergy among veterinarians, public health professionals, and epidemiologists, who have a key role in preventing zoonotic disease transmission to safeguard the health of humans, animals, and the environment, in accordance with a One Health vision.  …”

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Scientists use creativity, vigilance to brace for Disease X | National Post

May 21, 2023

One example is Rift Valley Fever, a virus listed by WHO as one of eight known diseases posing the greatest public risk of a health emergency.

“… And “global problems” doesn’t just mean human problems. Zoonotic diseases teach us the critical need for a strategy that will consider the interconnection of human, animal, and environmental health at the interface of emerging outbreaks. One such approach is called One Health, which, according to Chatterjee of Johns Hopkins, is key to “effectively identifying and responding to these threats as it provides a trans-sectoral and multidisciplinary approach to identifying and responding to public health threats.”

One Health calls for enhanced global action in tackling the world’s complex health challenges, such as Disease X in conjunction with organizations that deal with food, agricultural, environment, human and animal health. Among the lessons of COVID-19 is that we can’t focus solely on one issue and ignore all others. A near-singular focus on one disease means paving the path for more outbreaks. …”

Scientists use creativity, vigilance to brace for Disease X | National Post

 

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Celebrating an International Nigerian One Health Living Legend Professor Oyewale Tomori at Seventy-Seven

May 16, 2023

Babalobi Olutayo Olajide*

Department of Professor, Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: Babalobi Olutayo Olajide, Department of Professor, Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

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One Health: navigating plague in Madagascar amidst COVID-19 | Infectious Diseases of Poverty | Full Text (biomedcentral.com)

May 16, 2023

“Conclusions

Despite being endemic to Madagascar, the outbreak’s pace is unparalleled, and it may spread to non-endemic areas. The utilization of a One Health strategy that encompasses various disciplines is crucial for minimizing catastrophe risk, antibiotic resistance, and outbreak readiness. Collaboration across sectors and proper planning ensures efficient and consistent communication, risk management, and credibility during disease outbreaks.”

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Update 86: Managing plague in the field (who.int)

May 15, 2023

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This update provides detailed information on the spread of the plague and highlights the One Health approach for effective management. For additional information, kindly visit the dedicated webinar page here.

For more updates, please visit EPI-WIN updates page.

WHO TEAM

Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness and Prevention (EPP)

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‘One Health’ approach needed to address Antimicrobial Resistance rising threat – Experts – Businessday NG

May 12, 2023

“Health experts have said that the “One Health” approach, a holistic and multisectoral approach, is needed to address Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) rising threat. …”

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The 2023 China One Health Summit on April 22-24

May 11, 2023

The “2023 One Health Summit” was successfully held in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China on April 22nd- 24th. Under the guidance of the Chinese Preventive Medicine Association, this summit was held by OAE Publishing Inc. and was supported by One Health Implementation Research (OHIR) of OAE Publishing Inc., Science in One Health (SOH) of Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Elsevier, and Chinese Consortium for One Health.  …”

 

 

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Sustainable control of tungiasis in rural Nigeria: a case for One Health (ohirjournal.com)

May 11, 2023

“Conclusion: Long-term control of tungiasis is possible in heavily affected communities by considering an evidence-based One Health approach. Urbanization may have contributed to elimination of tungiasis after 14 years.”

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