One Health Publications

School of Nursing Graduate Named Honorary Diplomate By American Veterinary Epidemiology Society

November 17, 2020

Nancy Chaney, RN, MS – Environmental Science– Past President, Association of Idaho Cities and Board member, National League of Cities, former mayor, City of Moscow Idaho (USA)

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IDAHO NURSING

Nov, Dec 2020, Jan 2021
Volume 43, • No. 3
Official peer reviewed publication of Idaho Alliance of Leaders in Nursing & Idaho Center for Nursing
Quarterly publication distributed to approximately 22,500 RNs and LPNs in Idaho.

 

 

 

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COVID-19: Why More than Vaccines are Needed – One Health Approach

November 13, 2020

“Simply put, we need a universally employed One Health approach in place now so we can more effectively deal with future health challenges, ones we will surely face, possibly next year or the next decade, whenever.”

 

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Presentation of the work of the Alliance for Multilateralism: the One Health High-Level Expert Council and the Fight against Infodemics at the Paris Peace Forum (12 Nov. 20)

November 13, 2020

“The Covid-19 crisis has reminded us of the links between health and the environment. On 12 November, during the third edition of the Paris Peace Forum, the Ministerial Meeting of the Alliance for Multilateralism inaugurated the One Health High-Level Expert Council. This Council aims to collect and disseminate reliable information on the links between human, animal and environmental health in the context of the erosion of biodiversity. The meeting was also an opportunity to present the report of the Forum on Information and Democracy’s working group on infodemics and to reaffirm the right to reliable information. …”

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Build international biorepository capacity

November 13, 2020

In their Perspective “Rigorous wildlife disease surveillance” (10 July, p. 145), M. Watsa et al.underscore the value of One Health approaches to stimulate integration across currently siloed efforts in zoonotic research and mitigation. To achieve comprehensive decentralized pathogen surveillance, there is an urgent need to develop environmental and biodiversity infrastructure in biodiverse countries experiencing high rates of habitat conversion, wildlife trafficking, and human-wildlife interactions. …”

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World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) urges One Health approach on COVID-19 in mink

November 12, 2020

“… Close collaboration between animal and public health authorities is imperative to better identify and reduce the impact of this disease, OIE said. Furthermore, a global One Health approach is needed to understand risks for animal and human health as well as ecosystem health as a whole. …”

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What Happens After Disease X: Using One Health to Prevent the Next Pandemic

November 11, 2020

“… We will get through this pandemic. But we do not have to wait until the next one before implementing the One Health approach to secure a healthier future for our nation and the world.

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COVID-19: Record 3.6 Million New Cases, 54,000 Deaths Reported In One Week

November 11, 2020

“ … Further, WHO warned that “a [coronavirus] vaccine cannot address the global under-investment in essential public health functions and resilient health systems, nor the urgent need for a ‘One Health’ approach that encompasses the health of humans.” According to WHO’s release, WHO Director-General emphasized the availability of the vaccines, saying, that it is time for the world to heal from the ravages of the pandemic. Further, he warned about the geopolitical divisions that “drive nations further into the chasm of an unhealthier, un-safer and unfairer future”. …”

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Denmark to cull its mink population over fears a mutated strain of COVID-19 infected humans

November 9, 2020

Key points:

  • Denmark to cull its mink to control the risk of human COVID-19 transmission
  • Virus strains in mink and humans were found to be less sensitive to antibodies
  • The mutated strain could effect the development of an effective vaccine

“Thus, the mutated virus in minks can have devastating consequences worldwide.”

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How COVID Disrupts Education and Training of Physicians and Veterinarians

November 6, 2020

“… Need for a One Health Approach to Handling Pandemics 

Make no mistake, COVID-19 is only one of many such viruses and other pandemics are likely. A One Health approach calls for pulling together human, animal, and environmental factors to arrive at faster, better preventative and control modalities. As a result, fighting the likely impending onslaught of zoonotic pandemic diseases like COVID-19  now and in the future, requires giving far greater consideration to institutionalizing a OneHealth approach. And that includes establishing extensive education and collaborative research efforts between human and animal doctors.

The third component of the One Health, approach namely the environment, has also become a visible element of this aerosol COVID-19 pandemic and will become increasingly so in the future. It too requires heightened education and research funding attention.

Country and global leadership must proactively think and act holistically, dedicating resources to research and teaching in universities and at all institutions of higher learning, so that the interconnection between people, animals, [plants], and their shared environment is recognized—thus significantly contributing to our future well-being.  Indeed, as all One Health supporters and advocates know, One Health implementation will help protect and, for those who get sick, save untold millions of lives in our time and for future generations.”

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Bats, Ducks, and Pandemics: An Introduction to One Health Policy

November 6, 2020

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Planting sustainable seeds in young minds: the need to teach planetary health to children

November 6, 2020

The Lancet Planetary Health

” … Currently, several initiatives have started bringing planetary health to primary and secondary schools. In 2019, the Italian Government mandated education on climate change for children of all grades.

Meanwhile, an educational strategy programme based on One Health, developed by One Health Sweden, has been introduced into Swedish secondary schools.

In the USA, the Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense Center (Texas A&M University, TX) has been providing One Health modules to high schools in several states.

Co-convened by the One Health Commission and One Health Initiative, the International One Health for One Planet Education Initiative is leading the development of a global curriculum for One Health and wellbeing for all educational levels, including primary and secondary education. Additionally, One Health Lessons has developed teaching materials for students aged 6–18 years and beyond that focus on the relationship between the environment, animals, and humans. At the time of writing, these lessons are being translated into 50 languages that are spoken in 97 countries.  … “

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Putting One Health thinking at the heart of the European Green Deal

November 3, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic has shown us why we need closer cooperation between veterinary and human health sectors, writes Roxane Feller.

 

 

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