One Health Publications

Can the UN impose sanctions on SA? You bet it can… and One Health may be the tipping point (bizcommunity.com)

March 16, 2024

The United Nations Environment Assembly (Unea) this year embraced the theme of One Health, which recognises the interdependence of human-, animal-, and environmental health

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Navigating the Complexities of COVID-19’s Origins (contagionlive.com)

March 16, 2024

… “From an outbreak perspective, we need to know the source so we can prevent it in the future,” says Popescu. “If you look at the likelihood that it is a zoonotic spillover event, then we can focus on addressing that from a One Health perspective, we can look at increasing biosurveillance, we can look at the risks from deforestation and climate change that are increasing, you know, animal habitats changing and our interactions with animals.

It suggests that focusing on the virus’s likely zoonotic nature guides preventive measures and promotes a view of pandemic preparedness. It sees the discussion as a chance to improve global health security through better collaboration and information exchange.  …

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World Organization of Animal Health (WOAH) assumes chair of Quadripartite Secretariat, outlining vision for One Health collaboration

March 7, 2024

WOAH is set to chair the Quadripartite Secretariat, emphasising a strong commitment to advancing animal health through One Health initiatives.

We stand prepared to move forward with our strategic priorities centred around implementing the One Health Joint Plan of Actions, resource mobilisation, capacity building, engagement in political forums and One Health governance, and taking action against important neglected zoonotic diseases.”

 Monique Eloit, Director General of the World Organisation for Animal Health. 

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A different kind of butterfly effect (news-decoder.com)

March 4, 2024

A cyclone can affect trees which impact insects and animals spreading diseases to people. Doctors are realizing that individual health is part of an ecosystem.

“… The connections between animals, plants and the planet.

Plowright’s research and the questions that came out of it are part of a growing movement called One Health that’s helping people understand just how animals, plants, the climate, environment and people are linked.  …”

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An old “One Health” disease is breaking out in new places and requires attention

March 1, 2024

Dengue Fever: Not Getting Many Headlines, But It Should

“…  This myopia is a risky proposition: indeed, one such disease lurking is that of Dengue fever. It is a zoonotic disease, one that spreads from an animal to humans and is exacerbated by global warming. This happens as a result of both the disease spreading in new areas and lasting for longer periods than before. It encapsulates the One Health concept, confirming yet again the linkages between animals, humans, plants, and environmental health. …”

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UTMB One Health Newsletter – Issue 25, March 2024

March 1, 2024

Advancing Health Care in Humans, Animals and the Environment

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Avian Influenza Virus Is Adapting to Spread to Marine Mammals | UC Davis

February 28, 2024

“The concept of One Health honors the interconnectivity among humans, domestic animals, wildlife and the environment. Interspecies disease outbreaks are unsettling examples of such connections and require global collaboration among public, wildlife, agricultural, health and other sectors.”

 

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One Health Happenings – Volume 11, No. 2, February 21, 2024

February 22, 2024

One Health Commission

Volume 11, No. 2, February 21, 2024

Sharing news from mid-January to mid-February 2024

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Social science in health: A neglected approach to tackling infectious diseases and anti-microbial resistance in Africa  (openaccessgovernment.org)

February 21, 2024

“… A One Health social science approach utilizing anthropological theory and methods can contribute to a broader understanding of human-human, animal-human and human-environment interactions [10]. For example, this approach can show how individuals interact with and respond to the environment around them and how these interactions affect society and the environment as a whole. …”

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Multi-agency report highlights importance of reducing antibiotic use | EFSA (europa.eu)

February 21, 2024

“Taking a One Health approach, which recognises the connection between the health of people and animals, the report presents data primarily collected between 2019 and 2021 on antibiotic consumption and AMR in Europe. …”

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