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UN Environment Programme joins alliance to implement One Health approach (

March 19, 2022

“… In his opening remarks, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said: “We need to build a more comprehensive and coordinated One Health governance structure at global level. We need a strong workforce, committed political will, and sustained financial investment. We need to develop a more proactive way of communicating and engaging across sectors, disciplines and communities to elicit the change we need. …

Increased awareness of One Health

As the world enters the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, with an estimated cost of $8 to 16 trillion, there is increased awareness and broad recognition of the importance of One Health as a long-term, viable and sustainable approach. And it is also now firmly anchored on the global agenda, from the G7 and G20 to the UN Food Systems Summit.  To support a global One Health Coalition, a One Health Commitment was registered at the UN Food Systems Summit, aimed at building engagement across sectors, disciplines, and all levels of society. This commitment will help shape national agrifood systems transformation pathways as part of the Summit follow-up.

Last year saw the Tripartite also implement a number of other initiatives on One Health including on Anti-Microbial Resistance. The One Health High-Level Expert Panel had an important scientific advisory role. One Health Regional Platforms were strengthened and new ones initiated to share information and best practices. Important progress was also made in establishing a Joint Framework on AMR, a Global Leaders’ Group on AMR, and in work towards an AMR Multi-stakeholder Partnership Platform, mobilizing resources and action to fight antimicrobial resistance that threatens the lives of millions. These achievements reflect the successful cooperation between the Tripartite and UNEP which has now reached an important new milestone with the signature of a formal collaboration agreement.”

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New Resources from U.S. CDC’s One Health Office

March 18, 2022

Dear One Health colleagues,

Please find recent resources from our office below. Feel free to share widely.

You can find all of these resources on the CDC One Health website. We encourage you to sign up for our One Health newsletter and share it with your colleagues and partners. You can also follow our messaging on Twitter: @CDC_NCEZID.

Provided by:

Laura (Smith) Murrell, MA

Communication Lead, One Health Office

Health Communication Specialist, Health Communication Science Office

National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


(O) 404-639-7704

(M) 470-572-3178

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Stepping up One Health action under FAO’s stewardship as chair of Tripartite Secretariat | Mirage News

March 16, 2022

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$2.7M for Digital Health Equity and Future Pandemic Preparedness | UC Davis

“… The institute aims to assess gaps in the nation’s capacity to prepare for and respond to emerging health threats. It will provide the One Health training necessary to develop the next generation of pandemic specialists, while also accelerating public access to research findings. The funding will help create high-quality laboratory design guidelines to rapidly enable pathogen studies and diagnostic surge capacity. It will also help accelerate access to and translation of findings from UC Davis’ health expertise to speed the development of new treatments, vaccines and diagnostic tests. …”

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Reminder: The Third Annual BTRP Ukraine Regional One Health Research Symposium – 17 / 04 / 2018

March 8, 2022

The Third Annual BTRP Ukraine Regional One Health Research Symposium is held in Kyiv this week. Today, UIPHP Senior Researcher Oleksandr Zeziulin gave a presentation during the Clinical Medicine and Public Health Session.


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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 07, 2022 | CIDRAP (

March 8, 2022

“Joint European report calls for more action on antimicrobial resistance

A new joint report on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in European Union/European Economic Activity (EU/EEA) countries is calling for concerted action to address the problem from a One Health perspective. …”

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‘One Health approach needed to address bird flu’ | Jonathan L. Mayuga (

March 6, 2022

“… The scientific group said authorities with responsibility for animal health should apply the “One Health” approaches for communicating and addressing avian influenza, the task force said. This means recognizing that the health of humans, domestic and wild animals, plants and the wider environment are interlinked and acting with a coordinated and unified approach. …”

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The Next Virus “Hotspot”, the Arctic: Why a One Health Response is Needed

March 5, 2022


All Arctic Circle states,  including Russia, must cooperate using a One Health approach as soon as possible to address the issue


 MARCH 4, 2022

The war in Ukraine that could turn into a nuclear war as last night’s Russian attack on a nuclear plant…

 “… Thus, both the Arctic and Antarctic Circles could be the place where the next threat to global stability originates, this time attacking our collective health and wellbeing.

To prevent or contain that possibility,  we need a robust global cooperative One Health effort, including research in human and veterinary health, in environmental, economic,  and other social sciences, to identify the threat early and prepare for an effective response. A virus “hotspot” is something that can erupt anytime, anywhere pausing a real public health risk, and only close monitoring can effectively address the risk.

Here I shall focus on the Arctic Circle – but the conclusions apply equally well to the Antarctic. …”


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Infectious Disease Experts Proclaim “Many Voices, One Health” (

March 4, 2022

March 3, 2022

“Since IMED 2018—the 7th International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance—the world has seen the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 and the accompanying unfolding of the COVID-19 pandemic. Advantaged by international travel, inequitable access to medical resources, and misinformation, COVID-19 has caused unprecedented morbidity and mortality not seen since the 1918 influenza pandemic.

IMED 2018 was succeeded by IMED 2021—the 8th International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance, a virtual event held last November. At IMED 2021, a fitting theme was chosen: “Many Voices, One Health.” It reflected the worldwide nature of COVID-19 and of the pandemic response. It was also appropriate in light of the mission fulfilled by the event’s organizer, the International Society for Infectious Disease (ISID).

ISID declares that it “supports health professionals, nongovernment organizations, and governments around the world in their work to prevent, investigate, and manage infectious disease outbreaks when they occur.” One of ISID’s initiatives is the Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases (ProMED), an internet service that identifies unusual health events related to emerging and reemerging infectious diseases and toxins affecting humans, animals, and plants.  …

… An optimistic outlook

The speakers at IMED 2021 lived up to the event’s “Many Voices, One Health” credo. Their “Many Voices” conveyed the message that the “One Health” community would weather the current pandemic through the development of vaccines, the dissemination of information at record speeds via open access publications, and the maintenance of data streams to help officials make informed decisions.”

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‘One health’ and the Metabolism-Disease-Environment Triangle – University of Copenhagen (

March 2, 2022

One health‘ and the Metabolism-Disease-Environment Triangle: When Biomedicine Meets Innovation, Science Outreach and Social Sciences.


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One Health Happenings News Notes – February 2022

February 28, 2022

Sharing news from February 2022
One Health Happenings
One Health Happenings News Notes is prepared and shared monthly by the

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