One Health Publications
One Health for all: The intrinsic connection among people, animals, and our shared planet
January 17, 2021
This visual essay in “The Photographer’s Frame” explores One Health, a “collaborative, multisectoral, and trans-disciplinary approach—working at the local, regional, national, and global levels—with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.”
A One Health awakening
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines One Health as “[a] collaborative, multisectoral, and trans-disciplinary approach—working at the local, regional, national, and global levels—with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.” With the arrival of and response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the world faces an awakening to the critical necessity of a One Health approach …View Publication
Bird Flu Outbreak: Another call for the One Health Approach
January 17, 2021
“ … Covid-19 and the Bird Flu call for implementing One Health in a state as an integrated approach to attain optimum health for people, animals and the environment. One Health offers the opportunity to acknowledge shared interests, set common goals, and drive towards team work to benefit overall health of a nation.”View Publication
Strengthening vital partnership between WHO and France
January 14, 2021
13 January 2021 Departmental news
“… The annual strategic dialogue comes at a time when France has reaffirmed its strong commitment and leadership in global health with three key announcements this year: 1) the launch of the ACT-Accelerator initiative by President Emmanuel Macron, WHO and partners to support the development and equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments and vaccines 2) an additional contribution of 50 million euros to steer the ACT-Accelerator initiative through WHO to intensify the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic for 2020-2021 3) the launch of a High level Council of experts moving forward with the One Health approach to strengthen prevention and preparedness for emerging zoonotic diseases….”View Publication
FAO Director-General stresses crucial role of biodiversity in combating zoonotic diseases
January 13, 2021
The One Health approach has been a core pillar of FAO’s COVID-19 … flagship Hand-in-Hand Initiative also aims to mainstream biodiversity goals.View Publication
New World screwworm (Cochliomyia hominivorax) myiasis in feral swine of Uruguay: One Health and transboundary disease implications
January 11, 2021
This is the first report on myiasis in feral swine caused by screwworm in South America. In contrast to myiasis in cattle, which can reach deep into host tissues, screwworms in feral swine tended to cause superficial infestation. The presence of feral swine in screwworm endemic areas represents a challenge to screwworm management in those areas. Screwworm populations maintained by feral swine may contribute to human cases in rural areas of Uruguay, which highlights the importance of the One Health approach to the study of this invasive host species–ectoparasite interaction.View Publication
The Vaccine Was Fast. Here’s How to Make it Even Faster
December 29, 2020
“… Germ Hunters Join Forces
But what if instead of an eleventh-hour clamber to investigate an unidentified pathogen, there was a network of scientists on call to leap into action?
That’s the goal of a new network launched in August by Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Named the Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases (CREID), it has a team of scientists strategically placed around the world in major centers, with others entrenched on the fringes of human settlement where hunters and farmers may be exposed to novel pathogens; near villages where human-to-human transmission begins; and where unusual cases of fever, encephalitis, and sudden death start to crop up.
The network was funded with $82 million over 5 years. Wang, now a professor at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, heads the Asia and East Africa division. …”View Publication
World must be ready for the next pandemic, UN says on first International Day of Epidemic Preparedness
December 28, 2020
One Health Approach
WHO Video | WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on the
International Day for Epidemic Preparedness
In a separate message, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) highlighted the importance of a “One Health Approach”, which integrates human health, animal health and plant health, as well as environmental factors.
This is all the more important given that 75 per cent of new and emerging human infectious diseases are zoonotic, caused by germs that spread between animals and people.
“Any efforts to improve human health are doomed unless they address the critical interface between human and animals,” said Dr. Tedros.
The head of WHO also urged countries to invest in preparedness capacity to prevent, detect and mitigate emergencies, and reiterated the importance of strong primary health systems as the foundation of universal health coverage as well as the “eyes and ears” of health systems everywhere.
“True preparedness is not just a job of the health sector, it requires an all-of-government and all-of-society approach,” he added.
One Health – PA Dept. of Agriculture – PA.gov (USA)
December 26, 2020
The Pennsylvania One Health Task Force supports this line of thinking by assembling a group of federal, state and academic stakeholders to work together, with …View Publication