One Health Publications
U of G infectious disease expert named Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellow
October 23, 2020
“… “Being named a fellow of the CAHS is an honour, and it shows recognition of the importance of animals in human health and the broader One Health concept,” said [Dr.] Weese [a veterinarian]. …”View Publication
Obituary: Dr. Charles Adebayo Oke, medical epidemiologist who studied animal-to-human diseases
October 21, 2020
“… “He was especially interested in zoonotic diseases — those that are passed from animals to people — and now we see with COVID-19 that veterinary medicine is a big part of that field,” she said.
Dr. Oke’s life changed when he enrolled as a veterinary student at the University of Ibadan and met the late *Dr. James H. Steele, an American veterinarian who was teaching a “one medicine/one health” concept at the Nigerian university.
“It’s the philosophy that the health of animals is tantamount to the health of humans,” Sam Oke said.
Dr. Steele became a lifelong mentor to Dr. Oke and invited him to study at the University of Texas School of Public Health after he graduated as a doctor of veterinary medicine. …”View Publication
Vet labs like ADRDL assist with COVID testing
October 20, 2020
In 2006, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) established the One Health Initiative Task Force. The One Health concept states simply …View Publication
The world needs the contribution of African scientists
October 16, 2020
LIDC WEBINAR WITH LSHTM AND RVC: WHY ONE HEALTH? – OCTOBER 13 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
October 15, 2020
DISCUSSIONS ON ONE HEALTH AND THE CONTROL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES GLOBALLY
Covid-19 has shown what can happen when insufficient attention is paid to the relationship between health and disease at the human, animal and environment interfaces. In response to the need to develop a holistic treatment of health hazards and a systemic change of perspective in risk hazard, two LIDC member colleges – the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Royal Veterinary College – both paragons of excellence in their respective fields, run a ‘One Health’ post-graduate course that equips students with a comprehensive foundation on the principles of diseases in the context of socio-ecological systems, global health and food safety, as well as knowledge and skills in relation to One Health methodologies.
On 13 October, leaders of this course join guest speakers in a conversation on issues around public health, veterinary sciences, social and environmental sciences, ecology and wildlife health. …View Publication
Swine acute diarrhea syndrome coronavirus replication in primary human cells reveals potential susceptibility to infection
October 13, 2020
One Health recognizes that human, animal, and environmental health are tightly interconnected (1). …”View Publication
The Lancet One Health Commission Webinar Series ONE HEALTH: RECONNECTING OUR FUTURE
October 8, 2020
One Health Education: Capacity-Building in a Covid-19 World 08.10.2020 Dr George Lueddeke Chair, international One Hope for One Planet Education initiative (1 HOPE)View Publication
Newly discovered viruses suggest ‘German measles’ jumped from animals to humans
October 8, 2020
“… The paper is “really important because there’s very little understanding of where rubella came from,” says molecular anthropologist Anne Stone of Arizona State University, Tempe. “It was all by itself without any close relative.” The finding underscores the importance of the One Health approach, which recognizes that the health of people is closely connected to that of animals and the environment, she says. …”View Publication
USAID outlines zoonotic viral disease initiative [One Health Approach]
October 6, 2020
“The transmission of zoonotic viral diseases to humans can cost lives, disrupt economies, and create lasting human health and societal problems, as we’ve seen most recently with the impact of COVID-19,” Deborah T. Kochevar, the STOP Spillover program director and a faculty member at Tufts, said.
The program leverages expertise from Tufts’ schools in infectious-disease forecasting, surveillance, prevention and eradication; food and water safety and risk reduction; social behavioral change; global health diplomacy; and One Health programming and education.
COVID Infodemic: What and Who to Believe
October 2, 2020
“These days every hour we are inundated by data and information so much so the World Health Organization (WHO) coined a word for it “infodemic”. It is defined as “an overabundance of information – some accurate and some not – that makes it hard for people to find trustworthy sources and reliable guidance when they need it.” …
… In short, in this article, I provide only the tip of the COVID-19 infodemic iceberg. The extent to which the COVID-19 story will reflect responsible reporting, mere “optimism”, falsehoods, or dangerous hyperbole, only we the public, and time will tell. But where we are today is shaped by our preconceptions, emotions, and politics.
Let us hope we get wiser with time.”View Publication