One Health Publications

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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Groundbreaking Method to Track Typhoid Fever Cases (medriva.com)

February 16, 2024

“… The One Health Approach: An Integrated Strategy

Beyond typhoid, the One Health approach can be instrumental in managing other health threats. Recognizing the interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental health, it emphasizes addressing antibiotic resistance as a problem that extends beyond humans to the environment and livestock wildlife. The spread of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in the environment, facilitated by the transfer of genetic material between bacteria, underscores the importance of integrating the One Health approach into the public health system. …”

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WHO updates list of medically important antibiotics for use in human medicine | CIDRAP (umn.edu)

February 13, 2024

“Because AMR develops and transfers within and among all sectors, minimizing the risk of emergence and transmission of AMR  calls for a One Health approach.”

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Lessons From Ecuador: A One Health Perspective

February 12, 2024

IN A NUTSHELL   Editor’s note

By One Health critical lens of examination, this extremely documented 
masterful article turns the spotlight on the challenges and threats to 
health currently being perceived in the Ecuadorian areas of Amazon 
rainforest and Galapagos islands. At a time when consensus has gained 
traction that humans, animals, plants, and the whole ecosystems are 
intimately enmeshed and mutually dependent as for individual and global 
health, this article strongly recommends that a One Health vision shaping
the human policies, strategies and practices should be embraced by all 
policy leaders and decision makers. As a matter of fact, closer 
collaboration under One Health umbrella would definitely add strength 
towards global health security and ecosystems integrity achievements.

By Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP

Co-Founder, One Health Initiative

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Fungicide resistance: A threat to the health of humans, animals and plants (phys.org)

February 10, 2024

“… One Health: Everything is connected

Skaar leads the project NavAzole which aims to map and understand the development of azole resistance in Norway. This knowledge is needed to make wise decisions to keep the resistance level as low as possible. This requires cooperation between different sectors.

Azole resistance concerns several sectors. We must therefore keep the One Health perspective in mind when working with it. This means that we must acknowledge the important connection between human health, animal health, and the surrounding environment. We need to consider all the application areas of azoles, and investigate hotspots for resistance development, and how resistance is spread further,” the senior researcher elaborates. …”

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UTMB One Health Newsletter – Issue 24, February 2024

February 1, 2024

Advancing Health Care in Humans, Animals and the Environment

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“One Health” Creates A Healthier And More Hopeful Future For All (forbes.com)

January 29, 2024

“… One Health as a framework looks to better understand and to educate us on the intricate and overlapping web that links the health of people, animals, and our surroundings. It is the holistic, interdisciplinary, and multisectoral approach to wellness based on the knowledge that all living things are interconnected, and their long-term sustainability, prosperity, and survival are maximized by attention to this interconnectedness. …”

 

“… The One Health framework, which pulls together knowledge from human and animal and environmental science sectors, touches on broader topics as well. One Health leaders, for instance, are seeking to optimize food safety and security and to keep this in balance with land use and regenerative ranching and agriculture, and even livestock farming practices. From a built environment standpoint, One Health experts are examining how human population growth and urbanization impact habitat fragmentation, clean and safe food and water sources, and biodiversity. …”

 

“… Closing

 

One Health requires thinking holistically, bringing down barriers of siloed thinking, and calling upon shared knowledge and heightened collaboration among human, veterinarian, and environmental science specialties. It requires expansive knowledge sharing and asking researchers, scientists, and operators to step out of their comfort zones and work collaboratively across specialties.

 

One Health is a well demonstrated movement that enables us to better understand our most pressing health challenges today and to prepare for those of tomorrow. It will help us find more sustainable and long-term solutions that are good for us and good for the entire planet. We are all interconnected. And the health of each one of us is inextricably linked to the health of our environment and the rich biodiversity of nature that surrounds us. We – each one of us – are One Health stewards.”

 

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