One Health Publications

Biochemists face the climate challenge (

September 15, 2023

“… The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have long embraced “One Health,” the concept that a healthy planet is required for human health. Recently, the National Institutes of Health launched their Climate Change and Health Initiative. Biochemistry is central to preserving the natural world and developing fully renewable building materials, novel foods and health care solutions. …”

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Early Release – One Health Approach to Globalizing, Accelerating, and Focusing Amphibian and Reptile Disease Research—Reflections and Opinions from the First Global Amphibian and Reptile Disease Conference – Volume 29, Number 10—October 2023 – Emerging Infectious Diseases journal – CDC

September 15, 2023


The world’s reptiles and amphibians are experiencing dramatic and ongoing losses in biodiversity, changes that can have substantial effects on ecosystems and human health. In 2022, the first Global Amphibian and Reptile Disease Conference was held, using One Health as a guiding principle. The conference showcased knowledge on numerous reptile and amphibian pathogens from several standpoints, including epidemiology, host immune defenses, wild population effects, and mitigation. The conference also provided field experts the opportunity to discuss and identify the most urgent herpetofaunal disease research directions necessary to address current and future threats to reptile and amphibian biodiversity.

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Solutions for sustainable livestock production in Asia | East Asia Forum

September 13, 2023

“…In order to effectively manage the threats posed by pests and disease, countries, regions and economic groupings are increasingly promoting a One Health approachOne Health is ‘an integrated, unifying approach that aims to sustainably balance and optimize the health of people, animals and ecosystems’. A key principle of One Health implementation is achieving ‘equity between sectors (e.g., those responsible for human health, animal health and environment health) and disciplines’. To do this, high-level government coordination through bodies such as Ministries of Planning and Finance is essential.

Going forward, the projected growth in demand for animal-source food in Asia must be balanced with the global need for sustainable, safe food systems. This is especially in relation to infectious disease prevention, greenhouse gas emissions and the loss of biodiversity. Livestock production systems and value chains must evolve with increasing adoption of circular and sustainable bioeconomy principles and a functional One Health approach to infectious disease prevention and control. …”


“ … The consultative approaches required to deliver this transformation are underway. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is developing a Progressive Management Pathway for Terrestrial Animal Biosecurity. The Quadripartite of the Food and Agriculture Organization, the United Nations Environment Programme, World Health Organization and the World Organisation for Animal Health have launched the One Health Joint Plan of Action 2022–26. ASEAN is also currently developing a One Health Initiative.”

For these consultations to deliver viable solutions, it is crucial that an inclusive, participatory approach be employed. This includes consulting diverse livestock producers and their associations as well as helping cover key production systems and associated value chain participants.

Robyn Alders is Honorary Professor at the Development Policy Centre, ANU, and Senior Consulting Fellow at Chatham House.

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Malaria epidemiological characteristics and control in Guangzhou, China, 1950–2022 | Malaria Journal | Full Text (

September 11, 2023

“… There is growing awareness of an interdisciplinary approach to disease prevention and control, known as “One Health” [19], which is based on vector control and population and environmental prevention integrated with the diagnosis and treatment of malaria in health care facilities and local, national, and global leadership to implement and fund malaria control programmes [20,21,22,23]. This approach requires the collaborative efforts of public health professionals, doctors, and staff from multiple disciplines and relevant sectoral agencies. The One Health approach has been applied in several countries in Africa, South Asia, and Latin America [24]. …”



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Other Resources — Medicine For A Changing Planet (Scroll Down: One Health a recognized educational resource)

September 10, 2023

Global Health E-learning University of Washington – International Institute For Primary Health Care – Ethiopia

Center for One Health Research


The Center for One Health Research (COHR) at the University of Washington investigates the health linkages among humans, animals and their shared environments. COHR is based in the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences and operates in partnership with the UW Department of Global HealthLearn more.


Renowned Physician Interventional Cardiologist Endorses One Health Concept

One Health Initiative

The One Health Initiative is a movement to forge co-equal, all inclusive collaborations between physicians, osteopathic physicians, veterinarians, dentists, nurses, and other scientific-health and environmentally related disciplines. Learn more.


One Health Commission

The One Health Commission seeks to raise awareness and to educate all audiences about the importance of transcending institutional and disciplinary boundaries to transform the way that human, animal, plant, and ecosystem health professionals work together for the health of all living things and the planet. Learn more.

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To tackle antimicrobial resistance a global One Health approach is needed (

September 7, 2023

“… The ultimate aspiration is to bridge the gap between knowledge and action, delivering an unparalleled integrated One Health—Climate Risk framework that will empower policymakers, health care professionals, and communities to mitigate risks and bolster resilience.”

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To tackle antimicrobial resistance a global One Health approach is needed (

September 7, 2023

India was one of the first few countries to develop a comprehensive national plan to manage the misuse of antimicrobials


“… To address the multifaceted issue of AMR, a “One Health” approach involving multiple sectors is being propounded as an effective framework. The term “One Health” originated during the emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003-2004, underscoring the interconnectedness between human and animal health and the threats that diseases pose to food supplies and global economies. This concept acknowledges that the health of humans, animals and the environment are integrally intertwined and it encourages all sectors connected to health to be aware of how they contribute to the spread of antimicrobial resistance and in turn, act responsibly. ‘One Health’ represents a collaborative endeavour involving government agencies, academia, and the private sector to address these challenges and provide sustainable solutions through an integrated approach to healthcare.


Several countries and many international agencies have employed the One Health approach while designing their action plans to tackle AMR. The proposed action points include infection control, sanitation, surveillance, improvements in antimicrobial use, strengthened regulation, targeted policies etc. Only some countries have developed action plans to tackle AMR, highlighting the need for a unified approach. …”

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University of Washington (UW), Stanford launch resource to help health care professionals respond to climate concerns

September 6, 2023

“[Dr.] Rabinowitz is also a physician in UW Medicine’s Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Clinic and director of the UW Center for One Health Research …”

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Why current therapy does not cure asthma | JAA (

September 4, 2023

“The One Health approach, an interdisciplinary strategy with focal point on human, animal, and environmental health interconnections, appears to be the right tool for researching asthma prevention and treatment”


Abstract: Asthma continues to be a disease for which there is no cure, even if it can be very well controlled with the appropriate therapies, which take into account the specific phenotype. The paradox of asthma is that asthma can heal spontaneously, albeit in a small percentage of cases. This observation is highly relevant, since understanding the mechanisms of spontaneous healing can pave the way for new strategies for treating asthma. It is likely that the lack of cure for asthma is due to the fact that current therapies target downstream mediators of the inflammatory response. Asthma can be considered a response of maladaptation of the airway epithelium to the environment, through the orientation of the innate immunity towards an inflammatory response. The important effect of the environment on asthma progress comes from interventions which help children who live in disadvantaged urban neighborhoods move to higher resourced neighborhoods. It is quite interesting that the magnitude of decrease of exacerbations associated with moving was larger than the effect of inhaled corticosteroids and similar to that observed for the effect of biologic agents. Alpine altitude climate treatment is a natural treatment that targets biological pathway, improving various outcomes such as asthma control and quality of life, exacerbation rate and hospitalizations. If as researchers we want to set ourselves the goal of achieving complete remission of asthma, without the need for ongoing maintenance treatment, we need to change the approach to finding new asthma treatment strategies. The One Health approach, an interdisciplinary strategy with focal point on human, animal, and environmental health interconnections, appears to be the right tool for researching asthma prevention and treatment.

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SKUAST-K brainstorms institutionalising One Health in J&K (

September 4, 2023

One Health is an approach that recognizes that the health of people is closely connected to the health of animals and the shared environment. Though …”

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UTMB One Health Newsletter – Issue 19, September 2023

September 1, 2023

Advancing Health Care in Humans, Animals and the Environment

SEE One Health at UTMB Advancing Health in Humans, Animals and the Environment on Vimeo  (


Provided to the One Health Initiative team/website by:


Brianna Kreditor, MPH

Research Associate II, Internal Med-Infectious Diseases

UTMB One Health Laboratory

Department of Internal Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

The University of Texas Medical Branch

301 University Blvd., Galveston, TX 77555-0435


UTMB One Health

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Use of mesenchymal stem cells for tendon healing in veterinary and human medicine: getting to the “core” of the problem through a one health approach in: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association – Ahead of print (

August 30, 2023


The purpose of this manuscript, which is part of the Currents in One Health series, is to take a comparative approach to stem cell treatment for tendon injury and consider how the horse might inform treatment in other veterinary species and humans. There is increasing experimental and clinical evidence for the use of bone marrow–derived mesenchymal stem cells to treat tendon injuries in the horse. The same evidence does not currently exist for other species. This manuscript will review why the equine superficial digital flexor tendon core lesion might be considered optimal for stem cell delivery and stem cell interaction with the injury environment and will also introduce the concept of stem cell licensing for future evaluation. The companion Currents in One Health by Koch and Schnabel, AJVR, October 2023, addresses in detail what is known about stem cell licensing for the treatment of other diseases using rodent models and how this information can potentially be applied to tendon healing.




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