One Health Publications

A visionary unanimous worldwide institutionalization of One Health

November 9, 2021

A visionary unanimous worldwide institutionalization of One Health is the goal.  This would significantly and exponentially “help protect and/or save untold millions of lives in our generation and for those to come.

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Tackling the Root Causes of Climate Change. If Not Now, WHEN?

November 8, 2021

PEAH is honored to post here a PP presentation, Tackling the Root Causes of Climate Change. If Not Now, WHEN?,  given on 7 November 2021 at a COP26 fringe event in Glasgow by our acknowledged partner *Dr. George Lueddeke, Global Lead International One Health for One Planet Education & Trandisciplinarity Initiative (1 HOPE-TDI)

SEE: LUEDDEKE 07.11.2021 FINAL COP26 Glasgow Presentation Slides

“PEAH definitely aligns with the contents of Lueddeke’s presentation and cannot think of a more crucial theme at this time of continuing global upheaval and uncertainty (confusion?). …”

 *Dr. Lueddeke is a member of the One Health Initiative team’s Advisory Board.

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New coronavirus, likely from dogs, infects people in Malaysia and Haiti

November 6, 2021

November 6, 2021

“… We need to find these novel viruses well before they fully adapt to humans and become a pandemic problem,” writes *epidemiologist Gregory Gray, from the University of Texas Medical Branch, in an email to NPR. “Fortunately, today we have the tools to both detect and evaluate the risk of such novel viruses. We just need the political will and financial support to do so.”

*Dr. Gray is a member of the One Health Initiative team’s Advisory Board.

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Importance of One Health for COVID-19 and Future Pandemics

November 5, 2021

More than 400 animals from 29 countries have been reported infected with COVID-19, including nearly 300 animals in the United States, as well as thousands of mink.

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November 4, 2021

Letters to the Editor – The Washington Post

Opinion: Progress toward One HealthNovember 4, 2021

SEE: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/letters-to-the-editor/progress-toward-one-health/2021/11/03/c87ac7dc-3b4e-11ec-bd6f-da376f47304e_story.html

“The Group of 20 health and finance ministers expressed their determination to advance pandemic prevention in line with the comprehensive One Health approach, which is the interaction of humans, animals and ecosystems. We will have to see if this is just the end of the beginning of a global effort.

 

This has not been given the media attention it deserves and may be among the very few full consensus subjects that will emerge from COP26. Let’s hope not.”

*Richard SeifmanRockville

 *Richard Seifman, JD, MBA is a member, One Health Initiative Advisory Board and former U.S. Executive Director to the International Fund for Agricultural development.

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“Innovative One Health policy and governance for pandemic prevention” at One Sustainable Health (OSH) forum at the World Health Summit – October 24, 2021

November 3, 2021

Today is One Health Day !

Watch the One Sustainable Health Forum session that took place at the World Health Summit on October 24th 2021 !

SEE: One Health Day & Watch the OSH Forum session at the World Health Summit 2021 (mjt.lu)

OSH Forum at the World Health Summit

 The OSH Forum session: “Innovative One Health policy and governance for pandemic prevention”, hosted by the French Embassy of Germany in Berlin, was organised in partnership with PREZODE  on October 24th during the World Health Summit 2021.

The French Ambassador in Germany, Ms. Anne-Marie DESCOTES, opened the session. Ms. Runa KHAN and Prof. Babette SIMON acted as co-Chairs and M. Benoit MIRIBEL was the moderator on behalf OSH Forum.

The following experts exchanged on the session’s topic: Prof. Andrea WINKLER (Lancet One Health Commission), Prof. Francine N’TOUMI (PANDORA-ID-Net), Dr. Benjamin ROCHE (PREZODE), Ms. Cristina ROMANELLI (WHO & CBD), who participated remotely, and Prof. Chris WALZER (Wildlife Conservation Society – WCS).

Ms. Stéphanie SEYDOUX, the French Ambassador for Global Health did the honor of closing the session.

The Panel discussed how innovative One Health policy and governance should be implemented at the local, national, and international levels in order to reinforce existing and future pandemic prevention measures. It is to represent a variety of stakeholders, from practitioners and researchers to decision makers from the Global South and the Global North. They described with examples of high-impact opportunities how international collaboration and treaties, but also more local initiatives, should contribute to achieving better health by operationally implementing the One Health approach.

The recommendations in seven points:

1. We do need innovative One Health policy and governance.

2. We have to do it by the principle of solid collaboration in an interdisciplinary and cross-sectional way, internationally, nationally, regionally, locally within networks of networks.

3. We need the development of prevention strategies with an effort on pandemic preparedness and of strategies of socio-economic management as a systemic approach.

4. We need a dedicated One Health governing body as a strong tool. For example, a prospective pandemic treaty with an integrated One Health approach that could enhance connectivity and would incorporate One Health in pandemic prevention and preparedness in monitoring and surveillance system in economics financing.

5. We have to look globally and invest in infrastructure.

6. We have to go back to the roots, and we need to stop exploitive and destructive practices.

7. We should work on the development of strong cross-sectional institutions which would do researches for translation into policy and practice.

Thank you to all our strategic partners, financial partners and experts in our 6 International Working Groups developing the OSH Forum initiative. 

We will act together in favour of One Health !

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One Health Happenings! – November 3, 2021

November 3, 2021

Sharing News gathered in October 2021 and
Celebrating One Health Day 2021
November 3, 2021
One Health Happenings!

Sharing News gathered in October 2021 and Celebrating One Health Day 2021

 

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The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has launched the International One Health Day

October 30, 2021

“The goal of the One Health Day is to build the cultural will necessary for a change in how planetary health challenges are assessed and addressed and how professionals exchange information across disciplines.

Initiated in 2016 by the One Health Commission, the One Health Platform, and the One Health Initiative Team, the International One Health Day is officially celebrated around the world every year on November 3.

Since 2017 the International One Health Day celebration has been used to increase awareness among policymakers and strongly advocate for the adoption of the One Health approach. …”

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See One Health Day Press Release: https://conta.cc/3ohAuZO

 

 

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Nipah Virus Disease: Recent Perspective and One Health Approach

October 29, 2021

Abstract

Background: Nipah virus (NiV) first emerged in 1998 in Malaysia, causing an outbreak of respiratory illness and encephalitis in pigs. Pig-to-human transmission of NiV associated with severe febrile encephalitis was described, and it was thought to occur through close contact with infected animals. The first outbreak was reported in India in Siliguri, West Bengal in 2001 followed by Nadia, West Bengal and adjoining areas of Bangladesh in 2007, where an intermediate animal host was not identified, suggesting bat-to-human and human-to-human transmissions. Although it is extremely difficult to document the spillover event and ascertain crossing of trans-natural boundaries by bats and bringing new viruses in an unexposed population, efforts for source identification are important to understand the epidemiology of disease. As the disease transcends beyond one species and has shown to infect humans, it therefore requires the ‘One Health approach’ in which multiple sectors coordinate and work together to achieve better public health outcomes.  …  Findings & Conclusion: The evidence of NiV in humans and bats, with samples collected from the outbreak sites, was laboratory confirmed. The multidisciplinary response mechanisms during the 2018 outbreak helped in further understanding the importance of the One Health approach for systemic and streamlined response utilizing existing surveillance systems. This was of utmost help in the subsequent outbreak of the disease that occurred during 2019, wherein there was no documented spread of disease from the index case and no mortality was observed. This success reiterates the need for institutionalizing the involvement and cooperation of various departments and organizations during public health emergencies, especially of Zoonotic diseases, using the One Health approach.

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Fixing the roof before the rain comes [includes using One Health Approach] – 28 October 2021 by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO)

October 29, 2021

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Director-General, World Health Organization:

” … Let me outline three key priorities for keeping the world safer.

First, we need to recognise that global health security begins with strong primary healthcare as the foundation of universal health coverage. That means a well-paid and well-trained health workforce, with adequate protective equipment and supplies, and facilities for hand hygiene.

It means a health system that has earned the trust of the communities it serves, including in disadvantaged urban and rural areas.

Second, we need better financing for national and global preparedness and response. That includes a substantial increase in domestic investment, as well as in international financing to support low- and lower-middle-income countries, so that they can provide surveillance, laboratory, risk communication and contact tracing capacity, and preparedness systems using a One Health approach.

Third, we need better global governance. The existing global health security architecture is complex and fragmented, and voluntary mechanisms have not worked. …”

 

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Vaccine Nationalism, Hoarding Putting Us All at Risk, Secretary‑General Tells World Health Summit, Warning COVID‑19 Will not be Last Global Pandemic

October 26, 2021

“ … Building forward better means strengthening primary health systems at the community level and achieving universal health coverage, so people can receive a range of services — no matter who they are or where they live. It means embracing a “One Health” approach to integrate human, animal and environmental health to protect people and our planet, while preventing future health emergencies. …”

 

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One Health and Well-Being – Inspiring a Global Unity of Purpose

October 24, 2021

How the concept of One Health draws a path towards a more sustainable world – Excerpt from George Lueddeke’s latest book SURVIVAL

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