September 7, 2021 - The One Health Initiative team is proud to announce that Dr. George Lueddeke [PhD, MEd, Dipl. AVES (Hon.)] has joined the OHI Honorary Advisory Board

Dr. Lueddeke is an educational advisor in Higher, Medical and One Health education and leads the implementation of the international One Health for One Planet Education and Transdisciplinarity initiative (1 HOPE-TD) involving six global regions. The rationales for and further information on 1 HOPE-TD are outlined in a previous article, 'Rebuilding Trust and Compassion in a Covid-19 World ,' including Ten Propositions for Global Sustainability (

Originally from Canada, Dr. Lueddeke worked in both northern and southern communities as a teacher, educational manager/director, program developer and consultant across a wide range of disciplines/professions. In the UK he has held posts in higher education and in medical education at Southampton University’s Faculty of Medicine, receiving the Vice Chancellor Teaching Excellence Award in interprofessional education. As an advisor he has collaborated inter alia with the Kent, Surrey and Sussex (KSS) Postgraduate Deanery in London, the UK Centre for Workforce Intelligence, the UK Care Quality Commission, the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the InterAction Council, to name several organizations.

As a researcher and author, Dr Lueddeke has published widely on educational transformation, innovation and education leadership. Previous books have included Transforming Medical Education for the 21st Century: Megatrends, Priorities and ChangeGlobal Population Health and Well-Being for the 21st Century: Toward New Paradigms, Policy and Practice; and Survival: One Health, One Planet, One Future, (2019)  The latter publication – including “Ten Propositions for Global Sustainability” - is meant to raise awareness and stimulate discussion on global issues and help to translate the One Health & Well-Being concept - alongside the UN-2030 Global Goals - into meaningful action on the ground.

His most recent contribution to an edited book is a chapter entitled, ‘Universities in the Early Decades of the Third Millennium: Saving the World from itself?’ (Emerald Publishing [2020]). Articles during 2021 have included 'Commentary on More for the World Organisation for Animal Health' ( 'Toward Planet and Species Sustainability' ( and, most recently,  'War and Peace?' (

Invited as a plenary speaker to different corners of the world, Dr. Lueddeke has presented sessions for such organizations as the UK General Medical Council, the American Medical Association, University 21 (U21) Health Sciences Group (Millennium Goals- Ireland), the Public Health Association of South Africa, Jayewardenepura University (Sri Lanka), Faculty of Public Health (United Kingdom), the Catharina Pijls Lecture on Global and European Health ( Annual Maastricht [Netherlands] Symposium), the Global Health Council (USA), School of Veterinary Medicine and School of Clinical Medicine (Cambridge University, UK), the World Veterinary Association and the World Medical Association (Kitakyushi, Japan), the Arab Health Congress (Dubai), the International Schools Association annual Youth Leadership Encounter on Worldwide Migration (UK), Royal Veterinary College / London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Boehringer Ingelheim One Health Symposium (France). Most recently, he was invited to offer a webinar presentation for the first General Assembly of the International Student One Health Alliance (ISOHA)- 'Addressing Global Challenges through One Health in a Covid-19 World.'

In 2019 he was recipient of the American Epidemiological Society (AES) Dipl. AVES (Hon.). Along with establishing 1 HOPE-TD planning groups across global regions, he is currently an adviser for Future Africa ( and the Centre for the Study of Resilience (, Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, focusing, as one example on a project entitled "Women in Science: Transdisciplinary Solutions to Global Challenges."  In addition, he coordinates an Ecosystem Health curriculum and training project in India ( as part of an Indo-German Technical Cooperation One Health Project on 'Human-Wildlife Conflict Mitigation. A recent co-authored article, 'G20 Summit: Make One Health a Reality' (, may have contributed to the groundbreaking Declaration of the G20 Ministers of Health in preparation of the G20 global Summit in October - 'G20 Takes the Next Step in Making One Health a Priority' (