A new Promotional published in The Lancet…in need of revision! Entitled “From public to planetary health: a manifesto” http://preview.smartfocusdigital.com/go.asp?/.2014.digitalmarketing.planetaryhealth.homepage/bELA001&utm_source=blank&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign= * * * * * In respectful opposition, the One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono team, Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP ▪ Bruce Kaplan, DVM ▪ Thomas P. Monath, MD ▪ Jack Woodall, PhD ▪ Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH (and others) refused a request to become signatories and submitted a Letter-to-the-Editor of The Lancet http://www.thelancet.com/ explaining why. Please see below: Published in The Lancet’s Correspondence: www.thelancet.com Vol 383 April 26, 2014—Page 1459 (see OHI team letter below): Planetary health(1) needs One Health. One Health is a concept that recognizes the links between human, animal, and environmental health. These factors must be incorporated and integrated before planetary health can be achieved. The One Health concept promotes multidisciplinary collaborations between physicians, veterinarians, environmental specialists, and other health-related professions. Support for One Health has increased substantially and must be embraced and implemented globally.(2) Regrettably, Richard Horton and colleagues’ manifesto for planetary health excludes One Health;(1) as such, it is incomplete and ineffectual. It does not adequately address the overwhelming environmental threats to the sustainability of human civilisation. Our planet is rapidly sickening because of anthropogenic causes, but planetary health for humanity is impossible without including animal, environmental, and ecosystem health.(3) About 75% of emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic; many emerge because of environmental destruction.(4) We must recognise that planetary health equals human, animal, environmental, and ecosystem health. Achieving planetary health requires implemention of the One Health concept globally. We declare that we have no competing interests. *Laura H Kahn, Bruce Kaplan, Thomas Monath, Jack Woodall, Lisa Conti firstname.lastname@example.org Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Science and Global Security, Princeton, NJ 08542, USA (LHK); Retired, Sarasota, FL, USA (BK); PaxVax, Menlo Park, CA, USA (TM); Retired, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (JW); and One Health Initiative, Tallahassee, FL, USA (LC) 1 Horton R, Beaglehole R, Bonita R, Raeburn J, McKee M, Wall S. From public to planetary health: a manifesto. Lancet 2014; 383: 847. 2 Fisman DN, Laupland KB. The ‘One Health’ paradigm: time for infectious diseases clinicians to take note? Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol 2010; 21: 111–14. 3 Kahn LH. Protecting the environment in the Anthropocene. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Dec 22, 2013. http://thebulletin.org/ protecting-environment-anthropocene (accessed April 9, 2014). 4 Robbins J. The ecology of disease. The New York Times. July 14, 2012. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/15/sunday-review/theecology-of-disease.html (accessed April 9, 2014).