December 2020

One Health Happenings
In Memoriam

This Issue of One Health Happenings is dedicated
to long time One Health Champion Lisa Conti, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, CPM who left this earth on November 7 after a long battle with cancer. 
Even when we see and know it is coming, losing this precious One Health champion ( is heart-wrenching. Lisa, you are a beautiful soul. Your warm, calm, level-headed, insightful, respectful, knowledge and never ceasing commitment to the One Health movement cannot be replaced. You have left a hole in all our hearts. We promise to carry on, to keep the faith, and just keep swimming towards a day when One Health truly is the default way of doing business around the world. Sending you Hugs in Heaven.

The One Health Commission
COVID-19 and One Health News
Intergovernmental Science - Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES ) Report
Future pandemics will emerge more often, spread more rapidly, do more damage to the world economy and kill more people than COVID-19 unless there is a transformative change in the global approach to dealing with infectious diseases, warns a major new report on biodiversity and pandemics by 22 leading experts from around the world……… The experts agree that escaping the era of pandemics is possible, but that this will require a seismic shift in approach from reaction to prevention. The report offers a number of policy options that would help to reduce and address pandemic risk. Among those included: Institutionalizing the ‘One Health’ approach in national governments to build pandemic preparedness, enhance pandemic prevention programs, and to investigate and control outbreaks across sectors. The report also summarizes key statistics and facts that reveal the economic impact of pandemics.

Scientific Review

This systematic literature review documented the three coronavirus outbreaks, i.e. SARS, MERS, COVID-19, to evaluate the evolution of the One Health approach, including the identification of key One Health actions taken for prevention, response, and control. doi: 10.1016/j.onehlt.2020.100170
New Free Training Module Framed in One Health!!

Created by the University of Washington's Center for One Health Research, Harborview Medical Center, and the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety Continuing Education Program, these training modules are designed to assist the process of creating and implementing infection prevention and control plans on animal farms that will control COVID-19 as well as other infectious diseases important for both human and animal health. Through workplace hazard identification, control and evaluation, and integration of occupational medicine services, such programs can protect the health of both workers and animals on farms.

New Commentaries

Hansen G, Mazet J, Rushton J, Stroud C, NAM Perspectives. Commentary, Nov 9, 2020, National Academy of Medicine, Washington, DC.
Adopting the One Health paradigm would enable a more efficient response and minimize loss of life.
Kaplan B, Seifman R, IMPAKTER, Nov 13, 2020
This article makes the case that more than a vaccine (or several vaccines) is needed and that bringing together the two major existing health systems that are now separate, one for Animals and another for Humans, would produce a greater synergy.
Mark A,, Nov 16, 2020
COVID-19 provides an unfortunate but essential opportunity to demonstrate the fundamental importance of the One Health approach. The world has taken notice in significant ways.

Koopmans M,, Nov 20, 2020,
Kaplan B, Seifman R, IMPAKTER, Nov 27, 2020
Health illiteracy haunts the COVID-19 response in most of the Western democracies where One Health can provide solutions.
By David Quamen, New York Times, Dec 11, 2020

They probably spread the virus that’s killing humans.
We almost certainly spread the fungus that’s killing them.
Worth revisiting
By Ferris Jabr, New York Times, June 25, 2020,
"As we restructure Earth’s biosphere to suit our whims, we open hidden conduits between other animals’ microbiomes and our own. Once those channels are in place, pathogens can no more stop themselves from spilling into us than water can prevent itself from running downhill. We cannot blame the bats, mosquitoes and viruses. We cannot expect them to go against their nature. The challenge before us is how best to govern ourselves and stymie the flood we unleashed.”
Conferences / Webinars / Podcasts
November 17-18, 2020
Virtual 2-Day Conference
Hosted by the German Federal Foreign Office (FFO) in partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Building on the Berlin Principles on One Health which were launched at the 2019 One Planet, One Health, One Future Conference, this year’s conference addressed how to move forward after the pandemic elaborating on what One Health looks like in practice and how to operationalize it while working to prevent future zoonotic pandemics. Realities and experiences on the ground in Africa, Asia, and Latin America were discussed. Included five sessions over two days.  Recordings available. More information:
Other NEWS 
More Highlights
 Over 100 events even with the pandemic!

Goal: Promote campus-wide awareness of One Health
There is still time to apply by December 18 to serve for a 1-yr, extendable term helping lead the OHSS Initiative.
Announced on November 9, the application deadline has been extended. Responsibilities include:
•   Provide strategy planning for OHSS initiative
•   Work with OHC leadership and OHSS members on project planning
•   Serve as champion for OHSS issues
If interested, send 250-word personal statement describing your career, how you have been involved with One Health and social sciences, and why you would like to serve. Please mention if you have been involved with the OHSS Initiative to date. Send to by 5 pm EST Friday, December 18, 2020. In the email subject line, please put: OHSS LEADERSHIP and your name. Decisions anticipated by January 4, 2021.
To help educate children and young adults about the importance of bats in our environment, as well as the potential for some bats to transmit zoonotic diseases such as rabies, USDA Wildlife Services and the One Health Commission's Bat Rabies Education Team (BRET) recently sponsored an infographic competition among college students in a central US region. A 5-minute video explaining the One Health approach to bat rabies was developed to launch the competition.

The winner (Right, $500) was Brooke MacNeill, a graduate student in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University. Brooke developed her infographic in both English and Spanish.

The runner up (Below, $100) was Stephen Nachtsheim, a graduate student in Biomedical Communications at the University of Toronto.

Created by the Center for One Health Research, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

The Partnership for Environmental Education and Rural Health (PEER) Program at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) has launched a PEER One Health Curriculum free to educators to incorporate into their teaching. Within a One Health module, students receive instruction on data organization and analysis, identifying trends, and drawing conclusions utilizing real-world information about infectious diseases from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO). See Overview of the PEER One Health Curriculum. See Preview Video of the of the PEER One Health Curriculum.
Future Africa - 1 HOPE (One Health for One Planet Education initiative) Webinar series: Building transdis-ciplinary research capacity of early career and doctoral students in Africa through a One Health & Well-Being lens

Hosted by U Pretoria and partners this webinar series seeks to educate the next generation of global citizens about the criticality of ensuring the sustainability of the planet and all species. Early career and doctoral scholars, and advanced graduate students worldwide are encouraged to participate.

November 11, 2020 - Part 1

December 2, 2020 Part 2 (Invitation)
Next Up: Part 3
January 27, 2020
15:00 - 19:00 East Africa Time (GMT +2)

Free but you must Register to receive login information (
Public health agencies are working to respond to the health effects of climate change. CDC’s Climate and Health Webinars present public health accomplishments, challenges and promising opportunities around climate change and public health policy and practice. The webinars will highlight the pressing need for greater scientific and civic engagement to protect public health from a changing climate. They will also provide guidance for analytic and programmatic activities aimed at reducing the health consequences of climate change and developing public health adaptation strategies.
Throughout the academic year, Yale Law School Law, Ethics and Animals Program (LEAP) brings to campus scholars, lawmakers, scientists, investigative journalists, writers, and artists — who focus in various ways on understanding and improving humans’ understanding and treatment of animals.
Next Event- January 16, 2021 - (All day)
Register as an attendee.
We must start early in educating about the One Health concept and philosophy. College or university is really too late. This video by Trovas One Health (Find One Health) was the winner for the 9-12 age group of the 2020 Global Art and Music Contest Performing Arts, hosted by  

See more contest winners.
September 10, 2020
Building back better! (See p 12)
44. Calls upon Member States to build, strengthen and promote health systems, including primary health care, that are strong, resilient, functional, well governed, responsive, accountable, integrated, community-based, people-centred and capable of quality service delivery, supported by a competent health workforce, adequate health infrastructure and essential public health functions and capacities, enabling legislative and regulatory frameworks, as well as sufficient and sustainable funding, calls upon donors and other relevant stakeholders to support countries that lack the capacity to implement such measures, recognizes the value of an integrated One Health approach that fosters cooperation between the human health, animal health and plant health, as well as environmental and other relevant sectors, and underlines the urgent need for continued close work between the long-standing Tripartite, together with other relevant parts of the United Nations system and relevant stakeholders in this regard;
46. Stresses that the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to reduce the risk of the economic, social and environmental impacts of disasters, many of which are exacerbated by climate change, desertification and biodiversity loss, and emphasizes the need to support and invest in adaptation and action at all levels to enhance efforts to build resilience through, inter alia, disaster risk reduction, community empowerment and participation and the sustainable management of ecosystems and the protection and sustainable use of biodiversity, including wildlife, to reduce the likelihood of zoonotic infections and the impacts and costs of disasters.
'YOU' could take One Health to this Virtual Conference!!
April 21-24, 2021
(Formerly the Global Health Mini-University). Hosted by USAID and The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, the GHTechX is accepting proposals for conference sessions, due January 15, 2021. Free and open to the public. More information about criteria and process can be found on the event website. For questions contact
Don't forget!
You can bring this exhibit to your location!!!

Smithsonian Institute Updates newsletter about the OUTBREAK Exhibit. 
Did You Know About?
Created and hosted by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. From the air we breathe to the water we drink, our health is defined by our natural environment. Environmental health issues like air and water pollution affect everything from our quality of life to the prevalence of certain illnesses. This Initiative brings together leaders from various sectors to share their insights on how to solve our most pressing environmental health challenges.
Vector-borne diseases in humans and animals are quintessential One Health issues. The CDC has recently estimated that approximately 300,000 people may get Lyme disease each year in the United States. Likewise, the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) is tracking increasing numbers of  cases of Lyme disease in North American pet dogs that could serve as sentinels for human exposures in shared environments. Thus there is a growing clinical need for robust diagnostic capacity to directly detect all stages of borrelia infection (Lyme disease), especially the acute phase to support earlier diagnosis and more effective antibiotic treatment to prevent progression to severe multisystem disease. Using Nanotrap technology first developed at George Mason University and commercialized by Ceres Nanoscience, Galaxy Diagnostics in North Carolina, USA is now offering a new  urine test for Outer surface protein A (OspA) C-terminus peptide in early stages of Lyme borreliosis infection. This innovative test method for Lyme borreliosis identifies cases missed by the current recommended indirect two-tier testing method for antibodies.
Student News
Save the Date!! January 11 - 17, 2020
7pm GMT +2 (12pm Eastern) Each Evening

ISOHA is proud to present a week-long series of virtual One Health events based in Romania, Europe, featuring a series of exciting speakers covering a range of One Health topics (Agenda available soon). The conference will run from 11 to 17 January 2021, with 1-2 speakers presenting each evening (7pm GMT +2 in Romania, 12pm EST, GMT -5). Participants will also learn more about ISOHA as an organisation. Registration is free and all are welcome! Registrants will receive an email with links to log into the sessions. For Questions contact ISOHA Vice President for Outreach, Sean Sum, and Romania organizer/Europe Continent Representative Maria Mihaela,
ISOHA Continent Representatives, led by the VP of Outreach, are students who:
  • Help coordinate ISOHA activities in their respective continent.
  • Serve as a liaison between ISOHA and student One Health groups in their continent.
  • Seek out One Health-related student groups to expand the ISOHA network across their continent. 

There are still vacancies for the role of Continent Representatives in both South America and Australia/Oceania and we are pleased to announce that applications for these positions are now re-opened! You can either choose to nominate yourselves or encourage your friends to apply! 


ISOHA invites current students from across the globe who are One Health enthusiasts to submit articles related to One Health for its new informal ISOHA Journal, set to be launched mid 2021. Articles may address but are NOT limited to the following themes.
  • Infectious and zoonotic disease
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Food Safety and bio-security
  • Emergency preparedness and outbreak management
  • Translational and comparative research
  • Policy, Social and Economic Issues of One Health
  • Climate change impacts
  • Cumulative health effects assessments 
  • Environmental bio-hazards
 A justification for why the article is One Health-related must be provided. Contact the ISOHA Journal Editors at with questions or concerns.
__________________________________ (, in partnership with the ISOHA, invites interested students (18 + years old) in any degree program/field to apply for a position as a Student Lesson Leader to teach virtual COVID-19 and One Health lessons to children. 

One Health Lessons aims to inspire every child on the planet to value the connections between the environment, people, plants, and animals.

This application for Lesson Leaders will be open until further notice. You may apply at any time. Lesson Leaders will be selected at the beginning of each month. Please carefully read the program requirements before applying. Contact, AND with any questions or concerns.
November 3, 2020
For One Health Day 2020, on November 3rd, ISOHA hosted Jane Parmley, DVM, PhD, Associate Professor in One Health in the Department of Population Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College/University of Guelph, in a discussion on One Health and Antimicrobial Resistance. Dr. Parmley shared a fascinating case study demonstrating how antibiotic use in chickens in Canada led to an increase in antibiotic-resistant infections in people. She noted that this is one of the few studies in which a direct link between antibiotic use in animals and resistant infections in people has been demonstrated. She emphasized that AMR is an extremely complex issue for which one group is not solely responsible and reminded us that finger-pointing (which we often see happening between the veterinary and human medical sectors) is counterproductive. She also discussed her experience bringing people from various backgrounds into focus groups to discuss their roles in addressing AMR.
November 3, 5, and 8, 2020
ISOHA One Health Week: One Health 'Outside the Box'
In addition to the talk above, ISOHA held two more webinars in celebration of One Health Day. 
  • November 5: Dr. Deborah Thomson, Founder and President, spoke about Education and Policy; Ian Mujjabi, Former Economics Intern, spoke about Economics. Recording available. 
  • November 8: Neil Vezeau, ISOHA Trustee, and Bailey Archey, ISOHA VP of Education, spoke about Student Advocacy for One Health. Recording Available.
Iyiola Oladunjoye, ISOHA Educational Committee Resource and Event Co-Tracker and graduate of microbiology from the University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria, led a clean up project at the Ijora Fish Market, Ijora-Olopa, Lagos, Nigeria with a mission to advance community waste management practices through sensitization, advocacy and research. The event was held in conjunction with the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Development and was institutionally supported by One Health and Development Initiative towards the completion and in partial fulfillment of Iyiola’s professional fellowship (One Health Advocacy and Mentorship Program with the One Health Development Initiative).
Neglected One Health Issues
One Health and our Struggling Pollinators
López-Uribe MM, Ricigliano VA, Simone-Finstrom M, Annu Rev Anim Biosci. 2020 Feb 15;8:269-294.
doi: 10.1146/annurev-animal-020518-115045. Epub 2019 Oct 16. PMID: 31618045.

The term pollinator health emerged through efforts to understand causes of bee decline and colony losses. This review proposes a definition for pollinator health and synthesize the available literature on the application of standardized biomarkers to assess health at the individual, colony, and population levels. The authors focus on biomarkers in honey bees and extrapolate the potential application of these approaches to monitor the health status of wild bee populations. They conclude by addressing challenges to pollinator health from a One Health perspective that emphasizes the interplay between environmental quality and human, animal, and bee health.

Happy Holidays during a Pandemic!!
Are you shopping online more this year?

Did you know that if you use Amazon Smile, part of your purchase cost will go to the One Health Commission? Simply shop at any time and AmazonSmile donates to One Health Commission.
Upcoming Events
December 16, 2020 Webinar - TODAY!!
The One Health Academy in Washington, DC, USA, hosts speakers Tonya Nichols and Blair Budd highlighting EPA’s 50 year anniversary of accomplishing important One Health work. Free but you must Register to receive your unique login link.
December 16, 2020 - Free Online Event
3 pm Eastern, 8 pm GMT
Hosted by Knowable Magazine, Speakers Jonna Mazet, DVM, MPVM, PhD and Raina Plowright, BVSc, MSc, PhD, two leading wildlife epidemiologists, will describe how new infectious pathogens are transmitted from one species to another, a process called “spillover,” and what can be done to prevent future pandemics.
December 17, 2020 Webinar
8:30 a.m. EST
Hosted by the Global One Health initiative (GOHi) of The Ohio State as part of its monthly One Health Webinar Series. Speakers include:
  • Shridhar Narayanan, PhD, Foundation for Neglected Disease Research, India
  • Ermias Addo, MSc, PhD Candidate, The Ohio State University, United States 
  • Moderator: Mark Mitton-Fry, PhD, The Ohio State University, United States
Free but you must register to receive your unique login link. 
January 27, 2021
1 pm Eastern Standard Time
Hosted by the Healthy Urban Waters (HUW) Group at Wayne State University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, this symposium will explore the urban aquatic environment within a One Health context. Multidisciplinary research from across the university will be highlighted with lightning talks from students, faculty, staff, and researchers associated with HUW.
February 2-4, 2021
Emerging Biorisk Challenges in Agriculture
6th International Biosafety and Biocontainment Virtual Symposium
Jointly hosted by the USDA Agriculture Research Services (ARS) and the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA). Abstracts sought in one of four categories, one being One Health-Related Issues:
  • Topics which identify successes in or challenges to forging critical links related to the interface of animal, human, and environmental health
  • Challenges in breaking down professional silos between public health, Animal health and environmental health
  • Emerging and Re-emerging diseases that can impact people, animals, crops or the environment
  • Global Health Security Initiative
  • Scientific needs and capacity to prevent, detect or respond to natural and designed biological threats
  • Potential for accidental release, theft or illicit use of biological hazards
March 5-14, 2021
Organized annually since 2011 by Green Community Connections, Illinois, USA, this is a Chicago area film festival that creates opportunities for understanding climate change, sustainability and the power of human involvement through sustainability-themed films and facilitated discussion. The contest is open to students from grades 3 through college level and was created with the goal of engaging youth in discussions about sustainability issues and getting them thinking about solutions. Winners receive a cash prize and matching grant of equal value to be given to a non-profit organization chosen by the filmmaker. Winning films are featured at One Earth Film Festival. More information, contact
April 6-11, 2021
Hosted by the University of Alaska, Fairbanks Center for One Health Research (UAF-COHR) in partnership with the U.S. Department of State. This event is part of the United States contribution to One Arctic, One Health, an Arctic Council project now in its fifth year. This conference will bring together scientists, healthcare professionals, educators, students, policy makers, and community stakeholders to learn about the latest advances in One Health research. The goal is to build international, interdisciplinary teams to work on the most pressing issues facing the future of the Circumpolar North. See the Conference Video.
Recent PAST EVENTS (You might have missed)
These events have passed but we would like for the world to be aware of them!
December 9, 2020 - Webinar in the
Hosted by the UK Research and Innovation Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) One Health Poultry Hub, this series identifies practical and equitable approaches to health security, food security and food systems that incorporate justice in human, animal, and environmental health, and contribute to the UN call to ‘Build Back Better’ after COVID-19. Running through August 2021, bi-weekly events are focused around five themes: Disease and Pandemics; Disease Governance; Food Systems; Poultry Production and Distribution Systems; and Food System Governance. Recording Available
December 7-10, 2020 Virtual Conference
Four half-day sessions hosted by US NIEHS with partners at Understanding Climate and Health Associations in India (UCHAII), Indian Meteorological Society (IMS), and International Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR/Delhi) to consider the association of climate, environment, and natural disasters with infectious disease, especially COVID-19 in India, to understand how this knowledge can be applied in practice, and to share current research methods. There is a large body of evidence linking environmental factors such as temperature and humidity with infectious disease such as malaria, cholera and the like. However, the impact of climatological, environmental and extreme weather risk factors such as temperature, humidity and air pollution are less clear. Multiple disasters such as cyclones and COVID-19 co-exist. And the Indoor Environment is also of particular concern including workplace, school and industry settings, especially in terms of ventilation and air conditioning.
December 4, 2020 

Dr. Jonna Mazet presented in the Global Landscapes Forum Live. In this GLF Live, Jonna Mazet, who co-leads the Global Virome Project, spoke in concrete terms about the parameters needed on financial, scientific, governance and ecological fronts to prevent the next pandemic. Recording available.

December 4, 2020
One Health Webinar Series - Part 2
Biodiversity Conservation towards Creating Safe Spaces Against Zoonotic Diseases
Hosted by the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN)
December 7, 2020
This event will contextualise the findings of the 2020 Report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change in the European context, bringing together leading academics and policymakers with wide-ranging experience and expertise. Speakers can share views on how to build back better whilst preparing to meet net-zero emissions by 2050. Webinar Registration here.
December 3, 2020
120 world-leading experts, including authors from 38 academic institutions and UN agencies spanning every continent have looked at more than 40 indicators for the 2020 Report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change. Recording available here. 
Hosted by the LANCET One Health Commission, this series aimed to increase awareness of One Health in general and its relevance for health security in the COVID-19 era and to highlight the work of the LANCET One Health Commission while fostering an on-going, multi-directional dialogue.
(Humans, Environment, Animals and Livelihoods)
  • December 3, 2020  How are One Health Units (OHUs) helping reshape the health service delivery for pastoral communities in the Horn of Africa?
  • November 5, 2020  Why is One Health of interest to donors and investors?
  • October 1, 2020    Evaluating integrated approaches to health based on systems thinking
  • September 3, 2020 Institutionalizing One Health: Lessons from Kenya
  • August 6, 2020     Opportunities for change – One Health in Africa
Created in 2019, the One Health Units for Humans, Environment, Animals and Livelihoods (HEAL) applies One Health to enhance the well-being and resilience of vulnerable communities in pastoralist and agro-pastoralist areas of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. HEAL Community of Practice webinars are organized jointly with the International Livestock Research Institute’s (ILRI) One Health Research, Education and Outreach Centre for Africa. Recordings available
November 29, 2020 Webinar
Dr. Deb Thomson, Founder and President of, discussed One Health Education and its impact on the future health of humans, animals, and the environment. Hosted by Kher-Kun, Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network, and Student Leaders in Public Health in Pakistan. Recording available.  

See also’s website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube. On the YouTube channel, also check out Dr. Thomson’s recent talk to students at the Royal Veterinary College on One Health Communication.
November 25-26, 2020

From Jhang, Pakistan. Hosted by the College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department of Pathobiology, Jhang, Pakistan. Follow the Conference on Facebook to see the Agenda and short videos on ‘What is One Health’.  

November 20 and 22, 2010
Hosted by the World Healthcare Students’ Alliance (includes IADS, IFMSA, IPSF, and IVSA, and IAAS) representing 1.9 million dentistry, medical, pharmaceutical, veterinary, and agriculture students from 155 Countries. Three sessions were given by leaders in the One Health community.
  • November 20 by Dr. Cheryl Stroud, Executive Director, One Health Commission (See Recording)
  • November 20 by Dr. Deborah Thomson, Founder and President of
  • November 22 by Dr. Laura Kahn, Co-Founder, One Health Initiative pro bono team and Neil Vezeau, ISOHA Trustee
Press release: Dr. Stroud Talk: 
November 19, 2020 Webinar
Hosted by the Global One Health initiative (GOHi), The Ohio State as part of its monthly One Health Webinar Series. Speakers David Bruce Conn, PhD, Berry College, USA and Sebastián Muñoz Leal, DVM, PhD, University of Concepción, Chile. Moderated by Rafael Vieira, DVM, MSc, PhD, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil. Recording available.

November 18, 2020 Webinar
Hosted by the One Health Academy, Washington, DC, USA. Speaker Dale Griffin 
Recording available here. Click Register to start the recording. 

November 18, 2020 Webinar
Hosted by the International Society for Infectious Diseases and EcoHealth Alliance
Recording Available.
November 16-18, 2020
Kansas City, Missouri, Hosted by BioNexus-KC, Biosensors are devices and technology that can be used to monitor the health or status of humans, animals, or the environment. The use of biosensors in One Health applications has significant potential to improve the health of humans and animals by enhancing and accelerating the identification of disease conditions and by providing access to real-time data to improve decision-making capabilities.

November 10-14, 2020 

Showcasing One Health students, researchers, and education at the University of Guelph. Included a Panel Discussion – Plants, and Animals, and Humans, Oh My! What is One Health and what does it have to do with your future career? Recording available.

November 10, 2020
One Health Social Sciences (OHSS) Initiative Webinar
Hosted by the One Health Commission's OHSS intiative. Speaker, Sabrina Sholts, PhD, Biological Anthropologist, Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, Curator of the OUTBREAK Exhibit, Washington, D.C. Recording available. Fill in your information to view the recording.
November 6, 13, and 20, 2020
  • November 6 - USDA Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program; Utah Rabies and PEP (post exposure prophylaxis)
  • November 13 - One Health approach to Covid-19 outbreak in humans and mink on Utah mink farms, CDC, UDOH
  • November 20 - The Importance of Bees; Update on zoonotic New World Screwworm (Cochliomyia hominivorax)
November 9-13, 2020
University of Maryland Virtual 3rd Annual Cornerstone Event
Hosted by the University of Maryland (UMD) College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Keynote speaker Dr. Cheryl Stroud, Executive Director of the One Health Commission supplemented by other speakers, presenters and contributors across UMD and other prominent institutions. This year's event focus was incredibly timely given the global pandemic, with event topics ranging from mental health, to zoonotic diseases, to water quality, and much more. Recordings available. Preview Video.
November 4, 2020 
Side Event at the 6th Annual Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Ministerial Meeting
Understanding the links between the environment and health risks and outcomes is critical to enhance surveillance and detection, develop early warning systems, and target multi-sectoral risk reduction strategies to address known and novel threats. This side event highlighted promising practices in engaging human and animal health and environment sector partners in capacity-building for health security, with a lens on zoonotic and vector-borne diseases and antimicrobial resistance (AMR). It was intended to showcase examples of good practices, tools, resources and communications for GHSA members to strengthen coordination across disciplines and the public and private sectors. The site will prompt you to create an account to access the event. The system runs best on Google Chrome or Firefox.

November 3, 2020
Presentation by Dr. George Lueddke, Recording Available.

October 30 - November 3, 2020  
Culminating this year on One Health Day, the 6th World One Health Congress was the largest One Health event of the year, where experts and researchers from around the world presented their latest scientific research. Organized this year by the One Health Platform, the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Infectious Diseases, South African Center for Infectious Disease Surveillance, and Africa CDC. One Health Day 2019 Student Event Awards were recognized in the closing ceremony. Platform available online until the end of 2020.

October 21, 2020 Webinar
Hosted by the University of Georgia Student One Health Club. Presentation by Louisiana One Health in Action about a boy’s 6 year battle with the vector-borne disease, Bartonellosis. By Amy LeBouef, BS, MEd, Founder, Louisiana One Health in Action and Chair, One Health Education-US Working Group of the One Health Commission. Recording Available. See additional information about Bartonella
June 4, 2020
Session at the Global Landscape Forum (GLF) hosted by UNEP and ILRI at the GLF Bonn Digital Conference. 
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Anyone, from anywhere in the world, can directly post and view One Health Opportunities, from summer programs to educational, job and funding opportunities.

Sacramento County, California, USA. The Antimicrobial Use and Stewardship (AUS) program of the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Applicants first demonstrate position eligibility through an online 'exam' of fillable questions about experience and skills. If deemed eligible applicant will then submit application separately for the position.
Fellowships, Residencies,Posdocs

The Public Health Institute / US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (PHI/CDC) Global Health Fellowship Program and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) invites faculty members to join the Global Health Workforce Panel (GHWP). Help evaluate and select the 2021-2022 cohort of talented PHI/CDC Global Health Fellows in six technical tracks: Epidemiology, HIV Prevention, Monitoring & Evaluation, Strategic Information, Program Management, and Surveillance. Participation in the panel is on a voluntary basis. The panel is in need of 80+ committed reviewers! Read more and apply here.

Three research opportunities are currently available within the Water, Food & Environmental Health Services Branch (WFEHSB), Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice (DEHSP) of the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Chamblee, Georgia. The qualified candidate should have received a master's degree in one of the relevant fields. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.
Relevant fields include Communications and Graphics Design; Computer, Information, and Data Sciences; Earth and Geosciences; Engineering; Environmental and Marine Sciences; Life Health and Medical Sciences; Social and Behavioral Sciences.

This ODI and Fleming Fund partnership via the UK’s Department of Health and Social Care provides an opportunity for postgraduate early professionals to work for 2 years in a developing country. Since 1963 ODI Fellows have been working in the public sector in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. Using a One Health framework, backgrounds can include economist, agricultural economist, biostatistician, epidemiologist, animal scientist, public health administrator, environmental scientist. Candidates from LMICs and animal health are especially encouraged to apply. Start date after April 2021. Contact Susan Barron

The Foundation supports talented veterinary and medical researchers at an early stage in their careers through these competitively awarded Travelling Fellowships in “One Health”. Applicants must be affiliated to a biomedically relevant academic institution in the UK, USA, EU or Australasia. View brief inspirational videos from current Fellows at: Information and application forms at Deadline 31st January, 2021.
Journal Articles / Reports

Von Borries R, Guinto R, Thomson DJ, Abia W, Lowe R, The LANCT Planetary Health, Volume 4, ISSUE 11, November 01, 2020, DOI:
Mathavarajah S, Stoddart AK, Gagnon GA, Dellaire G, Science of The Total Environment, 2020, 143346, ISSN 0048-9697,

A One Health Approach for Guinea Worm Disease Control: Scope and Opportunities , Boyce MR, Carlin EP, Schermerhorn J, Standley CJ, Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2020, Volume 5, Issue 4

Michalon J. Parasite. 2020;27:56. doi:10.1051/parasite/2020056

Edited By Craig Stephen Available December 23, 2020. This timely book reframes the historic narrative of people, animals, and nature as risks to each other, to one where we think about health as a shared capacity. This new narrative promotes the positive contributions made to health across species and generations and addresses growing calls to shift from a reactive to proactive approach in One Health.

Edited By Rebecca A. Krimins   Available November 26, 2020
A reference guide for veterinarians, researchers and physicians on conducting studies using spontaneous models of disease in animals. The study of naturally occurring disease in (pet) animals can help model our understanding of the biology, prevention and therapy of human and animal diseases.

Lueddeke G.  In: Policies for Equitable Access to Health

Waugh C, Shiung Lam S, Sonne C, The LANCET, Volume 396, Issue 10266, Published: December 12, 2020 DOI:

Fulvio Mazzocchi, Researcher, National Research Council, Institute of Heritage Science, Rome, Italy, 9 October 2020, E-Letter Response to article, Traditional Knowledge underlies One Health Science, 25 Sep 2020:Vol. 369, Issue 6511, pp. 1576, DOI: 10.1126/science.abe2401

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IUCN Crossroads Blog, by William Karesh, Richard Kock and Catherine Machalaba. To help prevent future emergence of novel pathogens and outbreaks of known zoonotic diseases * , the global community should designate a global authority for wildlife diseases and strengthen capacities to monitor and manage disease risks, argue members of the IUCN SSC Wildlife Health Specialist Group.

Dr. Cheryl Stroud, also shares in this episode, her advice about having a career in One Health, the integration of arts and social sciences in the One Health approach and how to get involved with the Commission's initiatives.
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