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November 3, 2021

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Events are still pouring in (until the end of the year) showing the world just how much One Health is being embraced and implemented. Any One Health event, held any time in 2021, needs to show up on this map. If you haven’t yet submitted yours, please do so here 
Here are a few regional highlights from events submitted so far!!!!
(with more flagged in the Events Section below in this newsletter issue)
December 3-4, 2021

In Côte d'Ivoire, the consumption of bushmeat remains a cultural fact and its strong demand in urban areas has led to a proliferation of markets that could be places of transmission of these diseases, like the Wuhan market in China. To prevent these zoonoses, an awareness campaign is organized by the Association of Doctors and Experts of Côte d'Ivoire (ADEx-CI) on bushmeat markets. It will mobilize 15 people and will consist of identifying 2 markets per region and per year and will target 200 people per market; to distribute 500 T-shirts, 1000 flyers, 4000 gloves, 2000 mufflers, 1000 hydroalcoholic gels and 500 personal protective equipment and to recruit 5 people to constitute the office of the local “One Health” committee.
October 30, 2021
Sulphur, Louisiana. Hosted by Louisiana One Health in Action. A 5K timed competitive race,and a 3k Fun Run will be open to both people and their dogs to celebrate One Health Day! It is an effort to highlight the human/animal bond and to raise awareness of One Health- the interrelationship of Human, Animal, and Environmental Health. The day will additionally be filled with a variety of ways to have fun and learn about One Health while celebrating the human and animal bond.
Hong Kong S.A.R., China. Hosted by Hong Kong Wildlife Health Foundation. The Hong Kong Wildlife Health Foundation has launched a campaign to raise awareness to the concept of One Health in relation to wildlife and in particular marine mammals. Marine mammals not only ensure the balance of the marine ecosystem but also act as indicators of ocean health. A bilingual English/ Chinese leaflet has been produced. The leaflet focuses on actions to take if encountering a stranded porpoise or dolphin. Leaflets are distributed to veterinary clinics in Hong Kong, as well as being available on the Hong Kong Wildlife Health website. This campaign aims at increasing the awareness of the One Health approach among Veterinarians in Hong Hong as well as their clients to promote healthy wildlife and ecosystems.
Porto, Portugal. Hosted by the Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar (ICBAS) - School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal. The intent of this event is to raise awareness and educate about the challenges of human, animal, and environmental health, and reinforce the need for collaboration between different professionals and disciplines. The talks of the '1st Porto One Health Day' will have a hybrid format: face-to-face, from different places, but will also be transmitted through the Zoom platform. Free but you must Register.
November 3, 2021
Faisalanbad, Pakistan. Hosted by the National Institutes of Health, Pakistan. One key aspect of One Health is the understanding that animals can serve as early warning signs of potential human illness, so studying and tracking diseases in animals can help prevent illnesses and disease outbreaks in people. As the interdependence and connectedness between humans, animals and the environment continue to increase, embracing the One Health approach is the most effective and efficient way to protect public health. A seminar is planned on One Health Day at NIH Pakistan with stakeholders and participation of different sectors.
November 3, 2021
Gatton, Australia. The University of Queensland is pleased to launch the Queensland Alliance for One Health Sciences (QAEHS) aiming to improve zoonotic disease public health policy through integrated health research that addresses local, national and global One Health challenges. Hear from the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Research Infrastructure, the Queensland Chief Scientist, the Queensland Health Communicable Disease Branch, Biosecurity Queensland, SafeFood Queensland and our lead QAOHS researchers.

See more Events below in the Events Section of this newsletter
Commentaries / Reports
Be sure to click on both 2020 and 2021 to fully appreciate the number of items that have been published around the world.

September 8, 2021
By: Richard Seifman In: IMPAKTER
Groundbreaking Declaration of the G20 Ministers of Health in Preparation for the G20 Global Summit, “… linkages between human and animal health, the effects across One Health related to antimicrobial resistance (AMR), food systems, and environmental health, including climate change, ecosystem degradation, increased encroachment into natural systems and loss of biodiversity should be addressed through the One Health approach..........There is now the opportunity for the full G20 leadership at its Summit in October to translate the Declaration into concrete action.

November 1, 2021
By Richard Seifman In: IMPAKTER

G20 Health and Finance Ministers announced the establishment of a Joint Finance-Health Task Force in line with One Health principles. To succeed with One Health will require those with the power, and those who are outside, to remain vigilant in keeping focus. The door is slightly ajar, let’s open it wide.
October 29, 2021
Rome, Italy, “ ... We are determined to advance pandemic, prevention, preparedness and response, as well as to prepare the way for stronger post-pandemic recovery, in line with the comprehensive One Health approach, taking into account work of the Tripartite and UN Environment Programme and their newly established One Health High Level Expert Panel, and with previous G20 commitments to tackle antimicrobial resistance. ... Based on the principles above and building on the work of the G20 Informal Group of Finance and Health Experts, we establish a G20 Joint Finance-Health Task Force (the Task Force) aimed at enhancing dialogue and global cooperation on issues relating to pandemic PPR, promoting the exchange of experiences and best practices, developing coordination arrangements between Finance and Health Ministries, promoting collective action, assessing and addressing health emergencies with cross-border impact, and encouraging effective stewardship of resources for pandemic PPR, while adopting a One Health approach.”
October 24-26 , 2021
Berlin, Germany. Founded in 2009 and held under the patronage of the German Chancellor, the President of the Republic of France, the President of the European Commission, and the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), every October the World Health Summit draws international experts from academia, politics, the private sector, and civil society. During the three-day summit, stakeholders and decision-makers from 100 countries and every field in healthcare work together to find solutions to global health challenges and set the agenda for a healthier future.  About the World Health Summit. See the Summit Agenda. This year One Health was prominently featured in 6 sessions. 
Comments from Dr. Sharon Deem of the Saint Louis Zoo Institute for Conservation Medicine to the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) Retrieved October 14, 2021, from


By Henry M. Paulson, Jr,  In: New York Times
Twin crises afflict the natural world. The first is climate change. Its causes and potentially catastrophic consequences are well known. The second crisis has received much less attention and is less understood but still requires urgent attention by global policymakers. It is the collapse of biodiversity, the sum of all things living on the planet.

Editorial by Maria D. Van Kerkhove, Michael J. Ryan, and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus 
Science, 13 Oct 2021, DOI: 10.1126/science.abm7796
COVID-19 will not be the last Disease X. The newly established World Health Organization (WHO) Scientific Advisory Group on the Origins of Novel Pathogens (SAGO) presents an unprecedented opportunity to better guide studies that specifically investigate high-threat pathogens…………. We need scientific collaboration, data sharing, and implementation of a robust “one health” approach that brings together the human, animal, and environmental spheres to boost risk identification, reduction, and surveillance in animals and at the human-animal-environment interface. This must be linked to early action to investigate, characterize, and contain threats. In parallel, the world needs systematic processes to study the emergence of these pathogens and their routes of transmission from natural reservoirs to humans. Laboratory protocols around the world must be monitored and strengthened.
October 21, 2021
Author: Dr. Michael W. Fox
We have ignored, exploited and violated many of these relationships for millennia and now face the nemesis of Nature’s retribution. The worse is yet to come if we do not, as the Hopi Prophecy warns, collectively and singularly repair these relationships and respect all our relations, plant and animal, water, soil and stone......In this anthropocene age we are experiencing the existential crisis, environmentally, socio-economically and in terms of public health and food security that the Hopi Indians prophetically warned about as a consequence of koyaanisquatsi, life out of balance. Renunciation of our self-worship of gods created in our own image would be a good beginning toward living in harmony with all life, the spiritual root of One Health and the antidote to our pathogenic anthropocentrism. Indeed, Global Sustainability via a One Health approach as a moral compass is critical to our planet’s survival and thereby ourselves.
Other News
October 29, 2021
Accra, Ghana, Since 2017 international One Health Day has been used to increase awareness among policymakers and strongly advocate for the adoption of the One Health approach….. The Director General of the NADMO, Mr Eric Nana Agyemang-Prempeh, said a (Ghana) national One Health Policy was being formulated for the country to ensure optimal health and well-being outcomes in the country…. An NADMO Technical Working Group for One Health has finalized a One Health Policy for Ghana with hopes that it will be passed into an Act by Parliament soon.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is actively engaged in a U.S. national effort to protect the public’s health from the harmful effects of climate change. Lyme disease, West Nile virus disease, and Valley fever are just some of the infectious diseases that are on the rise and spreading to new areas of the United States. Milder winters, warmer summers, and fewer days of frost make it easier for these and other infectious diseases to expand into new geographic areas and infect more people.
September 9, 2021 - November 4, 2021
The GOHI 10-year celebration kickoff included remarks from key Ohio State leaders, a review of GOHi’s impact and an expert panel discussion about the future of One Health work. Over 250 individuals from 17 countries joined the live broadcast. Each week in October the celebration continued; learn about global partnerships and key work to address One Health all over the globe. Register for each event in advance and mark your calendars for the November 4 closing ceremony in honor of One Health Day.
Canada’s University of Guelph will introduce a first-of-its-kind Bachelor of One Health (BOH) degree program in Fall 2022. The University will train transdisciplinary graduates capable of addressing complex health issues from a One Health perspective. Zoonotic diseases, water quality, poverty and food security and pollinator health are just some of the areas with a One Health focus. The COVID-19 pandemic and other recent events have spurred the desire to incorporate a more inclusive and interdisciplinary perspective on health.
The School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn Vet) is launching the Institute for Infectious and Zoonotic Diseases (IIZD) to confront emerging and re-emerging zoonotic and vector-borne diseases, with a goal of fostering innovations in disease surveillance, treatment, and vaccine development. The Institute mobilizes 30 Penn Vet faculty and 110 research investigators to broaden the understanding of viral, bacterial, and parasitic pathogens; vector biology; antimicrobial resistance; wildlife and the environment; as well as antivirals and vaccines. The Institute’s new Martin and Pamela Winter Infectious Disease Fellowship will provide support to graduate students focusing on infectious diseases of animals and humans; and the Institute’s pilot grant program will fund research that supports infection diagnosis, surveillance, or treatments. Learn more here
Did you miss it?
Initiated by the German government, the new ‘International Alliance against Health Risks in Wildlife Trade’ was officially launched at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in September as an inclusive and interdisciplinary platform. The Alliance focuses on human-wildlife interfaces and associated health risks, specifically in wildlife trade, and the emergence and spread of zoonotic pathogens from wildlife. With the participation of already 80 national and international political, civil society organizations, and scientific institutions, it will catalyze joint action by stakeholders from the fields of nature conservation, human and animal health as well as development cooperation and social sciences. For more information please visit:
One Health Issues in the News
One Health Newsletter: Volume 13 Issue 2
Lurking in the background of the Indian COVID-19 epidemic, black fungus infections (mucormycosis, phycomycosis or zygomycosis) have been on an unexpected rise, leading the Government of India to use One Health joint efforts to address the fungal scourge. Since 2019, at the inception of COVID-19 in India, more than 8,800 cases of black fungus have been reported in that country.
Hot off the Press

(see also Publications list below and visit the OHC One Health Library)

One Health concepts and challenges for surveillance, forecasting, and mitigation of plant disease beyond the traditional scope of crop production, Morris CE, Geniaus G, Nedellec C, Sauvion N, Samuel S, Plant Pathology. 2021;001-12, doi: 10.1111/ppa.13446

The São Paulo Declaration on Planetary Health, Myers SS, Pivor JI, Saraiva AM, The Lancet, Volume 398, ISSUE 10308, October 05, 2021,

Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases in Central America and the Caribbean: A One Health Perspective, Charles RA; Bermúdez S, Banovi´c P, Alvarez DO, Díaz-Sánchez AA, Corona-González B, Etter EMC, et al. Pathogens 2021, 10, 1273.

Socializing One Health: an innovative strategy to investigate social and behavioral risks of emerging viral threats. Saylors, K., Wolking, D.J., Hagan, E. et al., One Health Outlook 3, 11 (2021).

Wiebers DO, Feigin VL, Winkler AS, Neuroepidemiology,

Student News

International Student One Health Alliance (ISOHA)
November 6, 2021 Virtual Symposium
Presented by the One Health Institute and Students for One Health in the School of Veterinary Medicine and School of Medicine at the University of California, Davis. This event explores current issues and themes impacting the health of animals, people, plants, and the environment. Veterinarians, physicians, public health officials, scientists, students, and staff will join roundtable discussions, network, and learn about student research projects in One Health. The symposium will be focused on how one health collaborations drive innovation. The symposium is going to be virtual and FREE! Please register by Thursday, November 4th to get updates and the zoom webinar link for the symposium. For more information and registration info, visit
November 24-27, 2021
Hybrid Student Conference
Bucharest, Romania and Virtual
University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest together with the International Student One Health Alliance (ISOHA) is organizing the One Health Student International Conference between 24 - 27 November. For more information about fees and the conference, please visit and
One Health Lessons (OHL), in partnership with the International Student One Health Alliance (ISOHA), invites interested students (18+ years old in any program or field) to sign up to become a Student Lesson Leader to teach virtual COVID-19 & One Health Lessons to children.

The Lesson Leaders Program is a 4-hour training program (separated into four, 1-hour blocks) to equip the public with skills to teach OHLs in their own communities. Volunteers will attend an orientation, shadow two 1-hour lessons, and then teach on their own with another volunteer watching. The sign-up form for Lesson Leaders will be open continuously. Any student is welcome to sign up to be a Lesson Leader. For students only: be sure to select that you heard about the program through ISOHA to become a jointly certified Lesson Leader by OHL and ISOHA.

If you have an event coming up in your student club which is open to other One Health enthusiasts, fill out this form. Submissions will be added to the ISOHA Events Calendar available at
Students are spreading the message of One Health all around the world!
Your one-stop-shop for links to student group re-sources, educational opportunities, advocacy inform-ation, and communication platforms.
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One Health Issues In the News
Carmen Groleau
“The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo and Stratford Perth works with CVO, and has coordinated pop-up outreach clinics in the past to bring vet care to homeless or vulnerably housed pet owners. … Murphy said pets are also a lifeline for people experiencing homelessness and a reason for individuals to care for themselves as well. "That bond is so strong that they will do anything to keep themselves well in order to keep their pet safe," she said, adding outreach clinics play an important role in keeping those pets in healthy conditions.”
Alexis Mathews -
The Link between animal abuse and domestic violence.

“......... often victims stay in an abusive relationship to stay connected with their pet. "One of the reasons is oftentimes their fear that they can't bring their pet with them," Wessels said. This ordinance will ensure LMAS places animals in a safe environment while the suspected abuse victim finds safe housing. Also, visit the National Link Coalition website.

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Upcoming Events
Launched early in 2021, this series brings together speakers from across UT, the nation, and world to discuss their work and how they tackle current global challenges. From decreased biodiversity to increased anti-microbial resistance, the health of all living organisms is affected by the health of others. This series explores how solutions can be achieved by viewing these problems through a One Health lens. See the 2021 - 2022 Seminar Schedule.
November 1-3, 2021
African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Africa CDC is holding this conference to share best practices and experiences from Member States and partners; showcase continental One Health research through scientific presentation; highlight operational tools and guidance documents developed by African Union organs and technical partners like WHO, OIE and FAO; exhibit opportunities for collaboration or One Health implementation support; and strengthen One Health advocacy and capacity across the AU Member States and Regional networks. #AfricaCDCOHDay2021 Attendance is open to ALL. 
November 3, 2021 Online Conference
1200-1400 EST.
Hosted by the United States Southern Command’s (USSOUTHCOM) Office of the Command Surgeon, in conjunction with Florida International University’s Jack D. Gordon Institute of Public Policy. Public and private sector experts will discuss the key lessons learned in policy, health, and finance across the Americas. Participants will be able to interact with guest-speakers via chat. All comments during the conference will remain ‘not-for-attribution.’
  • Dr. Sylvain Aldighieri, Deputy Director of Health Emergencies Department at PAHO/WHO
  • COL Victor Suarez, Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Program Manager and Former Chief of Staff of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
  • Mr. Steven Ault, Adjunct Lecturer in Epidemiology at the University of Maryland and Former Senior Advisor for Neglected Infectious Diseases at PAHO/WHO
  • Mr. Benjamin Gedan, Deputy Director of Wilson Centers Latin American Program
English language skills not required for attendance. Spanish translation available via Zoom App version 5.0 or higher. [Note: Translation NOT available via Zoom if you log in via your internet browser - Safari, Google Chrome, etc...- or phone. Be sure you have downloaded the Zoom App in advance of the session.] Please spread the word! Free but you must Register.
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November 3, 2021 
12:00 - 12:50 pm Eastern
Hosted by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. In a conversation with Smithsonian’s Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World curator, Sabrina Sholts, Epstein will reflect on his work, the future of SARS-COV-2, and why it is critically important to understand the connections between human, animal, and environmental health. This program is offered in observance of One Health Day, a day dedicated to increasing awareness of the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment. Free but you must Register. 

November 3, 2021 In-Person Conference
The Centre for Global Health (CGH) at the University of Oslo (UiO), together with the Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI), the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), is assembling the One Health Norwegian milieu and organizing the One Health in the 21st Century 2021 Conference on International One Health Day (November 3). Please join us for this conference as we draw a picture of the ongoing One Health work in Norway and together frame the way forward towards a One Health Norway platform. Live streaming available on this webpage.
November 3, 2021
One Health Seminar and signing of long term MoU for OH promotion
PakistanPak One Health Alliance (POHA), an active organization in the area of One Health promotion, is collaborating with the renowned University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF), University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore, Policy and Strategic Planning Unit (PSPU), Department of Health, Lahore for the launch of several one health activities. These include organizing the national One Health seminar and also signing a long term MoU in the One Health domain (short course, core competencies, trainings etc.) for One Health advancement, on the occasion of One Health Day, that is 3rd Nov, 2021. Participants from different departments of the university and multiple organizations will share their ideas and experiences. 300 participants are expected. This event will discuss in detail the topics like One Health Core Competencies and Policy, One Health initiatives, rabies control models, and deploying event-based surveillance in One Health. There will be a panel discussion on One Health Policy and Recommendations will be presented by the invited panelists.
November 2-4, 2021
Kansas City, Missouri, USA, and Virtual
Symposium will provide updates on the latest research on antimicrobial stewardship, antimicrobial resistance and alternatives within human, animal and environmental health. From the utilization of new technology to on-farm stewardship efforts, the 11th Annual Antibiotic Symposium will engage leaders in a collective dialogue about the continuous improvement across their industries. 
November 2, 2021 and November 17, 2021
Free but registration required. For registration information, visit 
November 4-6, 2021 - Virtual Conference
Hosted by the International Society for Infectiouss Diseases (ISID). Many One Health topics will be discussed. Example Sessions:
  • Participation in One Health Networks and Involvement in COVID-19 Response Activities
  • One Health – Emerging Threats across Species Boundaries
  • Viruses in Bats and Potential Spillover to Animals and Humans
  • Global Climate Change and Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • SS08 I Scientific Session 08: One Health in Action
  • One Health Response to Antimicrobial Resistance
To register:
November 6, 2021 Hybrid Conference
Glasgow, UK, Organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and by the Global Climate and Health Alliance (GCHA), in close collaboration with Glasgow Caledonian University and its Centre for Climate Justice, with the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change, and other partners. Taking place during the COP26 meeting, the aim of the conference is to call on governments, businesses, institutions and financial actors to drive a green, healthy and resilient recovery from COVID-19. A call went out to take One Health to this conference.

November 8 and 15, 2021 Virtual Conference
Hosted by Utah State University Extension, the Utah Department of Health, and federal and state partners. Topics include: pandemic lessons, zoonotic diseases, disaster planning with animals, occupational health and animals, ecology of native bees in Utah, successes for collaborative partnerships in COVID response. For more information and to register, visit

November 17-21, 2021
Annual Conference - Virtual

November 18-24, 2021
Celebrated annually, the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections.   Explore toolkits and resources to learn more and spread the word.
November 23, 2021 Conference
Brussels, Belgium. The Belgian One Health network (BEOH) invites Belgian scientists, policy makers and civil society to discuss how the EU Green Deal can be best supported in Belgium from a One Health perspective. The overall objective of this event is to stimulate a greater cooperation and synergy between experts working in various fields, policy makers and civil society in order to enable and operationalize a One Health approach in support of the European Green Deal. This event also aims to strengthen and enlarge the Belgian One Health network (BEOH) and its relevance to science, policy and practice. For more information and to register, visit: 
December 1-3, 2021  A Hybrid Workshop
Join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for a workshop to examine the potential role of companion animals as sentinels of relevant, shared environmental exposures that may affect human aging and cancer. The workshop will explore the opportunities and challenges for using this novel translational approach to exposure science as a way to accelerate the knowledge turn in this evolving field. 
December 3, 2021 Virtual Conference
22nd EMBL Science and Society Conference
Hosted by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), an intergovernmental organisation with more than 80 independent research groups covering the spectrum of molecular biology. By designing and implementing programmes, policies, legislation and multidisciplinary research, One Health seeks to deliver the best possible public health outcomes on a global scale….This has become increasingly urgent, as many of these changes have occurred in our very recent history: through the prevalence of deforestation and intensive farming, with the increase in forced migration due to climate change, or simply through modern methods of travel and trade (which allow diseases to spread quickly across the globe). This conference will examine the potential societal benefits of the multifaceted One Health methodology, analyse how successful it has been to-date, determine whether One Health could be the key to future pandemic prevention, and ascertain what steps are needed to accelerate implementation. It will explore whether the interpretation of One Health has been biased towards an anthropocentric view of “health,” and it will also seek to answer the question: will something as far-reaching as the COVID-19 pandemic be the catalyst needed to finally make the aspirational goals of One Health a reality? Free but you must Register.

December 6-8, 2021 Virtual Conference
Hosted by the One Health Research, Education and Outreach Centre in Africa (OHRECA) led by ILRI from 6-8 December 2021. The conference will bring together experts across different sectors to share information and build partnerships in the One Health space in Kenya. For more information and to register: 
June 21-24, 2022  
In Person and Virtual 
Hosted by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and its sister agencies, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), the European Environment Agency (EEA), the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC). Brussels-based conference will examine food and feed safety from the broader perspective of sustainable food systems, focusing on the need to implement a ‘One Health – One Environment’ approach and exploring possible developments of risk assessment science.
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October 28, 2021 Webinar (In Portuguese)
Hosted by ECOHA One Health Brasil. Professor Catão-Dias is a Professor of Wildlife Comparative Pathology at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences/University of São Paulo. Panel moderated by Dr. Cristiane Kolesnikovas, president of the R3 Animal Association, a center of rescue, rehabilitation, and reintroduction of wildlife in Santa Catarina, Brazil. ECOHA Network, linked to One Health Brasil, brings monthly One Health events related to the diverse aquatic ecosystems in Brazil. Recording available: 

October 26-29, 2021
Hosted by Rabies in the Americas (RITA), Inc, a non-profit organization, the annual RITA Conferences began in 1990. They are held in a different country each year and RITA is based in 2021 in Brasil. RITA encompasses the multidisciplinary experience of professionals from all fields of knowledge related to rabies in the Americas and elsewhere using the “One Health” approach. Preliminary Agenda. 
A monthly web seminar series that brings together One Health practitioners from the Horn of Africa and elsewhere to discuss best practices on how to operationalize One Health in the field and how One Health supports sustainable development. The seminars and other HEAL community of practice (CoP) seminars are organised jointly with the ILRI One Health Center for Africa.
October 25, 2021 Webinar
Hosted by One Health-U Alaska, Fairbanks, Dr. Joseph P Dudley presented on anthrax in Africa. 
October 20, 2021
Brussels, Belgium. Hosted by AnimalhealthEurope and organised in collaboration with STAR-IDAZ IRC this symposium drew on the DISCONTOOLS and STAR-IDAZ IRC initiatives to identify current research gaps and provide road maps for public and private innovations in animal health. It brought together scientists, policy makers, and representatives from the animal health industry, funding bodies and stakeholder organisations….. Improving animal health is a key factor to address today’s global challenges, but at the same time, global changes such as increased mobility of people and animals, changing consumer behaviours and climate change are altering disease risk and leading to the emergence of new pathogens…..The Discontools project celebrated the completion of the second update cycle of more than 50 infectious disease analyses, an effort taking five years……. Discontools is an impressive resource to help address some of the great challenges of livestock farming today: Keeping disease out, reducing the climate footprint, reducing the use of antibiotics and making animal farming more welfare friendly. “It is important to see these challenges holistically and invest in ‘One Health’.
October 19, 2021 Webinar
Hosted in its COVID-19 Health Webinar Series by the U.S. Library of Congress Health Services Division and Science, Technology & Business Division. Understanding the scientific processes behind the role of animals and zoonotic diseases is of vital importance to the COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic opened our eyes to a new era in global health and security, and how the One Health (OH) approach’s many facets will be useful to prepare for the ‘next’ pandemic. The OH approach requires full engagement with disciplines beyond human and veterinary medicine and environmental science, such as sociology, economics, political science, and behavioral science. Drs. Sharon Deem, Bernadette Dunham and Tracey McNamara spoke to further understanding of the original mechanisms of zoonotic diseases like SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus-2) / COVID-19 (Coronavirus Infectious Disease-19). Recording Available
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Call for Papers
In 2022, The Lancet Planetary Health will dedicate an issue to Planetary Health education. Fuelled by the intersecting challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution, and profound social, economic, and environmental injustices, calls for new ways to work together for a healthy, just, and sustainable future are burgeoning. With this call for papers, The Lancet Planetary Health is signalling a long-term interest and commitment to publishing research, learning, and practice that broadly addresses education for planetary health, and the societal transformations this requires. We welcome a broad spectrum of contributions, but have a particular interest in operational examples that address the why, what, and how of planetary health education and related practice. This collection seeks to profile case examples, specific research on transformational educational initiatives, reviews and viewpoints that contribute to understanding of the design, conduct, evaluation, and success of education, training, and professional development that contribute toward the goal of planetary health.
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Fellowships / Postdocs

Columbia University, in collaboration with the Columbia International Research Institute for Climate and Society in Columbia’s Climate School. The applicant will join research projects newly funded by the Department of Defense, NSF and the CDC, and will become part of the Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-borne diseases, a collaborative network. Review of applications will start October 15 and the position will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit their CV, statement of research interests and the names of three references.     
Learn more here.

 Interdisciplinary NSF-funded Convergence Research project focused on coffee production in the Yoro region of Honduras brings together conservation biologists, ecologists, agronomists, farmers, indigenous peoples, economists, social scientists, land managers, and engineers to co-design, assess, and implement a system for sustainable coffee production. The project is a collaboration between researchers at Tulane University; Mesoamerican Development Institute; University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Indiana University of Pennsylvania; University of North Carolina, Wilmington; and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras. Apply here.

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Climate Change and Sustainability/Planetary Health
University of Southern California. The aim is to develop urgently needed research on health and equity consequences and opportunities in the response to the climate crisis, biodiversity loss, and other challenges to sustainability/planetary health. The program focuses on Los Angeles as a model city for developing climate change mitigation and adaptation solutions that will have equity and health co-benefits and can be scaled up to Southern California and to other large metropolises.
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It is expected that Soulsby Fellows will have other sources of funding to cover salary and other major expenses (e.g. laboratory and research costs) during their Project. The Soulsby Fellowship is primarily intended to cover travel and subsistence for the period of the Project.  Any proposal should show the full cost of the Project, indicate clearly how much of the cost is being sought from the Soulsby Foundation, and identify other sources of funding which have been, or will be, approached.

University of Pennsylvania College of Veterinary Medicine, PennVet Institute for Infectious and Zoonotic Disease (IIZD).

Two new positions with an emphasis on One Health research and training
University of Texas Medical Branc (UTMB), Galveston, Texas, USA, Working with Dr. Greg Gray

University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health, Department of Environmental, Agricultural & Occupational Health. The candidate may be of any faculty rank and their research should emphasize environmental health, with special emphasis on addressing issues associated with climate change and/or water quality. The successful candidate will be a key member of the Water, Climate and Health Program, an exciting new program that utilizes research, education and outreach, training, and policy development to address public health challenges associated with water and climate. Apply at University of Nebraska Medical Center | Academic Rank/Depends on Qualifications ( Contact:

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, - (21006261) Will lead transdisciplinary faculty, staff, and students into a new era of discovery encompassing pandemic science, climate and health, One Health, and global health. Applicants (PhD, MD, DVM, or equivalent) must have a distinguished record of research, teaching, service, and academic accomplishments that meet the criteria of the tenured professor level. Formal training in public health (undergraduate, graduate, and/or post doc) is preferred. 

Multiple job openings for passionate change-makers to contribute to helping the United Nations drive global progress. Application Deadline: 27 Nov 2021 Send an application letter detailing your profile and interest directly to: List of current openings:
Senior Technical Advisor, D1-D2
Senior Economic Affairs Officer, D1
Transport Planner, P4
Senior Environmental Affairs Officer, D1
Programme Officer, P4
Finance Officer, P4
Research Assistant, P4
Emergency Programme Officer, P4
Senior Public Health Officer, D1
Logistics & Administration Officer, P4
Social Work Officer, P4
Human Resource Officer, P5
Associate Procurement Officer, P4
Worth Revisiting
Rubin, C., Dunhamn, B., & Sleeman, J. (2014). Microbiology Spectrum. Vol. 2 No. 1.

Standley C., Bakuza J., Peterson J. (Eds). (2021) Printed Edition of the Special Issue Published in Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease: Switzerland: MDPI

Errecaborde, KM, Macy KW, Pekol A, m PLOS ONE, December 4, 2019,
Older Journal Articles and Reports
Sylvia He, Kate M. Creasey Krainer, Mol Plant. 2020 Jul 6; 13(7): 933–934. Published online 2020 Jun 17. doi: 10.1016/j.molp.2020.06.007

Guzmán CAF, Aguirre AA, Astle B, Barros E, Bayles B, Chimbari M, Lancet Planetary Health, May 01, 2021, Volume 5, ISSUE 5, e253-e255,

Bordier M, Uea-Anuwong T, Binot A, Hendrikx P, Goutard FL, Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2018, 181, 104560 doi: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2018.10.005.

Errecaborde KM, Macy KW, Pekol A, m PLOS ONE, December 4, 2019,

Morris CE, Geniaus G, Nedellec C, Sauvion N, Samuel S, Plant Pathology. 2021;001-12, doi: 10.1111/ppa.13446

Van Bruggen AHC, Goss EM, Havelaar A, van Diepeningen AD, Finckh MR, Morris JG, Science of the Total Environment, 2019, 664, 927-937.

Helping to heal nature and ourselves through human-rights-based and gender-responsive One Health. Garnier, J., Savic, S., Boriani, E. et al. One Health Outlook 2, 22 (2020).

Bowsher, G., McNamara T, Bernard R, Sullivan R, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, (2021).

Deem, S. L., & Brenn-White, M. (2020). Molecular Frontiers Journal, 04(01n02), 30–35. 

A critical needs assessment for research in companion animals and livestock following the pandemic of covid-19 in humans. McNamara T, Richt J A, Glickman L, (2020). Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 20(6), 393–405. 

October 2021
  • Micro-Editorial: One Health In Action
  • COVID-19's Neuroscientific Aspect
  • Shared Biking Programs and Plant, Animal, Human Health
  • Black Fungus in India
  • ...and more!
  • Accepting Submission for Next Newsletter
Duke One Health Newsletter
  • Viral Load of SARS-CoV-2 in Respiratory Aerosols Emitted by COVID-19 Patients while Breathing, Talking, and Singing
  • Molecular Typing of Human Adenoviruses among Hospitalized Patients with Respiratory Tract Infections in a Tertiary Hospital in Guangzhou, China between 2017 and 2019
  • Influenza A Viruses are Likely Highly Prevalent on South African Swine Farms
  • Epidemiological Investigation of Leptospirosis in Central Borneo
  • Metagenomic Characterization of Swine Slurry in a North American Swine Farm Operation
October 2021
  • Stronger Together
  • Breaking Down the Silos
  • EJP Annual Report
  • Supporting the Next Generation of One Health Scientists
  • Cross-Sector Collaboration
New Book!

Sharing veterinary public health through fiction. The spectacular southwestern desert is alive with Bacillus anthracis spores, and the summer is the hottest on record. As a new veterinary epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Maya Maguire confronts the largest, most complex anthrax outbreak in U.S. history.
Older Book
Roy E and Linda Locklar compiled by Stewart (Author), 2006, Donning Company Publishers, ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1578643813
This limited-edition volume celebrates 75 years of service in the veterinary profession in New Mexico. Interesting text and fascinating pictures make this book a powerful learning tool for all. It is impossible to overstate the importance of animals in our own history. The domestication of animals is as numerically amazing as that of plants in that, of the world's thousands of land mammals, only fourteen have been successfully domesticated to become significant sources of food, clothing, draft labor, or mounts. Of those, the major five successfully domesticated animals-cattle, horses, swine, sheep, and goats--plus the dog and cat, constitute the bulk of most veterinary practices to this day.

Land use policies can at times result in unintended consequences, often at the expense of entire ecosystems. This video on the privatization of land in and around the Mara-Serengeti in Kenya and Tanzania demonstrates how disease can spread when wildlife, livestock and humans cross over into each others' spaces. An integrated One Health approach in the management of landscapes can help mitigate or prevent disruption of these inter-related environments.
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