January 31 2021

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COVID-19 and One Health News
New Report Released January 24, 2021
Wingard, J., S. Belajcic, M. Samal, K. Rock, M. L. Custodio, M. Heise, S. Fiennes,C. Machalaba, A.A. Aguirre. (2020). Legal Atlas, LLC. January 2021.
As of January 22, 2021, over 97M human cases and 2.1M deaths have been reported globally due to COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2. Zoonotic diseases are not new, and most countries have some policies in place to manage zoonotic disease risks or impacts but require re-examination in light of COVID-19. This report takes a critical look at the national legal context, sampling 38 jurisdictions and asking; what have nations already done with their laws that support the monitoring and prevention of disease emergence that comes from wildlife? In particular, it examines how ten different areas of law respond to this need. In addition to the main findings, the authors provide a summary of the legal challenges and the many opportunities for immediate action. The authors invite you to consider the findings and to join in further conversations on how laws can best support these efforts. https://bit.ly/3cinPzO
The Lancet COVID-19 Commission has named a Task Force that will focus on analyzing data on all leading theories for origin of the COVID-19 pandemic, documenting outbreak investigation and control efforts, and identifying the benefits of a One Health approach in preventing future pandemics. The group will use the findings to formulate One Health solutions for managing future zoonotic disease risk. The task force has 12 members who come from a diverse set of scientific disciplines and backgrounds, with expertise in One Health, outbreak investigation, virology, lab bio-security and disease ecology.
See Task Force Member Bios. https://bit.ly/3o4I3zw
See the COVID-19 and One Health Commentaries 2020 and 2021 Webpages
https://tinyurl.com/COVID-OH-20 https://tinyurl.com/COVID-OH-21

December 14, 2020 

Author: Jimmy Tobias In: The Nation, December 28, 2020 - January 4, 2021 Issue

One Health is a pan-species approach that could ward off the next big outbreak. But first, it has to overcome the anti-science ethos.

Richard Seifman, IMPAKTER, January 15, 2021
'......to successfully predict, prevent and contain pandemics, we need it all: A greater knowledge of unknown viruses that are potentially highly dangerous to humans, including virus mapping; more and sustained research into pandemics, including the development of appropriate tools and innovations to share as we are now doing with COVID-19; and recognition of the importance of the interface between humans, animals, and the environment – in other words, using a One Health approach to virus mapping and pandemics preparedness.'

Acharya KP, Subramanya SH, Neupane D, Vet. Med. Sci. 2020;00:1–3, First published: 08 October 2020
Historically, there have been a number of significant infectious disease outbreaks that have emerged from animals. To prevent and control these emerging diseases, we may need to develop more advanced systems and a One Health approach. https://doi.org/10.1002/vms3.361
January 25, 2021 Webinar
Co-hosted by Stimson Center and ICCF. Wildlife crime is transnational, organized, and often fueled by corruption. It devastates the security of communities, while destroying ecosystems and wildlife. In addition, evidence that COVID-19 jumped from a zoonotic host has led to renewed calls to further regulate the wildlife trade. The End Wildlife Crime Initiative is encouraging States to amend international law by adding a fourth Protocol on wildlife crime to the UN Convention against Transnational Organised Crime (UNTOC) and incorporating public and animal health criteria into the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Recording available. https://bit.ly/3qUq00H
1-14-21 Webinar
Hosted by the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association. Speaker Carrie LaJeuness, DVM, CT, CFE shared easily understood information about and recommendations for the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines currently deployed in the U.S. under Emergency Use Authorization, summarizing content from many healthcare/public health calls, webinars, CDC and medical center literature. The presentation is designed for both professional and lay communities and is proving very useful to local policymakers and elected officials whose plates are very full during this pandemic. This webinar serves as a quick, concise, and comprehensive overview of how the vaccines work, vaccine development/regulatory/safety reporting, vaccine hesitancy and messaging.
Recording Available (https://vimeo.com/500927088/2069114e24) See Webinar Resources / References (https://tinyurl.com/y8tdn85e)
December 21, 2020    Podcast
WORT Community Radio 89.9 FM Podcast
Interview with Dr. Tony Goldberg, Professor of Pathobiological Sciences at the U Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine and Associate Director for Research at the UW Global Health Institute on the surveying of wildlife populations after a breakout of the COVID-19 SARS-2 virus in domestic mink farms. https://tinyurl.com/yy3kuoca
Other News
More Highlights from One Health Day 2020 Over 100 events - Even with the pandemic!!
Don't Miss the Video!

South Africa. Early in 2020 a video of Angolan friends performing a traditional South African dance to a South African songtrack entitled “Jerusalema” went viral with the hope that the video would uplift communities and spread positivity amongst fears of COVID-19 and worldwide lockdowns. The song and dance have become the soundtrack of the pandemic for millions worldwide. The words go like this..............
Jerusalema, Jerusalema ikhayalami (Jerusalema is my home) 
Ngilondoloze (Please, go with me, Please protect me) 
Uhambe nami (Please go with me and protect me and
don’t leave me behind because Jerusalema is my home) 
On November 3, 2020, for One Health Day, medical and veterinary postgraduate students and staff in the Zoonotic Arbo and Respiratory Virus research program at the University of Pretoria, working across multiple disciplines within the One Health initiative, participated in the 'Jerusalema Challenge' to raise awareness for One Health research in South Africa. Performers involved in ecological, veterinary, medical, and non-medical research arenas across South Africa danced and demonstrated the protective personnel equipment worn in their respective fields to raise awareness of One Health and uplift research teams amid the COVID-19 pandemic. https://bit.ly/3pjA03j
One Health Tripartite (FAO, OIE, WHO) releases first of three
A multisectoral, One Health approach is necessary to address complex health threats at the human-animal-environment interface. Developed jointly between FAO, OIE and WHO, the Joint Risk Assessment Operational Tool (JRA OT), is an implementation tool associated with the Tripartite Zoonoses Guide that provides a 10-step process for conducting joint qualitative risk assessments. The JRA OT was designed to support countries in applying a consistent and harmonized approach to assessing risks posed by zoonotic disease hazards. Between 2018 and 2020, the JRA OT was piloted in 19 countries in all six WHO regions, and included two regional training the trainers events. Watch for additional facilitation materials and a freely available online training coming soon. You can help support this project! 
  • DISSEMINATE the new operational tool in your networks. 
  • LIKE AND SHARE the messages published on the FAO, OIE and WHO social media channels.
  • DISCOVER communication resources. https://bit.ly/2XZB6
2021 is the start of the
After the 74th UN General Assembly Resolution calls for One Health, later that same month, ahead of the UN Biodiversity Summit on 30 September (themed “Urgent action on biodiversity for sustainable development”), 70 world leaders (not including the US, China or Brazil ) signed the Leaders’ Pledge for Nature, committing to ten urgent actions to put nature on a path to recovery by 2030. Leaders stressed the COVID-19 pandemic as a critical ‘reset’ for humanity, emphasizing the urgent need to change course in the next ten years. The Leaders Pledge included:  
  • 3. We will re-double our efforts to end traditional silo thinking and to address the interrelated and interdependent challenges of biodiversity loss, land, freshwater and ocean degradation, deforestation, desertification, pollution and climate change in an integrated and coherent way, ensuring accountability and robust and effective review mechanisms, and lead by example through actions in our own countries.
  • 8. We commit to integrating a “One-Health” approach in all relevant policies and decision-making processes at all levels that addresses health and environmental sustainability in an integrated fashion.
Still fighting COVID-19 and its socio-economic impact, another health hazard quite significant from a One Health perspective is knocking on our doors. Although transmission to humans is quite low (sporadic), who knows what is next? Particularly, when scientists across the globe are predicting more severe than COVID-19 outbreaks in future, often referred to as “Disease X”. https://bit.ly/2MvA7tQ

With the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the One Health Workforce – Next Generation project (OHW-NG) annual report is designed to give an overview and to highlight achievements in 2019. The document includes OHW-NG performance data and One Health University Network members.

(Online) Addressing the future of poultry, people and planet. 9-10am GMT
See Full Schedule. Subscribe to the GCRF One Health Poultry Hub Newsletter https://tinyurl.com/yxas3qs5

Dr Mike Francis of BioVacc Consulting and the International Veterinary Vaccinology Network, and Dr Rebecca Doyle of the University of Melbourne and the International Livestock Research Institute consider why millions of animals continue to die from vaccine preventable diseases and what that means for animal and human welfare.
Panellists Steve Hinchliffe, Professor in Human Geography, University of Exeter, and Gabriel Leung, Helen and Francis Zimmern Professor in Population Health, Chair of Public Health Medicine and Dean at Hong Kong University Medical School.
  • 3 March, 9-10 GMT One Health: Biosecurity Governance
Details coming soon.
Experts from CDC’s One Health Office lead One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization (OHZDP) workshops in countries, regions, and other areas to help them prioritize their top zoonotic diseases of greatest concern. These workshops bring together experts from many different areas who work to protect the health of people, animals, and the environment. Workshop participants collaborate to identify a country, region, or other area's top zoonotic diseases to target for One Health collaborations and develop strategies to tackle the newly prioritized diseases. https://tinyurl.com/y4tjj5ny
Three new courses at Pennsylvania State University incorporating One Health with Landscape Architecture and with Anthropology
Department of Anthropology and Department of Landscape Architecture

Being led by Dr. Leeann Andrews, Department of Landscape Architecture.

Landscapes, Ecosystems and Health
Landscapes can be designed to prevent or treat chronic and infectious diseases and create healing spaces. This seminar course examines the scientific evidence behind the human health impacts of the environment, discuss theory that crosses the fields of public health, landscape architecture, epidemiology, environmental psychology and geography and develop individual research projects that dig deeper on related topics.

Being led Spring 2021 by Dr. Sagan Friant, Department of Anthropology

Anthro 297 Spillover
Anthro 419 Anthropology and One Health
Did You Know About?
January - May 2021
Online Webinars. Hosted by the US Regional Vector-Borne Diseases Centers of Excellence.
In 2017, CDC’s Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD) awarded a total of $48 million for five years, (through 2021) to five universities to establish 5 regional centers of excellence (COE) to help prevent and rapidly respond to emerging vector-borne diseases across the United States. Goals of the centers are to build effective collaboration between academic communities and public health organizations at federal, state, and local levels for surveillance, prevention, and response; train public health entomologists in the knowledge and skills required to address vector-borne disease concerns; conduct research to develop and validate effective prevention and control tools and methods and to anticipate and respond to disease outbreaks; provide regional support to enhance public health prevention and response efforts. https://bit.ly/3sMo7Fa
Free but you must Register to receive your unique login links. Webinar series dates and topic titles:
  • January 28 - New Bugs on the Block: Invasive Species
  • February 25 – Mosquito Wrangling: Finding Effective Control Methods
  • March 25 – Building the VBD Force
  • April 29 – Tomorrow’s Vector Forecast: Predicting VBD Activity
  • May 27 – A Bug’s Life: Vector Behavior & Trends
Clinical One Health Practice - More One Health Clinics are emerging…..
Author: Kristin Jankowsky In: Delaware Journal of Public Health, January 2021
Led by the Delaware Humane Association. "With the creation of this pop-up, open-door, One Health clinic in their neighborhood, we offer a unique opportunity to use the human-animal bond for the benefit of the community as a whole. This open platform encourages further development of the emotional and physical well-being of both pet and owner by creating a welcoming environment free of judgement or financial barriers. We aspire to give our clients the power to take an active role in their pet’s healthcare with the hope that this translates to empowerment in their own healthcare decisions…. This inclusive healthcare model shows promise to provide access to services in both rural and urban areas for people and pets and could become an impactful way to reach populations that have been previously underserved. " See page 6 of the January 2021 DJPH issue or go directly to the article. Learn More about One Health Delawarehttps://bit.ly/3cgvpLt
An $11M gift from benefactors Kim & Stu Lang in November 2019 has permitted the Ontario Veterinary College to envision a future where vulnerable humans and animals in Canada enjoy strong communities that employ One-Health interventions, building on the human-animal bond as a gateway for engaging marginalized people and animals, building trust, and achieving reconciliation and self-determination, a giant leap towards this future. https://bit.ly/2Mbasqz
Student News
See also OHC online Opportunities Bulletin Board: https://tinyurl.com/yy7bjz85

Students are spreading the message of One Health all around the world! https://bit.ly/2WF3RaS

Your one-stop-shop for links to student group resources, educational opportunities, advocacy information, and communication platforms. https://bit.ly/3dr03Qg
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. Anyone 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. bit.ly/OHLlessonleaders

The ISOHA Journal Editorial Team would like your feedback on how to improve our online journal club!

See our current journal club discussion at bit.ly/isohajc.

Thank you for your time--we appreciate your suggestions and insight.
Survey link: bit.ly/isohajcsurvey

January 11 - 17, 2020
This week-long series of virtual One Health events based in Romania, Europe, featured 8 exciting speakers covering a range of One Health topics. Participants were welcomed in the opening ceremony by Dr. Cheryl Stroud of the One Health Commission. Bailey Archie, ISOHA VP of Education shared an overview of ISOHA as an organisation. All presentations (except Day 4) were recorded and are accessible through the ISOHA YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe: http://bit.ly/2XORGHR
One Health Issues in The News
The spread of superbugs to the environment has mainly occurred through human wastewater. Medical and industrial waste, which pollute the environment with the antibiotics themselves, worsen the issue. And the ability for antibiotic-resistant genes to be shared between bacteria in the environment has propelled antimicrobial resistance even further. https://tinyurl.com/yytlbhto
A team at UC Riverside’s Center for Integrative Bee Research has joined forces with experts from the UC Davis, Merced, and San Diego campuses, including chemists, engineers, and software developers. The goal is to develop a honeybee health network focused on three main objectives over a three-year grant project: bolstering breeding programs for healthier honeybees and developing new medications to make them less vulnerable to pesticides and parasites. https://tinyurl.com/y6zyaj77
Neglected One Health Issues
The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) has announced the initiation of five research projects focused on the human-animal bond and the effect of these relationships on human health. These projects include the influence of pet ownership on the gut microbiome and cardiovascular health, the benefits and challenges of pet ownership in aging populations, and the use of equine-assisted therapy with older adults who have Parkinson’s disease. https://tinyurl.com/yxzhow63
How you Can Help!!!!
Valentine's Day is Coming!
Amazon Smile has donated over $200 million to charities worldwide! You can help increase AmazonSmile donations to One Health Commission by shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/27-0799294 or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app.
Upcoming Events
January - March, 2021 Webinar Series Mainstreaming Biodiversity in
Hosted by the Pennsylvania State University Sustainability Institute. A four-part series January 20 through March 24, 2021 to expand networks and inspire creative strategies to promote biodiversity in urban, agricultural and natural areas, to improve human and ecological health and well-being. Free but you must Register to participate.
All Sessions are 1:25 pm to 2:30 pm Eastern
  • January 13 Keynote - David Cooper, Deputy Executive Secretary, U. N. Convention on Biological Diversity, Montreal. Humanity at a Crossroads: What transformative changes are needed to achieve the UN global biodiversity targets?

  • The Value of Biodiversity
  • January 20, 2021
  • January 27, 2021
  • Biodiversity in a Changing World
  • February 3, 2021
  • February 10, 2021

  • Tools for supporting Biodiversity
  • February 24, 2021
  • March 3, 2021

  • Strategies to Expand Biodiversity Efforts
  • March 17, 2021
  • March 24, 2021
See also: Global Biodiversity Outlook, the flagship publication of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
February 3, 2021
7 pm MST, 9 pm Eastern
Hosted by One Health at U Calgary, this webinar discusses the influence of pets on health & well-being later in life by putting evidence into practice. Registration available by logging into a LinkedIn account.  
February 23-25, 2021 Virtual Workshop
10:00 am to 1:00 pm Eastern Daily
Hosted by the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) Forum on Microbial Threats, this meeting will examine ways to integrate the One Health approach as part of outbreak prevention, detection, preparedness, and response efforts. It will explore research opportunities, multi-sectoral collaboration mechanisms, community engagement strategies, educational opportunities, and policies that can effectively implement the core capacities and interventions of One Health principles to strengthen national health systems and enhance global health security.
  • Day 1, Tuesday, 23 February - Focus on the past. What One Health has accomplished thus far, current state of affairs around the world. The "response" facet of outbreak preparedness will be highlighted. 
  • Day 2, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 - Focus on the present. What critical changes need to be made right now to incorporate One Health into national and global health systems? The "surveillance and detection" facet of outbreak preparedness will be highlighted. 
  • Day 3, Thursday, 25 February 2021 - Focus on the future. What capacities do we need to build down the line to ensure global health security? What lessons have we learned that can help pinpoint priority actions for incorporating One Health into national healthcare systems? The "forecasting and predicting" facet of outbreak preparedness will be highlighted. Third day will include breakout room discussions.
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 lisa@greencommunityconnections.org. https://bit.ly/376EgLq
March 12-14, 2021 Virtual Conference  
Hosted by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH). Register here: https://www.cugh2021.org/registration
March 21-25, 2021 Virtual Workshop
At the 113th Annual National Shellfisheries Association (NSA) Meeting
Students from veterinary and medical schools worldwide can apply for 60 ‘Jimmy Alcivar-Arteaga Travel Awards’ to attend. These awards cover registration fees. There are also 30 ‘Jimmy Alcivar-Arteaga Research and Travel Awards’ for Minority Students of selected countries that will additionally cover research. See Draft Agenda. Posters will remain up for two weeks so all registrants can read them at their convenience. https://www.shellfish.org/annual-meeting
March, 22-23, 2021  
Uppsala, Sweden
The theme of this meeting is "10 year Anniversary" and sections of the meeting include positive effects of animals on human health, real and experienced risks in nature, and under the One Health umbrella. https://bit.ly/3cmsBN0

June 9-11, 2021 
Save the Date!!! Hybrid event both online and in person in Copenhagen. https://bit.ly/2G86NXC
Recent PAST EVENTS (You might have missed)
These events have passed but we would like for the world to be aware of them!
January 30th and 31st, 2021
Led by Maryam Zakariya, an ISOHA / University of Ilorin Intern for One Health Lessons, this webinar is hosted by One Health Lessons, the University of Ilorin Student One Health Initiative, One Health University of Ibadan and representatives from other Universities in Nigeria. The webinar is open to all but especially seeks participants from Nigerian Universities. Purposes of these two webinars are to introduce students to One Health, to create awareness about One Health Awareness Month, to encourage and advise students how to create One Health Clubs in their Universities, to share more about the Global One Health Education Movement and to create awareness about One Health Lessons and encourage participants to sign up for the Lesson Leaders Program. http://bit.ly/onehealthwebinar Speakers:
  • Dr. Deborah Thomson, Founder and President of One Health Lessons
  • Dr. Kikipe Ouwarore-Isedowo, Executive Director, One Health and Development Initiative
  • Latifah Abdulkarim, ISOHA Africa Continent Representative
January 30, 2021 Virtual Symposium
Hosted by the student-led Veterinary One Health Association of Cornell, this symposium provides a unique opportunity for professionals, veterinary students, medical students, public health students, and graduate students of a variety of disciplines to come together for a day of talks and workshops centered around the One Health philosophy. See speaker lineup: https://cornell.campusgroups.com/vetvoha/home/ 
January 27, 2021
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. https://huw.wayne.edu/onehealth-symposium
January 27, 2021 
Building trans-disciplinary 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 were encouraged to participate.
Registration: http://bit.ly/2LWXwnL Invitation and Schedule: https://bit.ly/3qvhp4j
January 21, 2021 Webinar
In the Ohio State University Global One Health Initiative (GOHI) Monthly Webinars Series. Hosted by The Ohio State University Global One Health Initiative (GOHI). Recording Available. https://bit.ly/3mnGWKR
January 11, 2021  
“Let's not wait until it's too late to act!” was the motto of the first One Planet Summit held on December 12, 2017 at the initiative of the President of the French Republic, the Secretary General of the United Nations, and the President of the World Bank Group. Three years and three summits later, some forty coalitions and very concrete initiatives have been created. The organizations that carry them have committed themselves to accelerate the global transition to a more virtuous economy and to place climate and nature at the core of global recovery. Hosted in 2021 jointly with the Great Green Wall, this Summit was coordinated by the Prince of Wales. Recording of the Summit available . See the One Planet Summit YouTube Channel for more.
December 16, 2020 Webinar
Hosted by the One Health Academy in Washington, DC, USA. Speakers Tonya Nichols and Blair Budd highlighted EPA’s 50 year anniversary of accomplishing important One Health work. Recording available. Click Register to start the recording. https://conta.cc/3lUw6uV
December 16, 2020 - Free Webinar
Hosted by Knowable Magazine, Speakers Jonna Mazet, DVM, MPVM, PhD and Raina Plowright, BVSc, MSc, PhD, two leading wildlife epidemiologists, described how new infectious pathogens are transmitted from one species to another, a process called “spillover,” and what can be done to prevent future pandemics. https://tinyurl.com/y8chbu
December 9-10, 2020 
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA. Hosted by the Huck Institute of the Life Sciences, the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics and the Department of Anthropology.
May 5-6-2020 Webinar -
One Health and the Built Environment
Hosted by the Landscape Architecture Foundation Olmsted Scholars Network. Environmental degradation, biodiversity loss, climate change, and rapid urban expansion are creating conditions for coronaviruses and other zoonotic diseases to cross over into human populations. These risks, rooted in landscape, are further exacerbated by socio-ecological factors such as social inequity, occupational exposures, and food insecurity. Speakers Leeann Andrews (landscape architect), Hannah Atkins (veterinary pathologist), Sagan Friant (bio-cultural anthropologist), Peter Rabinowitz (epidemiologist). Moderated by McKenzie Wilhelm of MKSK Studios, a collective of landscape architects, urban designers, and planners who are passionate about the interaction between people and place. Recording Available https://tinyurl.com/yxkhkkf8
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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. http://bit.ly/2kdZmiN

Check out other One Health Community Resources / Services on the One Health Commission website.

California Department of Food and Agriculture, Applications open until position is filled. Note: applicants must first complete an online ‘exam’ about their experience and skills. http://bit.ly/35Uuso5 

Application Deadline 12 February 2021. http://bit.ly/3iuJC8o

WWF Africa seeks the services of a suitable Consultant to perform a number of critical analyses as input into a One Health concept paper on One Health and Conservation, which outlines the following:
  • relevance and potential of One Health as a framework and approach for supporting conservation and sustainable development for people and nature in Africa;
  • how and where is One Health being applied in Africa?
  • who are the key institutions and stakeholders in One Health?
  • what are the challenges and opportunities for One Health and conservation?
  • what role should WWF play?
Courses and Summer Programs

July 11-24, 2021
In 2021 a two-week version of the course is offered in California due to COVID-19 logistical and travel related restrictions. Built on the legacy of  Envirovet Summer Institute that was co-led by UC Davis and offered throughout the 1990s and 2000s, and which trained more than 400 veterinarians and veterinary students from around the world in ecosystem health (a precursor to One Health). Rx One Health is led by faculty from the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Medicine, and the University of California Global Health Institute, Planetary Health Center of Expertise. This transformative field course is focused on One Health core competencies. It is for graduate students and early career professionals from all disciplines. Participants develop skills in laboratory and research methods, ecosystem dynamics, biodiversity conservation, health inequities, epidemiology, infectious disease surveillance, biosafety, biosecurity, food safety, agriculture, food security, hydrology, marine ecology, communications, community and stakeholder engagement, ethics, teamwork, and leadership. Application deadline January 31, 2021. https://rxonehealth.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/
Journal Articles / Reports

Rüegg SR, Häsler B, (2020). Conexus, 3, 8–25. https://doi.org/10.24445/conexus.2020.03.003
This article provides insights gained during a four-year project funded by the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) named ‘Network for Evaluation of One Health’, which brought together over 250 scientists, decision-makers and practitioners with expertise and/or interest in One Health to investigate the added value of One Health and elaborate an evaluation protocol for One Health…. Two initial findings lie at the core of this analysis, namely the observation that 1) One Health integrates knowledge from various sources in a trans-disciplinary way and that there are as many concepts of health as participants in a specific initiative; and 2) the nature of complex One Health problems necessitates systems thinking and consideration of emergences as a One Health initiative is implemented.

Bardosh KL et. al, (2020). Global Health 16, 120 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12992-020-00652-6
The importance of integrating the social sciences in epidemic preparedness and response has become a common feature of infectious disease policy and practice debates. However, to date this integration remains inadequate, fragmented and under-funded, with limited reach and small initial investments. Based on data collected prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, in this paper we analysed the variety of knowledge, infrastructure and funding gaps that hinder the full integration of the social sciences in epidemics and present a strategic framework for addressing them.

Guenther SK, Shanahan EA (2020). PLoS ONE 15(12): e0244440. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0244440
Understanding the principal mechanisms that exacerbate human-wildlife conflict is crucial to the development of successful policies aimed at diminishing or eradicating risks associated with the conflict, including public health risks. This study contributes innovations in understanding and predicting support for wildlife management policies that would be of interest to policy makers and activists seeking to redirect public discourse in human-wildlife conflict.

Acharya KP, Acharya N, Phuyal S, Upadhyaya M, Lasee S, One Health, Volume 10, 2020, doi.org/10.1016/j.onehlt.2020.100161

Acharya KP, Subedi D, Wilson RT, One Health, 2021, doi.org/10.1016/j.onehlt.2021.100215.

Sylvia Xiao Wei Gwee, Ashley L. St John, Gregory C. Gray, Junxiong Pang, One Health, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.onehlt.2021.100216.
New Book

The book Biosecurity in Animal Production and Veterinary Medicine is the first compilation of both fundamental aspects of biosecurity practices, and specific and practical information on the application of the biosecurity measures in different animal production and animal housing settings. The book is a practical guide that can be used by farm and animal facility managers, consultants, veterinarians, animal caretakers, and people with an interest in prevention of diseases in animals. Academics and students will benefit from the book because it contains all relevant information on animal biosecurity.
  • Pilot Program for Virus Detection
  • Influenza D among U.S. cattle workers
  • Collaboration at duke Lemur Center
Focus on One Health Research
November / December 2020 | Volume 19, Number 6
Accelerating rates of deforestation, global trade and travel, and livestock production are contributing to “spillover” events, where diseases jump from animals to humans. One Health research takes an integrated approach to improving health for people, animals and the environment.

Created by the Wildlife Center of Virginia

University of Florida Health Cancer Center and UF Health Vet Med researchers partner to help pet dogs and children with brain tumors

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