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Author: Shelby Vittek In: Modern Farmer
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought up many questions about the future of animal agriculture………….. Worldwide, researchers are taking several approaches in an effort to prevent a major zoonotic disease outbreak in the near future. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently launched the “One Health High-Level Expert Panel” to improve our understanding of how diseases with the potential to trigger pandemics emerge and spread. Last week, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced it would provide up to $10 million in funds in the National Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program (NADPRP) to support projects that will enhance plans to improve animal disease outbreaks… In Oklahoma, a very livestock-centric state, a new center is already preparing for the next one. Launched in October 2020, the Oklahoma Pandemic Center for Innovation and Excellence (OPCIE), is taking a “one health” approach, bringing agriculture, human and animal health experts together to research diseases—zoonotic and beyond—and public health responses.
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June 30, 2021
Part 1 - 'One Health 101: What is all the fuss??'
The general public does not yet understand what One Health is all about. To meet this need, the One Health Commission, in partnership with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, The Wilson Center, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, launched a 3 part webinar series on 'One Health in the U.S.' The first webinar, ‘One Health 101: What is All the Fuss?’, featured an overview of the One Health framework, systems and policies, and highlighted best practices in preventing the next pandemic. Freelance Reporter Jimmy Tobias narrated a true One Health success story about the Bracken Cave in San Antonio and the bats that dwell there. Professorial Lecturer Dr. Bernadette Dunham led a deeper exploration of One Health relative to zoonotic diseases and beyond. Dr. Greg Gray addressed One Health Systems and Policies. Moderated by Peter Costa and Neil Vezeau. Series Parts 2 and 3 will be in September and November. See the June 30 Event Flyer. Recording available on the event webpage. (Click Register to start the recording). See Press Release
On March 29, 2021 the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) (the “Partners”, now often referred to as the Tripartite-Plus) launched a joint call for expression of interest to constitute a One Health High Level Expert Panel (OHHLEP). From over 700 applications received, 26 international experts were appointed in May 2021 to serve as members. The Panel is multidisciplinary, with experts who have a range of technical knowledge, skills and experience relevant to One Health. The Panel’s First Meeting was on May 17-18.
Last month, New Jersey became the first state in the U.S. to legislate a “One Health Task Force, which promotes communication between state agencies and scientists who study human health, animal health and the earth sciences. The state law is based on the Rutgers One Health Steering Committee, which was started in 2016 by Gloria Bachmann, director of Women's Health Institute at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Amy Papi, a volunteer at the Women's Health Institute and Sona Jasani, an instructor at the Medical School.
June 29-30, 2021 This virtual public meeting was dedicated to the deliberation and vote on two reports to transmit to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the first from the Disparities in Antibiotics Access and Use Working Group, and the second from the Working Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Inter-Professional Education. The remainder of the 2-day public meeting included an update on the status of the antibiotic development pipeline, an open council discussion on provocative questions in AMR and presentations on Operationalizing One Health and the Environmental Dimensions of AMR. Agenda,   Archived Webcast    
Meeting Summary
Hot off the Press
Kahn L.H., One Health, Volume 13 (2021),
June 2021
To ‘Strengthen financing for the WHO and One Health and put it on more predictable footing.’ Prepared by the G20 High Level Independent Panel on Financing the Global Commons for Pandemic Preparedness and Response. It recommended an international funding increase of US $75 billion over the next five years to address gaps pointing out that “the costs to government budgets alone from pandemics are up to 700 times larger than the annual additional international investments proposed.”  Find calls for One Health on pages 11, 14, 22, 24, 29, 32, 33, 34, 44, 45, 49, 54, 55, 75, 81 and 84. Select excerpts:
  • P.22 We need stronger, internationally coordinated efforts to prevent spillovers at their source — especially by reducing the loss of natural habitats, controlling wildlife trade, and addressing livestock production near to wildlife. Strengthening One Health approaches is critical to this effort.
  • P.29 The estimated costs would also be much higher if they included upstream environmental investments for prevention and a more extensive scope for One Health including upgrading of veterinary services; basic and pre-clinical research; and the broader strengthening of healthcare systems and delivery infrastructure beyond that directly related to pandemic PPR...... Strengthen financing for the WHO and One Health, and put it on more predictable footing. Greater and more predictable funding is necessary for the WHO to perform its critical functions and ensure that there are no gaps in the surveillance-to-action loop, and to strengthen the integrated One Health approach.
  • P.32 We must step up our investments in One Health.
  • P.33 A deeper understanding of zoonotic infections and disease origins is absolutely critical to successfully prevent future outbreaks…….. It will require minimizing possible spillovers from animals and humans, through internationally coordinated efforts to reduce the loss of natural habitats, regulate the wildlife trade and take down illegal trade, and address livestock production near to wildlife. Strengthening One Health approaches is critical to this effort.
  • P. 81 Robust surveillance and detection networks. This covers the GPMB’s categories of One Health surveillance and risk assessment; ........... Our cost estimates have also taken into account the need to implement the One Health approach for the monitoring and detection of zoonotic spillovers.
  • P.84 ……. the zoonotic nature of many viruses calls for a One Health approach to surveillance, meaning surveillance that also covers animal health and veterinary services. The estimates take a One Health approach when considering surveillance requirements for research, data collection and processing or, in the case of the McKinsey costing, some cost of biosecurity in farms and of wildlife and wild meat trade. However, it would have been difficult to provide comprehensive and up-to-date estimates of the wider approach for this report, thus estimates for a full One Health approach are not included in our calculations.
March 2021 
  • Recommendation 7 (P. 42) Integrate animal health and One Health approaches into biodefense strategies. Effective solutions for defense against emerging infectious disease and bioterrorist threats lie at the interface of human, animal, and environmental health.
  • Action Item a. Institutionalize One Health.
  • Action Item b. Develop a nationally notifiable animal disease system.
  • Action Item c. Prioritize emerging and reemerging infectious diseases.
  • Recommendation 14 (P. 60) Improve surveillance of, and planning for, animal and zoonotic outbreaks. Government agencies must prioritize the collection of animal pathogen data and support new means of integrating them into analysis of human data. Agencies must also plan for major impacts of companion animal and wildlife zoonoses.
  • Action Item a. Increase opportunities for animal health data collection
  • Action Item b. Fund the National Animal Health Laboratory Network at a level that allows it to achieve success.
  • Action Item c. Develop guidance for the serious implications of companion animal and wildlife zoonoses.
June 21, 2021 UNA-NCA SnapShots
By Richard Seifmand and Bruce Kaplan. It is fair to say that the wisdom of One Health has benefited from the COVID pandemic, which itself has resulted in an unprecedented common cause by the G7 leaders who have already announced support for vaccine financing and grants in the order of one billion vaccines. This is unquestionably a highly welcome act of solidarity with all countries……But it is the short-term answer: This is looking at the present urgency of containing the spread of COVID-19 and its variants without recognizing that the COVID-19 pandemic is the flashing red light to potential future epidemics or pandemics.

G20 Summit: Make One Health a Reality                    
July 23, 2021 IMPAKTER
By: George Luedekke, Rahine Roopnarine, Richard Seifman What happens in the Fall when the G20 meets? Will the G20 follow up on the recognition given to One Health by the G7, turning it into a world priority and adopting an actionable plan?.....


July 15, 2021 Innovation News Network  
By Bruce Kaplan The bottom line is that One Health needs to be institutionalised and imbedded into the discerning philosophy of human society ex post facto! Zealotry on behalf of One Health principles is a virtue.
July 9, 2021 IMPAKTER
By Craig Carter, Rahinia Roopnarine, Richard Seifman
“One Health needs …….. a mega-star and megaphone to take it from the inner circle of expert advocates, and the occasional public discussion, to the next level of awareness and commitment. ……. …we also need to recognize that public institutions cannot do it on their own. They need visible endorsement from the body politic. So, this is a cry for help: Who is that someone or are there someones with the vision, courage, and visibility to garner community attention and interest to move One Health to its rightful level of public concern? ……We need to act soon!”

Indigenous societies follow ‘natural law’ in how to relate to mother earth and care for her. Mona Polacca, world renowned Hopi/Havasupai/Tewa elder, talks about Western vs. Indigenous Native laws to protect Nature.

“The One Health concept is fundamental to the University of Guelph. It is embedded in everything that we do – teaching, research and outreach. The One Health Institute formalizes our commitment to this concept. It provides a robust foundation for building multidisciplinary research teams, and constructive opportunities for engagement and training of the next generation of University of Guelph One Health graduates.” Charlotte Yates, President and Vice Chancelor.
By Ndemic Creations in collaboration with infectious disease experts from the World Health Organization (WHO), Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN). The popular simulation transports players into a global public health outbreak similar to the COVID-19 pandemic and provides expert commentary comparing decisions made by gamers to real-life scenarios.
The National Museum of Natural History is now open again for in-person visits!
Smithsonian Institute Updates newsletter about the OUTBREAK Exhibit.

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“In 2016 — years before the COVID-19 pandemic — Cambodia launched a toll-free hotline to enlist the public in monitoring and tracking the spread of disease among both humans and animals….People can call 115 to report outbreak signals, such as unexplained sickness in their chickens that could be bird flu — which can also infect people…..The 115 hotline and many tools like it emerged from EpiHack, an epidemiology “hackathon” that [the non-profit organization] Ending Pandemics supports. Another EpiHack project is Participatory One Health Digital Disease Detection (PODD) which allows volunteers in Thailand to report unusual disease events.”
Pandemics, past and present, show us a practical example of how closely linked man, animals, and the environment are, and tackling these complex problems is proving difficult due to a lack of collaboration between researchers from around the world. Integrated Research & Training for One Health (IRT) hopes to facilitate One Health research and projects through promotion of collaboration and collective thinking. IRT collaborates with other platforms that are involved with One Health initiatives, provides a platform for One Health research/project ideas, opportunities & events, and offers free, central access for all One Health postgraduate education and training programs.
May 20, 2021
Action for Animal Health Coalition: Putting One Health into Practice - A Call to Action for Animal Health 
This new coalition and initiative advocates for investment in animal health systems to protect animals and people, and prevent the next pandemic. A ‘Call-to-Action’ to governments and international agencies will be extended at this event to prioritise strong animal health systems as part of operationalising One Health and to support attainment of Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Good health and wellbeing). Keynote speakers at the launch event: Professor David Heymann, Distinguished Fellow at Chatham House, Pauline Mulunda and Violet Natembey, farmers in Kenya working with Send a Cow. Moderated by Katie Husselby, Action for Global Health. This energetic and informative event provided insights into the importance of putting One Health into practice. Recording available.
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Student News

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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

The One Health Promoter event organized by the ISOHA Asia team and seven outstanding co-organizer clubs from six countries in Asia was a success. Winners met with Marilyn Bruno, JD, PhD, CEO of Aequor, Inc., who spoke about One Health, antimicrobial resistance, and environmental threats with an emphasis on biofilm. Recording available 


As part of the prizes offered to the esteemed winners of our ISOHA Asia One Health Promoter Event, ISOHA organized a special virtual meeting with outstanding ISOHA Executive Committee members, Sean Sum and Bailey Archey. The meeting involved an open discussion between participants, including Bailey and Sean sharing their previous experiences in One Health student organizations as well as their vet student lives. Recording available:
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One Health Issues In the News
Nipah virus is a disease with known pandemic potential and a fatality rate as high as 70 per cent. The pathogen was first detected in 1999 in Malaysia and is thought to have jumped from bats to humans via pigs. But it is Bangladesh that has witnessed the majority of outbreaks in the decades since. The country has seen a flare-up of cases almost every year since 2001, with transmission thought to be linked to the consumption of fruits or date palm juice which have been contaminated by the urine or saliva of infected fruit bats. In an early stage challenge trial on African green monkeys, the Nipah virus shot triggered a “very robust protective immune response”, according to a paper published online this week awaiting peer review.
Upcoming Events

July 29, 2021 Webinar 
Online presentation hosted by the One Health Academy in Washington, DC with webinar support provided by the One Health Commission. Speaker Jamie K. Reaser, BSc, PhD, President, Giving Voice to Resilience, LLC, and Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University. Recording Available. (Click Register to start the recording).
August 4, 2021
9-10am UK time (8-9am GMT)
Hosted by the GCRF One Health Poultry Hub. The Roadmap Series of online discussions on health security, food security, food systems, global health governance and sustainability has a stellar line up for its summer events. They include Professor David Heymann, Distinguished Fellow at Chatham House and former WHO Assistant Director-General for Health Security and Environment; Professor Meerjady Flora, Director General of Bangladesh’s Directorate General of Health Services (Planning and Development) and Chair of One Health Bangladesh; and Professor David Nabarro, Special Envoy of WHO Director-General on COVID-19. See July 7 and 21 sessions. More information at, or sign up to One Health Poultry Hub news.

August 12, 2021 Webinar
8:30 EDT, 12:30 GMT, 18:00 IST
Hosted by the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy, Registration


August 14, 2021 Webinar
Tacoma, Washington. Hosted by the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association. Presentation by Dr. Carrie LaJeunesse at the 2021 Animal Law Seminar - In Person
August 31 - September 2, 2021
WDA Continues to Support One Health - For more than 60 years Wildlife Disease Association has published what is now called One Health research, facilitated One Health solutions to wildlife conservation challenges, and promoted One Health education. For over 30 years WDA's One Health mission has been to "acquire, disseminate, and apply knowledge of the health and diseases of wild animals in relation to their biology, conservation and ecology including interactions with humans and domestic animals”. The WDA slogan says it all: “WDA is all wildlife diseases, all conservation, all one health, all the time!" 

September 15-16, 2021

The first ever One Welfare World Virtual Conference is taking place! Join to learn about One Welfare, the One Welfare Framework, and how One Welfare is relevant in the context of the COVID Pandemic. 
October 5-8, 2021  
Small island and low-lying developing states are among the countries in the world most vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change, posing many challenges to public health, including increased illness and death from hurricanes, floods, heat waves, and droughts; water and food insecurity; increased transmission and spread of infectious diseases; diminished air quality; and adverse physical and mental health impacts on populations displaced by climate change disruptions. Join the Caribbean community and international partners for 4 days of immersion in the science of climate change and health in the Caribbean, identifying knowledge gaps, posing solutions, resource sharing, networking, and empowerment. Speakers and Registration link coming soon. Submit an Abstract
November 1-3, 2021
African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Call for papers until August 6. 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
November 3, 2021
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). They invite you to save the date and pre-register for the event. More information regarding the program, invited speakers and location will be made available soon. This conference will, if permissible, be in-person at UiO, otherwise digital. 
November 4, 2021 
Hosted by the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine Center for the Human-Animal Bond and Purdue University Office of the Provost. The CHAB conference will provide a critical opportunity to bring together a diverse set of national and international academic Human-Animal Interaction centers and institutes. This conference will serve as a platform for interdisciplinary conversation with opportunities for the exchange and discussion of new ideas for future research in regards to animal-assisted interventions and additional dimensions of the human-animal bond. Free and open to the public but you must Register here.
November 4-6, 2021 
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March 6-9, 2022 | Atlanta, Georgia  

Atlanta, GA. Hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Held every 2–3 years, the conference brings together more than 1500 public health professionals from around the world to encourage the exchange of the latest information on issues affecting the emergence, spread, and control of infectious disease. Organized in collaboration with the Task Force for Global Health and with scientific input from more than 30 national and global partners. Program includes plenary and panel sessions with invited speakers, oral abstract and poster presentations, and multiple scientific and public health exhibitors—all focusing on emerging and re-emerging infections. Registration opemed May 6, 2021.

November 7-11, 2022
Singapore, Hosted by the SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute. The WOHC is the world’s premier conference to advance the One Health agenda. Taking place biennially, it advances trans-disciplinary efforts that further our collective understanding of animal-human disease transmission alongside their social and environmental determinants. The WOHC attracts professionals from academic institutions, civil society, national governments, the private sector and multi-lateral organisations all coming together to share learning across diverse disciplines including epidemiology and disease surveillance, animal production and trade, food safety, animal science, human health, environmental science/ecology and global health securitySee Conference Tracts. Early bird registration tentatively opens in October 2021, and abstract submissions will commence shortly thereafter. #WOHC2022
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July 29, 2021 Webinar (In Portuguese)

Hosted by ECOHA One Health Brasil. The Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), ‘the Ocean Decade,’ was proclaimed by the United Nations and is coordinated by the UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceano-graphic Commission, and is a very important framework to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Dr. Ronaldo Christofoletti, Professor at Institute of the Sea, Federal University of São Paulo (IMar/UNIFESP), Brazil, coordinator of the Science Tide Program and Member of the Communications Advisory Group Decade of Ocean of UNESCO, presented. Contact:

July 28, 2021 Webinar
12 pm noon ET

Hosted by the Science/AAAS Custom Publishing Office. Sponsored by Michelson Philanthropies.

July 26 - August 6, 2021 Free Online Course
Hosted by the One Health European Joint Programme (EJP) this Summer School included topics such as climate change, antimicrobial resistance, zoonoses, wildlife and epidemiology. The event was coordinated by the ISS institute in Italy and encouraged PhD students, post-docs and junior members of staff from across the globe to apply. An interest in One Health was essential. Catch it next year. Application deadline was May 31, 2021. More information is available on the One Health EJP website.
July 22-26, 2021
One Health Hackathon (Virtual Event for Students)
The One Health Hackathon was an online global health innovation event open to students from around the world. Teams were assigned to one of 5 diseases (cholera, Nipah virus, Zika virus, influenza, or rabies), for which they had 5 days to come up with an action plan ranging from policy platforms to business pitches, tech prototypes, and more. Participants heard from leading global health experts in our speaker series, and got one-on-one feedback. Our distinguished speakers included scientists from Princeton University, Cornell University, EcoHealth Alliance, the National Institute of Health, and more. For more information, visit

July 21, 2021 Online Symposium
2021 National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE) Summer Research Symposium. No recording available. _______________________________________________________
July 7, 2021
Hosted by the newly created One Sustainable Health Forum, an initiative of the Ballukian Foundation (Lyon, France). Recordings available in English and French. 
July 6, 2021
New Delhi, Organized by the Millennium India Education Foundation (MIEF) New Delhi, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital New Delhi, Seth G.S. Medical College & KEM Hospital Mumbai and Heart Care Foundation of India.
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. Recordings available: 
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Courses and Summer Programs
September 6-10, 2021 
English, Online, Full Time, 5 days, Synchronous
Hosted by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal). ISGlobal is the fruit of an innovative alliance between the "la Caixa" Foundation, academic institutions and government bodies to contribute to the efforts undertaken by the international community to address the challenges in global health. This online Summer School consists of a unique interdisciplinary teaching program. The objective is to give an in-depth overview of cross-cutting methods for global health, including planetary health, by employing quantitative health impact assessment methods, data science algorithms, eHealth tools, and innovative methods for predicting health and diseases in exposome studies. Apply here.
September 14 – December 7, 2021 
Virtual Seminar Series Hosted by The University of Calgary
The AMR: A One Health Approach Virtual Seminar Series provides various approaches to address AMR issues in a wider context that is important and practical for sustainable development of control strategies. There are no prerequisites to participate. Open to students, adult learners and professionals from all over the world. Having a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, relevant work experience, and an interest in learning about AMR and its implementation from a One Health perspective is highly recommended. Ability to understand and communicate in English is required. Access to this virtual seminar series is by donation. Contact:

University of Bristol Veterinary School, UK
To align with its research strategy in population health and global food security, Bristol Vet School is hiring lecturers, senior lecturers, associate professors and professors across multiple disciplines including One Health approaches to AMR, Wildlife Health and Conservation, Animal Microbial Ecosystems, Animal Welfare, Ethics and Sustainable Agriculture, Veterinary Clinical Bioinformatics and Predictive Analytics, and Veterinary Pathology. 

United States Agency for International Development
This position is with USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, Office of Infectious Disease, Neglected Tropical Diseases Division. This Division works in 27 countries to fight five of the most prevalent neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) that have proven, cost effective health interventions. This individual will join a dedicated group of 13 individuals working to end these devastating diseases of poverty. The intern will support the Neglected Tropical Diseases Team in Washington, D.C. The intern will have the opportunity to learn about USAID's work from leading technical experts and develop a strong understanding of communications through creation and promotion of content reflecting the Agency’s results and impact.

Graduate Studies/Scholarships

July 15, 2021 Application Deadline
This is a unique interdisciplinary degree that requires an understanding and integration of science, culture, history, communication, and more. There is no other degree like it in Alaska or the Circumpolar North. This program has been launched completely online. This has allowed partners across the Circumpolar North to more easily enroll in and complete the OHM. Plans to offer an in-person or hybrid version of the program are in process and will be implemented when it is safe to do so.

One Health Goes Wild
Dr. Oreta Samples of Fort Valley State University, Ft. Valley, Ga is currently leading a study regarding zoonotic implications of disease transmission to hunters, taxidermists and game processors who handle native Georgia wildlife carcasses as part of a 5-year grant driven project to promote safety where such handling of wild carcasses may be routine. The study looks at white tail deer, raccoons and opossums as sentinels or potential carriers of ectoparasites that may transmit zoonotic diseases to those hunting, preserving or skinning carcasses as well as other zoonotic diseases. Current MPH students involved in Thesis Research benefit from collecting/analyzing/reporting on data from state regulated DNR-sponsored quota hunts and nuisance trapping operations throughout the year. For more information, contact Dr. Samples at

August 16, 2021 Application Deadline

Scholarships are specifically for those who are pursuing higher education in a One Health related topic.
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Convergence of Social and Biophysical Sciences to Optimize Training in One Health.
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) - This NRT training graduate (master’s and doctoral) students in the interdisciplinary field of One Health. Trainees will: 1) be trained in social, biophysical and health sciences; 2) participate in intensive internships with health-related business, policy and non-profit partners; and 3) be mentored in a culture of innovative, solutions-driven, multidisciplinary research.

August 1, 2021 Deadline
Interested in finding a way to fund your project or research? Join us for the opportunity to win the SEAOHUN 2021 small grants. These grants offer funding for innovative field research, curriculum development, and training implementation in One Health related fields. We encourage the SEAOHUN faculty members and in-service professionals at government agencies and our member universities (Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam) to apply.
Worth Revisiting

Biosecurity: An integrated approach to manage risk to human, animal and plant life and health, International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN) Information Note No. 1/2010 - Biosecurity, March 3, 2010,

Journal Articles / Reports/ Publications

Developing a one health approach by using a multi-dimensional matrix, Kahn L.H., One Health, Volume 13 (2021),

Furthering the One Health Mission: Template for Establishing Student-Run One Health Groups on College Campuses. Halle Fitzgerald, Mugdha Parulekar, Eliana Schach, Gloria Bachmann, MD, MMS, Delaware Journal of Public Health, April 1, 2021.

One Health Workforce-Next Generation Consortium. 2021 Semiannual Report. One Health Institute, University of California, Davis, April 2021.

Plant health and its effects on food safety and security in a One Health framework: four case studies. Rizzo, D.M., Lichtveld, M., Mazet, J.A.K. et al., One Health Outlook 3, 6 (2021).

Using cross-species vaccination approaches to counter emerging infectious diseases. Warimwe, G.M., Francis, M.J., Bowden, T.A. et al., Nat Rev Immunol (2021).

Wildlife-pet markets in a one-health context, Warwick C, Steedman C., J. One Health, 7(1): 42-64. (2021),

Application of one health approach in training at Makerere University: experiences from the one health workforce project in Uganda. Atusingwize, E., Ndejjo, R., Tumukunde, G. et al. One Health Outlook 2, 23 (2020).

Using a one health approach can foster collaboration through transdisciplinary teaching. Jasani S., Med Teach. 2019 Jul;41(7):839-841. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2018.1484080. Epub 2018 Aug 3. PMID: 30071742.
Editorial / Commentary / Opinion

Grundahl M, Pandora Report, June 18, 2021
“The National Biodefense Science Board’s first recommendation is to use a One Health threat assessment for biosurveillance and situational awareness.

Caring for the Earth for Better Health and Well-being of All: Addressing Climate Change as a Planetary Health Emergency. Hospedales, J. (2021), Christian Journal for Global Health, 8(1), 3-7.

July 2021
  • A Pan-coronavirus RT-PCR Assay for Rapid Viral Screening of Animal, Human, and Environmental Specimens
  • An Epidemiological Study of Streptococcus suis Prevalence among Swine at Industrial Swine Farms in Northern Vietnam
  • TMEM41B is a Host Factor Required for the Replication of Diverse Coronaviruses Including SARS-CoV-2
July 2021
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by Deb Thomson, DVM  
Offering a fresh look at science communication, Dr. Thomson draws on a rich trove of extraordinary experiences taken from the classroom, the veterinary hospital, and the office of a senior US Senator. The result is a judicious and practical book full of unexpected insights that is perfect for professional and aspiring scientists and engineers alike.
Ed Yong
I Contain Multitudes lets us peer into the microscopic world for the first time, allowing us to see how ubiquitous and vital microbes are: they sculpt our organs, defend us from disease, break down our food, educate our immune systems, guide our behavior, bombard our genomes with their genes, and grant us incredible abilities. While much of the prevailing discussion around the microbiome has focused on its implications for human health, Yong broadens this focus to the entire animal kingdom, giving us a grander view of life. I Contain Multitudes is the story of these extraordinary partnerships, between the familiar creatures of our world and those we never knew existed. It will change both our view of nature and our sense of where we belong in it.
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