March 2021
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February 17, 2021
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus underscored an emerging scientific consensus around a One Health holistic approach to pandemic prevention that involves more than just human health. “For many people, One Health may have once seemed simply a concept. It is no longer. …..We cannot protect human health without considering the impact of human activities that disrupt ecosystems, encroach on habitats, and further drive climate change,” he told a meeting of health officials this month.
This image looks like any COVID-19 vaccination site. But look again! This is a young VETERINARIAN administering vaccines to people in Uxbridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Charlie Cumming, 2019 Tufts Vet School Graduate, did an internship in zoological/ wildlife medicine and is now a postdoctoral master's student. His research identifies ecologic drivers (diet/foraging, reproductive, and migration traits) of influenza prevalence across wild bird species in to challenge and/or affirm the dogma that waterfowl and gulls are the primary reservoirs worth studying. As for volunteering to help with COVID-19 vaccination clinics, he said, "I just wanted to do what I could to help as a public health professional. I figured if I could vaccinate a rhino, I could probably help with humans."
March 18, 2021
More for The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)                  
Balancing the One Health Tripartite (WHO/FAO/OIE) Equation

Authors: Kaplan B,   Seifman R  In: IMPAKTER

WHO - “We have all heard of the WHO, created in 1948 in its present form as a specialized agency of the United Nations, responsible for international public health…… its two-year budget for 2020-2021 is over $5.8 billion. WHO has a total staff….. of roughly 7,000 people. 
FAO - FAO’s input is notable since this is a large United Nations technical agency with a substantial biennial budget (over $2.6 billion from assessed and voluntary contributions) and over 4,000 staff, tasked with a multifaceted mandate to lead international efforts to defeat hunger, improve nutrition, and food security, in short, ....... 
OIE - Founded in 1924 to fight animal diseases at the global level, OIE is an intergovernmental organization responsible for improving animal health worldwide. It is independent of the United Nations and has an annual assessed budget ….of approximately US $36 million ...… OIE staff is equally modest: approximately 120 people at its Paris headquarters and 15 staff in regional offices.
We need to make better use of the OIE to enable it to fulfill its defined animal health mission, including unique contributions to One Health interdisciplinary collaborations and developmental research.” 
March 3, 2021

Author Scott Nolan In: JAVMA News

“The very real threat from these zoonotic diseases is practically shouting at us that a one-health approach is essential,” Bruce Kaplan

Veterinarians had already been through a coronavirus pandemic prior to the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak. Porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus (another coronavirus) has plagued swine operations in Europe and Asia for three decades. In 2013, the virus arrived in the United States, infecting millions of immunologically naive pigs. By the time the PED outbreak was contained the following year, the virus had already spread to 29 U.S. states, killing an estimated 7 million pigs. .......... 

During the early months of 2020, as another novel coronavirus was burning across the planet, veterin-arians weren’t consulted regarding their experiences with managing this particularly nasty family of viruses in animal populations. “No one from the human medicine side of things thought to reach out to ask, ‘How did you stop the PED epidemic? How useful were vaccines? What should we do to try to stop the spread of COVID?

There are a lot of lessons here.”
Ruckert A, Zinszer K, Zarowsky C, Labonté R, Carabin H, Can J Public Health. 2020 Oct; 111(5): 641–644. Published online 2020 Sep 9. doi: 10.17269/s41997-020-00409-z
Mtro. Juan Carlos Plascencia De la Torre One Health MX publication.

By Laura H. Kahn, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, February 25, 2021
"We need to reassess what we value. The natural world is essential for our health and well-being, but we don’t value it properly. Instead, we exploit it until it bites us back. We must change our values if we want to prevent the next pandemic. ........ Maintaining a better grasp of ecological health around the world could help governments take necessary steps to preserve ecosystems and promote sustainable development. Preventing the next pandemic may depend on us doing so. "

See also Using gross ecosystem product (GEP) to value nature in decision making, Ouyang Z, Song C, Zheng H, of the National Academy of Sciences Jun 2020, 117 (25), DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1911439117
Plowright RK, Reaser JK, Locke H, Woodley SJ, Patz JA, Becker DJ, Oppler G, Hudson PJ, Tabor G, Lancet Planetary Health, published online March 5, 2021, 
One Health at U.S. CDC during the time of COVID-19
Since the beginning of the pandemic, CDC has been leading efforts to improve our understanding of how SARS-CoV-2 affects animals and how the virus might spread between people and animals. See the CDC COVID-9 and Animals webpage.
CDC has also worked to improve coordination of federal, state, and other One Health partners.
  • CDC leads the One Health Federal Interagency COVID-19 Coordination (OH-FICC) Group, which brings together public health, animal health, and environmental health representatives from more than 20 federal agencies to collaborate and exchange information on the One Health aspects of COVID-19. The group researches and develops guidance on the connection between people and pets, wildlife, zoo animals, and livestock; animal diagnostics and testing; and environmental health issues relevant to COVID-19. See Toolkit for Managing Companion Animals with SARS-CoV-2
  • CDC leads the State-Federal One Health Partners Update Calls to bring local, state, tribal, and territorial agencies together with OH-FICC members to exchange information, share timely updates, and address partner needs on the One Health aspects of COVID-19. See August 2020 Partners Call Slides
  • CDC, USDA, state public health and animal health officials, and academic partners are working in some states to conduct active surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 in pets, including cats, dogs, and other small mammals, that had contact with a person with COVID-19. Researchers test these animals for infection and to see whether they develop antibodies to the virus; they also perform genomic sequencing.
  • CDC deployed One Health teams to multiple states to support state and local departments of health and agriculture, federal partners, and others in conducting on-farm investigations into SARS-CoV-2 in people, mink, and other animals (domestic and wildlife). The teams collected samples from animals on the farms and from people working on the farms and in surrounding communities. CDC and USDA are testing and analyzing these samples to better understand how SARS-CoV-2 can spread among mink, other animals, and people, as well as genetic variations of the virus. These investigations are ongoing.
March 11, 2021
Online interview by Jessica Patrick of news. Duke University researchers, Greg Grey, MD, MPH, Linfa Wang, PhD, and Stuart Pimm, PhD discussed transmission of diseases from wild animals to humans and what can be done to prevent future pandemics. Dr. Grey called for the One Health approach.
Other News
Breaking One Health News
in the U.S.!  

The One Health Act of 2019 was previously intro-duced (not yet passed into law) in the 116th Congress in June and July 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly increased awareness and understanding of One Health among the general public and lawmakers. On March 18, 2021 A bill to establish an interagency One Health Program, and for other purposes (using same language as OH Act 2019) was reintroduced in the 117th Congress in both the U.S. Senate (S 861)and House (no number assigned yet)

Action driven and shared by Amy LeBoeuf of Louisiana One Health In Action.

Learn more about One Health by searching by the hashtag #OneHealthAwarenessMonth on FaceBook.

of Topics to share about One Health all year round.
Introduced by Stanley, Pinkin, Conaway & Houghtaling, Task Force will develop a plan to promote inter-disciplinary communication and collaboration between physicians, veterinarians and other scientific professionals/State agencies with the goal of promoting the health and well-being of New Jersey’s residents, animals and environment.
Since 2011, sixteen National One Health platforms or Multisectoral Coordinatoon Mechanisms have been established in Africa. On February 17th 2021, a National One Health platform was launched by the Government of the Côte d’Ivoire. It was established by a Presidential Executive order issued on April 3, 2019. The purpose of the platform is to facilitate multisectoral, multidisciplinary collaboration, coordination and cooperation among relevant sectors in order to pre-empt and respond to health threats of known and unknown etiology arising at the environment, animal (wildlife, domestic, aquatic) and human interface.
March 15, 2021, One Health at U Calgary (OH@UC) is a new cross-cutting research theme at the University. One Health builds trans-disciplinary research teams and training programs around problems at the convergence of people, animals, and the environment with the goal of finding innovative and sustainable solutions to improve the well-being of all ecosystems. Visit the One Health at U Calgary Website.

New Journal

New Open Access One Health Journal being launched

Editor: Professor Jorg Heukelbach, Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, CE 60430-140, Brazil.

See Inaugural Editorial:
Heukelbach J. , One Health Implement Res 2020;1:1-3.

Created by the international One Health for One Planet Education (1HOPE) Initiative Government, Policy, Advocacy Working Group and published as a Special Edition of the South Eastern European Journal of Public Health.
Check out the Learning Modules
Why and how One Health supports sustainable food systems and development
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), one of 15 Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers (CGIAR), has released a series of 7 One Health Briefs (and videos) summarizing why and how One Health supports sustainable development. The interventions emphasize the need to move to actions that are adaptive and flexible in local contexts. Some common actions include:
  • Foster enabling environments for cross-sectoral partnerships and collaboration
  • Mainstream One Health at policy and regulatory levels
  • Take risk-based mitigation measures rather than imposing blanket bans or harsh regulations
  • Employ market-based mechanisms using (e.g. consumer demand, certification) for change
  • Apply approaches that work across sectors and recognize that work from all sectors needed
  • Better understand how human social behaviour impacts the emergence and spread of disease
  • Take a gender lens to One Health to account for the perspectives and needs of both women and men
  • Use community-based approaches that focus on leveraging local knowledge and supporting local communities to become active managers of responses
  • Build the capacity of informal traders and sellers, academics and government officials to be able to undertake One Health actions
Created in 2015, the international One Health Platform was an independent, international non-profit organization that worked to foster science for the greater good serving as a scientific reference center and a network of One Health researchers and stakeholders. In 2011 (Australia), 2013 (Thailand), 2015 (Netherlands), 2016  (Australia), 2018 (Canada), and 2020 (Virtual) its organizers led World One Health Congresses. In 2022 the 7th World One Health Congress will be led in Singapore by a selected Congress Planning Team. The OHP created and led One Health Outlook, an open access journal published by BMC, and several international working groups such as the Bio Threats Scanning Group, the International One Health Coalition, a Government Group and VaxVox. In 2016 the OHP was a founding partner [with the One Health Commission (OHC) and the One Health Initiative (OHI)] of global One Health Day celebrated annually on November 3. One Health Day ( and its student events competition continues under leadership of the OHC and OHI. Registration of events is encouraged.

Global 1HN was launched in September 2019. It is an interdisciplinary research-to-action network intent on strengthening Canadian leadership in improving the global governance of infectious diseases (IDs) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR). It brings together researchers and knowledge users from the social sciences as well as human, animal, and environmental health sciences to develop a trans-disciplinary One Health approach to IDs and AMR governance at global, national, and local levels. See What is Global 1HN’ video featuring network lead Dr. Ronald Labonte.
Worth Revisiting

Schneider M, Munoz-Zanzi C, Min K, Aldighieri S, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Global Public Health. April 26, 2019.

Special UNEP Report released July 6, 2020
Produced by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), this report highlights the environmental side of the zoonotic dimension of the COVID-19 pandemic. Examining the root causes of this pandemic and other zoonoses, it fills a critical knowledge gap and provides policymakers with a better understanding of the context and nature of potential future zoonotic disease outbreaks. See the final of 10 Key Messages of the Report: 
  • ONE HEALTH: This report confirms and builds on the conclusions of the FAO-OIE-WHO Tripartite Alliance and many other expert groups that a One Health approach is the optimal method for preventing as well as responding to zoonotic disease outbreaks and pandemics. Adopting a One Health approach, which unites medical, veterinary and environmental expertise, will help governments, businesses and civil society achieve enduring health for people, animals and environments alike.
Did you Know About?
Administered over a 2-day participatory workshop, the USAID One Health Assessment for Planning and Performance (OH-APP) is a monitoring framework for multi-sectoral coordination mechanisms (MCM) to annually self-assess a country’s organizational capacity and performance to inform planning and development assistance. It complements the WHO Joint External Evaluation by providing more specific indicators to measure the maturity of a One Health MCM capable of coordinating multi-stakeholder collaboration for pre-paredness and response to public health threats. An MCM, sometimes referred to as a National One Health Platform, refers to a formalized body that uses a One Health approach to strengthen collaboration, communication, and coordination across the sectors responsible for addressing zoonotic diseases and other health concerns at the human-animal-environment interface. The OH APP includes: One Health Tool Kits, Global One Health Resources, and OH APP Resources

The One Health Centre for Research at University of Alaska Fairbanks, One Health and Development Initiative (OHDI), EARTHDAY.ORG and One Health Lessons are happy to announce the second annual Global Art and Music contest! Submit an original work based on your appreciation for biodiversity. Winners will be notified on Earth Day (April 22). All types of artwork are accepted!

See full contest details and how to submit:

April 16, 2021 Deadline 11:59 pm EDT


Student News
International Student One Health Alliance - (ISOHA)
March 27, 2021 Webinar
The International Student One Health Alliance (ISOHA) and One Health Lessons (OHL) discussed ways for One Health enthusiasts, and students in particular, to get involved in the Global One Health Education Movement. Featuring American Sign Language (ASL) translation by Ahlanna Toms, ASL Intern for OHL. Webinar support provided by the One Health Commission.
Topics and Speakers included:
1.ISOHA and One Health Commission Partnership - Bailey Archey, VP of Education for ISOHA:
2. History of One Health Lessons - Vanessa Nichols, Administrative Intern for OHL:
3. OHL-ISOHA Partnership and Continent Contest - Maryam Zakariya, ISOHA Liaison Intern for OHL:
4. How to become a Certified Lesson Leader - Doris Ma, Lesson Leaders Program Coordinator Intern, OHL
5. One Health Lessons Ambassadors Program - Maddie Burns, Senior Promotions Intern for OHL
6. Personal experience as a Certified Lesson Leader -
Sean Sum, VP of Outreach for ISOHA
7. Personal experience as a Certified Lesson Leader - Andreas Pappas, President of ISOHA
(, Click Register to start listening)
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.

NEW: We are excited to announce a competition between continents to see which continent produces the most ISOHA student participation in the Lesson Leaders Program! The certified students from the continent with the most ISOHA-affiliated students to complete the Lesson Leaders Program by April 25th, 2021, will win an exclusive meeting with Dr. Deborah Thomson, Founder and President of One Health Lessons, and Dr. Cheryl Stroud, Executive Director of the One Health Commission.
See our current journal club discussion
on this season's article:
“Reflecting on One Health in Action During the COVID-19 Response” by Dr. Barbara Häsler et al.

All individuals who post/comment in the online ISOHA Journal Club 10 times between January-June, 2021 will receive this Certificate of Participation! Posts and comments must be directly related to the featured articles and associated online questions. We hope to see all of your insightful comments and perspectives very soon!
The ISOHA Journal Editorial Team would like your feedback on how to improve our online journal club! Please take our brief survey.

Thank you for your time--we appreciate your suggestions and insights.
April 5-16, 2021
Young people are the engine of change, and to realize the world we want, it is critical to engage and empower them. This virtual International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) summit can strengthen connections among young environmentalist leaders and their existing global networks, infuse their voices in decision-making processes, amplify their stories, and add further momentum to the growing youth-led movements for nature and climate. The IUCN Global Youth Summit enables youth ages 18 to 35 from around the world to exchange ideas and experiences, and work together on the Summit Outcome statement to be delivered to the IUCN Members’ Assembly in Marseille. Join youth from around the globe to help shape a healthier, more resilient post-pandemic world from the city center, to rural communities, to the most remote protected areas. People of all ages are welcome to participate free of charge. Learn more and Register

Students are spreading the message of One Health all around the world!

Your one-stop-shop for links to student group resources, educational opportunities, advocacy information, and communication platforms.
One Health Issues in The News
Another way human behaviors are impacting antimicrobial resistance.

It’s estimated that an average-sized wastewater treatment plant serving roughly 400,000 residents will discharge up to 2,000,000 microplastic particles into the environment each day. Yet, researchers are still learning the environmental and human health impact of these ultra-fine plastic particles, less than 5 millimeters in length, found in everything from cosmetics, toothpaste and clothing microfibers, to our food, air and drinking water.
One Health and Comparative and Translational Medicine
Veterinarians in Louisiana managed to save the life of a dog that was burned on more than 70% of her body when hay in her kennel caught on fire from a heat lamp. The dog, Sadie, has been undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy to improve healing. Now veterinarian Dena Lodato and burn surgeon Nicole Kopari are treating her with a regenerative therapy for human burn victims that involves generating cells from a small piece of healthy skin and formulating them into a spray.
Neglected One Health Issues
Increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather disasters such as floods, droughts and megafires as a result of climate change is having a devastating effect on food security and livelihoods. Holistic responses and cross sectoral collaboration are key in disaster response to prevent agricultural losses. Strategies need to integrate not only natural hazards, but also anthropogenic and biological threats, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, and must be based on an understanding of the systemic nature and inter-dependencies of risks.
How you Can Help!!!!
Amazon Smile has donated over $200 million to charities worldwide! You can help increase AmazonSmile donations to One Health Commission by shopping at or with AmazonSmile 'ON' in the Amazon Shopping app.
Upcoming Events
February - April, 2021
All events at 6PM Eastern
Seminar series hosts speakers to address a variety of One Health-related topics. Lectures are and free open to the public.
Spring 2021 speaker line-up.

Mondays, 4-5 PM Alaska Time
One Health Seminars are weekly informational presentations by the amazing faculty and partners of UAF. During these seminars UAF highlights some of the prevalent One Health efforts across the Circumpolar North. These seminars are currently held via zoom Mondays 4-5pm AKST. Check the UAF Center for One Health Research Facebook for registration link and weekly speaker!
April 1, 2021 Webinar
How to best address through a One Health perspective
5:00 pm (Time zone?) 
Speaker Dr. Chris Pinto, Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Part of the HEAL Community of Practice monthly webinar series hosted by One Health for Human, Environment, Animals, Livelihoods (OH 4 HEAL) organized jointly with the International Livestock Research Institute’s (ILRY) One Health Research, Education and Outreach Centre for Africa.
April 6-11, 2021
Hosted by the University of Alaska, Fairbanks Center for One Health Research (UAF-COHR) in partnership with the U.S. Department of State. This event is part of the United States contribution to 'One Arctic, One Health', an Arctic Council project now in its fifth year. This conference will bring together scientists, healthcare professionals, educators, students, policy makers, and community stakeholders to learn about the latest advances in One Health research. The goal is to build international, interdisciplinary teams to work on the most pressing issues facing the future of the Circumpolar North. See the Conference Video.
April 9, 2021
This interdisciplinary symposium will review environmental influences on asthma outcomes, relevant environmental policy, advocacy tools, principles of asthma management, updates on asthma, COPD, and environmental interactions. Open to NYU Langone Health community. Will include a discussions of:
  •  clinical presentations and basic mechanisms of severe and difficult-to-treat asthma and COPD
  • basic overview of mechanisms of lung toxicity from environmental exposures including ambient outdoor pollutants such as traffic-related pollution
  • role of the built environment in lung immunity and airway diseases, inhaled toxins from tobacco and tobacco-related products
  • clinical as well as policy interventions to mitigate these exposures
  •  update on the interaction of asthma, COPD, and infection with the novel SARS Corona Virus-2 (COVID-19)
  •  environmental interventions to reduce inhaled exposure of SARS CoV-2.
April 12, 2021
One Health Symposium - India
Research Informing Biosafety, Prepared-ness and Response
5:00 - 7:30 pm IST

Hosted by the India Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the India Council of Medical Research
April 20-21, 2021
Inaugural NIAMRRE Annual Conference 2021 (Virtual)
10AM - 3PM CDT each day
Hosted by the National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE). This inaugural event includes a variety of traditional presentations, interactive talks, a student poster gallery, and facilitated discussions about antimicrobial resistance. The #EngageAMR21 virtual conference is open to all who want to build action-oriented relationships that move toward a One Health vision. NIAMRRE member institutions may send unlimited representatives. Non-member tickets are $50 total for both days.
Registration closes on April 16.
April 24, 2021
in a Changing Climate Conference (Virtual)
8 am to 4 pm Mountain Daylight Time
Hosted by Colorado State University's One Health Club. Gather as a profession to discuss climate change and animal health. This symposium is designed to begin equipping clinicians, technicians and students in the veterinary field with knowledge and tools to be effective contributors in protecting animal health in a changing climate. From an interdisciplinary One Health perspective, climate change as it relates to animal health will be explored through the lens of emerging disease, conservation implications, emergency management, veterinary care, and sustainable business initiatives. Free for students. $50 Registration for non-students. Visit this website for registration, program details, speaker info, bios and more! 
April 29, 2021
15:00 - 17:00 CET
The WVA’s recent release of a position statement on food security and nutrition (, combined with the impact of SARS-CoV-2 on food supply chains throughout the world, make this a relevant, timely topic for veterinary continuing education. This seminar will raise awareness and promote the veterinary role in achieving global food security through the establishment of relevant partnerships with other professionals, integrating veterinary expertise into current and future global food security programs and identifying possible workforce opportunities for veterinarians outside of clinical practice. 
May 11, 2021
12PM – 4PM EST 
Hosted by the Exotic Species Cancer Research Alliance (ESCRA) and the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and sponsored by the North Carolina Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine (TriCEM), the goal of this conference is to bring leaders in zoo, exotic, and small animal health and husbandry together with leaders in human medicine to find common ground and improve cancer care and research across the tree of life. Learn more and register to attend.

May 20th, 2021
(CPHAZ) Symposium (Virtual)
Hosted by the University of Guelph Center for Public Health and Zoonoses, this one-day virtual event will bring together all pillars and forms of public health and zoonotic disease work and research. Free Registration. For more information contact
July 29 - August 2, 2021
In person and virtual
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. See One Health sessions by selecting the day, clicking Filter and entering One Health as the Program Tag. Search Conference website for words One Health. 

September 15-16, 2021

Hosted by One Welfare. 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.

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March 25, 2021
United States Southern Command: Global Health Security of the Americas Speaker Series (Virtual)
The United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) Surgeon’s Office hosted this third session of the Global Health Security of the Americas Virtual Speaker Series with an overarching theme of One Health. The session featured Dr. Laura Kahn, Co-Founder of the One Health Initiative pro bono team and website and Research Scholar at Princeton University and Dr. Daniela Figueroa, Professor at Adolfo Ibáñez University in Chile and One Health Day Regional Spokesperson for Central and South America. Interpretations were provided in Spanish and Portuguese. For information
Recording coming soon.


March 23, 2021 Webinar
Ohio State University Global One Health Institute (GOHI) Webinar Series, Speaker Jürgen A. Richt, DVM, PhD, from Kansas State University.


March 22, 2021 Webinar
Online presentation hosted by the One Health Academy in Washington, DC with webinar support provided by the One Health Commission. Speaker Leann Andrews, PhD, RLA, Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, Pennsylvania State University, and Co-Director of InterACTION Labs, Traction. Recording available.
March 22, 2021   

Part of the University of Alaska Fairbank (UAF) One Health Seminar Series.

Speaker Dr. Mora Clinton
Department of Veterinary Medicine at UAF

March 15, 2021 Symposium
Part of AOAC INTERNATIONAL’s 2021 Midyear Meeting and Analytical Solutions Forum.
AOAC INTERNATIONAL publishes standardized, chemical analysis methods designed to increase confidence in the results of chemical and microbiologic analyses. It provides the platform, processes and scientific rigor that enable industry and regulators to keep our food and environment safe. In this Symposium, Cheryl Stroud, DVM, PhD, Executive Director, One Health Commission introduced AOAC members to the full scope of One Health and Rear Admiral David Goldman, MD, MPH, of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s Office of Food Policy and Response discussed how AOAC’s mission and globally-respected process for developing standards for foods and feeds are essential components in the growing One Health approach to public health. See Agenda.

día 6 de Marzo de 2021, March 6th, 2021

El 6 de marzo, International Student One Health Alliance y One Health Mexico organizaron un seminario web titulado "Una salud en el contexto de la actual crisis mundial". 
Grabación disponible: 

Hosted by the International Student One Health Alliance (SOHA) and One Health Mexico. Recording available: 

February 23-25, 2021
Hosted by the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) Forum on Microbial Threats, this meeting will examine ways to systemize and integrate the One Health approach as part of outbreak prevention, detection, preparedness, and response efforts. This workshop explored research opportunities, multisectoral 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. Recordings available.
February 23, 2021
Hosted by Cornell Wildlife Health Center, WWF, Cornell Veterinary Medicine and Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability. Guest Speaker Dr. Jane Goodall, UN Messenger of Peace. Moderated by Thomas Friedman of the New York Times. See Agenda: Recording available:
February 12, 2021 Online Seminar

Hosted by the U Guelph One Health Institute, presentation by Emily Denstedt, DVM, MPH of the Wildlife Conservation Society. The decline of wild species and degradation of ecosystems, coupled with the encroachment of humankind into the planet’s remaining wild places, is opening the door for disease and other health challenges. This seminar gave an inside look into how conservation-based health experts are working to identify where and how these health risks are emerging, while taking action towards the conservation of biodiversity and intact landscapes. 
January 27 - February 4, 2021
5th Annual Meeting of Afrique One-ASPIRE
At this conference, postdocs and fellows presented the report of science progress (2016-2020) and scientific outputs and impacts. The Afrique One Consortium is a group of African scientists working in universities and research institutions in both East and West Africa. They collaborate with universities in the UK and Switzerland and their research work is funded by the Kenyan-based African Academy of Sciences under the DELTAS Africa research and training programme. 
October 28-29, 2021
Global experts call for a paradigm shift to head off future pandemics - GLF conference presents four pathways for transformative change
More than 5,000 people from 148 countries gathered online. Indigenous leaders, policy experts, heads of global organiza-tions, youth and more came together to advocate for the importance of biodiversity in preventing future crises of global pandemics and climate change.
October 22, 2020 Webinar
Hosted by the Brown University Watson Institute of International & Public Affairs, the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Studies and the Taubman Center for American Politics & Policy. Presentation by Dr. Laura Kahn. This talk was divided into two parts. The first part used a One Health perspective to examine why coronaviruses such as SARS-CoV-2 are emerging from animals into human populations. The second part examined leadership during public health crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, using a framework based on the work by Max Weber, the German sociologist of the late 19th/early 20th centuries. Recording Available: 
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Courses and Summer Programs

June 7 - July 28, 2021
Spanish Speaking One Health Certification Course
Organized by the Colombian Observatory of Animal Welfare and Health of the University of La Salle, in alliance with the Cyted Thematic Network on “One Health in Latin America and the Caribbean for Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss” with certification from the University of La Salle. The objective of this 40 hour course is to offer conceptual and methodological tools to operationalize One Health and recognize the complexity of the dimensions involved in the One Health and One Welfare approach, within the framework of compliance with the Sustainable Development Goals. Instructors are recognized researchers from the Colombian Observatory of Animal Welfare and Health, international researchers from the Cyted Network in One Health and Climate Change (Chile, Cuba, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Uruguay, Colombia, and Spain) and internationally recognized teachers in One Health and One Welfare from Italy, Thailand, and the United States. Dates for early registration and payment (Colombian Pesos) are:
May 4, $ 680,000 ($190 US dollars); May 19, $ 720,000 ($202 US dollars); June 3, $800,000 ($224 USD)

Online course
SAFOSO’s e-Learning course has recently been approved for CE credit in the United States. U.S. veterinarians and veterinary technicians can now receive 4.5 CE credits through completion of this self-paced course. The course can be found on the CE Broker website at 


31 May – 4 July 2021: 5‐weeks online module 

8 – 13 August 2021: on‐campus module in Copenhagen, Denmark 
Course provides a critical overview of the methods used in the One Health approach by drawing on the successful Danish and international achievements characterized by a trans-disciplinary collaboration between public authorities and administrations, research institutions, industry sectors as well as citizen engagement. Relevant for many different scientific backgrounds (including both natural and social sciences and humanities). Offered for MS, PhD students or as continuing education for professionals interested in the One Health topics and trans-disciplinary approaches. Open to Danish and international students with a completed BSc Degree. Must be able to read and write English at a scientific level. Application deadline 1 April 2021 23:59 (CEST)
Read the Earth Charter
Crafted by visionaries twenty years ago, the Earth Charter is a document with sixteen principles that turn conscience into action. It seeks to inspire in all people a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the whole human family, the greater community of life, and future generations. It is a vision of hope and a call to action. Courses are programmed to strengthen the knowledge, skills, and abilities of educators to implement Education for Sustainable Development.
May 24-28, 2021
Evolution is largely absent from medical, veterinary, and public health training, yet it is vital to tackling our most urgent health challenges, including emerging infectious diseases, microbial resistance, food safety, and cancer and other non-communicable diseases. EMS provides computational training in evolutionary biology to students, postdocs, and faculty from medical schools, veterinary medicine programs, and graduate programs in public or global health, ecology, and evolutionary sciences.
Graduate Studies / Scholarships

Final Year Veterinary Student Seeking Graduate Position
Jagnoor Sandhu, a final year veterinary student from India obtaining his Bachelor’s of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry (an equivalent to DVM), is seeking a Graduate Student Position (MS/PhD) to start fall 2022 or sooner. Interests include zoonotic disease in food animal production systems, emerging infectious diseases, evolution of infectious agents, epidemiology of bacterial and fungal pathogens, novel genomic tools to advance diagnostics of infectious diseases, disease surveillance, regional disease control, innovative approaches to tackle antimicrobial resistance, and epidemiology of antimicrobial resistant pathogens.


Ecology Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan - to direct environmental health campaigns including work to prevent and clean up contamination of per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Michigan. Permanent, full-time position with excellent salary and benefits. The position is currently remote.
The New Mexico Environment Department’s (NMED) mission is to protect and restore the environment and to foster a healthy and prosperous New Mexico for present and future generations.If you're interested in protecting public health and the environment in the Land of Enchantment, learn more and apply here:

Fellowships/ Residencies / Postdocs

Postdoctoral Position: Geospatial Analysis of Mosquito-Borne Disease Transmission 
University of Oklahoma Department of Geography & Environmental Sustainability in the Ecological and Geospatial Research and Applications in Planetary Health (EcoGRAPH) group. Seeking enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to study the environmental determinants of mosquito-borne disease transmission. The postdoc will have a major role in a new NIH-funded study exploring urban landscapes, climate variability, and mosquito transmission in India. Requirements: Ph.D. with a focus on health geography, disease ecology, spatial epidemiology, or a closely related field. Available May 1, 2021. Send a letter of interest and a CV to Dr. Mike Wimberly at
Journal Articles / Reports

The contribution of veterinary public health to the management of the COVID-19 pandemic from a One Health perspective, Ferri M, Lloyd-Evans M, One Health 12(3):100230, January 2021, DOI: 10.1016/j.onehlt.2021.100230

A Survey on One Health Perception and Experiences in Europe and Neighboring Areas. Chiesa F, Tomassone L, Savic S et al. Front. Public Health. 2021, Original Publication Date: February 17, 2021, DOI:10.3389/fpubh.2021.609949

Leandro AdS, Lopes RD, Martins CA, Rivas AV, da Silva I, Galvão SR, et al., PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021, Original Publication Date: February 18, 2021,

Kim, DW., Cha, CJ., Exp Mol Med. 2021, Original Publication Date: March 1, 2021,

Applying a One Health Approach in Global Heath and Medicine: Enhancing Involvement of Medical Schools and Global Health Centers, Machalaba C, Raufman J, Berrian A, Berthe F,, Annals of Global Health 87(1):30-31, March 2021, DOI: 10.5334/aogh.2647

A Call for One Health in Medical Education: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Underscores the Need to Integrate Human, Animal, and Environmental Health. Dykstra MP, Baitchman EJ, Acad Med. 2021 Mar 23. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000004072. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33769340.

Outbreaks of Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases Are Associated With Changes in Forest Cover and Oil Palm Expansion at Global Scale, Morand S, Lajaunie C, Front. Vet. Sci., 24 March 2021,

Survey of One Health programs in U.S. medical schools and development of a novel one health elective for medical students, Docherty L, Foley P, One Health 12:100231, May 2021, DOI: 10.1016/j.onehlt.2021.100231
Editorials / Commentaries / Reviews

Author: John Drake In: Forbes
Although one health — understanding that the health of humans, animals, and the environment — isn’t the only way to think about emerging diseases, it is perhaps the most comprehensive. It also underscores the role of ecology as an integrative science for the planet.

New Book

By Elizabeth Kolbert
In Under a White Sky, Elizabeth Kolbert takes a hard look at the new world we are creating. Along the way, she meets biologists who are trying to preserve the world’s rarest fish, which lives in a single tiny pool in the middle of the Mojave; engineers who are turning carbon emissions to stone in Iceland; Australian researchers who are trying to develop a “super coral” that can survive on a hotter globe; and physicists who are contemplating shooting tiny diamonds into the stratosphere to cool the earth.

by Dr. Santiago Monsalve Buriticá

Older Books

By Doherty, P. Melbourne University Publishing Limited, (First Edition)
Birds detect danger to our health and the environment before we do. Following a diverse cast of bird species around the world. Doherty illuminates birds’ role as an early warning system for threats to the health of our planet and our own well-being.

  • Researchers Propose Improved Strategies For Detecting Future Pandemic Viruses
  • Duke One Health Team Wins First Place in FlyRDU Triangle Impact Challenge
  • Duke One Health Team Member's Book Chapter and Research Awards
March 2021

The “big five” infectious diseases (malaria, dengue, yellow fever, chikungunya, Zika) and their response to climate change is of huge global concern. Climate change can affect different actors along the infectious disease chain including pathogens, vectors and hosts. In order to efficiently control potential outbreaks we need accurate predictions, which represents a major challenge in risk management planning.

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