February 2020
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(VERSION 1.1 - May 2019)
On WHO Health Security Learning Platform. English, French, Russian. Certificate upon completion. Course duration: 90 - 120 minutes. This online course is geared to professionals from human, animal or environmental health sectors involved in the implementation of the International Health Regulations (IHR) of 2005. At the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe the One Health approach and principles of multi-sectoral collaboration.
  • Provide examples of how a One Health approach may be taken to address a health threat or disease event.
  • Explain how a One Health approach contributes to a functional national health system, including national IHR implementation, evaluation, and capacity building.
Washington, DC. CORE Group is a non-profit founded in 1997 and based in Washington, DC that works to advance the field of community health. CORE Group’s One Health Interest Group supports coordination, communication, and collaboration for strengthened community engagement across human, animal and environment sectors before, during and after outbreaks. https://bit.ly/3bMx6gY
York University recently announced a $2 million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to support the development of a global network to address infectious disease and antimicrobial resistance. GRIDD will be co-led by York University and the University of Ottawa and will include a trans-disciplinary team of researchers from the social sciences and the human, animal, and environmental health sciences. https://tinyurl.com/wydv7ga  
In June 2017 the European Commission adopted the EU One Health Action Plan against AMR. This plan provides a framework for continued, more extensive action to reduce the emergence and spread of AMR and to increase the development and availability of new effective antimicrobials inside and outside the EU. 

October 15, 2019 the EU AMR One-Health Network , chaired by the European Commission, met in Brussels.
Factsheet: The new EU One Health Action Plan against AMR . See the Progress Report  https://bit.ly/38NiIDr
January 30, 2020
Report from Government of Zambia, World Health Organization. AMR is a ‘One Health’ issue that needs to be addressed through improved policy and practice across diverse sectors including human-health, animal and crop production, and environment.”
Nagpur, India. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Telangkhedi-based Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University (Mafsu) have collaborated to establish India’s first of its kind National Institute of One Health (NIOH). As reported in August 2019, the ICMR has allocated Rs200 crore for the project. See also https://tinyurl.com/r7695j5
February 20, 2020
The University of Tennessee System has announced the creation of the UT One Health Initiative (UTOHI), an effort to enhance research collaborations across the state and region to address rapidly emerging health challenges. UTOHI will consolidate resources from across the UT System to build on the history of leadership and engagement in One Health studies within the UT Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) and the UT- Knoxville campus. Efforts to coordinate studies began in February 2019, attracting more than 50 interested faculty and scientists representing numerous departments and colleges. The group has been working since their initial meeting to develop a framework for the UTOHI. https://tinyurl.com/t3vngtb
On November 19, 2019, the world lost to cancer a huge One Health Champion, One Health Commission Board Member Greg Bossart, DVM, PhD, Senior Vice President for Animal Health, Research, and Conservation at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. For over 3 decades his research focused on diseases in wild animals and how marine mammals were excellent sentinels of ocean and human health. He documented resurgent and emerging diseases in manatees, whales, dolphins, and birds and helped characterize the first immuno-histochemical technique for diagnosing red-tide poisoning, a neglected One Health issue, in marine mammals and birds. https://tinyurl.com/yx3tyl4j The One Health Commission and the Georgia Aquarium will soon be partnering to offer a One Health Scholarship in Greg’s honor so watch for upcoming details. You can listen to a 2017 recorded presentation ( https://tinyurl.com/usy2dme ) that he gave at Penn State University.
https://bit.ly/2V1iZhO Greg is greatly missed.
One Health Day Events can happen any time of the year! 
Don’t get left behind!!!!
Start planning your One Health Day 2020 Event….

Like this one in Hungary:
March 17, 2020
Kaposvár, Hungary. The University of Kaposvár will join the One Health Day initiative for the first time in March this year. As part of the celebration, university students will demonstrate the benefits of a One Health Multidisciplinary Approach by analyzing various health issues. This event is aimed primarily at the local high school age group, but all other interested people are wel. https://tinyurl.com/rpfpm5n (Open in Chrome for translation).
Did you Know about?
November 3, 2019  
Salzburg, Austria. Hosted by Global Salzburg and Ending Pandemics. Participants mapped out an action plan through 2021 and offered commitments to push this plan forward. A few examples of timeliness metrics developed through a highly interactive, iterative process include time to detect an unusual or adverse health event, time to initiation of a multi-sectoral investigation, and time to implementation of control measures. Ending Pandemics will produce a One Health framework to be openly shared and promoted globally. https://tinyurl.com/txkv39z
MEDICC Review Editorial
The climate crisis is...a game changer for One Health, a concept that traditionally has viewed human health through the lens of veterinary medicine, focusing primarily on zoonoses and food-borne diseases, with environmental concern as a less-prominent element. The author of this editorial agrees with Paul Gibbs who has said “in the first decade of the One Health era, the concept provided the initiative, coordination, and drive to control and prevent disease in animals and people; now in the second decade, One Health needs to recognise the broader issue of Planetary Health…” That is, when viewed synergistically with the more recent notion of Planetary Health, One Health simply brings it all together, providing new momentum for interdisciplinary research and action. https://tinyurl.com/rvosrbq
One Health (issues) 'IN' the News!
See a compilation of Popular Media OpEds and Commentaries calling for One Health during the COVOD-19 Outbreak https://tinyurl.com/stbv326

Richard Seifman, IMPAKTER
"When we speak of “health” we usually mean “human health”. But over 70% of infectious diseases affecting “humans” are zoonotic, from animals to humans. For optimal health outcomes, we need to take into consideration human, animal, plant, and environmental health. That integrated strategy is at the heart of the “One Health” approach." https://tinyurl.com/vxzzvxc
Contagion Live
Those who require a reminder of the importance of the One Health approach need look no further than the ongoing 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak. One Health, designed to foster and streamline communication between infectious disease professionals engaged in human as well as veterinary health, is essentially where the rubber meets road when an outbreak occurs. Although we still have a lot to learn about the origins of 2019 n-CoV, it’s safe to assume that One Health protocols and principles have played, and will likely continue to play, a key role in getting the ongoing crisis under control. https://tinyurl.com/rjfcvmg
The Star, Ontario, Canada
“The current coronavirus outbreak is a sobering reminder that there is no firewall between animal and human health. Scientists believe the virus likely originated in bats and jumped to people at a wildlife market in Wuhan, China. More than 60 per cent of emerging infectious diseases come from animals, and more than 70 per cent of those from wildlife, research shows. “......“We’re just one inhabitant of the planet, although we’re overtaking it, absolutely. And we need the health of the planet,” says Ray, of the Wildlife Conservation Society Canada. “We have to be thinking about health in a much more holistic way than we have been.” https://tinyurl.com/rsy7645
Connor McCoy, BIOtechNOW Blog, January 28, 2020
Biotechnology is leading to breakthroughs for human, animal and environmental health, but is there a way we can address these outbreaks before they spread from animal to human? Yes, and the concept is called One Health.
Gregory C. Gray, US News and World Report, January 27, 2020
We know that most human emerging disease viruses first circulate in animals, yet we don’t often see them coming. "........ Hence, new collaborative partnerships must be forged between agricultural businesses and human, animal and environmental health groups so that emerging viruses can be better detected and mitigation strategies developed before a novel virus crosses over to infect man. Often, such an interdisciplinary collaboration is termed the "One Health Approach." Many institutions are calling for One Health interdisciplinary collaborations as the best approach to complex problems such as emerging viral threats". https://tinyurl.com/uanbvkh
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Upcoming Events

March 11-12, 2020 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Theme of the 56th Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (MSPTM) conference. https://bit.ly/2VkRQ9M 

March 11-14, 2020 
Fairbanks, Alaska, USA.
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. https://bit.ly/32sMERU
March 16-17, 2020
Rockville, Maryland, USA.
Hosted by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID), this meeting will focus on understanding the link between environmental sources of antimicrobials and clinical antibiotic resistance. Discussions will include an overview of One Health, and explore methods of detection and surveillance, comparisons of data and surveillance systems, diagnostic platform technologies, and strategies which address antimicrobial stewardship across the One Health landscape. Collaborative networks will be explored for surveillance systems, sharing existing data, diagnostic technologies and strategies which mitigate antimicrobial use and foster antimicrobial stewardship. Free but you must Register to attend. https://tinyurl.com/tcmyrvk

March 19, 2020 One Health Social Sciences (OHSS) Webinar
10:00 - 11:00 AM Eastern

Hosted by the One Health Commission's One Health Social Sciences Initiative (OHSS), this webinar will be conducted in Spanish.   https://tinyurl.com/uvfrrok
Free but you must Register to receive you unique login link.

Durham, North Carolina, USA.
Hosted by Duke University Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program. This Symposium on Oceans and Human Health will bring together research and educational activities at the crossroads of the marine environment and human health leveraging the unique biological and biochemical diversity of the marine environment to better understand and treat human disease and understand how our human-induced impacts on the world’s oceans influence nature’s health and our own. https://tinyurl.com/vbcqnta
March 27-28, 2020
Second European Crypto-Infections Conference
Dublin, Ireland.
Crypto-infections, i.e. hidden infections such as Lyme disease and Bartonella, include tick- borne bacterial pathogens and more. They are well recognized as a significant burden of disease in both human and animal hosts. However, much remains to be done to further diagnose, understand the underlying pathogenesis, and optimally treat these infections. This conference will bring together a wide range of scientists, both in human and veterinary medicine and other disciplines dealing with these infections, to share their current knowledge and develop a ‘blueprint’ to further the study of these infections. https://tinyurl.com/vjhylh4
March 29- April 2, 2020 Workshop 
Session At the 112th National Shellfisheries Association (NSA) meeting.
Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Student Travel Awards are available to present research results (will pay for the NSA membership, registration fee, hotel, meals and poster printing). Students from Africa may also get airfare support. Additional Minority Student travel awards are available. Send 250-word abstract and copy of CV as soon as possible to environmentalgenomics.warren@gmail.com. https://www.shellfish.org/annual-meeting
April 14-15, 2020 
Phipps Conservatory 2020 One Health Symposium
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Opening Reception April 14. To build a shared interdisciplinary vision of “health” and serve as a catalyst for positive change, Phipps Conservatory brings together leaders to explore global and local environmental issues and their effects on human, animal, and environmental health through One Health collaborations.   Visit the Phipps website for summaries of their previous One Health symposia, 2019's One Health and the Future of Food , 2018's Chemicals of Concern in the Environment and 2017's One Health One Planet . https://bit.ly/2P2RD88
April 18-20, 2020 
One Health Satellite Session on April 17.
Washington, DC, USA.
At the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Conference 2020, f aculty, students, implementers, government representatives and leaders from more than 55 countries will explore how we can address the pressing global challenges before us through research, education, service, and advocacy. Attendees from academia, NGOs, government and the private sector will collaborate, learn, and share cutting edge solutions to improve the health of people and the planet in an increasingly unstable, global political environment. Individuals from biomedical AND non-biomedical fields are encouraged to attend this inspiring, dynamic, impactful conference in the US capitol. https://bit.ly/2OkEmpw
Bro, Sweden.
Hosted by One Health Sweden: Humans/Animals/Environment. For more information contact Eva.Haxton@medsci.uu.se or Tanja.Strand@sva.se http://bit.ly/2Og8q90
May 27-29, 2020
Prague, Czech Republic.
Hosted by the One Health EJP in collaboration with partners the National Institute of Public Health (SZU) and Veterinary Research Institute (VRI). Satellite sessions on May 26.
Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Hosted by the Jamaica Association of Public Health Inspectors and the Americas Group of the International Federation of Environmental Health. Abstracts Due by March 17.
Recent PAST EVENTS (You might have missed)
T hese events have passed but we would like for the world to be aware of them!
February 29, 2020 
Mumbai, India.
Bombay Veterinary College Parel Mumbai. Organisers: Millennium India Education Foundation (MIEF) jointly with Seth Dr G S Medical College & KEM Hospital Parel Mumbai, Bombay Veterinary College, Parel, Mumbai and LIC WZ. Participants will be a mix of medical and veterinary practitioners, researchers, and students. MIEF is the only organisation in India which has been working on One health concept in which both medical and veterinary experts share their experiences, research on early diagnosis, treatment and prevention of zoonotic diseases of public health importance. Link coming soon. See Program . Contact drkakroo@gmail.com for more information. https://tinyurl.com/sknth
February 21, 2020 Conference
Valle d’Aosta, Italy.
Hosted by the Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute of Piedmont, Liguria and Valle d’Aosta and sponsored by the Valle Council, this conference is dedicated to the interconnection between animal and environmental health highlighting the strong relationship between the life of human beings, animals and the environment that hosts them with a specific reference to the effects of climate change. https://tinyurl.com/rgdq4cc (Open in Chrome for translation)

February 19, 2020
Webinar 1 of 6
Hosted by the Collaborative on Health and the Environment . Series will include a dive into the recent scientific literature on occupational exposures, air pollution, water pollution, heavy metals, endocrine-disrupting chemicals, pesticides, and cancer risk and presentations on the latest literature on chemical mixtures and cancers and the role of environmental factors in childhood cancers. The series will close with a look at the disproportionate impact of environmental exposures on marginalized communities. Recording Available https://www.healthandenvironment.org/webinars/96509
February 18, 2020 Webinar

Hosted by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH). This webinar brought together three One Health leaders who shared important insights into the power of One Health and what we can all do to impact the challenges affecting us and our natural world. 

The One Health Opportunity – Greatest Threats
Sharon Deem, DMV, PhD, DACZM

The Value of One Health for Strengthening Health Security
 Catherine Machalaba MPH

One Health, Here, There, and Everywhere: why it is so urgent
Cheryl Stroud, DMV, PhD

Recording Available https://tinyurl.com/wko24q2


February 9, 2020 - Webinar

Non-Traditional One Health in Action
Deborah Thomson, DVM

One Health & Well-Being in the 21st Century:
Mapping Out the Future"
George R. Lueddeke, PhD, MEd, Dipl. AVES (Hon.)
Recording Available htt ps://tinyurl.com/utgyaxo
January 30, 2020
Hosted by CORE Group. Presentation by Dr. George Lueddeke, Chair of the One Health Commission and the One Health Initiative’s international  One Health for One Planet Education(1HOPE)  initiative. This webinar provided the space to discuss ways Global Health Practitioners can engage with the One Health community, and apply One Health principles and concepts to their own work. Slides and Recording Available  https://tinyurl.com/tk3kq48
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Helsinki, Finland.
The aim of the One Health Security Conference is to strengthen the implementation of International Health Regulations (IHR) in Europe in cooperation with WHO and the EU, focusing on a One Health approach. The conference is organized by the SHARP Joint Action (Joint Action on Strengthened International Health Regulations and Preparedness in the EU), led by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL).
Brussels, Belgium.
The bi-annual EU AMR One-Health Network meetings provide its Members with a platform to present national action plans and activities, share best practices, discuss policy options and enhance coordination. Meeting Minutes https://tinyurl.com/wkj6tlf
October 2-4, 2019
PHARO 2020 Conference
Marseilles, France.
The "Actualités du Pharo" are the only French-speaking days of tropical medicine and public health held each year in France.
See ‘Towards One Health’ program. Open links in Chrome for translation. http://gispe.org/html/actus2019.html
August 6-7, 2019  
Flagstaff, Arizona, USA.
Hosted by Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) One Health Collaborative and sponsored by The NARBHA Institute, this symposium brought together diverse disciplines, resources, and strengths to establish a comprehensive view of One Health research and action in the American Southwest. Watch for Southwest One Health Symposium 2020 information in the spring. https://tinyurl.com/uh9qyut
Spread the word. 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
Call for Papers

If you are working on a project that involves the One Health paradigm and you are working in a primate habitat (even if you are not working with primates directly) please consider submitting to this special volume. https://tinyurl.com/rxpd2bw

New York, New York, USA.
Pure Earth, an international non-profit organization and leader in global toxic pollution cleanup, seeks a President and Chief Operating Officer. Toxic pollution – the organization’s current highest priority focus – is now broadly recognized as an imminent threat to the environment and humanity, and Pure Earth is at the leading edge. The incoming President will support the organization in achieving continued success, further differentiating Pure Earth’s mission and value-add, and help guide the organization through a period of significant growth as it prepares for its most important work to date.  https://www.imsearch.com/search-detail/S7-401
Courses and Summer Programs

June 16-18-2020 
Meadeville, Pennsylvania, USA.
Hosted by Allegheny College. The 2020 Summer Institute is an intensive workshop for educators at undergraduate institutions to share experiences and best practices, evaluate curricular programs and assessment tools, and participate in charrettes designed to refine course and curricular materials that strengthen students’ learning. Participants represent all disciplinary backgrounds and career stages. Faculty, staff, and administrators interested in global public health are invited to attend. https://www.undergraduateglobalhealth.org/

July 9-16, 2020 
Journal Articles
Linder D, Cardmone C, Case SB, Castellot J, Kochevar D, Dhadwal S, Patterson E, One Health, Volume 9, June 2020, 100121, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.onehlt.2019.100121

Harrison S, Kivuti-Bitok L, Macmillan A, Priest P, Environment International, Vol 132, November 2019,  

Assmuth T, Chen, Degeling, et al., Socio Ecol Pract Res (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s42532-019-00038-y

Babo Martins S, Bolon I, Chappuis F, Ray N, Alcoba G, Ochoa C, et al. (2019), PLoS Negl Trop Dis 13(9): e0007608. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007608
Editorial / Commentary
Jonas O, One Health Commission Narratives of One Health in Action, Published online, January 15, 2020, 
Interview with Dr. Cheryl Stroud, Executive Director, One Health Commission,
 January 15, 2020. https://tinyurl.com/ul2us4r
Edutainment Video:
By the Bartonella Babe, https://tinyurl.com/v5mru3o
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