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November 2021

Nov 18
November 18
One Mission, One Health, One Home Saint Louis Zoo Institute for Conservation Medicine 10 Year Report

In its first 10 years, what began as a department of one has grown to a team of nine that is now recognized as a leader, both nationally and globally, in conservation medicine and One Health. In fact, the ICM helped establish the groundwork for Association of Zoos and Aquariums institutions to be key players in One Health. The Institute for Conservation Medicine now serves as a template for zoos and aquariums around the world as they seek to develop similar programs and departments within the growing conservation medicine and One Health movements.

Nov 11
November 11
U.S. Congress and Defense Establishment: Early Signs of One Health On Horizon

Author: Richard Seifman  In:  IMPAKTER

Promising language in “The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022” approved in the U.S. House of Representatives and now at Senate............ “.....there is still much to be done to put One Health at the center of the health and wellbeing stage…..At this point, there is some reason for measured optimism. Stay tuned for further developments.”


July 2021

Jul 28
July 28
New Jersey first state in US to legislate a One Health task force to fight disease transmission from animals to people - How it got started

Author:  Patti Verbana    In:  Rutgers Today webpage

Last month, New Jersey became the first state in the US 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.

Jul 23
July 23
G20 Summit: Make One Health a Reality

Authors: George Luedekke, Rohini Roopnarine, Richard Seifman    In:  IMPAKTER

This is the summer of Italy on the World Stage–And recognition of One Health as a global concern: 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?..... “People, Planet, and Prosperity” is the very comprehensive agenda of the G20 that will include the results of the late July [2021]meetings on climate change and energy to be held in Naples, and those of a separate Health Ministerial meeting (September 5-6) to be held on Rome. ……………. A second concern is in the way the G20 Finance Minister’s report is written. It anchors One Health in the World Health Organization (WHO) and that at its core means “human health”. While mention is made of the OIE, FAO, UNEP, and others, it is WHO which is given the lead role and its brand seen everywhere….. The concern here is that WHO would hold human health – now getting the lion’s share of international, national, and non-profit funding, almost in the trillions – the principal focus, with animal and environmental aspects getting much less money and attention……… One Health provides a framework and way to consider the impact of socio-behavioral and cultural factors on public health."


Jul 15
July 15
One Health approach: a symphony of effort … a health exigency worldwide

Author: Bruce Kaplan   In: Innovation News Network

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.

Jul 9
July 9
One Health Needs Global Recognition: A Call for Superstars to Come Forward

Authors: 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!”


June 2021

Jun 30
June 30
One Health prominent at July Meeting of the U.S. Presidential Advisory Council on Combatting Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB)

Virtual meting - The second day of 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.


April 2021

Apr 30
April 30
New 'Frontiers In' Journal Special Issue Research Topic - One Health, Environmental Health, Global Health, and Inclusive Governance: What can we do?

Editors are Ulrich Laaser, Vesna Bjegovic-Mikanovic, Richard Seifman, Flavia Senkubuge, Zeljka Stamenkovic. 

Call for Papers.  Abstracts will be received until 16 July 2021 with full papers due by 30 October 2021.

March 2021

Mar 22
March 22
Livestock pathways to 2030: Seven ways to invest in One Health

Seven key areas and more than 20 practical action areas that governments, investors, experts in One Health and policymakers can promote and invest in for better health and improved food systems were identified.

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Mar 18
March 18
One Health Act Reintroduced in US House and Senate

Senate Bill S. 861 was introduced in the US Senate on March 18, 2021, by Senators Tina Smith and Todd Young.  That same day the identical bill H.R. 2061 was introduced in the House of Representatives by Representatives Kurt Schrader and Dusty Johnson.

Mar 18
March 18
More (needed) for The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)

Balancing the One Health (WHO/OIE/FAO) Tripartite Equation .....  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.


February 2021

Feb 4
February 4
History of the One Health Initiative (OHI) Autonomous pro bono team and website

The One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team (OHI) was created in April 2006 when Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP published the CDC article, ‘Confronting Zoonoses, Linking Human and Veterinary Medicine. Her article prompted Bruce Kaplan, DVM to contact her and that year they started the One Health Initiative team. Thomas P. Monath, MD, joined the team in March of 2007 and suggested that they create a website. Together on October 1, 2008 they launched the OHI website with Dr. Kaplan as the designated contents manager / editor.


January 2021

Jan 24
January 24
Wildlife Trade, Pandemics and the Law: Fighting This Year’s Virus with Last Year’s Law.

Wingard, J., S. Belajcic, M. Samal, K. Rock, M. L. Custodio, M. Heise, S. Fiennes,C. Machalaba, A.A. Aguirre. (2020).  Legal Atlas, LLC. January 2021.

Jan 16
January 16
Bird Flu Outbreak: Another call for the One Health Approach

Still fighting COVID-19 and its socio-economic impact, another health hazard quite significant from One Health perspective is knocking our doors though transmission to humans is quite low (Sporadic) but who knows what next? Particularly, when scientists across the globe are predicting more severe than COVID-19 outbreaks in future, often referred to as “Disease X”.

Jan 15
January 15
‘One Health’ approach to nasal bacteria could lead to new treatments for bovine respiratory diseases

Author not stated.     In:  Innovation News Network

New research by the University of Bristol Veterinary and Medical Schools, UK, has used a ‘One Health’ approach to study three bacterial species in the noses of young cattle, which could lead to bovine respiratory diseases.

Jan 14
January 14
One Health Awareness Month: Bringing One Health to the World

It’s One Health Awareness Month so Science Rendezvous is partnering with One Health Lessons to talk about how people, other animals and the environment are all interconnected. We impact each other perhaps more than we realize. 

Jan 12
January 12
FAO Director-General stresses crucial role of biodiversity in combating zoonotic diseases
Emphasizing the interconnectedness of environmental, animal and human health, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu reiterated FAO's commitment to continue supporting the mainstreaming of biodiversity across agriculture and food sectors also by the Hand in Hand Initiative.
"The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the close links between human, animal and environmental health, in a context of increased human-livestock-wildlife contacts and ecosystem degradation," the Director-General said Monday, noting the "importance of environmental sustainability as a key determinant of a long term "One Health for All".
Jan 1
January 1
January is One Health Awareness Month

The One Health Awareness Month Campaign was launched December 31, 2019 on Facebook by the One Health Commission and Louisiana One Health in Action.   It was conceived in response to U.S. Senate Resolution S. 462 declaring January 2020 to be U.S. National One Health Awareness Month. (See more background

Help raise awareness about the critical power of and urgent need for One Health! Each year during the month of January join the One Health Commission Louisiana One Health in Action and One Health Lessons in leading the annual One Health Awareness Month campaigns via social media and innovative outreach.

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