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View articles of interest about One Health topics gathered from media around the world here. Send One Health related news to: ohc@onehealthcommission.org

See also COVID-19 and One Health that has taken over the news since January, 2020.

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July 2020

Jul 6
July 6
Special UNEP Report: '‘Preventing the next pandemic: Zoonotic diseases and how to break the chain of transmission’

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. The report recommends the need for a One Health approach.

 

 

June 2020

Jun 15
June 15
Appian Project Podcast- The Path to One Health - Interview with Dr. Cheryl Stroud

One Health Practitioner Podcast with Dani Kilani

What it means to be a One Health Practitioner, and the drivers of One Health acceptance and awareness.

Jun 11
June 11
In the U.S. - Passing the Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act

The COVID-19 global pandemic has punctuated the need for taking an integrated One Health approach to fostering and protecting human health and wellbeing.

 

In the U.S. last year a bipartisan bill, the One Health Act of 2019, was introduced into both chambers of Congress, the Senate and the House. https://tinyurl.com/yyn8b8vj     Adtalem Global Education recently produced an informational video about the Bill that reveals the nature and the urgency of passing the legislation.  The [U.S.] government has FEMA to handle natural disasters, posits Congressman Schrader; why not have a One Health apparatus to handle public health disasters? View the video  https://tinyurl.com/ycb9aj8r

Jun 9
June 9
@Cracking One Health Podcast Interview with Dr. Deb Thomson about teaching One Health to children

@Cracking One Health is a podcast series led by Dr. Sara Perestrello to connect humans, animals and the environment

 

May 2020

May 8
May 8
U Edinburgh / Shanghai (China) partnership to build One Health links

The University of Edinburgh will work with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China Merchants Group, and the Hainan government to help the province of Hainan establish a strong One Health force, through research, education and global reach.

May 7
May 7
"One Health" - also for the good of the animals!

Author: Christoph May  On:  World Animal Protection Website      (Open in Chrome for English translation)

"A message from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) holds hope in these dark times: German development aid is to be given a new focus that could benefit millions of animals in emerging and developing countries. The key word is "One Health", the ministry wants to set up a separate unit for this.  "The corona crisis makes it unmistakably clear what we risk if nothing changes in our dealings with the animals. Now it is time to bring sustainable solutions for a healthy coexistence of humans and animals on the way. “   Daniela Schrudde, head of animal protection work, world animal protection society

 

February 2020

Feb 11
February 11
January - February 2020 - See multiple Op Eds and Commentaries about Covid-19 and the urgency to implement One Health

“One Health integrates knowledge from several different spheres, including human health, animal health, environmental health and agricultural businesses. The approach is gaining traction among academics, government officials and international policymakers as the best way to approach complex problems such as emerging zoonotic diseases. But we need to do more to integrate this approach into how we prepare for viruses like the newly emerged coronavirus."    Dr. Greg Gray

Feb 3
February 3
CORE Group forms new One Health interest Group

Washington, DC., USA

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.

Feb 3
February 3
Elevating the One Health Approach and Saving Lives: Veterinary pathologist Tracey S. McNamara on advocating for a species neutral approach

Salzburg Global Seminar Newsletter post

“All bets are off. It’s time for every diagnostician, whether in human or wildlife or agricultural species, to strip away those preconceptions and then go that extra step and think, what if this is something new?”

 

“If you don’t start funding the wildlife sector and making it possible to do wildlife disease surveillance, then we may as well all just close up shop and go home because nothing will change.”   Tracy McNamara

 

January 2020

Jan 31
January 31
Coronavirus declared global health emergency by WHO

The new coronavirus has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread outside China.

"The main reason for this declaration is not what is happening in China but what is happening in other countries," said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Jan 30
January 30
“Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World” Legislative Briefing on U.S. Capitol Hill

These One Health educational events for US lawmakers and their staff, one for the House and one for the Senate, were sponsored by the Veterinary Caucus, the Public Health Caucus, AVMA, AAVMC, the One Health Commission and a coalition of over 70 organizational U.S. One Health partners.

Jan 14
January 14
One Health Certified Animal Protein Program Launched in the US

 One Health CertifiedTM, a comprehensive animal care program, establishes verified animal production practices in five core areas: disease prevention, veterinary care, responsible antibiotic use, animal welfare, and environmental impacts.

Jan 1
January 1
January 2020 is One Health Awareness Month

To promote collaboration between animal, environmental, plant and public health scientists, on December 19, 2019 the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan Senate Resolution 462 (S Res 462) introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein (Democrat-California) and Martha McSally (Republican-Arizona) designating January 2020 as “National One Health Awareness Month” in the U.S.  See  Press Release.

Then, on January 14, 2020, US House Representatives Kurt Schrader and Ted Yoho introduced the same resolution H.Res.794. See Press Release.

To highlight these events the One Health Commission and Louisiana One Health in Action are leading a One Health Awareness Month Campaign that includes a 30-Day Social Media Challenge. See the One Health Awareness Month Guide  for ways to raise awareness about the importance of One Health during One Health Awareness Month.

 
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