ProMED-mail/Intl Society for Infectious Diseases - One Health Commission

ProMED-mail/Intl Society for Infectious Diseases

1.    Organization Name: ProMED mail/International Society for Infectious Diseases


2.    Narrative Description:


ProMED-mail is a free Internet-based reporting system with 60,000+ subscribers dedicated to rapid global dissemination of information on outbreaks of infectious diseases and acute exposures to toxins that affect human health, including those in animals and in plants grown for food or animal feed. Moderated electronic communications enable ProMED-mail to provide up-to-date and reliable news about threats to human, animal, and food plant health around the world, 7 days a week.


3.    Purpose/Mission:


By providing early warning of outbreaks of emerging and re-emerging diseases, public health precautions at all levels can be taken in a timely manner to prevent epidemic transmission and to save lives.

4.    Type of Organization:  Private, Non-Profit Organization


5.    Scope:


Reports globally on outbreaks and emerging infectious diseases in humans, other animals and agricultural plants. ProMED-mail is also available in Portuguese, ProMED-PORT, and in Spanish, ProMED-ESP. Both of these lists cover disease news and topics relevant to Portuguese- and Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America, respectively. ProMED-RUS offers Russian-language reports relevant to the independent states of the former Soviet Union. PRO/MBDS offers reports in English on countries in Southeast Asia bordering the Mekong river. Two regional networks are in Africa, (ProMED-FRA) posted in French, and (ProMED-EAFR) posted in English.


6.    Country and State and City:


 ProMED staff are located in 24 countries around the world and subscriber/participants reside in every country.


7.    Primary Funders:


ProMED is a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseases.

Funding is from our subscriber/participants and from grant funding from a variety of sources.


8.    One Health Course(s) being taught: none


9.    Other One Health Activities/Initiatives


The biennial International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance (IMED) has been a summit that unifies the approach to pathogens in the broadest ecological context. Drawing together human and veterinary health specialists, IMED serves as a true One Health forum where those working in diverse specialties and diverse regions can meet, discuss, present and challenge one another with findings and new ideas.


10.    One Health Certificate or Training Programs: None


11.     Organization Website:


12.    Additional Information:

One health has been an integral part of ProMED’s goals, activities and guiding principles since its inception in 1994. ProMED recognizes that emerging infectious diseases frequently cross species boundaries, just as they cross national boundaries.


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