April 2021
One Health Happenings
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While One Health has over the past 15 years established itself in the life sciences, veterinary medicine and biomedical sciences, it remains little known to the public. Therefore, since January 2020 we have been compiling on this webpage popular media OpEds, Commentaries, Podcasts and other media (including some *scientific articles*) about the coronavirus pandemic that mention and/or call for One Health by name or theory 'because' popular media is read by the 'public'. Be sure to click on both 2020 and 2021 to fully appreciate the number of items that have been published around the world. https://tinyurl.com/COVID-OH-20

“.....it is essential not to blame any given wildlife species, but instead understand how the interface between wildlife, domestic animals and humans promote these kinds of problems. Indeed, there is strong evidence that intact ecosystems aid in preventing these sorts of pathogen spillovers from wildlife to humans (dilution effect). ….....The Wildlife Disease Association is strongly committed to acquiring, disseminating, and applying knowledge on the health of wild animals, to promoting biodiversity, ecosystem health and nature-based solutions to One Health challenges.” https://tinyurl.com/msbyv868
Author: Beatrice Jin In: Politico
U.S. policymakers have spent trillions of dollars to mitigate the effects of Covid-19. But the answer to preventing the next pandemic altogether lies else-where ...... and it would have cost 10 times less to prevent it. https://tinyurl.com/4er69xhj
February 15, 2021

John Oliver discusses the need for having a One Health approach through discussing what could cause the next pandemic, what we can do to avoid it, and why you shouldn’t kiss pigs. https://bit.ly/2OXtfX
Author: Michael Penn   In: Duke University School of Medicine 'Magnify: A Closer Look'
Gray and Wang are among a community of scientists who say we could do a better job anticipating new viral threats by paying more attention to the animals that harbor them. An approach known as One Health seeks to bridge the worlds of human, animal and environ-mental health by studying them as one interconnected system. If viruses aren’t constrained by the boundaries of the natural world, One Health argues, neither should our efforts to understand them.
See/ Listen - National Public Radio 'All Things Considered' segment about this paper:

Gray GC, Robie ER, Studstill CJ, Nunn CL. Mitigating Future Respiratory Virus Pandemics: New Threats and Approaches to Consider. Viruses. 2021; 13(4):637. https://doi.org/10.3390/v13040637

Look for the viruses in people who work closely with animals to see what has already jumped species.
Other News
One Health policy adopted in Rwanda!
On April 14, 2021, in a cabinet meeting chaired by His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, a Rwanda One Health Policy was endorsed. Previously, a Rwanda One Health Strategic Plan (2014-2018) was adopted followed in April 2019 by review, validation and adoption by all institutions that form the Rwanda One Health platform of a new Rwanda One Health Strategic Plan II (2019-2024). The Republic of Rwanda is proud to be among the first African countries to adopt the One Health Policy and is committed to efficiently implementing it via the Rwanda One Health Strategic plan. Through these efforts, the Government of Rwanda has embraced the One Health approach and continues to demonstrate strong political will to institutionalize it across relevant sectors. The text of the new Strategic Plan and the recent One Health Policy will both be made available online soon.
17 - 21 May, 2021
One Health Fair (virtual) at the European Public Health Week (EPHW)   
Tell the world about your One Health work and projects!
The EPHW is organized by the European Public Health Association (EUPHA). This One Health Fair is hosted by the Global Health Next Generation Network (GHNGN, https://ghngn.org/). If you have a project on One Health, you are invited to submit a video (maximum 5 minutes) to the Fair. Selected videos will be presented on the GHNGN webpage and youtube channel and distributed on GHNGN social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Instagram). Questions contact rachel.vicente@ghngn.org Submit contributions here by 07 May 2021. https://tinyurl.com/tszvmaa3 See example online One Health events at EPHW:

Also as part of EPHW

Announcing creation of the formation of the Balkan One Health Network (BOHN)
May 20, 2021 Webinar
"All for One Health"
12:00 – 13:30 pm CET, 6:00 am Eastern
Hosted by BOHN as their first event to promote One Health. Panelists Cheryl Stroud, DVM, PhD, One Health Commission (based in USA), Ulrich Laaser, DTM&H, MPH (Bielefeld University, Germany) , Nihad Fejzic, DVM, PhD, (U Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina) will speak for 15 minutes each followed by a panel discussion moderated by Rusmir Goletic, DVM, Institute for Health and Food Safety Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Event will be live-streamed on the BOHN Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100067044813727
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has launched a series of briefs highlighting seven key areas and 22 practical action areas that governments, investors, experts in One Health and policymakers can promote and invest in. These areas highlight the linkages and connections between interventions and underscore the need for systems thinking. Over the coming months, experts and researchers will be reviewing the evidence and experiences in these seven areas to produce a One Health investment report with the potential to enhance global health security if fully implemented. If you are interested to learn more or contribute, contact: Cynthia Mugo at c.mugo@cgiar.org https://tinyurl.com/3f3cudbj
Recognizing the complex and multidisciplinary issues raised by the interface of human, animal and ecosystem health (“One Health”) that require enhanced coordination and collaboration among sectors and agencies, nationally and internationally, the FAO, OIE, UNEP and WHO are establishing the OHHLEP to assist them in their support to Governments in the framework of the Partners’ One Health collaboration.https://tinyurl.com/c6h5xu93

This new online game was developed by Ndemic Creations in collaboration with infectious disease experts from the World Health Organization (WHO), Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN). The popular simulation transports players into a global public health outbreak similar to the COVID-19 pandemic and provides expert commentary comparing decisions made by gamers to real-life scenarios.

October 2020 Global Hunger Index Issues in Focus Digital Essay By Robyn Alders, Osman Dar, Richard Kock and Francesco Rampa,Chatham House

“Our food systems pose health hazards to humans and the environment and have a big part in the rise of emerging infectious diseases such as COVID-19.

Experts from CDC’s One Health Office lead One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization (OHZDP) workshops in countries, regions, and other areas to help them prioritize their top zoonotic diseases of greatest concern. These workshops bring together experts from many different areas who work to protect the health of people, animals, and the environment. Workshop participants collaborate to identify a country, region, or other area's top zoonotic diseases to target for One Health collaborations and develop strategies to tackle the newly prioritized diseases.
A new report from the Ghana workshop is now available. Other workshop reports are also available on CDC’s One Health website. https://tinyurl.com/rxnbkz6t
April 7, 2021
The Ohio State University Global One Health initiative (GOHi) has been awarded $5.61 million in funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and bolster Ethiopia’s public health system capacity for small- and large-scale disease outbreaks and emergencies. https://tinyurl.com/sa22637e
Scientists in the multi-institutional center will work to increase understanding of influenza virus emergence and infection in humans and animals while preparing to combat future outbreaks or pandemics. Many of the involved virologists and immunologists are in the College of Veter-inary Medicine and are complemented by computational biologists and bioinformaticists like Rohani, by epidemi-ologists in the College of Public Health, and by public health communication experts in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, in addition to scientists in other related fields around the university. https://tinyurl.com/k3akjncv

Help the world find out about it!!

Be sure it is included on the Online One Health Opportunities Bulletin Board. If not already there, you can submit it yourself!!!

Hosted by the University of California, Davis One Health Institute, in June 2020, the UC Davis One Health Institute (OHI) at the School of Veterinary Medicine pledged to develop a small grants program that would promote the integration of the One Health approach into efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, or DEI. See the inaugural winning grants. https://tinyurl.com/7upe737s
Call for Papers

Special Issue in the journal Pathogens
Guest Editor Lauren Charles, DVM, PhD 
Pathogens is an international, open access journal published monthly online by MDPI. It is covered by PubMed (PMC), Scopus, and SCIE. Biosurveillance is the process of gathering, integrating, analyzing, interpreting, and communicating essential information related to disease activity or other threats (e.g., chemicals) to human, animal, and plant health. It can take many forms, from sample collection and analysis to digital detection and syndromic surveillance to collaboration efforts across governments, stakeholders, and medical professionals. This special issue will focus on more effective early warning, early detection, and overall situational awareness of threats to the health of humans, animals, and/or plants. More information https://tinyurl.com/mt84ysx7
Reminder: Submit papers
Frontiers in Public Health, Planetary Health Section - Special Research Topic (Open Access)
What does One Health entail, or rather, what can it entail? Are there imperatives to a One Health approach that are imposed by the complexity of the challenges? How can we take into account the decolonizing perspectives regarding One Health? What are the key benefits and challenges of creating or strengthening the essential third pillar of One Health (and integrative nature – human health approaches and concepts)? Frontiers’ Research Topics are peer-reviewed article collections around cutting-edge research themes. Defined, managed and led by renowned researchers, they unite the world’s leading experts around the hottest topics, stimulating collaboration and accelerating science. Papers are invited on One Health complexity challenges. July 10 submission deadline.  https://bit.ly/3s8ejUE
Smithsonian Institute Updates newsletter about the OUTBREAK Exhibit. https://s.si.edu/3ewwZaG 
Did you Know About?

April 26 - 28, 2021
The Global One Health Community brought the One Health Concept to the
Hosted by the Nobel Foundation and organised by the US National Academy of Sciences in partnership with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and the Stockholm Resilience Centre / Beijer Institute. It was exciting and gratifying to repeatedly hear the One Health theme of inter-connectedness and bridging silos woven into multiple conversations. https://lnkd.in/eQRQgBJ Summit session recordings are available on the event website and on the Nobel Prize Summit YouTube channel. Check out the #NobelPrizeSummit Twitter feed. 
A few highlights:
  • End of Day 1, Dr. Marcia McNutt, President, US National Academy of Science, mentioned One Health in summarizing the theme of the day as 'CONNECTIONS'!!!! We are all connected economically, environmentally, socially, in ‘One Health’.
  • On Day 2 Ursula Von der Leyen, President of The European Commission, called for implementation of One Health, proclaiming there is only One Health, One Planet, One Humanity.
  • The Dalai Lama called for us to reconnect humanity with the planet by moving to a holistic view of one-ness, one humanity, one planet, one home. See his book, ‘Our Only Home: A Climate Appeal to the World’
Day 2 Academic Science Sessions - April 27 - Our Planet
Day 3 Academic Science Sessions - April 28 - Our Future
Day 3 - Solution Sessions Agenda, Not to be missed webinar recordings - and many more
Disruptive (positive) change requires consistent pressure to understand and fully implement at all levels of academia, research, industry, government and policy, the [One Health] concepts discussed at this Summit. Hopefully our world leaders, philanthropic funding foundations and the public are listening.
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 smile.amazon.com/ch/27-0799294 or with AmazonSmile 'ON' in the Amazon Shopping app. https://tinyurl.com/3c5y2djz

Student News
International Student One Health Alliance (ISOHA)

If you have an event coming up in your student club which is open to other One Health enthusiasts, fill out this form. Submissions will be added to the ISOHA Events Calendar available at https://isohaonehealth.wordpress.com/one-health-events/.
Winner of Continent Competition
CONGRATULATIONS to Asia for having the most ISOHA student participation in the One Health Lessons Lesson Leaders Program! The certified students from Asia will have 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. Thank you to all the ISOHA students who finished their Lesson Leader certification, and we encourage everyone to sign up and finish their training!
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 is open continu-ously. Any Student (students only) is welcome to sign up to be a Lesson Leader. Be sure to select that you heard about the program through ISOHA to become a jointly certified Lesson Leader by OHL and ISOHA. bit.ly/OHLlessonleaders
May 1st-June 5th, 2021
We are proud to present the "One Health Promoter" event organized by the ISOHA Asia team and seven outstanding co-organizer clubs from six countries in Asia. We are excited to announce this event by calling on all One Health enthusiasts to spread awareness of One Health even wider through personal social media platforms! For more explanation about the event, please feel free to open the Volunteer Instructions which are available here: https://bit.ly/3t01Hzb Registration is open until Saturday, May 1st, 2021. You can register here: bit.ly/30Zdhib If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at isoha.asia@gmail.com. We will be more than happy to answer your questions. Hope you join us in this special event!
May 5th, 2021 Registration Deadline
Share your video message on the Risk of Zoonotic Diseases and win your chance to participate in the Regional One Health Students Summit in Malaysia in 2022! South East Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN), supported by the USAID One Health Workforce – Next Generation (OHW-NG) project and Chevron, is pleased to announce an on-line regional students One Health competition on Risk of Zoonotic Diseases. The winning teams will be fully sponsored to participate in a Regional One Health Students Summit in Malaysia which will be conducted in-person in 2022. Open to students from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. More information here: https://bit.ly/32MMLJV

May 17th-30th, 2021
The One Health Student Committee at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada is planning an event series, “Exploring One Health”, which will take place from Monday, May 17th, 2021 to Sunday, May 30th, 2021. It is designed for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students interested in learning about One Health in an online, semi-asynchronous environ-ment. Upon completing all activities, students will receive an OHSC Exploring One Health Certificate! A description of the activities and a suggested schedule is available at https://onehealth.uoguelph.ca/exploring-one-health/. Registration is open until Monday, May 10th, 2021. Please note that registration may be limited, and that University of Guelph students and high school students within and around Guelph will be given priority. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact onehealthstudents@uoguelph.ca. Register here: https://bit.ly/32muvXv 
April 10, 2021
Check out Amy LeBoeuf, Founder and Director of Louisiana One Health In Action, partnering with Erin Lashnits, DVM, PhD, and Texas A&M University. Amy shared her son's journey through Bartonellosis and the need for K12 education about One Health topics like vector-borne diseases such as Bartonella. Dr. Lashnits provided insights into this under-appreciated, under-recognized pathogen. Presented to the students at TAMU Student One Health Association. Other partners in this educational event included Galaxy Diagnostics and the One Health Commission. Recording available:
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 www.iucnyouthsummit.org

April 9, 2021
One Health Young Voice, Bangladesh had its very first online session on April 9, 2021 where Nabeelah Rajah, Member Organisation Director at the International Veterinary Students’ Association, and Andreas Pappas, President of the International Student One Health Alliance (ISOHA) conducted very insightful presentations titled "One Health: A Solution Towards a Better Future" and "One Health and Zoonoses: Our Responsibilities." respectivel. Recording available: https://bit.ly/3dfCuMw  
March 27, 2021 Webinar
The International Student One Health Alliance (ISOHA) and One Health Lessons (OHL) discussed ways for One Health enthusiasts, students in particular, to get involved in the Global One Health Education Move-ment. Featuring American Sign Language (ASL) translation by Ahlanna Toms, ASL Intern for OHL. Webinar support provided by the One Health Commission. Recording available: https://youtu.be/V2FMVS7ZoDg

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
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. bit.ly/isohajc.

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. bit.ly/isohajcsurvey
Thank you for your time--we appreciate your suggestions and insights.
Students are spreading the message of One Health all around the world! https://bit.ly/2WF3RaS
Your one-stop-shop for links to student group re-sources, educational opportunities, advocacy inform-ation, and communication platforms.
Student Educational Opportunities Map https://bit.ly/2UAh9CE 
One Health Issues in The News
Environmental DNA, or eDNA takes advantage of the fact that every animal sheds DNA into its environment via skin, hair, scales, feces or bodily fluids as it moves through the world. In 2020, human health researchers began repurposing eDNA techniques to track the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a prime example of how research in one area – wildlife conservation – can be adapted to another area – human disease mitigation. Going forward, eDNA may prove to be an essential tool for monitoring both human and animal health. https://tinyurl.com/3264p883

Castrated dog testes were studied by experts at the University of Nottingham who found chemical levels and signs of disease depend on where the dogs lived. Dogs offer a good model for how urban lifestyles and pollution may be affecting men and their fertility. The researchers say the regional differences in canine testicular health are mirrored by the levels of prostate cancer in men. https://tinyurl.com/mvtu2mrm
Neglected One Health Issues
Report authored by FOUR PAWS (Vier Pfoten) International, a Special Consultative Status organization with the United Nations ECOnomic and SOCial Council (ECOSOC) which aims to make animals and their welfare an important part of the Sustainable Development Goals. Report includes information about zoonoses, including rabies transmission, in the dog and cat meat trade. “COVID-19 is believed to have originated in a live animal market in Wuhan, China, as the result of zoonotic transmission. It is widely accepted that the conditions in such live animal markets provide the perfect environment for the emergence of novel zoonotic pathogens,....While most recent international public and political attention is focused on the trade and sale of wildlife species, the risks posed by the mostly illegal and unregulated dog and cat meat trade (DCMT) continue to be largely ignored. This is despite mounting evidence that it is not only increasingly controversial, but also poses a very real threat to human and animal health and welfare.”  https://tinyurl.com/87nzhhpc

Upcoming Events
May 3-6, 2021 Virtual Conference
The International Organizing Committee invites you to the virtual conference of the Society for Rabies in West Africa (RIWA). The event brings internationally renowned experts to present scientific and technical papers, and to provide one-to-one advice and support for actualizing the global set goal for rabies elimination in Africa by 2030. Participants are drawn from all over the world, particularly the fifteen countries of ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States). Register here. https://bit.ly/3nezROj 

Presentation by Dr. Richard Suu Ire. The whole conference can be watched live on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLuYVkeidto
May 19, 2021 Webinar
Online presentation hosted by the One Health Academy in Washington, DC with webinar support provided by the One Health Commission. Speaker Michael C. Wimberly, PhD, MS, Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, University of Oklahoma. Free registration here. https://bit.ly/3dUlrQo 
May 20th, 2021 Virtual Symposium
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 cphaz@uoguelph.ca. More details about scheduling and event information will be posted shortly at cphaz.uoguelph.ca/cphaz-symposium-2021/ 
May 20, 2021 Webinar
Ohio State University Global One Health Institute (GOHI) Webinar Series; On the third Thursday of each month, faculty experts and industry thought leaders present on a One Health topic. Find details here https://tinyurl.com/9s35ewjk
June 7-9, 2021 
The international conference series on Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Animals started in 2005 as an initiative independent from commercial companies, official organisations or or authorities. During the years, the conference series has strengthened its position as an important meeting point for academia, research institutes, regulatory agencies, the animal health industry, and the medical community. Key themes:
  • Addressing antimicrobial use and resistance at global, regional, and national levels
  • AMR and the human-animal-environment interface
  • sustainable solutions for antibiotic use in food animal production
  • socio-economic, technical, and regulatory dimensions of sustainable change in antimicrobial use
  • exciting research to minimise and contain AMR
Interested participants from academia, research institutes, and industry are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts for e-posters. Submission deadline: 7 May 2021 To learn more and register: https://www.responsibleantibioticuse.org/
June 9-11, 2021 
Save the Date!!! Hybrid event both online and in person in Copenhagen. Registration now available! https://ohejp2021.com/ 
August 31 - September 2, 2021
WDA Continues to Support One Health - For more than 60 years Wildlife Disease Association has published what is now called One Health research, facilitated One Health solutions to wildlife conservation challenges, and promoted One Health education. For over 30 years WDA's One Health mission has been to "acquire, disseminate, and apply knowledge of the health and diseases of wild animals in relation to their biology, conservation and ecology including interactions with humans and domestic animals”. The WDA slogan says it all: “WDA is all wildlife diseases, all conservation, all one health, all the time!" https://bit.ly/3vzENQT 
November 3rd, 2021
The Centre for Global Health (CGH) at the University of Oslo (UiO), together with the Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI), the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), is assembling the One Health Norwegian milieu and organizing the One Health in the 21st Century 2021 Conference on International One Health Day (November 3). They invite you to save the date and pre-register for the event. More information regarding the program, invited speakers and location will be made available soon. This conference will, if permissible, be in-person at UiO, otherwise digital. The Organizing and Scientific Committees are pleased to announce a call for abstracts, the deadline for which is June 15th. Students (master's and PhD), researchers, and practitioners are invited to submit. A recognition will be given to the most outstanding student abstract. https://bit.ly/3tjv688 
March 6-9, 2022 | Atlanta, Georgia
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host the 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID) March 6–9, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta hotel in Atlanta, GA. Held every 2–3 years, the conference brings together more than 1500 public health professionals from around the world to encourage the exchange of the latest information on issues affecting the emergence, spread, and control of infectious disease.

Organized in collaboration with the Task Force for Global Health and with scientific input from more than 30 national and global partners, ICEID 2022 will mark the 11th occurrence of this premier infectious disease conference. The program includes plenary and panel sessions with invited speakers, oral abstract and poster presentations, and multiple scientific and public health exhibitors—all focusing on emerging and re-emerging infections. Registration opens May 6, 2021. https://website.eventpower.com/22TFGH/Home
Recent (and not so recent) PAST EVENTS (You might have missed)
These events have passed but we would like for the world to be aware of them!
Track the progress of One Health since 2001
Check out more past One Health Events on the Commission's
Topics included Applying the One Health approach for improved food safety; One Year, One Health; Pigs, Poverty, and Epilepsy, and more! Recordings available. https://onehealth.uoguelph.ca/past-events/ 
April 28, 2021
Symposium at the Caribbean Center for Disaster Medicine Virtual 2021 Conference
Organized by the Caribbean Center for Disaster Medicine (CCDM) of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. The CCDM is a center of excellence created to foster colla-boration among professionals responsible for healthcare delivery, disaster preparedness, emergency response, and medical education. CCDM is operated in cooperation with Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The Conference runs April 28, 2021 to March, 2022 with a 4-part Education Series of webinars. https://tinyurl.com/w5yvhc

April 25-30, 2021
Planetary health for all: Bridging communities to achieve the Great Transition.
Achieving a world and new development paradigm where all people thrive by protecting and regenerating Earth’s natural systems for generations to come will take all of us. It requires a comprehensive shift in human activities across all sectors of society, and in our relationships with Nature and with each other—what we call the Great Transition
Presentation by Simon Ruegg, University of Zurich and Network for Ecohealth and One Health in Nature-based Solutions (NbS) and Health, the first session of the Geneva Nature-based Solutions Dialogues/ Web-inar Series convened by the Geneva Environment Network and the International Union for Conser-vation of Nature (IUCN). At the fifth UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5.1), UN Secretary-General António Guterres emphasized that 2021 is “a critical year to reset our relationship with nature”. In face of the triple planetary crisis – climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution –, adopting plans and policies to foster environmental health are crucial for safeguarding our own health and that of our future generations. Such efforts are in line with the “One Health” approach, which emphasizes the need to work across sectors for better public health outcomes. https://tinyurl.com/2vv3sfp8
April 24, 2021 
Why are veterinarians so important for One Health?
  • They work to improve health for animals, which in turn protects human health
  • They have a unique understanding of issues that can affect people, animals, and the environment
  • They don’t just work with animals – they understand people too
April 24, 2021 Symposium
Hosted by Colorado State University’s Student One Health Club. From an interdisciplinary One Health perspective, climate change as it relates to animal health was explored through the lens of emerging disease, conservation implications, emergency management, veterinary care, and sustainable business initiatives. The symposium proceedings were recorded and will be made available to those who registered prior to the event for a limited time following the live event. Information regarding the recordings will be sent via email approximately 2-3 weeks after April 24th.

April 24, 2021 Webinar
One Health in Research in the time of COVID-19

Hosted by the Nepal Veterinary Association, Speaker Juergen A. Richt,DVM, PhD, Kansas State University


April 21-24, 2021
One Health Sessions at
The Global Health Science and Practice Technical Exchange (GHTechX) is an annual event for the global health community sharing state-of-the-art evidence-based best practices and information through a variety of technical sessions. The GHTechX is made possible through the support of The USAID Bureau for Global Health and the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. The GHTechX is organized in collaboration with the Global Health: Science and Practice Journal. One Health-specific sessions included:
  • Preventing Zoonotic Spillover at its Source: Integrated One Health Approaches Founded on Healthy Ecosystems
  • Beyond the Lab: How Tackling Global AMR Requires Good Governance, Country Ownership and a One Health Approach
  • E-Learning Innovations to Fight COVID-19 and Build a One Health Workforce
  • Win–Win Solutions for Biodiversity Conservation and Human Infectious Disease Control
Register for the event to view recordings: https://ghtechx.conference.tc/2021/

April 15-16, 2021 Webinar

One Health at the 10th Annual Great Plains Emerging Infectious Diseases Conference. Presentation by Jonna Mazet, DVM, MPVM. This conference brought together public health professionals, researchers, faculty, and students in microbiology, infectious diseases and related fields.
Recording available. https://bit.ly/3dNID2x 

April 15, 2021
Hosted by Alliance2015, a strategic network of eight European non-government organisations engaged in humanitarian and development action. https://bit.ly/3aFgPeZ Since 2000, Ethiopia has managed to decrease its Global Hunger Index score by 51.2%. However, the levels of child stunting and wasting due to malnutrition remain alarmingly high and a significant part of the country’s population lives in poverty, under constant threat of food insecurity. As a potential solution, how could the multidisciplinary One Health approach contribute to better health and nutrition? How can it contribute to sustainable health and development in the country? What are the challenges and barriers to adopting One Health? https://tinyurl.com/2ec5n6ra

April 15, 2021 Webinar

Ohio State University Global One Health Institute (GOHI) Webinar Series, Speaker Xia Ning, Ph.D, from The Ohio State University. Recording available: https://youtu.be/l2IKyH3kjYE 
April 13, 2021 
First FDA One Health Symposium 
This virtual event reinforced the FDA’s One Health initiative and highlighted the agency’s partnerships with external organizations. It included panelists from the CDC, USDA, and NASA. Recording available: https://youtu.be/QI8VwgkvzMI 
April 12, 2021 Virtual Symposium
International One Health Symposium
Hosted by the India Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the India Council of Medical Research, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare chaired the Symposium, stressing a need for One Health  and launching a special issue of ICMR’s Indian Journal of Medical Research which discusses the One Health approach, corroborating multi-sectoral research informing regarding biosafety, preparedness and response. See Press Release

April 12, 2021 Webinar
Investigating and Understanding the Origin of Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Presentation by Professor David Hayman, Co-Director, mEpilab, Massey U, New Zealand. Hoste by the Nepal Veterinary Association.

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. https://bit.ly/32sMERU
April 7, 2021
To commemorate World Health Day, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir (SKUAST-K) Wednesday organised a ‘One Health Hackathon’ at the Faculty Outreach Centre, Shuhama campus. The hackathon was organised by the university’s Faculty of Veterinary Sciences (FVSc) under the World Bank-ICAR funded National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) for the institutional development of SKUAST-K. During the day-long programme, international and national human and animal health experts spoke about various public health issues including COVID19, zoonotic diseases and the concept of One Health. https://bit.ly/3evL4pI 
April 8, 2021 Webinar
Speaker Dr. Mike Wimberly, University of Oklahoma. Hosted by Globe Mission Mosquito (GMM). 
More information: https://bit.ly/3u0i6Vq
March 24, 2021 Webinar
Hosted by One Health at University of Calgary. Speakers Drs. Kayley McCubbin, Jessica Law, Kathleen Long, and Elizabeth R. Homerosky, discussed potential impacts of AMR on the health of people, animals, and the environment, and what efforts are being made across production animal sectors to reduce AMR. Recording available: https://lnkd.in/gr-355G (Scroll down to One Health Circle section of webpage)
March 23, 2021
Hanoi, Vietnam. Organised by the Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). Development partners – including the Food and Agriculture Organization, World Health Organization, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Children’s Fund, European Union, United Kingdom and United States – shared statements about potential cooperation within the One Health Partnership Framework. The 2021-2021 agreement builds on the One Health Partnership 2016-2020 which was developed from the previous Partnership for Avian and Human Influenza (PAHI). Summary shared by the One Health Poultry Hub. https://bit.ly/3gGex2R
January 4 - March 12, 2021 Course (Virtual in 2021 due to the pandemic)
Hosted by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), The Wildlife Institute of India (WII), The Royal Veterinary College, The University of Edinburgh (UoE) and The University of Melbourne (UoM), a very broad and in-depth course on human-livestock-wildlife interfaces, disease outbreak investigation, and health monitoring of declining species. Available for both university students and non-university Continuing Professional Development. More information: https://iwah.org/ 
March 10-12, 2021 
Hosted by the Alberta (Canada) Veterinary Medical Association. https://ohab.ca/one-health-2021/ 
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. https://tinyurl.com/4xvfu3pj 
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Courses and Summer Programs

May 5 – May 26, 2021 (Sold Out)
Offered again June 2 - 22, 2021 with second offering registration available in mid-May
Free Continuing Education Course – Registration now open – Closes May 4, 2021. Hosted by the Iowa State University Center for Food Security and Public via funding from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Overviews occurrence and impact of zoonotic diseases of agricultural animals – cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, equids and poultry – with an emphasis on prevention measures to reduce health risks for people and animals. Includes communication tips to promote zoonotic disease prevention strategies and veterinary practices in rural communities. 5 CE credits for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Course is also very applicable to human health and public health professionals or students, or anyone interested in preventing zoonotic diseases. https://bit.ly/3aHawYj 
May 24-28, 2021
Hosted by the Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine (TriCEM), EMSI is a week-long workshop that introduces core evolutionary concepts to a wide range of topics in human, animal, and plant health and disease, and trains participants in computational methods used in evolutionary and ecological research. EMSI brings together internationally recognized experts in evolutionary biology with students and health practitioners who want to apply these perspectives to cancer, infectious disease, evolution of microbial resistance, the microbiome, and more. More information and application instructions can be found at https://sites.duke.edu/emsi/
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) http://bit.ly/3cc993P
May 31, 2021 to July 18, 2021
Free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
Co-sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO). TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, is a global programme of scientific collaboration that facilitates, supports and influences efforts to combat diseases of poverty.
For participants in countries in the WHO South-East Asia region (SEAR). No technical or scientific background is needed although a health background would be an advantage. Submission deadline, 17 May 2021. To apply, please contact Dr Adi Nugroho at training-pkt.fkkmk@ugm.ac.id See course flyer
June 2021
The online One Health Summer Institute aims to provide learners an opportunity to explore the concept of One Health and to build on their disciplinary expertise which will enable them to contribute meaningfully to transdisciplinary teams. The One Health Summer Institute consists of six courses/ themes: One Health, Principles of Culturally-Responsive Research in One Health, Water/Wastewater, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, and Entrepreneurial Thinking in One Health. Registration info coming soon. https://bit.ly/3ezlnEA 
July 12-16, 2021
This London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine short course addresses the need to understand multiple aspects of the intractable problem of antimicrobial resistance. It will enable attendees to develop interdisciplinary, multi-sectoral One Health responses and interventions to reduce the global threat of AMR. The course is aimed at those designing, implementing and evaluating strategies to address AMR. The course will have a specific focus on AMR in low- and middle-income countries. The fee is £1,250 and includes a certification of attendance. Reduced fees for applicants based in Low-and Middle-Income Countries are available. Applicants should have a good command of English, as all teaching will be in English. https://bit.ly/3uX0eLk 
July 26 - August 6, 2021 Free Online Course
Hosted by the One Health European Joint Programme (EJP) this Summer School will include topics such as climate change, antimicrobial resistance, zoonoses, wildlife and epidemiology. The event is being coordinated by the ISS institute in Italy and encourages PhD students, post-docs and junior members of staff from across the globe to apply. An interest in One Health is essential. Application deadline May 31, 2021. More information is available on the One Health EJP website. https://onehealthejp.eu/summer-school-2021/
The One Health Regional Network for the Horn of Africa (HORN) is a multidisciplinary, international partnership aiming to improve the health and well-being of both humans and animals across the Horn of Africa. The HORN teaching curriculum was developed to advance the knowledge and skills of researchers through Masterclass events, short courses, Summer Schools, and E-learning. It aims to provide researchers with generic, laboratory, and subject-specific skill sets to increase their ability to undertake research with a One Health ethos. To reach a wide body of researchers, the curriculum is aimed at building capacity using an E-learning platform and includes residential Summer Schools covering field skills, and residential Masterclass events made up of one to five-day workshops. http://onehealthhorn.net/horn-curriculum/

Department of Rangeland and Wildlife Sciences, Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, TX. Closing date 15 May 2021 or until a qualified candidate is identified. View this and more jobs: https://bit.ly/3sMlamx

The United Arab Emirates University's College of Food & Agriculture invites applications for a faculty position in Microbiology with experience in Immunology and the One Health approach for the Department of Veterinary Medicine. Qualified candidates at all levels will be considered at a rank commensurate with academic accomplishments. Candidates are expected to have an understanding of veterinary education that will enable them to teach and coordinate courses in veterinary microbiology (virology, bacteriology, mycology) and immunology at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels as well as advise and mentor students. https://bit.ly/3gD4knL

The Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA) seeks applications for a 12-month, non-tenure-track faculty position as Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor in One Health with emphasis on Genomics and Bioinformatics at the Penn State Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (ADL). This is a full-time position, and the appointment will include responsibilities in diagnostic service and research (80%), and teaching (20%). The individual will join a leading team of Penn State faculty involved in addressing Global One Health issues cutting edge molecular tools. https://bit.ly/3vh2Vr8 

Fellowships/ Residencies / Postdocs

Reference Code: CDC-NCEZID-2021-0113
Selected participant will gain experience in the field of zoonotic and emerging infectious diseases, specifically those that involve the human-animal-environment interface, One Health, and COVID-19. Specific actvities will involve epidemiological, programmatic, and educational projects related to the prevention and control of zoonoses, and contributing to the development of guidance for use by human and animal health and other partners that can enhance surveillance, response, and prevention of zoonoses in the US and globally. U.S. citizens only. Eligibility: Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months or anticipated to be received by 5/28/2021 11:59:00 PM. Start Date Spring 2021. More information: https://bit.ly/2RYHPzk
Journal Articles / Reports

Biodiversity and Human Health Interlinkages in Higher Education offerings: A first global overview, Cianfagna M, Bolon I, Martins SB, et al. Frontiers in Public Health, section Planetary Health, 25 February 2021, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2021.637901

Impact of Integrating Rabies Education Into the Curriculum of Public Elementary Schools in Ilocos Norte, Philippines on Rabies Knowledge, and Animal Bite Incidence, Amparo ACB, Mendoza ECB, et al. Front Public Health. 2019 May 24;7:119. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2019.00119. PMID: 31179257; PMCID: PMC6543910.

transmission in an urban landscape Michael C. Wimberly ,Justin K. Davis, et al., (2020) PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 14(9): e0008614. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0008614

Mitigating Future Respiratory Virus Pandemics: New Threats and Approaches to Consider. Gray GC, Robie ER, Studstill CJ, Nunn CL. Viruses. 2021; 13(4):637. https://doi.org/10.3390/v13040637

Our future in the Anthropocene biosphere Folke, C., Polasky, S., Rockström, J. et al. Ambio 50, 834–869 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-021-01544-8

Plant health and its effects on food safety and security in a One Health framework: four case studies, Rizzo, D.M., Lichtveld, M., Mazet, J.A.K. et al. One Health Outlook 3, 6 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s42522-021-00038-7

Molia S, Saillard J, Dellagi K, et.al., PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021 Mar 4;15(3):e0009246. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0009246. eCollection 2021 Mar. PMID: 33661894

Wildlife-pet markets in a one-health context, Warwick C, Steedman C (2021)  Int. J. One Health, 7(1): 42-64. http://www.doi.org/10.14202/IJOH.2021.42-64

Will the COVID-19 crisis trigger a One Health coming-of-age?, De Garine-Wichatitsky M, Binot A, Morand S, et.al., LANCET Planetary Health, Comment, Vol 4, Iss. 9, September 01, 2020, DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S2542-5196(20)30179-0

Urgent Needs for Global Wildlife Health, Machalaba C, Uhart M, Kock R, Diaz F, Karesh WB, (2020, October 19). Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4105126
Editorial / Commentary / Opinion

Jacob Paredes: Public Health Science and Policy Student at the University of California, Irvine and an Intern at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)
New Books

By Ilaria Capua
The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated our fragility as a species. Humanity was attacked by a previously unknown virus that spread very rapidly, thanks to a speed of population mobility never before seen in human history. It succeeded in creating the complete upset of the global socio-economic system. Such an event gives us an important stimulus to re-evaluate health in the context of a circular system that encompasses humans and the environment in which we live. Ilaria Capua suggests to us that, today more than ever, we are the responsible actors in the circle of life, guardians of our planet and defenders of its health. As one entity of circular nature. https://tinyurl.com/amctj5fu

by Peter Hortez, MD, PhD
International vaccine scientist and tropical disease and coronavirus expert Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD, argues that we can—and must—rely on vaccine diplomacy to address this new world order in disease and global health. He explores why, since 2015, we've seen the decline of global cooperation and cohesion, to the detriment of those programs that are meant to benefit the most vulnerable people in the world. See Book Review in LANCET Infectious Diseases by Barry Bloom
By Robin Wall Kimmerer
Read through the lens of One Health. As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers.Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings―asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass―offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. She circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. https://milkweed.org/book/braiding-sweetgrass
  • One Health Researchers Publish Reports of Increasing Civilian Adenovirus 4 Infections
  • Controlling COVID-19 Spread in Semi-Closed Populations
  • Duke One Health Team Member Matches into Prestigious OB/GYN Residency
  • https://tinyurl.com/ytxd6tds
April 2021
March 1, 2021 Podcast - Mini Medical School Series 
Hosted by One Health at University of Calgary (Canada) Synder Institute for Chronic Diseases in partnership with the Calgary Public Library, this podcast is designed for members of the general public who are interested in learning more about chronic diseases and topics such as vaping associated lung disease, vaccines and preventable diseases, mental health and the microbiome, obesity and exercise, arthritis and autoinflammatory diseases in kids. In this session, Drs. Michele Anholt, Karin Orsel (One Health at UCalgary) and John Gilleard discussed the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment. https://tinyurl.com/4wmrv7bm

Edmonton, Alberta (March 31, 2021) Created by the Alberta (Canada) Veterinary Medical Association, this documentary focuses on agricultural traditions being questioned / revisited as technology develops and alternatives to antimicrobial usage are embraced. It highlights the collective effort that is needed to ensure food stays safe, animals stay healthy, and livelihoods continue to prosper. This project began by investigating the difficulties and hardships of change, while exploring ways producers and the veterinary community could work together to fight antimicrobial resistance. What the filmmakers discovered was an industry of stewards already collaborating, innovating, and actively changing their practices, to protect the safety and sustainability of the food we eat, and this is the story that Raised with Care tells. Watch the full documentary @raisedwithcare.ca https://raisedwithcare.ca/
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