May 2021
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'See over 250 popular media OpEds, Commentaries, Podcasts and other media 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.
Worth Remembering - This story is not new!!
We’ve had warnings for many years

Hughes JM, Wilson ME, Pike BL, Saylors KE, Fair JN, LeBreton M, Tamoufe U, Djoko CF, Rimoin AW, Wolfe ND, Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Jun 15; 50(12): 1636–1640. Published online 2010 Jun 15.
A great OH story -
Bees may save the day..... if we can save 'them' !!!
Scientists in the Netherlands have trained bees to identify COVID-19 through their sense of smell, according to a press release from Wageningen University. Certain animals could be useful for identifying COVID-19 in places or countries in which high-tech laboratory equipment is scarce or inaccessible.

Did you miss it? Blog Post and Podcast
The Wilson Center’s Ground Truth Briefing held a conversation with experts who have been tracking the connections between animal, ecosystem, human health, and security, and discussed what steps policymakers need to take to mitigate the next global pandemic. Questions about One Health posted at 50 and 55 minutes into the recording.
By Gabrielle Lipton, Global Landscape Forum-Lanscape News
“Perhaps the One Health approach has in the past been dominated by medical and veterinary professions,” said Keith Sumpton, a veterinarian and leader of the Animal Health Program at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N (FAO). “I recognize this needs to change. The One Health approach needs to engage and receive the contributions of natural resource management professionals working in ecosystems, biodiversity and wildlife management.”
European Food Safety Authority Journal 
Bronzwaer S, Geervliet M, Hugas M, Url B, EFSA Journal, May, 2021,
What is a One Health approach and how can it contribute to address health threats such as COVID-19, Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability? Evolution of and Challenges of One Health, One Health Cooperation among European Agencies.
Everything is interconnected in our One Health world
By Vanda Felbab-Brown and Catherine Semcer, In: The Hill
The immense COVID-19 tragedy unfolding in India is yet another wake-up for the need to address the underlying causes of zoonotic diseases and enhance their prevention, through conservation, not merely focus on public health and economic mitigation measures.
Other News
April 6, 2021 
(Websites and Communications in French with English translations) See videos at bottom of page - launch message about One Health from WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus and others.
OSH is an initiative of the Sustainable Health for All Foundation under the guardianship of the Bullukian Foundation (Lyon, France). It is an inclusive – between human medicine, animal medicine and the environment – and collaborative – between all public and private, national and international actors – approach for a health accessible to all and supporting the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals. OSH will connect concerned stakeholders to formulate operational recommendations at the international level. 

See April 6 Launch Recording (In French with English captions). Don’t miss the opening video ‘Legacy: Notre heritage’.
May 20, 2021 OSH held its 1st One Sustainable Health (OSH) Online Forum: What programs to develop a One Sustainable Health approach? (See in Events Section below)  Follow OSH on LinkedIn.
May 20, 2021
Action for Animal Health Coalition: Putting One Health into Practice -
Call to Action for Animal Health 
This new coalition and initiative advocates for investment in animal health systems to protect animals and people, and prevent the next pandemic. A ‘Call-to-Action’ to governments and international agencies will be extended at this event to prioritise strong animal health systems as part of operationalising One Health and to support attainment of Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Good health and wellbeing). Keynote speakers at the launch event: Professor David Heymann, Distinguished Fellow at Chatham House, Pauline Mulunda and Violet Natembey, farmers in Kenya working with Send a Cow. Moderated by Katie Husselby, Action for Global Health. This energetic and informative event provided insights into the importance of putting One Health into practice. More information.

Nature-based Solutions are defined as actions to protect, sustainably manage and restore natural or modified ecosystems that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, simultaneously providing human well-being and biodiversity benefits.

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
Hosted by Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Next Issue projected for August, 2021 with theme - ‘One Health in Action’.  Review author’s guide Calling all One Health practitioners and student advocates to submit article by June 15 to Also accepting articles for the winter issue.

Don't Forget - You can bring this exhibit to your part of the world!!!!
A new online platform makes it easier for interested organizations to access Outbreak Do-It-Yourself exhibit
See Virtual tour of the OUTBREAK Exhibit


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Be sure it is included on the Online One Health Opportunities Bulletin Board. If not already there, you can submit it yourself!!!
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. Biosurveillance 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. Deadline for manuscript July 31, 2021. More information

One Health featured in Three ‘Frontiers In’
Special Issue Research Topic
1.Frontiers in Public Health, Planetary Health Section
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.
Frontiers has opened this new Research Topic in response to publication of the One Health for One Planet Education (1HOPE) Initiative Governance/Policy/Advocacy Working Group, The Global One Health Environment: Learning Module on Continuing Environmental Education (CEE), and the corresponding article in the Impakter, One Health for One Planet: How to address 21st century education challenges. Abstracts will be received until 16 July 2021 with full papers due by 30 October 2021.
With this Research Topic the editors aim to bridge the language and economic barriers that remain in the dissemination of One Health, EcoHealth and Planetary Health approaches in Latin American and Caribbean. Sharing One Health approaches in this gobal region is essential to influence scientific priorities, support public policies and decision-making at national and global levels. Submission may now be closed but could possibly be extended if you have an article. Contact
Did you Know About?
May 24 – June 1, 2021
The World Health Assembly is the forum through which the World Health Organization (WHO) is governed by its 194 member states. It is the world's highest health policy setting body and is composed of health ministers from member states. In order to strengthen the capacity of countries to address priority infectious diseases, including zoonoses, and to build synergies between human and animal health systems, the WHO and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) jointly conduct national workshops to encourage and facilitate a “One Health” approach to managing animal and zoonotic infectious diseases. See: WHO and OIE One Health Integration: WHO IHR – OIE PVS National Bridging Workshops     

For One Health integration in the 74th World Health Assembly Agenda see:
  • Agenda Document A74/17, Implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005).
  • Item 36, P. 9 - Because COVID-19 limited physical workshops in 2020, WHO and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) organized a unique National Bridging Workshop (NBW) in Mali linking the International Health Regulations (2005) and the OIE Performance of Veterinary Services Pathway and supporting the development of national One Health roadmaps, making Mali the 32nd country to benefit from this programme.
  • Agenda Document 74/41, Health, Environment and Climate change - WHO global strategy on health, environment and climate change: the transformation needed to improve lives and well-being sustainably through healthy environments.
  • Item 13, P. 4-5 - Opportunities for countries, with WHO support, include those given in the paragraphs below. …….. promoting the implementation of a One Health approach for addressing zoonotic diseases, antimicrobial resistance, environmental determinants of health and food safety.
EID’s podcasts were developed to inform the general public about the latest scientific research on emerging infectious diseases, and the journal’s podcast library has amassed almost 350 titles that highlight a wide variety of subjects, including antimicrobial resistance, influenza, Lyme disease, E. coli, Ebola, and the COVID-19 pandemic. You can access EID’s podcasts through its website, CDC’s Public Media Library, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.
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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

Winners of Lesson Leaders 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 participated in 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. Congratulations to Aditi Sharma (India), Muhammad Abdullah (Pakistan), Pratik Kiju (Nepal), Zahra Ashraf (Pakistan), and Easrat Jahan Esha (Bangladesh). 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. Anyone (student or not) is welcome to sign up to be a Lesson Leader. For students only, be sure to select that you heard about the program through ISOHA to become a jointly certified Lesson Leader by OHL and ISOHA.
May 1st - June 5th, 2021
Presenting the "One Health Promoter" event organized by the ISOHA Asia team and seven outstanding co-organizer clubs from six countries in Asia. We are calling on all One Health enthusiasts to spread awareness of One Health even wider through personal social media platforms! For more explanation see the Volunteer Instructions Questions or concerns contact
Most recent article:
“Reflecting on One Health in Action During the COVID-19 Response” by Dr. Barbara Häsler et al.

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.
Thank you for your time--we appreciate your suggestions and insights.
Students are spreading the message of One Health all around the world!
Your one-stop-shop for links to student group re-sources, educational opportunities, advocacy inform-ation, and communication platforms.
Student Educational Opportunities Map 
One Health Issues in The News
If policymakers fail to address the challenge of antimicrobial resistance they risk seeing the rise of a silent pandemic, write Stella Kyriakides and Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Stella Kyriakides is the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety; Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the Director-General of the World Health Organisation. The greatest threats facing us – from climate change to the rise of antimicrobial resistance – are shared ones. They are also interconnected. We must face them together, with each country strengthening their national response but doing so in concert with one another.
Neglected One Health Issues
Author: Katie Burns In: JAVMA News
Dr. Lucero, the small animal veterinarian with Bartonella and Babesia infections, said: “Preventing these infections is a better option than trying to treat them. A one-health approach to this is focusing on flea and tick prevention for animals and seeking care from knowledgeable providers when exposure does happen. Bartonella and Babesia can be a much bigger problem in healthier individuals than originally thought, and further research and investigation is needed. Like SARS-CoV-2, we are still in the process of figuring everything out.”

By Patrícia Duarte Deps. Hansen’s disease, (also known as leprosy) often harbored by the armadillo, is a zoonotic disease alive and well in the US, Brazil and other parts of the world. Info Hansen is an interdisciplinary digital platform that disseminates what is being done in Brazil and in the world to improve the lives of people affected by Hansen's disease, as well as new scientific findings and ethical reflections. Information is published whenever possible in four languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English and French.
Upcoming Events
June 7-9, 2021 Virtual Conference
A highly interactive online environment featuring video-streaming presentations with live Q&A, on-demand sessions, an engaging poster hall, a networking area, and more. Conference recordings will be available to registrants until 1 August 2021.
June 8, 2021
Hosted by the newly created One Sustainable Health Forum, an initiative of the Ballukian Foundation (Lyon, France),  this event will feature a presentation of the International OSH Working Group themes that will be launched on July 7th in Lyon from 2:30pm to 4:30pm (CEST). Free but you must register.
June 8-9, 2021 Virtual Workshop
Hosted by the National Academy Science, Engineering and Medicine’s Standing Committee on the Use of Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions. A population-level look and collaborative approach to complex intersections between environment and infectious disease exposure and transmission to inform public health decision making during outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics. Participants will investigate:
  • How emerging environmental exposure assessment tools could help identify and monitor critical pathways for exposure to infectious agents
  • How recent advances in climate and environmental health modeling techniques could be applied to predict transmission dynamics and provide early warning of emerging infectious disease outbreaks. 
  • How data integration and emerging analytical tools can enable collaborations. 
June 9-11, 2021 
Save the Date!!! Hybrid event both online and in person in Copenhagen. Registration now available! 
December 1-3, 2021 In-Person Workshop
Washington, D.C. Hosted by the National Academies, this workshop is a collaboration among the National Cancer Policy Forum, the Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence, and the Standing Committee on the Use of Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions. Call for abstracts is now open and closes on October 1, 2021. 
May 24-25, 2022
London, UK, conference provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of One Health.
June 21-24, 2022 Hybrid - In Person and Virtual
Hosted by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and its sister agencies, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), the European Environment Agency (EEA), the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC). Brussels-based conference will examine food and feed safety from the broader perspective of sustainable food systems, focusing on the need to implement a ‘One Health – One Environment’ approach and exploring possible developments of risk assessment science.
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
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May 26, 2020 OHSS Webinar
Hosted by The OHC One Health Social Sciences Initiative (OHSS) featured 2 presentations: 
  • One Health in Action in Nigeria by Dr. Kikiope Oluwarore-Isedowo (Executive Director, One Health and Development Initiative (OHDI), Nigeria) and
  • Ms. Aisha Nankanja (Executive Director, Rural Water Initiative for Climate Action, RWICA, Uganda).
Click Register to view recording. 
May 25-27, 2021 Online Event 
From Lages, Santa Catarina Brazil
Theme of the 6th International Symposium on Science, Health and Territorial meeting jointly with the 6th Symposium on Integrated Crop Livestock Systems (ICLS) in southern Brazil themed ’ICLS challenges for the decade: Food production and ecosystem services.’ Held in Portuguese. Hosted from the University of Planalto Catarinense in Lages, Serra Catarinense, organized by the professors of the Interdisciplinary Master's Program in Environment and Health of UNIPLAC (PPGAS / UNIPLAC) and Agricultural Research and Rural Extension (EPAGRI / LAGES), together with partner institutions Federal Institute Santa Catarina (IFSC / Lages), Alto Vale do Rio do Peixe University (UNIARP), University of the State of Santa Catarina (UDESC), and Federal University of Parana (UFPR), Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA). This Symposium is inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of Agenda 2030.  More information: check out @simposioppgas on Instagram and email

May 25-26, 2021 
Celebrating launch of the One Health Lab in Brazil. Hosted by the International Platform for Science, Technology and Innovation in Health (PICTIS) with transmission by the OEI channel on YouTube. PICTIS is the result of cooperation between the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC / Fiocru ) and the University of Aveiro (UA), and has the support of 60 institutions of CT&I, Ibero-American, American, and European. Open link in Chrome for English.
May 23-28, 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   
May 20, 2021 Webinar / Panel Discussion
Hosted by the newly forming Balkan One Health Network as their first event to promote One Health during European Public Health Week 17-21 May. 
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) each spoke for 15 minutes followed by a panel discussion moderated by Rusmir Goletic, DVM, Institute for Health and Food Safety Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Recording available.
May 20, 2021 Online Forum (In French)
1st One Sustainable Health (OSH) Forum
This discussion jointly addressed the themes of International Working Groups that will be launched in Lyon on July 6 and 7, 2021 with the presentation of the initiatives by Prof. Francine N’toumi, (PANDORA), Drs. Benjamin Roche and Theirry Lefrancois (PREZODE), Prof Andrea Winker and Dr. John Amuasi (Lancet One Health Commission), Jeremy Privor (Planetary Health Alliance), Prof. William Bazeyo (AFROHUN), and Prof Carel Usselmuiden (COHRED). Slides available.

May 20th, 2021
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. For more information contact
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. Recording available. Find details here
May 20, 2021 Webinar
WHO Webinar Marking International Day
for Biological Diversity
The global environment is changing, and these changes have profound and negative impacts on nature – from a worldwide reduction in biodiversity and destruction of natural habitats to human use of about half of the planet’s liveable surface to feed and provide resources for themselves. To mark the International Day for Biological Diversity, WHO Regional Office for Europe launched an overview report describing nature’s relevance to human well-being, and how depletion of natural resources can turn into threats for human health. Followed by moderated Q&A session on the need to prevent and reduce human impacts on nature. This work is being done in collaboration with the Federal Public Health Service and Sciensano. More information contact Recording available. 

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. Recording available. Click Register to start the recording. 
May 18, 2021
Hosted by ICAP Global Health (formerly the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY. ICAP supports programs and research that address HIV/AIDS and related conditions and works to strengthen health systems. Dr. Woutrina Smith, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, University of California – Davis, will discuss emerging infectious diseases in the context of One Health. Recording available: 

May 6, 2021 HEAL Community of Practice Webinar
It is essential that the health of land and resources is included as the third pillar of One Health implementation particularly in pastoral areas where the health of people and livestock cannot be separated from the health of rangelands. Speaker Fiona Flintan of ILRI, Recording available: 
May 3-6, 2021 Webinar
7th International Conference hosted by the Society for Rabies in West Africa (RIWA). Presentation by Dr. Richard Suu Ire. The event brought 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 were from all over the world, particularly the fifteen countries of ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States).

April 29, 2021 Webinar

Virtual Fundraising Benefit event hosted by EcoHealth Alliance to explore the possibility of preventing pandemics, rather than simply responding to them. 
April 28, 2021 Webinar
Hosted by USAID-funded READY which is led by Save the Children in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, UK-Med, EcoHealth Alliance, and Mercy Malaysia. Tools and case studies showcased how One Health approaches are advancing multi-sectoral coordination in community-based surveillance and risk communication, development and implementation of plans and response measures, and design and use of information management systems. A key goal of the webinar was to promote dialogue on how One Health strategies can be best leveraged to add value to existing humanitarian operations to improve readiness for health threats and emergencies at the human-animal-environment interface. Recording available:

April 25-30, 2021
Hosted by the Planetary Health Alliance. Contribute to the São Paulo Declaration on Planetary Health.
April 10, 2021
Hosted by the St. Louis Zoo Institute for Conservation Medicine in collaboration with U of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, of Missouri - Columbia, and Washington University in St. Louis. Sharon Deem, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACZM and William Sanders, DVM, MPH, Dipl. ACVPM shared information about One Health and their career journey into One Health followed by breakout sessions where students discussed conservation issues through a One Health lens. Recording available
October 26, 2020
Session at the 2020 World Health Summit hosted by the Lancet One Health Commission that further explored how to operationalize One Health to address pandemics and, ultimately, to advance progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 3 of Good Health and Well-Being. Recording available:
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Courses and Summer Programs
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.
31 May – 4 July 2021: 5‐weeks internet‐based module
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 transdisciplinary approaches. Open to Danish and international students with a completed BSc Degree.
June 2 - 22, 2021 
Free Continuing Education Course
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. 
June 7 - July 28, 2021 
Spanish Speaking Virtual One Health Certification Course
Organized by the Colombian Observatory of Animal Welfare and Health of the University of La Salle, in alliance with the Cyted Thematic Network on “One Health in Latin America and the Caribbean for Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss” with certification from the University of La Salle. The objective of this 40 hour course is to offer conceptual and methodological tools to operationalize One Health and recognize the complexity of the dimensions involved in the One Health and One Welfare approach, within the framework of compliance with the Sustainable Development Goals. Instructors are recognized researchers from the Colombian Observatory of Animal Welfare and Health, international researchers from the Cyted Network in One Health and Climate Change (Chile, Cuba, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Uruguay, Colombia, and Spain) and internationally recognized teachers in One Health and One Welfare from Italy, Thailand, and the United States.  More information in Spanish.
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. 
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. 
July 19-21, 2021 Virtual Workshop
9:00 am to 12:30 pm Eastern each day
Hosted by George Mason University Biodefense Graduate Program, Schar School of Policy and Government, this three-day, non-credit workshop for professionals and academics, both domestic and international, will introduce participants to the challenges facing the world at the intersection of pandemic preparedness and response, public health, national security, and the life sciences. Designed for professionals and academics, both domestic and international, in public health, the life sciences, the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, international affairs, law enforcement, emergency management, and national security who have responsibilities for preventing, preparing for, or responding to pandemics, bioterrorism, and other threats to global health security. Discussions to include:
  • how the biology and epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 contributed to the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • lessons learned from Operation Warp Speed about the development of medical countermeasures
  • obstacles to hospital biopreparedness
  • challenges to science communication during a pandemic
  • the bioethics of resource allocation during a public health emergence 
  • the role of science and technology in preventing and responding to pandemic 
  • the future of global health security
  • the impact of COVID-19 on the proliferation of biological weapons to state and non-state actors.
Register here. (USD $400 till June 1, then $500). Discounts for groups of three or more from the same organization. Contact to receive a promo code. Stay current with the latest news and events in biodefense and global health security by visiting the Pandora Report.
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. Catch it next year. Application deadline was May 31, 2021. More information is available on the One Health EJP website.

October 12, 2021 Start
Free, Estimated 8 weeks, Self-paced.
Explore the connectedness of people, animals, and the environment through this unique approach to One Health that connects traditional ways of knowing with the natural and social sciences. Combine Western and Indigenous knowledge to form a holistic understanding of the future of life in the Circumpolar North. Hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks. 

Do you work in a small/mixed animal general or non-academic referral practice? The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking practices from across the US to participate in a study to better understand antibiotic prescribing for dogs and cats. Free continuing education will be provided to participants! This study's approach is modeled after CDC’s methodology to estimate national antibiotic use and healthcare-associated infections in hospitals and nursing homes (e.g., Pub Med ID 32519751, 30380384), exemplifying how similar methodology can be used across One Health disciplines. Contact Emma Bollig with questions at or express interest online at

The University of Manchester (UoM), together with the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF) and the International Student One Health Alliance (ISOHA), is offering the opportunity to participate in the development of an open-access online course on a One Health approach to AMR. This is a new and exciting opportunity for up to three cohorts of teams consisting of up to five interns per cohort, who will make a significant contribution to co-produce and deliver a free, fully open-access online course, to increase professional and public education with respect to antimicrobial resistance. Detailed information: Complete the following application form by 11, June 2021, 23:59 (GMT +1): Questions - contact Ms Joana Esteves at with the subject line AMR-INTERN-QUERY.


The College of Biological Science at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of One Health, as part of a campus-wide initiative in this area. This position is connected with the development of a new interdisciplinary undergraduate program in One Health that will be led by the College of Biological Science. Deadline June 1, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is found. 

The Regional One Health Coordinator will be tasked to strengthen One Health, Tripartite and Zoonotic Disease portfolio implementation and coordination, reduce the impact of transboundary animal diseases on wildlife, livestock, people, livelihoods and food safety, and contribute to better production and better health. June 11, 2021 deadline. 

Fellowships/ Residencies / Postdocs

The Southeast Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN) Fellowship Program strives to strengthen One Health workforce by encouraging young and mid-career professionals in human health, animal health, and environmental health to gain practical experience working on One Health issues at leading academic and research institutions, government agencies, international organizations, or international non-governmental organizations in Southeast Asia. 
Journal Articles / Reports

Ecological countermeasures for preventing zoonotic disease outbreaks: when ecological restoration is a human health imperative. Rease J., Witt A, Tabor GM, Hudson PJ, Plowright RK, Restor Ecol e13357. (2021)

Highlights from Science Policy Interface sessions at the One Health Congress 2020. Vanlangendonck, C., Mackenzie, J. & Osterhaus, A. One Health Outlook 3, 1 (2021).

Implementing One Health approaches to confront emerging and re-emerging zoonotic disease threats: lessons from PREDICT.  Kelly, T.R., Machalaba, C., Karesh, W.B. et al.  One Health Outlook 2, 1 (2020).

Editorial / Commentary / Opinion

One Health approaches require community engagement, education, and international collaborations—a lesson from Rwanda. Henley, P., Igihozo, G. & Wotton, L. Nat Med (2021).

Africa needs to prioritize One Health approaches that focus on the environment, animal health and human health. Otu, A., Effa, E., Meseko, C. et al. Nat Med (2021).
  • Duke One Health Team Members Propose New Approach to Mitigating Future Pandemics
  • One Health Researchers Evaluate Novel DNA-Chip-based Platform for Rapid Characterization of Influenza A Viruses

May 25, 2021 Podcast - Emergence
Hosted by MSD Animal Health, this podcast covers transboundary and emerging diseases. In this session, Dr Pip Beard of the Pirbright Institute talks about their recent findings on the transmission of Lumpy Skin Disease.


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