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One Health is an integrated, unifying approach that aims to sustainably balance and optimize the health of people, animals and ecosystems. It recognizes the health of humans, domestic and wild animals, plants, and the wider environment (including ecosystems) are closely linked and inter-dependent. The approach mobilizes multiple sectors, disciplines and communities at varying levels of society to work together to foster well-being and tackle threats to health and ecosystems, while addressing the collective need for clean water, energy and air, safe and nutritious food, taking action on climate changes and contributing to sustainable development. The One Health paradigm forges co-equal, all-inclusive collaborations between animal, plant, environmental and human health arenas, i.e. chemical, engineering and social scientists, dentists, nurses, agricultural/horticulturalists and food producers, wildlife and environmental health specialists and many other related disciplines that fall under its purview. The reader can review a compilation of organizations that are actively working to advance the One Health paradigm shift and many additional  organizations and individuals that declare support for the concept.

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One Health and the G7
The G7 is an informal grouping of seven of the world's advanced economies, including Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, as well as the European Union. Ahead of the 2023 G7 Hiroshima Summit to be held May 19-21, One Health has been included in G7 discussions on at least 5 occasions in recent months. It is hoped that this reflects continuing attention to and possible inclusion of One health in the final G7 Communique.
November 21-23, 2022
Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. Hosted by the Royal Society of Canada. The G7 Research Summit on One Health covered three areas of focus: 
  • a One Health approach to climate change and biodiversity loss, mitigating a planet in crisis;
  • learning from Indigenous relationships with the natural world; and 
  • addressing globalization and polarization: towards multilateral One Health solutions for a changing world. 
See the Summit Agenda, List of Participants, and Breakout Session Groups.
February 21-22, 2023 
28. Recognizing the unprecedented public health emergencies caused and aggravated by the COVID 19 pandemic, SDOs reiterated their strong commitments health coverage (UHC) , to achieve universal in particular by strengthening health systems and investing in health workers from ordinary times, including through enhancing primary health care (PHC), developing a response system to infectious diseases as well as promoting regional production, financing and other elements of equitable global access to medical tools and medical countermeasures (MCM), which will also contribute to prevention, preparedness, and response (PPR) importance of s to future health emergencies. In this regard, SDOs also noted the importance of strengthening the implementation of the One Health approach. “

April 16, 2023
29. One Health approach: We commit to strengthening and fostering the cooperation between relevant ministries in implementing the One Health approach, to sustainably balance and optimize the health of people, animals and ecosystems, and reduce health threats resulting especially from climate change, biodiversity loss and its drivers such as land use change, in particular, but not limited to, zoonotic diseases spillover, including through relevant organizations’ related decisions and initiatives, and addressing the collective need for clean water, energy and air, safe and nutritious food, taking action on climate change, and contributing to sustainable development. We also continue to encourage the work of the One Health High Level Expert Panel as well as of the Quadripartite, in particular in the implementation of their One Health Joint Plan of Action. We will continue to address antimicrobial resistance, in line with the One Health approach, with our relevant ministerial colleagues, with responsibility for health, food and farming and medicines regulators, where independent of governments, as appropriate, to develop and agree on international standards and strive to fill knowledge gaps ahead of the UN High-Level Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in 2024.

April 18, 2023
22. Global health
A healthy environment is precondition for human health and wellbeing. We are working together and cooperating with global partners to prevent, prepare for, and respond to future epidemics and pandemics. The One Health approach is an essential component of these efforts. 

April 23, 2023
16. The importance of addressing the interdependency of the human, animal, plant and environmental health is increasing. To find a solution to those cross-sectoral challenges, we support the aims of the One Health Joint Plan of Action (2022-2026) by the Quadripartite international organizations (FAO, UNEP, WHO and WOAH) who provide advice and enhance strategic coordination on One Health globally.......Also, we emphasize the importance of promoting and implementing measures against Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), transboundary animal diseases and plant pests, based on international coordination, scientific evidence and risk analysis and ensuring transparency in those areas. We also recognise the importance of the works of international standard setting done by Codex Alimentarius Commission, International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and WOAH. We reaffirm the importance of enhancing existing cooperation amongst veterinary authorities and look forward to the outcomes of the G7 Chief Veterinary Officers Forum to be held this autumn regarding methods of combating avian influenza, AMR and other global animal health issues.
January 2, 2023. Published in the PANORAMA One Health community. The leading discourse has neglected the environmental pillar of One Health (OH) for long, with little attention given to biodiversity in classic OH actions addressing emerging infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. The biodiversity-health nexus is essential for pandemic prevention. It is thus urgent to explore how One Health could be integrated into biodiversity and, vice versa, how biodiversity could be integrated into One Health to make pandemic prevention more effective. The Biodiversity Working Group from GIZ’s Sector Network of Rural Development and Natural Resources Asia-Pacific (SNRD-AP) commissioned a study to explore the biodiversity-health nexus in the region. This study focuses on developing an innovative tool to guide better integration of One Health into biodiversity conservation. A radical shift in thinking is required to break down the process of implementing the OH approach into manageable and feasible measurements that are context- and project-specific. See an Example Solution:  Alianza One Health Selva Maya (AOHSM)
March 4, 2023. A 2022 Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship brief titled “Endangered Species and Loss of Marine Biodiversity outlines that more than one third of all marine mammals are endangered. Now, for the first time, United Nations members have agreed on a unified treaty to protect biodiversity in the high seas. The treaty will create a new body to manage conservation of ocean life and establish marine protected areas in the high seas. This is critical to achieve the U.N. Biodiversity Conference’s recent pledge to protect 30% of the planet’s waters for conservation.
March 15, 2023.
WVA recognizes that the One Health concept should be present in veterinary education. WVA encourages veterinary schools to conduct a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach with a One Health mind-set throughout the curriculum.

WA DOH is one of the coordinating agencies for the One Health Collaborative in Washington State. The DOH worked with the Washington State Governor's Office in 2019 to issue the Governor's Proclamation for One Health Day to raise awareness about the necessity of an interdisciplinary approach to solving health challenges. One Health was included in its Transformational (strategic) Plan last August, 2022. The Chief of Global and One Health will provide overarching, strategic leadership, direction, and guidance to advance global learnings and contribute to the GOH ecosystem in Washington (and beyond). The Chief will oversee the agency’s GOH interactions with academic partners and members of collaboratives such as the Washington Global Health Alliance (WGHA). See below (Upcoming Events) information on August 16, 2023 Washington DOH One Health Conference.
Heads Up!!!! 
A One Health Clinical Tool for (Human Health) Clinicians
Using evidence-based and peer-reviewed data, this tool helps clinicians and their patients understand and uncover environmental contributors to individual health and wellbeing. Each of the letters in ‘HEALTH’ stands for a category that clinicians can assess: Human, Environment, Animal, Location, Travel, Habits. The prompts in each category consider zoonotic and vector-borne diseases, preventative strategies, encounters with animals, environmental toxins such as mold and algae, and travel related risk factors. With this tool, Invisible International is helping clinicians talk with their patients about environmental health and encouraging them to consider these often overlooked health impacts. Each prompt is backed by evidence and peer-reviewed articles that clinicians can access via the Invisible Education Initiative website.
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In October 2016, the U.S. Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) included One Health in the Accreditation Criteria for Schools of Public Health and Public Health Programs requiring that students of Public Health will be able to: “Explain an ecological perspective on the connections among human health, animal health and ecosystem health (e.g., One Health)”. These One Health Educational Resources, created and released by the One Health Commission, aim to meet the needs of Public Health Educators by suggesting ways to incorporate One Health principles into the MPH Core Competency model and courses already being taught. 
March 27, 2023
Recent international health emergencies such as COVID-19 pandemic, monkey pox, Ebola outbreaks, and continued threats of other zoonotic diseases, food safety, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) challenges, as well as ecosystem degradation and climate change clearly demonstrate the need for resilient health systems and accelerated global action. One Health is seen as the main approach for tackling these pressing and complex challenges facing our society…....The Quadripartite aims to achieve together what no one sector can achieve alone…...At their first annual face-to-face meeting, the heads of the Quadripartite organizations issued an unprecedented call for enhanced global action…..urging all countries and key stakeholders to promote and undertake the following priority actions:
  1. Prioritize One Health in the international political agenda, increase understanding and advocate for the adoption and promotion of the enhanced intersectoral health governance. 
  2. Strengthen national One Health policies, strategies and plans, 
  3. Accelerate the implementation of One Health plans,
  4. Build intersectoral One Health workforces
  5. Strengthen and sustain prevention of pandemics and health threats at source,
  6. Encourage and strengthen One Health scientific knowledge and evidence creation and exchange, 
  7. Increase investment and financing of One Health strategies and plans 
Image Credits: WHO/Pierre Albouy - Joint statement signing by Inger Andersen, Executive Director, UNEP - Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, WHO - QU Dongyu, Director-General, FAO and Monique Eloit, Director-General, WOAH
February 22, 2023
OHHLEP releases Position Paper -
Prevention of zoonotic spillover: From relying on response to reducing the risk at source
The devastating impact of COVID-19 on human health globally has prompted extensive discussions on how to better prepare for and safeguard against the next pandemic. Zoonotic spillover of pathogens from animals to humans is recognized as the predominant cause of emerging infectious diseases and as the primary cause of recent pandemics…. This spillover risk is increased by a range of factors (called drivers) that impact the nature, frequency and intensity of contact between humans and wild animals. Many of these drivers are related to human impact, for instance, deforestation and changes in land use and agricultural practices. While it is clear that the triad of prevention-preparedness-response (P-P-R) is highly relevant, there is much discussion on which of these three strategic activities in the field of emerging infectious disease should be prioritized and how to optimally target resources. For this, it is important to understand the scope of the respective activity and the consequences of prioritization.
OHHLEP Publication
Adisasmito WB, Almuhairi S, Behravesh CB, Bilivogui P, Bukachi SA, Casas N, Becerra NC, Charron DF, Chaudhary A, Zanella JRC, Cunningham AA, Dar O, Debnath N, Dungu B, Farag E, Gao GF, Hayman DTS, Khaitsa M, Koopmans MPG, Machalaba C, Mackenzie JS, Markotter W, Mettenleiter TC, Morand S, Smolenskiy V, Zhou L, The Lancet, Volume 401, Issue 10376, 2023, pp. 530-533.


April 6 2023. The Antimicrobial Resistance Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Platform aims to address global antimicrobial resistance by bringing together voices from all countries and relevant sectors through a One Health approach. The Quadripartite, joined forces to launch the Platform  to ensure that the increasing threats and impacts of antimicrobial resistance are addressed globally.
On Tuesday 14th February, 2023 the ZNPHI launched the Zambian National One Health Strategic Plan for 2022-2026 and the one-year implementation plan…..The national coordinator for One Health, Dr Raymond Hamoonga, emphasized that creating the platform for the coordination of One Health within the plan is a huge step toward at the level of the permanent secretary and civil structure. Dr Hamoonga further stated that ZNPHI will thrive in seeking out better ways to integrate Zambia’s multi-sectoral coordination.
Bridging the knowledge gap between human and animal clinicians. 
In this day-long event, participants brainstormed ways to reduce the impact of tick- and vector-borne diseases, which have worsened with climate change, ecosystem imbalances, and public health funding inequities. The morning included lightning talks that informed and defined the challenges in tackling these problems. The afternoon featured a hackathon where participant-defined teams were organized by challenge topics.
Recording available.
Open to the World!!!
U.S. CDC’s One Health Office hosts monthly ZOHU call offering free Continuing Education (CE) and information about the latest work in One Health. This free CE is available for physicians, nurses, physician associates/physician assistants, veterinarians, and public health professionals. To watch and earn CE for past calls, visit CE for ZOHU Calls.
Call for Papers

Special issue of CABI One Health Journal
Initiated by an Innovate-UK-KTN One Health microbiome event, this special issue explores common challenges and discusses how the research and commercial community can work together in microbiome research and innovation. This includes learning about advances being made in innovation across different sectors while understanding common challenges and potential solutions. Guest edited by Matthew Ryan,  Pedro Carvalho, Gabriela Juarez Martine. Submission deadline October 31, 2023.
Special Issue of the Global Bioethics Journal
Submissions may help to contextualize and distinguish between global and local health regarding a given issue, policy, or practice; and to describe ethically significant connections between individuals, populations, non-human living things, planet Earth, and perhaps our solar system. This special issue welcomes theoretical, normative, empirical, and methodological work covering a variety of ethical positions with which to reflect on and facilitate new critically engaged ways of thinking about One Health and Planetary Health topics with a global bioethics orientation. Published by Routledge, Taylor andFrancis Group. Guest edited by Christina Richie, Cheryl Macpherson. Submission deadline September 1, 2023.
Virology - Official Journal of the World Society of Virology
Virology is a hybrid journal so you can publish your paper without any fee.
One Earth provides a home for high-quality research and perspectives that significantly advance our ability to better understand and address today’s sustainability challenges. Monthly thematic issues are published that aspire to break down barriers between the natural, social and applied sciences and the humanities, stimulate the cross-pollination of ideas, and encourage transformative research. While disciplinary studies will certainly be considered, submissions with cross-disciplinary interests are particularly encouraged. Studies conducted at all spatial, temporal, and socio-political scales will be considered, but all submissions must offer a significant conceptual advance.
Blogs / Commentaries / Editorials / Opinions 
(The Role of Veterinary Medicine)
May 3, 2023
Author: Sharon Deem 
In: Veterinary Practice News,Vol 35/Number 5
Practicing a collaborative approach can best ensure human public health, wildlife conservation, domestic animal health and welfare and environmental resilience. ...Veterinary medicine may be one of the original disciplines with a foundation in One Health thinking. The veterinary oath states "I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health and welfare, the prevention and relief of animal suffering, the conservatoins of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge. "
May 3, 2023
Author: Chipo Msengezi  In: CABI Blog post
“When COVID struck, the response amongst the scientific community was to share DNA sequencing and to rethink traditional ways of working to solve the urgent challenge of creating a vaccine. This leads to some big questions about what else can be achieved through more concerted approaches to data sharing. There can be good reasons why organisations, or individuals, feel uncomfortable about sharing data. But the more these issues are confronted in stakeholder engagement processes, the more likely it is that workable solutions can be found, and appropriate safeguards can be put in place….”

April 26, 2023  
Author: Wildlife Conservation Society
Bat roosting sites, guano harvesting, and pig farms, all in close proximity, coupled with a high diversity of circulating coronaviruses indicates a high risk of Corona Virus spillover among bats, pigs, and people.

Interview with Dr. Bruce Kaplan, Co-founder of the One Health Initiative (OHI, pro bono team and web platform). Dr. Kaplan shares his training as a veterinarian and epidemiologist, his leadership on the development of the OHI, perspectives on emerging One Health challenges, and how World Medical Association (WMA) members can contribute to One Health initiatives (pp 7-9)

WMA Members include One Health in their Reflections about Earth Day 2023 (pp 32-36)
April 9, 2023
Authors: Ulrich Laaser, Richard Seifman 
In: South Eastern European J of Public Health, Volume XX.
The health of populations everywhere is determined by the interplay between society and the environment, regulated by a moral value system…….But the acid test will be if the full range of One Health concerns are embraced as concrete measures by national legislatures, and communities, whether the private sector can create partnerships with the public, academia, research institutes, and non-governmental entities to translate words into action.
The Last of Us is Right
April 2, 2023
Author: Neil Vora In: New York Times
This opinion piece describes how a changing climate and other environmental changes are fueling the emergence of fungal disease. Dr. Vora is the the pandemic prevention fellow at Conservation International and led New York City’s Covid-19 contact tracing program from 2020 to 2021.
April 12, 2023
Author: Richard Seifman In: IMPAKTER
Links with the animal world open up new research windows to address a wide range of problems, from hypertension during pregnancy to fighting cancer. What is briefly described .. touches the surface of the linkages and lessons to be gleaned from studying other species. And with growing recognition of the interface between animals, humans, and ecosystem health, known as One Health, we are in the early days of benefiting from such connections. What will be needed is a strong investment push in new research into the reproductive health of animals with the aim of discovering what can be usefully applied to improve reproductive health and fight cancer in women and men.
November 1, 2022
Author: Leigh-Ann Bard  
In: Blog Posting in CABI Digital Library 
The author interviews Joann Lindenmayer, Olivier Blond, and Maxine Whittaker. “One Health today has defined the issues it’s concerned about precisely because these problems threaten the health of people. But it’s not sufficient to only address how to protect or strengthen human health or even to define what One Health problems are because they threaten people. Most importantly, One Health can address how we treat and interact with other animals and nature. We must look beyond our own self-interest to learn how to strengthen and improve the health of other animals and nature for their own sake and in order to sustain life on earth as we once knew it and not just because of their impact on us.” Joann Lindenmayer.
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World Bank. 2022. Washington, DC.   
The COVID-19 crisis brought home the high costs of pandemics, triggering a historic setback in the fight against poverty, as well as calling attention to the zoonotic nature of pathogens spilling over from animals to people. To decrease their burden, we must focus on prevention. The One Health approach proposes a way forward to reduce risk of spillover.


The potential of students and professionals in One Health-related fields needs to be maximized to address complex health issues and promote coordination of efforts in the related sectors. This report describes the achievements of the One Health Workforce - Next Generation Project in Southeast Asia.


One Health was well incorporated in these Proceedings of a Workshop led in 2022 by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. 

Why Livestock Matter
In July 2022 ILRI and the Global Advocacy for Sustainable Livestock program (GLAD) launched a report that puts forward a new agenda for investment opportunities to promote the benefits around One Health. This brief recommends 18 livestock-related policies and actions that are able to significantly improve the health of people, animals and environments through One Health approaches. The actions recommended emerged from a 2021 investigation by ILRI of One Health challenges in the world’s low- and middle-income countries that are best addressed through interventions in the livestock sector. Reference:
ILRI. 2022. Livestock investments to transform and scale One Health. Livestock pathways to 2030: One Health Brief. Nairobi, Kenya: ILRI.

Policy Brief released September 29, 2022 by researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the Geneva Science-Policy Interface (GSPI)
Reference: Ruiz de Castañeda R, Bolon I, Stauffer M et al., Catalysing One Health with Swiss Diplomacy: Three recommendations for leveraging Switzerland’s science and diplomacy to prevent, prepare, and respond to future pandemics, Geneva Science-Policy Interface Policy Brief, 2022, DOI: 10.13097/archive-ouverte/unige:163487


April 2020
The International Journal for Rural Development
Authors give accounts of how the One Health concept evolved, how it has since further developed and in which contexts it can be applied; what we know about interrelations at the animal-human- environment interface – and what we (still) don’t know; how One Health research, capacity building und implementation intermesh, and why we should consider food systems in this context; and how we can use the approach to counter future pandemics.
Hot Off the Press!! (Last 90 days - see also older Publications list below in Library Section)
Released: April 5, 2023
Antifungal use in plant agriculture is a widespread practice necessary to safeguard food safety and security. While the impact of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a significant global health concern, knowledge gaps exist around the connection to plant agriculture and more. The National Academies' Forum on Microbial Threats hosted a workshop series in June 2022 exploring this topic with a focus on plant crop production. Sessions covered the magnitude of environmentally induced/selected antifungal resistance connected to plant agriculture, agricultural practices that may contribute to AMR in human pathogens, and strategies for surveillance and mitigation.
MUST READs for those working in Policy and Governments
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Implementing a one health approach to strengthen the management of zoonoses in Ethiopia, Nyokabi NS, Moore H, Berg S, Lindahl J, Phelan L, Worku GG, Mihret A, Wood JLN, One Health, Volume 16, 2023, 100521, ISSN 2352-7714,

Microbial Contamination and Antibiotic Resistance in Marketed Food in Bangladesh: Current Situation and Possible Improvements, Samad MA, Eberson L, Begum R, Alam MGS, Talukdar F, Akter R, Dang-Xuan S, Sharma G, Islam S, Siddiky NA, Uddin AA, Asheak Mahmud M, Sarker MS, Rahman MS, Grace D, Lindahl JF. Microbial Contamination and Antibiotic Resistance in Marketed Food in Bangladesh: Current Situation and Possible Improvements. Antibiotics. 2023; 12(3):555.

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Upcoming Events
May 17, 2023 Webinar
Infectious Diseases and Conservation Medicine in Wildlife
5:00 PM Arizona Mountain ‘Standard’ Time (not Daylight Savings)
Hosted by the Wildlife Diseases Association. Dr Toshio Tsubota will explore the incredibly diverse wildlife and ecology of Hokkaido through a conservation science lens and how this approach connects with One Health. His focus on EcoHealth will show what microbiomes (including pathogens) exist in wildlife and how they relate to wildlife ecology. This is particularly important given the closing gap between humans and wildlife, especially in urban areas, and the growing risk of exposure to pathogens in humans. His recent studies on tick-borne pathogens in Hokkaido wildlife, and the ongoing study on disease ecology, including host-vector-pathogen communications in Hokkaido brown bears and sika deer will help illustrate this. Zoom link to join the webinar.
Meeting ID: 874 0287 0786  Password: webinar
May 31-June 3, 2023 Conference

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. Hosted by the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Colorado State University, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, and the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech. View the program or contact us at [email protected] for more info.
June 1-2, 2023 Conference
Hosted by Khazar University One Health Azerbaijan. Scientists, young researchers, students, various societies and representatives from all over the world are invited to participate. Purpose: bring together relevant experts and institutions operating at the local, national and global levels to achieve healthy people, animals, plants and the environment, to enhance collaborations and explore the One Health solutions in Azerbaijan.
June 15-17, 2023 Conference
Riga, Latvia. Hosted by Riga Stradiņš University, Latvia. The scientific program will include special symposia on pandemic threats and preparedness, as well as sessions on different disciplines of virology. Talks or posters on human, animal, plant, fungal, insect, archaeal, or bacterial viruses, in basic, clinical, or applied virology areincluded. More information,

Note: A special issue of WSV official Elsevier journal “Virology” is currently accepting submissions with the same theme as of WSV2023: “ONE HEALTH – ONE WORLD – ONE VIROLOGY”. Virology is a hybrid journal so you can publish your paper without any fee.
June 17-28, 2023 Hybrid Conference
Dublin Ireland. Crypto-infections, which include tick-borne bacterial pathogens and others, are well recognised as a significant burden of disease in both human and animal hosts. However, much remains to be done to further diagnose, understand the underlying pathogenesis, and optimally treat these infections. This conference will bring together a wide range of scientists, both in human and veterinary medicine and in other disciplines dealing with these infections, to share their current knowledge of these infections and to develop a ‘blueprint’ to progress our study of these infections. It’s like looking for a needle in a haystack.
June 19-21, 2023 Hybrid Conference
One Health EJP Stakeholder Conference
Hosted by the One Health European Joint Programme (One Health EJP). Museum of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium. Includes high-level speakers from key organisations and One Health EJP members to share their insights on One Health in Europe, what is currently being done and what we can expect from future European One Health initiatives to address the complex challenges our societies face. Reflect on the future of One Health, focusing on Europe, and share the solutions and impact that the One Health EJP has achieved. Free and open to a variety of stakeholders. Registration deadlines: 31 March 2023 (in-person) & 12 June 2023 (online). Conference agenda is available.
July 29-August 4, 2023 Conference
People, Passion, and Purpose: The Pathway to Wildlife Health
Athens, Georgia, USA. One of our major themes this year will be human dimensions work in the context of wildlife health.On the list of topics: Links between human and wildlife health.
August 16, 2023 Conference
Hosted by the Washington State Department of Health, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington, USA. Abstract submission open.
September 28, 2023 Conference
Lisbon, Portugal
- Launch of WSAVA Zoonoses Guidelines
- Comparative Obesity as a One Health Issue
- Allergies to cats as a One Health issue
- And much more
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May 2, 2023 Online Webcast Discussion
Webinar in the "Shared Planet, Shared Health" series hosted by the U.S. Smithsonian Museum of Natural History from Washington D.C., USA. Ever-lit landscapes, a hallmark of industrialization, now cover much of the Earth’s surface - but humans and other animals need the dark. Bees are nature’s pollinating superheroes responsible for pollinating at least one third of the fruits and vegetables we eat. Bees are essential for maintaining our food supply and these critical creatures face the interacting threats of habitat loss, pesticide use, and the spread of parasitic disease. Entomologist Samuel Ramsey discussed his work to understand how parasitic mites feed on developing bees. He shared what he has learned about the spread of the Tropilaelaps mite and what that means for bees the world over.
May 1, 2023 Conference
Achieving the best health for people, animals, plants, and our environment can only result through the collaborative efforts of multiple disciplines working locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S.D.A. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, the U.S, Department of the Interior, the U.S. E.P.A., and other federal and state partners acknowledge and encourage increased collaborative efforts of disciplines and organizations to achieve the best health for people, animals, plants, and our environment.
April 26-29, 2023 Conference
World Veterinary Association Congress 2023
Taipei, Taiwan. Coincided with World Veterinary Day, April 29. Implementing One Health requires a multi-sectoral approach with three key elements, human health, animal health and environment. Despite being equally important, the environmental dimension of One Health has fallen behind the human and animal dimensions.
April 25-27, 2023 Forum
Wenzhou-Kean University. Co-hosted by the Working Committee of China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF), the Zhejiang Association for Science and Technology and the People’s Government of Wenzhou as a lead up to the 2023 World Young Scientist Summit which will be held in Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China, in November, 2023. Contact: [email protected]
April 19, 2023 Webinar
Hosted by WHO’s Information Network for Epidemics (WHO EPI-Win)
Plague, a disease that can be transmitted from animals to humans, has been responsible for widespread pandemics throughout history, including the so-called 14th century Black Death that caused over 50 million deaths in Europe. Plague is a severe disease with a high mortality rate, and remains a threat today. Cases of plague have been reported across the world everywhere except Oceania, and endemic countries are Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar and Peru. However, today it can be easily treated with antibiotics and the use of standard preventative measures. This webinar explores how plague is spread and how it can be managed through the One Health approach. It also introduces the updated WHO manual for management of plague. See other topics included in the WHO Epi-Win webinar series.
April 14-16, 2023 Conference
14th Annual Conference of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)
Held in conjunction with the World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2023 and the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centres International Global Innovation Forum 2023. 
Pre-Conference Satellite Sessions were held April 3-7, 2023.
April 14, 2023 Conference
William S Richardson Student Chapter, Animal Legal Defense Fund
Honolulu, Hawaii, William S Richardson School of Law. This event featured local experts in public health, animal health and environmental law. Was open to the public.
April 12, 2023 Webinar
Webinar in the "Shared Planet, Shared Health" series hosted by the U.S. Smithsonian Museum of Natural History from Washington D.C., USA. Ever-lit landscapes, a hallmark of industrialization, now cover much of the Earth’s surface- but humans and other animals need the dark. Exposure to artificial light at night can disrupt organisms' physiological processes with implications for health and conservation. Speaker: Biologist Valentina Alaasam, Moderated by Ashley Peery, educator for the exhibition, Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
March 23-24, 2023 Conference
Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland. Hosted by Innovate UK KTN. This conference explored all things microbiome across the One Health Microbiome spectrum including human, animal, plant, and environment. It was intended for anyone interested in research and innovation across the entire microbiome field (human, animal, plant, soil, environment…) including Academics, Industry scientists, Entrepreneurs, Supporting organisations, Funders. Read CABI News article about its participation.
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Seeking ways to be involved in One Health this summer?
Be sure to check out the One Health related Summer Programs on the Commissions Summer Opportunities Bulletin Board.
Hosted by the Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. The purpose of this competitive travel award is to support the education and training of veterinary students interested in pursuing a career in public health, food safety, epidemiology, or other related field (One Health). Students selected to receive this award will be reimbursed for travel expenses up to $1000. Applications will be reviewed monthly and travel awards will be provided until funds are expended, with generous support from USDA NIFA. Award Rolling reviews through June 30, 2023 (or until funds expended)

University of Edinburgh (online): This online programme provides vets with the skills, knowledge and global networks required to be effective practitioners of Conservation Medicine.

University of Edinburgh (online): One Health sits at the interface between human, animal and ecosystem health. This online programme is well suited to working professionals looking to tackle the wide range of transdisciplinary and highly complex health challenges of the 21st century.

State of Washington Department of Health, Seattle, Washington
The Chief of Global and One Health will provide overarching, strategic leadership, direction, and guidance for the agency on external GOH relationship management to advance global learnings and contribute to the GOH ecosystem in Washington (and beyond). The Chief will oversee the agency’s GOH interactions with academic partners and members of collaboratives such as the Washington Global Health Alliance (WGHA).  Application review begins May 1, 2023Learn more and apply today!

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. Conduct data analysis and visualization, synthesizing information on environmental health, climate resilience, health outcomes, and social determinants of health into the NC Environmental Health Data Dashboard. The position is funded by the 5 year CDC National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program grant. The posting will close May 9, 2023 at 5pm.

Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates at University of Texas Medical Branch,
Galvaston (UTMB-Galvaston)
UTMB Galveston is world-famous for its excellence in emerging infectious disease research and training. We are looking for new team members who have a passion to protect the world against today’s and tomorrow’s emerging infectious disease threats.  
Contact Professor Greg Gray at [email protected] with questions.

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine - Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. Requirements: PhD in the life sciences with relevant bioinformatic skills in molecular epidemiology and viral phylodynamics. Prior experience in spatial modeling (e.g. contact networks) and some laboratory work preferred. Work under the mentorship of Dr. Samantha Wisel, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation and Dr. Benjamin Anderson, Department of Environmental and Global Health.
Library (Articles more than 6 months old)
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Older Articles and Reports
Humboldt-Dachroeden A, SSM - Qualitative Research in Health, Volume 2, 2022

Dente MG, Riccardo F, Milano A, Robbiati C, International Journal of Infectious Diseases, Volume 116, Supplement, 2022, Pages S108-S109,

Uribe-Soto M, Ramirez-Nieto, G, Acta biol.Colomb. [online]. 2020, vol.25, n.3, pp.421-430. Epub Dec 16, 2020. ISSN 0120-548X. (Article in Spanish only)
See more on the One Health European Joint Programme (OHEJP) Brochures
The LISTADAPT project impact brochure explains about the collation of a large genetic and phenotypic dataset for Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) strains from food, animals and the environment. This information can assist in providing a better understanding of the Lm transmission routes, from natural and farm environments to food via food processing environments.

The TOX-Detect project impact brochure explains about the development of new tools to detect foodborne disease outbreaks caused by toxigenic bacteria, as developed by the OHEJP TOX-Detect project.

The IMPART project impact brochure highlights the outputs and outcomes in the development/harmonisation of phenotypic methods for detection of antimicrobial resistance, as developed by OHEJP IMPART project.

The METASTAVA project impact brochure presents metagenomics methods for detection of bacterial and viral pathogens responsible for foodborne zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance and emerging infectious disease threats, as developed by OHEJP METASTAVA project.
New Books
Authors: Mary Ann Ottinger, Cullen Geiselman
This book brings together the two powerful conceptual frameworks of One Health and the Exposome to comprehensively examine the myriad of biological, environmental, social, and cultural challenges impacting the interrelated health of humans, wildlife, and ecosystems. The Exposome is more specifically oriented to human health and considers cumulative environmental exposures affecting individuals, communities, and populations. This book will provide the broadened and integrative view that considers a more holistic approach needed to confront the complex issues facing us today and will be a valuable and cutting-edge resource for researchers and practitioners in medicine, public health, animal science, wildlife and field biology, and for any reader looking to better understand the relationships among human health and the environment. Paperback ISBN: 9780323898737 eBook ISBN: 9780323885973
  • IUCN Belgian Members day
  • ICENCA at SunChild Environmental Festival
  • 2022 Highlights Report
  • Look back at the Biodiversity Spring Market 2023
  • CRIM-BIODIV- criminal behavior against biodiversity' colloqium
  • 6th edition of ECCA: European Climate Change Adaptation
  • President of Botswana visits Virginia Tech
  • Kathleen Alexander brings a One Health vision to conservation efforts in Botswana
  • Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series in Infectious Diseases
  • Recent Publications by CeZAP Affiliated Faculty
  • Recent Grants by CeZAP Affiliated Faculty
  • New Graduates
  • Applicants for One Health Masters

  • Domestic Violence and The Link
  • Law Enforcement and The Link
  • Child Maltreatment and The Link
  • Elder Abuse and The Link
  • Veterinary Medicine and The Link
  • Social Work and The Link
  • The Link in the Literature
  • News from Local Link Coalitions
  • Building Link Awareness  
  • The Link in the Legislatures
  • The Link in the News
  • Link Training Opportunities
  • OHEJP 2023 Stakeholders Conference, June 19-21
  • External Engagement
  • Dec 2022 OH Simulation Exercise
  • Reports OHEJP Legacy
  • Impact Brochure
  • Final Short Term Missions
  • Future 2023 Actvities

  • April 4, 2023: A global bushmeat activity map; The economics of maternal and newborn health
  • April 10, 2023: AMR spread and environmental health; WASH disparities in high-income countries
  • April 19, 2023: Child respiratory infections and premature adult death; Bedaquiline patent and treatment access
  • April 25, 2023: Barriers to gender-based public health research; COVID-19 and incident diabetes risk
  • Research and policy
  • Opportunities
  • Events
  • Read, watch, listen
  • Potential Novel Introduction of H9N2 in Live Bird Markets in Myanmar
  • One Health Approach to Combating Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF)
  • One Health takes an Ocean dive
  • UTMB, Texas Parks and Wildlife Collaborations
  • Hiring opportunities
  • New study of global One Health Networks highlights inequity in resource allocation
  • Putting One Health principles into practice in Kenya
  • Rabies education goes Multilingual: Spreading awareness in six languages
  • Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance;getting youth on board
  • New molecular tool can enhance genomic-based surveillance of Rift Valley fever virus
  • ILRI participates with other international experts to enhance disease emergency response in Africa
  • ILRI and partners develop benchmarks for undergraduate food safety curriculum for East Africa
  • Publications

Dr. Neil Vora, a physician with Conservation International in Arlington, Virginia, and Sarah Gregory discuss pathogen spillover and ways to reduce the risk of spillover events.

Hosted by One Health Trust (formerly CDDEP)
This podcast series brings forward the latest ideas to improve the health of our planet and its people. Our world faces many urgent challenges, from pandemics and decreasing biodiversity to pollution and melting polar ice caps, among others. This podcast highlights solutions to these problems from the scientists and experts working to make a difference.
April 4, 2023 Podcast - In 1994 a new virus was killing racehorses in Australia. Then it killed a horse trainer. Hendra virus has been traced to large, furry bats known as flying foxes. While it doesn’t make the bats sick, they can spread it to animals such as horses, which can become very ill and die. Researchers led by Dr. Raina Plowright, a professor at Cornell University, have found the bats only hang out around the horse farms when they’re hungry. The solution? Blooming trees. It’s a perfect example of how climate change, animal health, and human health are linked. Dr. Plowright explains how she and colleagues solved a decades-old mystery and came up with a possible solution.
April 11, 2023 More than 700,000 people die each year from infections caused by drug-resistant microorganisms – which not only include antibiotic-resistant bacteria but also viruses, fungi, and parasites that can escape the effects of drugs designed to kill them. Filmmaker Michael Wech illustrates the problem with a series of stories about real people in his documentary “The Silent Pandemic”. 
In this episode of One World, One Health, listen as Michael explains why he’s so deeply interested in the dangers of antimicrobial resistance and what he has found out about efforts to curb it.
April 18, 2023 TB still sickens 10 million people every year and kills 1.5 million – even though it’s easily prevented and can be treated. It’s unusual because it needs to be treated even if the person infected has no symptoms at all. In this episode of One World One Health, Dr. Tornheim, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as well as at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, chats with host Maggie Fox about why TB is so hard to fight and how genomics can make that fight a little easier.

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Hosted by One Life Epi Solutions LLC in collaboration with LabOpp, begun in 2022 to promote the principles of One Health and encourage professional development. This podcast series ighlights the One Health work of individuals and organizations, discusses the technical aspects of what they do and how it fits into the “One Health picture.”  Aim: to generate motivation and innovation for One Health solutions to improve the health of the environment and the animals and humans who live together in it.


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