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One Health Happenings
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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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May 4, 2023
Bestowed by the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA), Dr. Annapaola Rizzoli from the Research and Innovation Center of the Edmund Mach Foundation, the first One Health center in Italy, accepted the award on behalf of the One Health Commission. The Commission thanks Dr. Ulrich Laaser for nominating it for this award. See Dr. Rizzoli's acceptance speech published in the South Eastern European Journal of Public Health. (Is a pdf so give it a moment to load, )
March 22, 2023
One Health Bill introduced into the Colombian Congress, Colombia, South America 
Presented by Senator Marcos Daniel Pineda Garcia with 8 other Senators and 4 Representatives, this bill was built by the senator's legislative technical team in conjunction and consultation with One Health Colombia leadership. It would put the One Health approach into practice, proposing a law that emphasizes coordination, improved infrastructure and investment, stronger alliances, and a change in awareness through increased education to better prepare Colombia for the next pandemic. Watch recording of the first discussion at the Senate of the Republic of Colombia (activate English subtitles if needed)
See U Cordoba press release (in Spanish) about the bill. 
See English translation of the U Cordoba press release.
Co-creating One Health Workforce through Health system strengthening in Western India
The OHSSIN project has brought together over 150 governmental officials, developmental partners, and researchers in three Western Indian states to co-create One Health workshops to prioritize context-specific risks for emerging and epidemic-prone diseases. The project is funded by the German Alliance for Global Health Research (GLOHRA) through Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GiZ) Gmbh and is being implemented by the Centre for One Health Education Research and Development at the Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar, India, with support from IHPH, Bonn, Germany. For further details, contact Dr. S. Yasobant, Co-Lead (COHERD), IIPHG, India, [email protected]
Broadening the scope of One Health and helping to consolidate an aligned One Health collaboration among European stakeholders responsible for public health, animal health and the environment for future initiatives, the SRIA aims for sustainability of the main outcomes and impacts of the One Health EJP to ensure the legacy of its work. See a flyer summarising the SRIA. Follow #OneHealthEJP on social media. SRIA,  Flyer
The Alliance joins forces to make positive change possible. It is an inclusive and interdisciplinary platform aiming to reduce health risks from wildlife trade and consumption focusing on preventive and sustainable measures and translating the commitment, knowledge and political will of its members through a One Health approach. Through combined knowledge of working groups it seeks to narrow the gap between science and implementation improving global awareness, policies and practice. By its joint actions the Alliance strives to substantially reduce unnecessary health risks posed by close contact across the entire wildlife trade spectrum.
Exhibit Remains Available for travel
Washington, D.C., USA, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Three point three million people viewed the OUTBREAK exhibit between its opening in March 2018 and closing in Oct 2022. To date, over 300 requests have been honored for the Do It Yourself (DiY) ‘pop-up’ version of the exhibit (from organizations in 55 countries and 47 US states and territories) and that option remains open indefinitely. The full physical exhibit has closed but you can see the Smithsonian’s own DiY 'pop-up' version established indefinitely in the Museum. It includes bilingual English-Spanish panels and audio-visual kiosks. The Smithsonian remains committed to educating about pandemic risks and One Health with the following activities: 
Help spread the word about this amazing, ongoing One Health educational opportunity for the general public, cradle to grave.
Did You Know About???
The Selva Maya is a tropical forest region extending over Belize, northern Guatemala and southeastern Mexico. It is the most extensive tropical rainforest of Mesoamerica with ecological and environmental gradients that have resulted in over 20 ecosystems. The Alianza One Health Selva Maya is an interface between decision makers such as scientists, communities, and those who generate public policy. The aim is to put the One Health approach into practice in the Selva Maya and to provide a means for managing resources that enable rapid and appropriate response actions towards optimal health outcomes. The AOHSM is organized into working groups that address the factors that increase the risk of the emergence of diseases, epidemics or pandemics, in order to promote actions focused on the wellbeing of the communities of the Selva Maya. The Alliance is promoted by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenabeit (GIZ) GmbH, and financed by the Selva Maya Program, commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
OneHealthdrugs focuses on the discovery of new drugs against vector borne parasitic disease (Leishmaniasis, Trypanosomiasis, others) infecting humans and animals in Europe and beyond. By designing new, more effective, and less toxic drugs, OHD hopes to reduce the release of drugs into the environment that can cause negative impacts on ecosystems. OHD is funded by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology), a funding agency for research and innovation networks. More information: [email protected].

The CDC Yellow Book is a source of the U.S. Government’s recommendations on travel medicine and has been a trusted resource among the travel medicine community for over 50 years. Healthcare professionals can use the print and digital versions to find the most up-to-date travel medicine information to better serve their patients’ healthcare needs. Available in print through Oxford University Press and online.

January 2023
The ADI/ILA is directly derived from the peace movement through international law born in the United States of America at the end of the 19th century (1873). Its mandate is to work for the evolution of international law and to propose either new norms or an improvement of existing norms. “The purpose of this White Paper is to examine the One Health concept (also called ‘approach’ or ‘dimension’) from an international law and global governance perspective and to contribute to discussions on the integration of this term into the international legal system. It is largely based on interviews with twelve experts in the various domains related to One Health. While the One Health concept arose in the international discourse around fifteen years ago, most of the international community, including those working in the field of health law, had not heard of the term or had at least not paid much attention to it until recently. The COVID-19 pandemic single handedly changed all that, with the concept of One Health now receiving privileged attention within the draft pandemic treaty and International Health Regulations (IHR) reform discussions at the World Health Organization (WHO).”
Blogs / Commentaries / Editorials / Opinions 
May 29, 2023
Authors: Andrej Pavicevic, Richard Seifman In: IMPAKTER
Plastic pollution has become so endemic that it affects everything from the environment to animals, plants and humans. Here we are bringing a different focus: One Health, a multidimensional concept that takes into account animal, human, plant, and environmental interactions and impact….. This requires cross-sectoral collaboration between human and veterinary health experts, oceanographers, agricultural specialists, and private sector interests…… microplastics have been discovered in human blood, stool, and breast milk as well as in our lungs, livers, spleens, kidneys — even in the placentas of newborn babies. Recently four key UN agencies, WHO, FAO, WOAH, and UNEP, agreed on an operational definition of One Health and joined together for a “Call to Action.” If these technical organizations effectively collaborated in devising a strategy for containing the harmful fallout from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, it would be a major triumph. Success here could be far-reaching, including establishing a broader Law of the Sea.
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Law and Policy Makers
May 2023
Authors: R McNeill, H Reid, A Martell, C Inveen, DJ Nelson, M Green, M Ovaska
In:, one of the world’s largest news agencies
Our hunger for resources is driving worldwide destruction of areas rich with bats, carriers of tens of thousands of viruses. A Reuters data analysis pinpoints areas where conditions are ripe for a bat-borne disease to spill over to humanity. We’ve dubbed these areas “jump zones.” 

First it jumped from bats to pigs. Then pigs gave it to people. Now the brain-damaging Nipah virus has found a way to leap from bats to humans without an intermediary host.

China’s push to expand its economic reach is driving deforestation and escalating the risk of a bat virus infecting humanity, a Reuters data analysis shows. 

The mysteries of the Amazon are as vast as the jungle itself. Researchers are scrambling to learn more about the region's bat species, the viruses they carry and the epidemiological risks people could unleash as they quickly deforest bat habitats.

Humanity doesn't have to halt development to avoid pandemic risk. But scientists say a lot needs to change: Recognize the risks around bat habitats. Better assess dangers related to development in bat lands. And invest more in monitoring and responding to deadly outbreaks.
May 9, 2023 
Authors: Sana Iftikhar, S.M. Mursalin, Syeda QurratulAin, Carrie S. McNeil  In: CABI One Health Case Studies
For the first time, administrative departments under the control of political government formed partnerships among human, animal, environmental, entomology, and microbiology experts to develop strategies. Other departments, such as transportation, solid waste management, fisheries, police, and education also participated in anti-dengue activities. This included the surveillance of larvicidal measures, elimination of potential breeding sites, and community mobilization campaigns. The general public was motivated to participate as volunteers, and the level of communication, coordination, and collaboration exemplify an ideal One Health project.

May 7, 2023
Author: Richard Seifman  In: IMPAKTER
To understand aging in humans, animal research provides unique insights: going forward, we will continue to need ethical animal research.

March 20, 2023  
Author: Wayne Coles
In: CABI One Health PlantWisePlus Blog
In Uganda, over 1,600 smallholder farmers have been reached at six joint-crop livestock clinics where a ‘One Health’ approach to agricultural productivity is being adopted.
Hot Off the Press!! (Last 90 days - see also older Publications list below in Library Section)
Mapping Global Bushmeat Activities to Improve Zoonotic Spillover Surveillance by Using Geospatial Modeling, Jagadesh S, Zhao C, Mulchandani R, et al. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2023;29(4):742-750. doi:10.3201/eid2904.221022.

Lessons Not (Yet) Learned: What African Countries Could Teach the Global North about One Health during the Pandemics, Jimenez JC, Grimm HM, Ceesay LO, Wondirad M, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice (2023), doi: 10.1080/13876988.2023.2187698

Physicians’ views of patient–planetary health co-benefit prescribing: a mixed methods systematic review, Redvers N, Wright K, Hartmann-Boyce J, Tonkin-Crine S, The Lancet Planetary Health, Vol 7, No. 5, May, 2023,

COVID-19 exposes weaknesses in public health in the Peruvian Amazon and highlights opportunities for a One Health approach, Ormea, V. et al., CABI One Health. April 2023, CABI International. doi: 10.1079/cabionehealth.2023.0006.

One Health predatory symposiums and publishers in Brazil and Latin America: How to recognize and find solutions to avoid them? Pettan-Brewer C, Vezeau N, Soeiro Barbosa D, Biondo AW, CABI One Health (2023). CABI International. doi: 10.1079/cabionehealth.2023.0003.

Identifying need for spay and neuter services: A GIS-based analysis, Carow, CR, Lindenmayer, JM, CABI One Health (2023). CABI International. doi: 10.1079/cabionehealth.2023.0011.
Neglected One Health Issues
Understanding and Reducing Roadkills and the risks of COVID-19 transmission resulting from Animal-Vehicle Collisions on the Highways in south-western Rwanda
Brought forward by the Biodiversity Conservation Organization (BIOCOOR). Roadkills resulting from Animal-Vehicle collisions are threatening faunal biodiversity conservation in SW Rwanda parks. This escalating threat is putting the Park’s fauna in danger but has received virtually no attention. A proposed project seeks to reduce the causes of animal vehicle collisions and to protect the most commonly killed animals. It will also focus on educating and raising awareness among drivers on the impact of roads on the Park’s wildlife and will teach the communities how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 from people to animals and vice-versa. Contact [email protected]
May 30, 2023
Author: Cara Murez  In:
Microplastic pollution is altering the gut microbiomes of wild seabirds and that could be a warning sign for humans, researchers report. Scientists from McGill University in Montreal, along with colleagues from around the world, found that tiny bits of plastic present in the gastrointestinal system of seabirds have modified the gut's microbiome. The plastics are also reducing levels of advantageous bacteria typically found within the intestines.
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Upcoming Events
June 13, 2023 Webinar
14:30-15:45 CEST
Hosted by the International Alliance Against Health Risks of Wildlife Trade. Dr. François Diaz, the Scientific Coordinator for Wildlife and Bees at the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) will provide a global overview of WOAH’s activities on wildlife health and wildlife trade in general. Dr. François Diaz will introduce to the Alliance the “Guidelines for reducing the risk of disease spillover events at markets selling wildlife and along the wildlife supply chain”, and eventually the future WOAH activities on wildlife trade. Click here to join the meeting. Meeting - ID: 376 028 317 309  Passcode: KJwrRz
June 15, 2023 Webinar
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM EDT
Hosted by the USAID Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance (IDDS) project, this webinar will feature global perspectives on community-based surveillance (CBS) within pandemic preparedness and response efforts, highlighting Mali’s approaches to integrating CBS into the health system, and elaborating on implementation realities at the community level in Senegal. CBS is used for early detection of potentially epidemic diseases through reporting by community members. It enables the systematic detection and reporting of events of public health significance at the source. Register,
June 15-17, 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 are included. 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"
June 14-16, 2023
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Hosted by the SouthEast Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN) and the Malaysia One Health University Network (MYONUN) for only 6 undergraduates. The objectives of the program are: 
  • To enhance One Health knowledge among the young leaders 
  • To establish sustainable networking for future One Health Workforce
  • To improve leadership and understanding about One Health that embraces the interconnectedness of multiple disciplines.
 This year’s application deadline has closed but watch for next year’s announcement. Information contact [email protected] or  [email protected]
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.
June 26, 2023 Webinar
11:00 AM EDT
Moderated by award-winning science writer David Quammen, with an opening statement by Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove (WHO) and hosted by Dr. Raina Plowright (Cornell), this panel-style webinar with ten global and cross-disciplinary experts, offers a summary of the key strategies for pandemic prevention including the fundamental drivers of pandemics, the strategies we can take to prevent them, and the current policy opportunities for primary pandemic prevention.
More information,
July 5-7, 2023 Hybrid Forum
Lyon, France. The One Sustainable Health for all Forum was launched in July, 2021, in Lyon. It brings together more than fifty professional and civil society organizations working across the globe on a holistic approach to health that takes into account human, animal and environmental health. Its main goal is to further a country based operational approach defined by the principles of One Sustainable Health. This 3-day, multisite, international event will bring together high-level political and technical stakeholders from different countries (Bangladesh, Brazil, Lebanon, Senegal) to discuss recommendations drafted by six international working groups and map out the path in budgets, programs, and projects at country-leve towards the integration of a One Sustainable Health approach. See preliminary programme. Register for remote attendance here: To register for in-person participation email: [email protected]

September 20-24, 2024
Cape Town, South Africa. Overseen by the Global One Health Community (formerly the One Health Platform Foundation), a Conference Scientific Program Committee and a Local Program Committee are planning / organizing the next World One Health Congress. Previous Congresses were conducted in 2011 (Melbourne), 2013 (Bangkok), 2015 (Amsterdam), 2016 (Melbourne), 2018 (Saskatoon) and 2020 (Scotland-Virtual).
November 27-29, 2023 Conference Call for Posters
Amsterdam, Netherlands. This conference will provide an overview of the latest scientific results and future developments related to prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics and their importance to human and animal health across the lifespan. Interested participants from universities, research institutes, and industry, particularly students/young scientists, are invited to submit abstracts for posters. Submission deadline: 1 October 2023
More information will follow soon.
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June 8, 2023  Webinar
One Health Trust Conversation Series on One Health
Fungal diseases cause more than 1.5 million deaths per year – yet they are overlooked and understudied in the context of policy, research, and innovation. In this webinar, experts will discuss the growing threat of fungal infections, the challenges we face with their diagnosis and treatment, and opportunities to bring them to the forefront of the public health agenda. Recording Available.
June 7, 2023 Webinar
Hosted by the OHC's One Health Social Sciences-Food Safety, Food Security Working Group in honor of World Food Safety Day 2023. Speakers: Professor Cesar Gavidia, Dr.Sadiq Surajo and Dr. Belal Abdelfattah. Recording Available
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 were 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.
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. Contact [email protected] for more info.
May 31, 2023 WHO-EPI-WIN Webinar
This extended EPI-WIN webinar provided the overview for a series of webinars about One Health and emerging zoonotic diseases. A panel of speakers from the One Health Quadripartite of intergovernmental agencies (FAO, WHO, WOAH, UNEP) and partner organization, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) discussed how the One Health approach works in their organization and in collaboration with other organizations. 
  • Why is the One Health approach so important in tackling emerging zoonotic diseases and in epidemic and pandemic preparedness and response? 
  • How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed the One Health approach? 
  • What are some challenges in applying the One Health approach to emerging zoonotic diseases and epidemics and pandemics?
  • How can partners and communities better work together to overcome these challenges? 
The webinar can be viewed post-event on the EPI-WIN YouTube channel. Interpretation available in French for this webinar. See archived EPI-WIN webinars
May 24, 2023 WHO-EPI-WIN Webinar
Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is caused by a coronavirus, with a case fatality rate of 36% in humans. Dromedary camels are the reservoir host from which the virus sporadically spills over to humans. Human-to-human transmission has been observed in health care and, to a lesser extent, community settings. Since its first detection in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in mid-2012, MERS-CoV has been reported from 27 countries in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, the United States of America, and Asia, with 2604 laboratory-confirmed cases and 936 associated deaths to date. It is on the WHO list of pathogens with epidemic potential, prioritized for research and development in emergency contexts. The zoonotic origin of MERS-CoV means that a One Health approach is key to tackling the virus. The webinar can also be viewed live and post-event on the EPI-WIN YouTube channel.
May 24, 2023 Scientific Symposium
One Health Symposium at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Conference 2023
Washington, D.C. With an international roster of speakers the session focused on how living beings interact with the ecosystem that may lead to adverse impacts on human health.
  • Overview of One Health, Using Innovative Data, Helena Chapman, MD, MPH, PhD, NASA Headquarters
  • Environmental Pulmonary Pathology from a One Health Perspective, Jack Harkema, DVM, PhD, DACVP, ATSF, Michigan State University
  • A One Health Approach to Addressing Vector-borne and Zoonotic Diseases, Charles Beard, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Climate Change Through the Lens of a One Health Approach, Muge Akpinar, MD, MPH, ATSF, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Health Impacts of Air Pollution; The One Health Concept, Hasan Bayram, MD, PhD, ATSF, KOC University, Turkey
  • Pneumonia, TB, Health Disparities, and One Health, Alejandro Videla, MD, Asociación Argentina de Medicina Respiratoria, Argentina
  • One Health Collaboration, Bernadette Dunham, DVM, PhD, George Washington University

May 20, 2023 Webinar
Hosted by One Health Alliance, Jordan
Brucellosis is one of the most common zoonotic diseases (those that can be transmitted between humans and animals) in the Middle East. Guest speaker Dr. Fahd Al-Jamhan discussed brucellosis in camels, how it is transmitted to humans from camels, and ways to prevent it.
May 17, 2023 Webinar
Infectious Diseases and Conservation Medicine in Wildlife
Hosted by the Wildlife Diseases Association. Dr Toshio Tsubota explored 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 showed 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. No recording available at this time.

May 8-12, 2023 Seminar
IV International Seminar on Agricultural Health (SISA 2023)
Varadero, Cuba. Organized by the National Center for Agricultural Health (CENSA) of Cuba. One Health was shared by One Health Colombia. The event was attended by researchers, professors, specialists, students, decision makers, businessmen and producers from different sectors, disciplines and countries.
May 3, 2023
Scientific Day:
The One Health Approach in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Organized through a partnership between the One Health Platform of DRC and the University of Liège, Belgium. The DRC is a sensitive hot-spot when it comes to Global Health security. Outbreaks of diseases with high epidemic and pandemic potential are recurrent in this country. This event reflected current operationalization of the One Health approach in the DRC. This one-day event gathered experts and stakeholders involved in the implementation of the One Health approach in DRC in order to identify bottlenecks to intersectoral collaboration and come up with recommendations for a better operationalization of the One Health concept. More Information: [email protected]
April 29, 2023
Tuscon, Arizona. Hosted by One Life Epi Solutions at the Northwest YMCA of Tucson’s Healthy Kids Day event. Their booth featured their “Find the Germ” game that teaches youth about pathogens, fun animal facts, and awareness about potential zoonotic diseases in wildlife. Native wildflower seeds that are beneficial for birds and butterflies were given away. Parents and Youth were educated on the concept of One Health.
Contact: [email protected].
More information,
April 22, 2023 Webinar
Juan Health Conversations - Next Generation One Health Philippines
The first of a 3 webinar series hosted by the Next Generation One Health Philippine Fellows Program. The discussions touched on human-wildlife interactions, such as human-wildlife conflict, the mechanisms of zoonotic disease transmission, and how anthropogenic activities can increase the risk of spillover events. It also explored how future risks can be mitigated through improvement of surveillance systems, bolstering the resilience of our healthcare systems, and improving enforcement of wildlife protection laws. The second episode was held June 5, 2023 entitled “Community Participation in Conservation and Sustainability.” (See above) The third episode will be hosted on August 28, 2023 and will tackle One Health in Policy and Governance. Recording available.
April 19, 2023 Workshop in Spanish
Hosted by the Alliance for Health Risks of Wildlife Trade and the  Alianza One Health Selva Maya (AOHSM) (for Spanish speaking members), the focus of the workshop was to strengthen knowledge to promote participation and advocacy in public policy processes. Recording not available to public.
Call for Papers
Special Issue of the Global Bioethics Journal
Guest edited by Christina Richie and Cheryl Macpherson. 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 and Francis Group. Submission deadline September 1, 2023.
Special Issue of Virology
Virology is the Official journal of the World Society of Virology. It 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.
Special Issue of CABI One Health
This special issue, initiated by an Innovate-UK-KTN One Health microbiome event, 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 |

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University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston (UTMB)
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New Books

Edited by Rebecca Jones and Andrea Jeffery
Beginning with an overview of the global issues faced, One Health for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians focuses on providing an insight into how One Health can be applied within a veterinary practice and in the local community.

By Robert P. Gaynes ISBN: 978-1-683-67378-1
From the ancient worlds of Hippocrates and Avicenna to the early 20th century hospitals of Paul Ehrlich and Lillian Wald to the modern-day laboratories of François Barré-Sinoussi and Barry Marshall, Germ Theory brings to life the inspiring stories of medical pioneers whose work helped change the very fabric of how we think about and treat infectious diseases.
Edited by Roderick J. Lawrence, Published by Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc, 2023.
Over 100 authors contributed 36 chapters - Guides readers through a multi-layered landscape of the interpretations and uses of transdisciplinary thinking and practices worldwide - Advances understanding of the strengths and limits of transdisciplinary research in the context of societal power relations, institutional structures and social inequalities. The International Science Council recently endorsed transdisciplinary research in a position paper. It is hoped that this new Handbook will be well received and become a useful contribution to the field of transdisciplinarity.
Author: Jo Nurse, Strategic Advisor to the InterAction Council advancing a collaborative partnership on ‘One Health for People and Planet’ 
Published by Routledge, Taylor and Francis – Ed Needle
This book was launched at the InterAction Council’s 37th Annual Plenary Meeting in Malta on 16 May 2023, where former world leaders and high-level experts deliberated on the state of the world, including global security. The contents build upon previous InterAction Council meetings, expert consultations, reports, charters declarations, and manifestos. (See the Dublin Charter for One Health released May 2017 by the Council) See recommendation 5. Create One Planet Health Systems to strengthen security, resilience and sustainable wellbeing at community, country and global levels; building upon and modernising existing operations, services, resources and organisations, to create and enable robust multi-sector systems with enhanced coordination, infrastructure, leadership and workforce capacity. Draw upon and modernise existing professions and initiatives including Environmental Health, Public Health, Planetary Health and One Health to strengthen health systems for humans, animals and the Planet.
And a Not-so-New Book of Interest released in 2016

By Andrea Wulf
Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was a famous scientist of his age, a visionary German naturalist and polymath whose discoveries forever changed the way we understand the natural world. Among his most revolutionary ideas was a radical conception of nature as a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone.

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May 9, 2023 
A walk in the woods can bring serenity and peace of mind. You can bring back souvenirs such as a beautiful leaf, or a pine cone. Sometimes your souvenir is less lovely – a tick. Dogs, cats, and even horses can suffer from tick bites and responsible pet owners regularly check their companions for these unwelcome parasites. Ticks can carry and transmit bacteria, viruses, and parasites that cause Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, Powassan virus, babesiosis, and erlichiosis. In this podcast Dr. Katie Chow explains why people need to keep an eye out for ticks, why simply clearing wildlife such as deer won’t help control ticks, and how climate change is helping ticks thrive in more regions of the world.
May 16, 2023  
People were showing up at hospitals and clinics across the US with a rare and troubling strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa that carried a genetic change that made it resistant to even the strongest antibiotics usually used to treat it. It took a good deal of detective work, but the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state health officials finally figured out the common source was eye drops. Dr. Maroya Walters, a CDC epidemiologist and commander in the US Public Health Service, explains how the team tracked down the source of the unusual outbreak, and how it demonstrates that superbugs know no borders.
May 23, 2023  
Kasim Allel of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and University College London and colleagues showed that the more antibiotics were used in people, the higher the rates of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in animals, and vice versa. But overuse is not the only culprit. Kasim’s team also found rates of antimicrobial resistance are worse in poorer countries. Sanitation and a lack of health care are both likely factors. Governments will have to do more to control antimicrobial resistance than simply limiting the use of these drugs. Listen as Kasim explains the many different factors that are driving the rise of drug-resistant superbugs.

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