December 2021

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COVID-19 Pandemic and One Health
Related News

November 29 to December 1, 2021
  • The president of the European Council gave opening remarks stressing the importance of One Health. 
  • See Policy Brief One Health as Pillar for a Transformative Pandemic Treaty - Université de Montréal professor Hélène Carabin and six colleagues from the University of Ottawa, University of New Brunswick and universities in Germany, Norway and Ghana, Carabin argue for making animals and the environment part of the human equation in planning for future epidemics.
The One Health Federal Interagency COVID-19 Coordination Group (OH-FICC) Wildlife and Zoos Subgroup in collaboration with the Zoo and Aquarium All Hazards Partnership developed the COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Assessment Tool for Captive Wildlife Facilities: Zoos, Sanctuaries, Aquaria, and Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centers. This checklist provides a guide for baseline biosecurity measures and controls that should be in place to prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2 between animals housed in captive wildlife facilities and people.
By Ndemic Creations in collaboration with infectious disease experts from the World Health Organization (WHO), Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN). The popular simulation transports players into a global public health outbreak similar to the COVID-19 pandemic and provides expert commentary comparing decisions made by gamers to real-life scenarios.
Other Pandemic Related Commentaries / Blogs / Reports / Publications
Machalaba C, Bouley TA, Nunziata KR, Anyamba A, Dar O, Epstein AH, Karesh WB, Martin K, Smeeth L, Vial F, Wannous C, Croft D, Edwards P, O’Haye P, EcoHealth Alliance website, Retrieved 11-11-21, This white paper is a joint publication between EcoHealth Alliance, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Reckitt in collaboration with partners.

Wiebers DO, Feigin VL, Winkler AS, Neuroepidemiology 2021.
doi: 10.1159/000519372


Dobson et al, Science, 24 Jul 2020, Vol 369, Issue 6502, pp. 379-381, DOI: 10.1126/science.abc3189
This analysis estimates the costs of addressing spillover at high-risk interfaces through One Health approaches and forest conservation at US$22 billion to $31 billion per year. Those costs are dwarfed by the estimated global GDP loss of nearly $4 trillion in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Authors: Bauer-Babef C, Fortuna G, Peseckyte G, Foote N,
In: November 16, 2021
"The COVID pandemic has raised more awareness of how closely our health is interconnected with animals and the environment, the chief scientist of EU’s Food Safety Agency (EFSA) told EURACTIV….....from belonging to medical and veterinary science the concept is now including a rapidly growing range of other disciplines, including food safety, public health, health economics, and social science…... This is because we realise that we are not isolated in the world but all interconnected,” mentioning that deforestation happening in West Africa, for example, gave rise to the Ebola crisis."
November 8, 2021
Author: Sharon Guynp In: The Good Men Project
The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us that many pathogens are zoonotic, jumping from one species to another. There’s growing support for a One Health strategy, which recognizes that human health, animal health and the health of the planet are inextricably linked — that protecting the planet is crucial to the health of all.
November 11, 2021
Author: Richard Seifman In: IMPAKTER

“.....there is still much to be done to put One Health at the center of the health and wellbeing stage…..At this point, there is some reason for measured optimism. Stay tuned for further developments.”

World Bank Blog
November 15, 2021
Authors: Uribe JP, Basu P, Lindelow M,

COVID-19 has brought into sharp focus the limitations of past efforts and the need for a more ambitious and sustained approach to preparedness. “...For example, using a One Health approach, that recognizes the linkages between human and animal health, and the environment, the Regional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement (REDISSE) program, developed in the wake of the Ebola crisis, has helped strengthen national and regional capacity for disease surveillance and epidemic preparedness across 16 countries in West and Central Africa…”

November 3, 2021 In: THE CONVERSATION
Authors: Kochevar D, Werneck G
"There are still questions about specifically where the SARS-CoV-2 virus emerged. But experts across the globe agree that communities can take steps to reduce the risk of future spillovers. A key is for veterinarians, doctors and scientists to work together, recognizing how closely connected human health is with that of animals and of the habitats that we share – an approach known as One Health…………. a recent analysis estimates the costs of addressing spillover at high-risk interfaces through One Health approaches and forest conservation at US$22 billion to $31 billion per year. These costs are dwarfed by the estimated global GDP loss of nearly $4 trillion in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic."
Other News
Did you miss it?

The Standing Committee on One Health, IVSA Chapter at Pookode Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Wayanad, State of Kerala, India

A Month-long online event to commemorate One Health Day 2020. See the Event Summary Package that took the prize!!!

Student Event Competition Applications for One Health Day 2021 were due November 30. 
Good Luck to all student groups!!!
The Dr. Gregory D. Bossart Memorial One Health Scholarship was launched earlier this year by the One Health Commission and Georgia Aquarium for one student, from anywhere in the world, who is leading a graduate or clinical research project focused on the interconnection between animals, people, plants, and their shared environment. The inaugural $5,000 USD Scholarship Award goes to Taylor Weary for her One Health Project titled: ‘Healthy Children, Healthy Chimps: Reducing respiratory disease transmission from humans to chimpanzees in Uganda’.
Taylor is a DVM/PhD Student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. 
Congratulations, Taylor!!!!!
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) welcome the newly formed operational definition of One Health from the One Health High Level Expert Panel (OHHLEP), whose members represent a broad range of disciplines in science and policy-related sectors relevant to One Health from around the world. The importance of establishing a One Health definition was first raised by OHHLEP, and later agreed by the four Partners, to develop a common language and understanding around One Health.
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 commu-nities 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 change, and contributing to sustainable development.
In 2022, CABI will launch a new set of transdisciplinary One Health resources. All of the CABI resources will foster transdisciplinary approaches that consider academic and non-academic, practical, local and indigenous knowledge in the research process and encompass exchange and cooperation among the scientific disciplines as well as between science and society. Established over a hundred years ago, CABI is an international, inter-governmental, not-for-profit organization that improves (people’s) lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. It puts information, skills and tools into people's hands. CABI's 49 Member Countries guide and influence its work which is delivered by scientific staff based in its global network of centres.
Stressing the interconnections between humans, animals, plants, ecosystems and their shared environment, the CABI One Health Resources collection will consist of CABI One Health – an Open Access journal, One Health Cases – a curated collection of real-life examples of One Health in practice, and the One Health Knowledge Bank, a hub of relevant knowledge, information and data.
Article and case submissions will open in early 2022, with the first content to publish later in the year. Editor-in-Chief of CABI’s One Health resources, Professor Jakob Zinsstag, and Deputy Editor, Dr Lisa Crump – both of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute – are now recruiting a global editorial board for this integrated collection of resources. Those interested in responding to the open call for editorial board members of the One Health resources are invited to contact for more information.
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. On pages 16, 30, 33 and 35 of that year's accreditation criteria updates is noted the requirement 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)”. In celebration of One Health Day 2021, and in an effort to aid faculty of Schools of Public Health in meeting that teaching criteria, the One Health Commission is proud to announce the launch of a webpage of One Health teaching resources that can easily be incorporated into existing public health or other curricula.

“The world has the opportunity to bolster collective and collaborative methods to prevent future pandemics through a universal, inclusive One Health approach… The G20 Health Ministers Meeting was expected, with the Tripartite's participation, to result in a G20 Health Call to Action to bolster One Health resilience.”
Recommendations from the One Sustainable Health Forum session at the World Health Summit - Innovative One Health policy and governance for pandemic prevention
Hosted by the French Embassy of Germany in Berlin, as part of the World Health Summit 2021. The panel's conclusion recommendations are:
1. We need an innovative One Health policy and governance.
2. We have to do it along with the principle of solid collaboration in a trans-disciplinary and cross-sectional way, locally, nationally, internationally within networks of networks.
3. We need the development of prevention strategies with an effort on pandemic preparedness and of strategies of socio-economic management as a systemic approach.
4. We need a dedicated One Health governing body as a strong tool.
5. We have to look globally and invest in infrastructure and capacity building.
6. We have to go back to the roots, and we need to stop exploitive and destructive practices to promote nature-positive systems.
7. We should work on the development of strong cross-sectional institutions which conduct research and its translation into policy and practice.
December 20, 2021
12:00-12:50 PM EST (virtual)
Join us on December 20th for an informal chat about One Health activities at the University of Guelph. 20-minute overview with 30-minute audience Q&A. Everyone – especially high school students interested in the NEW Bachelor of One Health program beginning in September 2022 – is welcome. Open to anyone curious about enrolling in the program.

November 3, 2021
The Municipality of Campinas, through the Arboviruses Committee, discussed One Health, a concept that integrates actions and public policies in human health, animal health and the environment. A meeting at the Paço Municipal, on the afternoon of Tuesday, November 3, marked World One Health Day, and discussed the first steps in implementing this concept in the municipality.

August 8, 2021
Brazil's Senator Flávio Arns (Can-PR) introduced Senate Bill No. 1,837/2021 to create November 3 as National One Health Day in Brazil to coincide with global One Health Day. Bill awaits a vote in the Senate.
November 3 and 17, 2021
The U.S. Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), in collaboration with US EPA's Office of Research and Development, the Environmental Council of the States, and the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, hosted informational webinars for states on the One Health framework, the collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary approach to achieve optimal health and well-being outcomes, recognizing the connection between people, animals, and the environment.
The World Bank has worked for over a decade to promote and operationalize One Health approaches supported by country partners, technical institutions, international organizations, and donors. The World Bank’s knowledge base on One Health includes:

and other publications.
Saint Louis Zoo Institute for Conservation Medicine (ICM)
10 Year Report
In its first 10 years, what began as a department of one has grown to a team of nine that is now recognized as a leader, both nationally and globally, in conservation medicine and One Health. In fact, the ICM helped establish the groundwork for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums institutions to be key players in One Health. The Institute for Conservation Medicine now serves as a template for zoos and aquariums around the world as they seek to develop similar programs and departments within the growing conservation medicine and One Health movements.

The American Public Health Association’s
One Health Special Interest Group (OHSPIG) invites you to submit your article about a One Health topic for possible inclusion in its newsletter
Are you involved in a work-related or community-based One Health initiative or event? Do you have a story about how One Health thinking and acting had an impact on some local challenges where you live? Does it complement the OHSPIG focus to highlight the human-animal-environment connection and advance the One Health concept? If so, they would like to share your story via their quarterly newsletter. See archived past issues.  Send questions to Newsletter Editor, Dr. Katharyn Kryda,
Experts from the U.S. CDC's One Health Office lead One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization (OHZDP) workshops in countries, regions, and other areas to help them prioritize their top zoonotic diseases of greatest concern. These workshops bring together experts from many different areas who work to protect the health of people, animals, and the environment. Workshop participants collaborate to identify a country, region, or other area's top zoonotic diseases to target for One Health collaboration and develop strategies to tackle the newly prioritized diseases. CDC’s One Health Office collaborated with its US-Mexico Unit to use the OHZDP process for the US Southern Border Region. This was the first time the OHZDP process was used for a broader disease prioritization. The prioritized infectious diseases for the US Southern Border Region are: Tuberculosis, Aedes mosquito-transmitted arboviral diseases (dengue, chikungunya, Zika), Enteric diseases (Vibrio, Listeria monocytogenes, nontyphoidal Salmonella, Brucella spp.), Rickettsioses (R. rickettsia, R. typhi, R. parkeri)

October 6, 2021
This initiative was created by the Planetary Health Alliance and was launched with publication of Correspondence in the Lancet: 
Myers SS, Pivor JI, Saraiva AM, The São Paulo Declaration on Planetary Health, Lancet, Volume 398, 2021, DOI:
Did you Know About?
New Podcast Series
Hosted by the college-based student organization in Central Luzon State University, The Veterinary Circle for 10, this series is part of a community service program entitled One Health, One World. It aims to strengthen public awareness on the facets in the broad topic of One Health in order to combat the prevailing spread of misinformation and disinformation on health-related issues. You may catch the episode on these platforms:
Spotify, Anchor, Youtube, IGTV, Facebook Listen to Recording of November 3 - First Episode More information:
Created and hosted they the U.S. Smithsonian
National Museum of Natural History.

You can bring this exhibit to your region!!!
This Online platform makes it easy

For those who can get to Washington, D.C., The National Museum of Natural History is open now for in-person visits!
Student News

International Student One Health Alliance (ISOHA)
November 24-27, 2021
Bucharest, Romania and Virtual
University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest together with the International Student One Health Alliance - ISOHA organized the One Health Student International Conference between 24 - 27 November. Recordings available.
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 will be open continuously. Any student 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.
In this degree, you will seek solutions to society’s most complex health challenges such as infectious diseases, food insecurity, climate change, and biodiversity loss using an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach.
One Health is composed of three pillars – human health, animal health and ecosystem health – and operates on the premise that lasting solutions to health challenges can only be achieved by considering them in concert.
Through the One Health degree, you will become an interdisciplinary problem solver. You will develop a working knowledge of interactions among humans, animals, and their environments, and an appreciation of diversity and the social and scientific determinants of health.

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
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 
Neglected One Health Issues
Beyond the call for more resources to support their research, scientists also hope their findings can be integrated into environmental policy making and clinical decision making.
When setting environmental regulatory standards, “we quite rightly looked at things like mortality, heart and lung diseases, and cancers,” said Duke’s Reuben. “I would say it's time to start adding brain health and mental health to that list.” “Mental health is such a fundamental component of physical health,” Manczak concurred. “We're missing a gigantic and important part of the puzzle if we're only concentrating on physical health outcomes.”

COP26-focused statement on the critical role of the soil microbiome in climate change and how it could contribute to achieving net zero. Co-authored by scientists within the KTN Microbiome Innovation Network, from Eagle Genomics and from CABI, this article looks at how the agriculture sector is comparable to the transport sector in terms of greenhouse gas emissions globally, and how this could be mitigated by improved understanding of the microbiome, changed agricultural practices as well as novel innovations.

March 31, 2021 Webinar
This webinar, the last in a series of four by CGIAR for the 2020 International Year of Plant Health, brought together scientists working at the intersection of environmental, human, and animal health. In this session, the experts examined plant health and agriculture from a “One Health” approach—a collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary perspective that recognizes the health of people, animals, plants, and their environments as all closely connected. In this approach, agricultural practices and plant health outcomes both are determined by, and contribute to, ecological, animal, and human health. Recording Available
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Upcoming Events
February 2022
One Sustainable Health (OSH) Forum Conference (In person and virtual)
Lyon, France, On the occasion of the European Ministers of Health and Foreign Affairs during the French Presidency of Europe, OSH Forum organizes a side event which will bring together European non-governmental organisations and allow them to make their recommendations for better integration of the Environmental Health axis in Europe and internationally. More information contact

March 6-9, 2022
Atlanta, Georgia, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host the 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID) March 6–9, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta hotel in Atlanta, GA. Held every 2–3 years, the conference brings together more than 1500 public health professionals from around the world to encourage the exchange of the latest information on issues affecting the emergence, spread, and control of infectious disease. Organized in collaboration with the Task Force for Global Health and with scientific input from more than 30 national and global partners, ICEID 2022 will mark the 11th occurrence of this premier infectious disease conference. The program includes plenary and panel sessions with invited speakers, oral abstract and poster presentations, and multiple scientific and public health exhibitors—all focusing on emerging and re-emerging infections.

April 1-3, 2022
Los Angeles, California, USA. Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) 2022 Conference (Hybrid- In person and online). Virtual Satellite Sessions: March 21-25, 2022, In-person Satellite Sessions: March 31, 2022.

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  
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.
November 7-11, 2022  
Singapore, Hosted by the SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute. The WOHC is the world’s premier conference to advance the One Health agenda. Taking place biennially, it advances trans-disciplinary efforts that further our collective understanding of animal-human disease transmission alongside their social and environmental determinants. The WOHC attracts professionals from academic institutions, civil society, national governments, the private sector and multi-lateral organisations all coming together to share learning across diverse disciplines including epidemiology and disease surveillance, animal production and trade, food safety, animal science, human health, environmental science/ecology and global health security. See Conference Tracts. Early bird registration tentatively opens in October 2021, and abstract submissions will commence shortly thereafter. #WOHC2022
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December 14, 2021
CDC’s AMR Exchange presents the next webinar exploring the global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the urgent action needed to stop its spread. Join us Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at 9 a.m. EST to hear experts from CDC, the National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education, The Ohio State University, and the University of Colorado working to improve the use of antimicrobials in animals and better understand the impact AMR in animals has on human health. This event is the third installment of CDC’s AMR Exchange, a global webinar series launched in 2021 to engage a broad group of partners, practitioners, veterinarians, and policymakers on AMR topics across One Health. Register here:
December 9, 2021 Webinar
The AAVMC and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) teamed up to create NIAMRRE in 2018 following a multi-year collaboration focused on the AMR problem. Registration is free and open to both members and non-members. Learn more:
December 9, 2021 Webinar
Experts discussed some of the key gaps in the One Health landscape. Hosted by Sector Initiative One Health at GIZ, (the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, the German Society for International Cooperation, often shortened to simply GIZ). The COVID-19 pandemic has propelled One Health into the spotlight of global health discussions around the world. Governments and international organizations are more strongly than ever endorsing and promoting a One Health approach to tackle and prevent pandemics. However, One Health is more than just pandemic prevention, preparedness and response. Diseases of zoonotic origin are only one of the many multidimensional challenges the world is currently facing. These challenges also include population growth, loss of biodiversity, and exacerbation of socio-economic inequalities. All of these have an impact on and are further negatively impacted by climate change. To adequately prevent and respond to such cross-sectoral problems, it is crucial that the fundamental interconnectedness of humans, animals and their shared environment be recognized by applying a One Health approach. Language - English. Recording available.
December 7-9, 2021
This event was designed to bring together diverse disciplines, resources, and strengths to establish a comprehensive view of One Health research and action in the American Southwest. Presenters from across the country will be sharing stories about pathogen spillover and spread in this three-day hybrid symposium. The Southwest One Health Symposium is hosted by TGen’s One Health Collaborative and sponsored by The NARBHA Institute. 
December 7, 2021 Webinar
One Health Partners COVID-19
The One Health Federal Interagency COVID-19 Coordination (OH-FICC) Group, led by CDC's One Health Office, brings together public health, animal health, and environmental health representatives from >20 US federal agencies. The OH-FICC has 5 subgroups that address the connection between people and companion animals, wildlife and zoo animals, and livestock and production animals, as well as animal diagnostics and testing and environmental health issues relevant to COVID-19. The purpose of this webinar was to share news and key updates on the One Health aspects of COVID-19, as well as guidance and resources for public health officials, animal health officials, veterinarians, and pet owners. This webinar also summarized the domestic and global animal cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection and described ongoing coordination around the One Health aspects of COVID-19 in the United States.

December 6-8, 2021 Virtual Conference
Hosted by the One Health Research, Education and Outreach Centre in Africa (OHRECA) led by ILRI from 6-8 December 2021. The conference brought together experts across different sectors to share information and build partnerships in the One Health space in Kenya. For more information:
December 3, 2021 Virtual Conference
22nd EMBL Science and Society Conference. Hosted by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), an intergovernmental organisation with more than 80 independent research groups covering the spectrum of molecular biology. By designing and implementing programmes, policies, legislation and multidisciplinary research, One Health seeks to deliver the best possible public health outcomes on a global scale. This conference examined the potential societal benefits of the multifaceted One Health methodology, analysed how successful it has been to-date, discussed whether One Health could be the key to future pandemic prevention, and ascertained what steps are needed to accelerate implementation. It explored whether the interpretation of One Health has been biased towards an anthropocentric view of “health,” and it also sought to answer the question: will something as far-reaching as the COVID-19 pandemic be the catalyst needed to finally make the aspirational goals of One Health a reality?
December 1-3, 2021  Hybrid Workshop
Join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for a workshop to examine the potential role of companion animals as sentinels of relevant, shared environmental exposures that may affect human aging and cancer. The workshop will explore the opportunities and challenges for using this novel translational approach to exposure science as a way to accelerate the knowledge turn in this evolving field. 

November 29, 2021
Livestream virtual event hosted by the Royal Society of Medicine 
Richard Horton, Editor in Chief of the Lancet, delivered the Sixth Soulsby Lecture titled: “The Origins of COVID-19: One Health’s most urgent challenge”
November 29, 2021 Virtual Conference
Hosted by the University of Bern Veterinary Public Health Institute (VPHI), in collaboration with the Network for EcoHealth and One Health (NEOH), the Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office and the Early Career Representatives of the EcoHealth International. Details and conference program here: Recording available. More information contact:
November 29-December 1, 2021 Virtual Conference
During the three days of the event, issues such as climate change and vulnerable ecosystems, infectious diseases, agri-food systems, gender, public policies, ecopharmacovigilance and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) were addressed from the One Health perspective. This free event brought together professionals from different disciplines and countries to generate an instance of learning, collaboration, and cultural exchange among all attendees.
November 25, 2021 Webinar (In Portuguese)
Hosted by Ecosistemas Aquaticos Saud animal, humana e ambiental
(ECOHA), One Health Brasil. Tatiana Prado is a post-doctoral researcher at Comparative and Environmental Virology Laboratory (LVCA) at Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz), Brazil. Panel moderated by Dr. Marina Bueno, researcher also at LVCA IOC/Fiocruz). ECOHA Network, linked to One Health Brasil, brings monthly One Health events related to the diverse aquatic ecosystems in Brazil. ECOHA Webpage: 
Recording available on ECOHA YouTube channel:
November 23, 2021
The Belgian One Health network (BeOH) and the FPS Public Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment (FPS Health) organised a virtual conference on how the EU Green Deal can be best supported in Belgium from a One Health perspective. The overall objective of the Conference was to stimulate greater cooperation and synergy between experts working in various fields, policy makers and civil society in order to enable and operationalise a One Health approach in support of the European Green deal. Outputs from preparatory workshops were presented and commented on by high-level experts. This event also aimed to strengthen and enlarge the Belgian One Health network (BeOH) and its relevance to science, policy and practice. Four main themes within the EU Green Deal were discussed: 1) The Farm to Fork Strategy 2) The Circular Economy 3) The Biodiversity Strategy and 4) Climate resilience For more information contact, Biodiversity Expert, at the Belgian Biodiversity Platform. View highlights of the event.

November 18, 2021

Hosted by NASA GLOBE Mission Mosquito. Most of the time when we think of “big data” we think of bioinformatics and supercomputers. Big data is a collection of data that is both large and growing exponentially with time. Learn how to tackle “big data” with everything from examples in research, to where and how to begin, and a peek into the benefits of coding.
Recording available:

November 18, 2021
A conversation with Sid Thakur, Professor and Director of Global Health at the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University. These regularly-held virtual meetings are styled around the idea of a journal club, with a different topic and discussion leader each time. You can view previous webinars and see upcoming events at the Club EvMed website.
November 16, 2021
This webinar highlighted some approaches to sustainably produce livestock in a way that meets development objectives and mitigates climate impacts. The panel of speakers included colleagues from the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems, the International Livestock Research Institute, and the Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return Initiative. The panelists shared country-based experiences working at the nexus of livestock and climate change. The session also included a discussion on critical factors for success in the coming years and the challenges and opportunities for collaboration across sectors. Recording available:
November 5 & 12, 2021
Virtual Conference
EcoCiv Korea launched their “A Decade to Make a Difference” conference series on the urgent need for civilizational change. This two-day international conference focused on making a difference through religion and education. The first day focused on “Religions and Higher Education for Ecological Civilization,” while the second day focused on “Ecological Transition Education and Food.” EcoCiv Korea: It is our conviction, and that of our partners, that society needs to change at a level far deeper than most people realize. Solar panels, electric cars, and carbon taxes get nowhere close to addressing the underlying causes of our complex social-environmental challenges. The interconnection of our world’s biggest problems requires a paradigm shift—a transformation of our social and economic organization that is guided by a change in values and worldviews. As reports from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change indicate, time is running short…we only have a decade to make a difference.
November 6, 2021 Hybrid Conference COP26 Side Meeting
Glasgow, UK, Organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and by the Global Climate and Health Alliance (GCHA), in close collaboration with Glasgow Caledonian University and its Centre for Climate Justice, with the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change, and other partners. The aim of the conference was to call on governments, businesses, institutions and financial actors to drive a green, healthy and resilient recovery from COVID-19. Animal and Plant Health sectors seemed to be mostly missing. Phipps Conservatory and the One Health Commission put out a call for participation ( of the global One Health Community. Phipps had 2 in-person attendees and at least 5 One Health advocates attended the virtual option. Recording available (Conference starts at 20 min) See What got decided at COP26? Here are 5 takeaways from climate scientists. 

November 6, 2021
Free Virtual Event
The 8th Annual One Health Symposium’s theme was INNOVATIONS IN ONE HEALTH. This event explored issues and themes impacting the health of animals, people, plants and the environment. Veterinarians, physicians, public health officials, scientists, students and staff joined roundtable discussions, networked, and learned about student research projects in One Health. Recordings available:


November 3, 2021
Harvard's Departments of Environmental Health, Global Health and Population, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, and Nutrition welcomed Professor Caroline Buckee as the second speaker of the Planetary Health Colloquium Series. Professor Sanna Sokolow from Stanford University was the discussant.
Recording Available.

November 3, 2021
(University of Porto, Portugal)
“Climate change is the existential threat that civilization faces”, Dr. Laura H. Kahn MD, MPH, MPP, One Health Initiative
Hosted by the U Porto School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (ICBAS) celebrated International One Health Day. The “1st Porto One Health Day” brought together experts from various areas of health to discuss the One Health approach. The event featured a diverse range of experts from various areas of health (human, animal and environmental) who discussed a range of One Health topics from food safety, climate change, the interaction between humans and animals, antibiotic resistance, impact of the oceans on human health, impact of the pandemic in cancer patients, to HIV and emerging diseases. The closing session presented by the co-founder of the One Health Initiative, Dr. Laura H. Kahn.

November 3, 2021

Federal University of Parana (UFPR) Professor Alexander Welker Biondo gave a lecture addressing Brazilian experiences in One Health. The aim of this Ministry of Health event was to debate among experts the effective application of the One Health approach.

November 1-3, 2021 (Virtual Conference)
African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Africa CDC held this conference to share best practices and experiences from Member States and partners; showcase continental One Health research through scientific presentation; highlight operational tools and guidance documents developed by African Union organs and technical partners like WHO, OIE and FAO; exhibit opportunities for collaboration or One Health implementation support; and strengthen One Health advocacy and capacity across the AU Member States and Regional networks. #AfricaCDCOHDay2021
October 30, 2021 Webinar Series Kick-Off
Hosted by Invisible International. Kicks off a yearlong collaborative forum designed to bring together teams of multidisciplinary innovators to look at diagnostic protocols, processes, and tests anew, with an eye to accelerating better solutions. Bringing together researchers, diagnostics companies, patient representatives, government representatives and industry funders to brainstorm ways to remove roadblocks to innovation. Also features lectures covering areas such as concept seed funding, getting through the regulatory pipeline, and fundamentals of low-cost diagnostics design.
October 15, 2021
Hosted by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), University of Edinburgh, University of Pittsburgh, Johns Hopkins University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Boston College. The latest August IPCC Report showed that the last time atmospheric CO2 levels were this high was millions of years ago. Worldwide we are seeing another year of lethal wildfires, water crises and extreme weather conditions. The central challenge now is to mobilize political will across sectors and internationally to scale up known, effective solutions that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate against the effects of climate change. This symposium included presentations from experts from around the world who shared high impact solutions that will address climate change and improve health outcomes. Recordings available.
October 11-15, 2021 
Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP-15), October 11, Part 1 meeting was online, Part 2 will happen in person in China April 25 - May 8, 2022.
October 4, 2021
HEAL One Health Community of Practice Webinar
Hosted by the One Health for Humans, Environment, Animals and Livelihoods (HEAL) project, which applies a One Health approach to enhance the well-being and resilience of vulnerable communities in pastoralist and agro-pastoralist areas of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. Speaker - Kelvin Momanyi, Founding Director of Transdisciplinary Consultants. 
September 28 and June 8, 2021
(Open in Chrome for English translation), Hosted by the Association Bleu-Blanc-Cœur (Blue-White-Heart) with the scientific support of INRAE and Valorex on new digital technologies to address the issues of food, health and the environment. 

June 8 - Preventive nutrition at the heart of public health and engine of a virtuous economy
September 28 - One Health: a social, economic and public health issue for our territories
Fellowships / Postdocs

The Soulsby Foundation has opened a call for applications for the 2022 Travelling Fellowships Programme. The Foundation supports talented veterinary and medical researchers at an early stage in their careers through these competitively awarded Travelling Fellowships in “One Health.” Applicants must be affiliated with a biomedically relevant academic institution in the UK, EU, North America or Australasia. You can view brief inspirational videos from current Fellows at: Further information and application forms at Application deadline 31st January, 2022.
Volunteer Internships

Virtual, volunteer, part-time, 3-month, scientific communication internships
Hosted by One Health, India and COVID Superheroes.
Application Deadline: January 10th, 2022
One Health COVID Superheroes use the power of science, community action, and social media to tackle the ongoing COVID-19 misinformation infodemic. Applicants must be fluent in English and interested in scientific communication. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to go through an online training program where they will gain new skills in evaluating, translating, and communicating scientific publications over social media. More details are available at COVID Superheroes: To apply, send an email with your CV to
Courses and Summer Programs

The Institute of Environmental Health of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Portugal is organizing the first post-graduate course on One Health - human health, animal health, environmental health. This course will be delivered online and it is aimed at all professionals interested in advancing their knowledge of the One Health approach. 
June 13-18, 2022
Moscow, Idaho. Hosted by the University of Idaho Institute for Health in the Human Ecosystem (IHHE) This course provides accessible, condensed training and "knowledge networking" for advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, new faculty and current professionals to ensure competency in basic biology, current knowledge and cutting edge technology for U.S. and global vector-borne diseases of plants, animals and humans. This course seeks to create an enduring community of participants and instructors who understand the biological connections across diverse vector-borne diseases to expand the impact and sustainability of integrated solutions to their control in complex human ecosystems.  Applications will be reviewed starting December 1, 2021, and applicants will be notified of their acceptance for the course in Spring 2022. Registration for the course includes lodging, meals, course materials and social activities.

Tenure Tract, University of Nebraska Omaha
The Department of Biology and the Environmental Studies Program position to focus on the relationship between Human Health and the Environment. A Ph.D. in the life sciences at time of application is required. Postdoctoral research or teaching experience is preferred. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to: “One Health”; the interplay between the natural environment and the evolution of microbial resistance; emergence and spread of zoonotic diseases, and/or climate change and human health. For details and to apply visit:

Social Science Specialist: Truly an applied science position, 
  • Will play a hybrid role supporting and leading technical social science deliverables and project management for the Alliance for Conservation Evidence and Sustainability and other projects. Seeking someone collaborative who is excited at the possibility of working across functions and organizations, and who can bring strong interdisciplinary social science skills and project management experience to the team. Hoping to fill this position ASAP.
  • Serve as the lead scientific expert and strategist on the generation, synthesis and use of evidence in conservation decision-making. Will be responsible for the development, implementation and refinement of a strategic scientific portfolio that advances the evidence base for conservation, informs decision-making and contributes to learning that advances WWF Network outcomes.
  • Help WWF revolutionize the way we use data and technology to identify conservation opportunities and measure and monitor the impacts of our conservation efforts. Will work with the Global Science team and the WWF network to analyze and maintain environmental and socio-economic data including, but not restricted to, WWF acquired data, government supplied data, commercially acquired data sets, and remotely sensed and in-situ spatial data.

The opportunity is through the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), and is open to candidates with a DVM or PhD. A research opportunity in virology is available with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in the Virus and Prion Research Unit at the National Animal Disease Center (NADC) located in Ames, Iowa. The NADC is a flagship ARS laboratory facility conducting animal health research. The ARS is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific in-house research agency with a mission to find solutions to agricultural problems that affect Americans every day from field to table. ARS will deliver cutting-edge, scientific tools and innovative solutions for American farmers, producers, industry, and communities to support the nourishment and well-being of all people; sustain our nation’s agroecosystems and natural resources; and ensure the economic competitiveness and excellence of our agriculture. The vision of the agency is to provide global leadership in agricultural discoveries through scientific excellence. For more info and to apply:
Journal Articles and Reports
Meanings and mechanisms of One Health partnerships: insights from a critical review of literature on cross-government collaborations, Abbas SS, Shorten T, Rushton J, Health Policy and Planning (2021) czab134;

Mammary microbial dysbiosis leads to the zoonosis of bovine mastitis: a One-Health perspective, Maity S, Ambatipudi K, FEMS Microbiology Ecology, (2021) Volume 97, Issue 1;

One Health and Neglected Tropical Diseases, Standley C., Bakuza J., Peterson J. (Eds). (2021) Printed Edition of the Special Issue Published in Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease: Switzerland: MDPI

One Health for neglected tropical diseases. Laing G et al., Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, (2021) Volume 115, Issue 2, Pages 182–184;

Asaaga F, Young JC., Oommen MA,. et al. BMC Public Health 21, 1517 (2021).

Grange ZL, Goldstein T, Johnson C, Anthony S, et al., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2021), 118 (15) e2002324118;

Parasitology & One Health – Perspectives on Africa & Beyond, Lorusso V, Pathogens (2021), 10(11):1437;
Worth Revisiting

Making One Health a Reality—Crossing Bureaucratic Boundaries, Rubin, C., Dunhamn, B., & Sleeman, J. (2014). Microbiology Spectrum. Vol. 2 No. 1.
November 2021
  • Research & Policy
  • Events
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New Book!

Edited By Tanya Stephens
This is the first book dedicated to the role of the veterinarian in One Welfare, a concept that recognises the interconnections between animal welfare, human wellbeing, and the environment. It shows how veterinarians can and are contributing to improving animal and human welfare, offering practical advice as to how the profession can further engage in One Welfare in a range of settings.
One Health and One Welfare are parallel conversations moving in lockstep. See Chapters 1 and 12:
One Health and One Welfare - Joann M. Lindenmayer and Gretchen E. Kaufman
Working Animals: One Health and One Welfare - Ben Sturgeon 
Older Book

By Dr. Jonathan D. Quick and Bronwyn Fryer, St. 
Martin’s Press, January 2018
In The End of Epidemics, Duke Global Health Institute faculty member and past Chair of the Global Health Council Dr. Jonathan D. Quick examines the eradication of smallpox and devastating effects of influenza, AIDS, SARS, Ebola, and other viral diseases . Analyzing local and global efforts to contain these diseases and citing firsthand accounts of failure and success, Dr. Quick proposes a new set of actions which he has coined "The Power of Seven," to end epidemics before they can begin.
Created by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Several holistic and interdisciplinary approaches exist to safeguard health. Three of the most influential concepts now, One Health, Eco Health, and Planetary Health, are deconstructed and the differences highlighted between the three concepts by Delia Randolph, joint appointed scientist at Natural Resources Institute and ILRI. ______________________________

Created by Univ Oslow, Norway

November 26, 2021,

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