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Art Mimics Life 
See article about the artwork: Breedlove B. A Dizzying, Complex Spectacle. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2022;28(4):909-910. doi:10.3201/eid2804.ac2804.
“Swanson’s insouciant image, including domesticated and wild animals from around the world, also works as a metaphor for humankind’s relationships with and connections to other animals through the lens of zoonotic disease. An observer watching such a carousel would see the figures emerge and reemerge, not unlike disease detectives tracking zoonotic diseases. Zoonoses, an unavoidable consequence of the interactions among humans and animals, are caused by harmful germs such as viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi……… Knowing which animals could have zoonotic diseases proves challenging because both domesticated animals and wildlife may appear well, act healthy, yet carry lethal pathogens ……..Like Swanson’s cycling carousel, emerging and reemerging zoonotic diseases―which are transmitted from animals to humans―and the pathogens that cause them, also occur in cycles as they propagate among different ecosystems. The sylvatic cycle occurs in natural settings among wild animals and vectors; the synanthropic cycle occurs where domestic and companion animals live in close association with humans. Other cycles of transmission are human-to-human transmission and human-to-animal transmission. Many interrelated factors, including climate change, modern agricultural practices, destruction of natural habitats, urbanization, and seasonality of infectious diseases, contribute to the complex and dizzying array of zoonoses that pose a challenge to public health.”
Worth Revisiting

Ruckert A, Zinszer K, Zarowsky C, Labonté R, Carabin H, Can J Public Health. 2020; 111(5): 641-644. doi:10.17269/s41997-020-00409-z
This article highlights four areas where the application of OH has the potential to significantly improve prevention and management of infectious diseases in general, and of COVID-19 in particular.

  1. More integrated surveillance infrastructure and monitoring of the occurrence of infectious diseases in both humans and animals 
  2. A One Health approach can improve coordination and active collaboration among stakeholders representing apparently incompatible domains.
  3. Need for an effective institutional landscape, facilitating adequate regulation of hotspots for transmission of infectious agents among animals and humans, such as live animal markets.
  4. Need for equitable solutions to infectious disease challenges; policy and interventions reflective of disproportionate disease burdens borne by vulnerable and marginalized populations, or by persons providing health care.

Lecture presented at the World Humanitarian Forum 2021 (May 19-20) by Dr. Tracey McNamara (at 25:30 – 48:30 min) about the urgent need for One Health and rapid disease detection in wildlife.

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!
Commentaries / Editorials (About the pandemic)

Author: Richard Seifman In: IMPAKTER

“We need collective recognition of these public health dangers, and all Arctic Circle states should address them with greater urgency and specific mitigation and adaptation plans. And to be effective, they require a coordinated and collaborative multidisciplinary preventative approach that involves the widest range of epidemiologists, virologists, human and animal health specialists, social scientists, and other specialists. ……In sum, a One Health approach must be part of the solution. Once adopted, it will move us from good intentions to concrete action.”
Author: Teri Sforza  In: The Orange County Register

The coronavirus has been found in dogs, cats, tigers, lions, gorillas, mink, hamsters and white-tailed deer. Cross-species spillover may result in the establishment of a reservoir that can further drive the emergence of novel variants with potential for spillback to humans. But billions of people haven’t been vaccinated or infected yet, and new variants can incubate in them as well. Worldwide, just 57% of people have been vaccinated, according to OurWorldInData. It’s as few as 11% in Afghanistan and less than 5% in some central African nations.
COVID related Conferences / Webinars / Podcasts

November 29, 2021
The missing link - One Health solutions to universal problems. 6th annual Soulsby Foundation Lecture.
Hosted by the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) Comparative Medicine Section. Old fashioned ‘talk’ (no slides) by Dr. Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet, a United Kingdom–based medical journal, honorary professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University College London, and the University of Oslo. Why should those working in human health be concerned about the health of other animals and the environment? The concept of One Health recognises the interdependency of both environmental factors and the health of all species, including man. This event was designed to bring together interested professionals from various disciplines to explore One Health. View the Event Program. 
Recording Available
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). Leading disease outbreak experts have come together to show gamers everywhere how to spot and stop a pandemic. 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.
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Other News
March 18, 2022
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), previously referred to as a One Health Tripartite, formally became the 'Quadripartite' as a Memorandum of Understanding has now been signed adding the UN Environment Program (UNEP).
March 7, 2022
Although the COVID-19 pandemic is driven by human-to-human transmission, the SARS-CoV-2 virus is also known to infect animal species. Current knowledge indicates that wildlife does not play a significant role in the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in humans, but spread in animal populations can affect the health of these populations and may facilitate the emergence of new virus variants…. FAO, OIE and WHO call on all countries to take steps to reduce the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission between humans and wildlife with the aim of reducing the risk of variant emergence and for protecting both humans and wildlife.
See original statement.
March 16, 2022 In: Mirage News
FAO, which over the last year held the rotating chair of the [One Health] Tripartite….. has played a key role in developing a Joint Plan of Action for One Health. “We have made great strides to advance action on the ground,” said FAO Deputy Director-General Maria Helena Semedo. “What’s also very important is that the One Health approach is now well-anchored on the international agenda in major fora such as the G7, G20, the Global Health Summit and the UN Food Systems Summit,” she added……This progress comes as FAO prepares to hand over the chair to WHO and as the partnership is strengthened with the addition of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).
Panorama One Health Platform launched by German Government
Just launched by the German Government, Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ GmbH), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in partnership with the World Bank. PANORAMA One Health will promote solutions and lessons learned that facilitate the adoption of the One Health approach, spanning a broad range of topics, actors, and disciplines. Check out Solutions already in action.
We live in an interconnected world: the health and well-being of the environment, animals, and humans are intertwined in ways that are becoming increasingly apparent. Tackling today’s greatest challenges—whether climate change, pandemics, or drug resistance—requires an approach that recognizes these relationships. As part of our growth, CDDEP is becoming the One Health Trust (OHT). The One Health Trust (OHT) uses research and stakeholder engagement to improve the health and well-being of our planet and its inhabitants. OHT continues and builds on the work of the CDDEP, which for more than a decade has conducted vitally important research on major global health challenges, including antimicrobial resistance, infectious diseases, pandemic preparedness and response, vaccines, medical oxygen shortages, and non-communicable diseases. OHT’s work now expands to take on issues related to climate change, biodiversity protection, and the effect of changing human diets on the planet.
Experts from the University of Sao Paulo (USP) developed a platform intended to store data on multi-resistant bacteria with genomic, epidemiological, and phenotypic information. The first Brazil genomic and epidemiological data stage, the platform's main objective is to control and monitor the spreading of these bacteria, mainly the ones classified as "critical priority" by the World.
The UTMB One Health Research and Training Program builds upon research efforts at UTMB to address complex health problems through the One Health approach, microbiology, and epidemiology methods. Key areas of focus include: 
Novel respiratory pathogen research and workshop, Epidemiological study of zoonotic pathogens, Bioaerosol pathogen detection, Field evaluation of pathogen diagnostics, Tropical infectious disease assessments, Workshops in conducting molecular surveillance for biological threats. More information on the program can be found here (

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Two UTMB One Health related Job Opportunities

Learn more about CPHAZ, its ongoing One Health initiatives and virtual annual events, such as the One Health Research Day and Symposium, and read about its close collaborators including the U Guelph One Health Institute, Public Health Program, and One Health Student Committee. See the previous CPHAZ 2020 Annual Report.

In 2018, U Guelph formally adopted a One Health Agenda as an institution-wide priority, and “fundamental to all that we do.” It established the One Health Institute to encourage scholarship and develop graduates who could lead One Health approaches to the challenges we see today…..Notable is the development of a graduate-level “collaborative specialization” in One Health, and a new undergraduate Bachelor of One Health in Sept. 2022. Browse this and other highlights on the Annual Report to see why One Health is truly at the centre of the University of Guelph’s purpose—To Improve Life.
CABI One Health, a new open access journal, due to be launched later this year as part of a new set of trans-disciplinary One Health resources, is now open for submissions. One Health Cases will provide a growing database of peer-reviewed educational, practical cases, and will be an invaluable resource for students, teachers, academics, public stakeholders, and industry practitioners. A One Health Knowledge Bank will follow later this year, and will be a hub of relevant knowledge, information and data, including journal articles, cases, book chapters, curated species datasheets, and an extensive collection of hard-to-find grey literature in a single searchable database. CABI issued an open call in December 2021 for editorial board members for the One Health resources. The full list can be reviewed.

Launch and Job Opportunity
Outbreak READY! is a digital simulation strengthening the readiness of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to respond to large-scale infectious disease outbreaks in humanitarian contexts. Through a unique, digital interpretation of an outbreak simulation, READY brings the complex nature of a humanitarian outbreak response to life utilizing a computer-based serious game that allows participants to test and refine their readiness skills and knowledge. The Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health led the development of Outbreak READY!, alongside Save the Children, UK-Med, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, and other partners in the READY consortium. Website provided by USAID.
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement:
July 2021. Veterinarians work collaboratively with multiple disciplines and stakeholders to protect and advance the health and well-being of animals, humans, and ecosystems (One Health) at the local, national, regional, and international levels. Moreover, veterinarians around the world contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by supporting healthy, productive, and resilient animal and human communities. Veterinarians also work for the direct benefit of the health and welfare of all animals, both for the betterment of the animals themselves and to protect species diversity and ecosystem health; to promote the human-animal bond, which contributes to the emotional and physical wellbeing of both animals and humans; and to advance food security and economic health, particularly in communities in which animals are critical to the provision of transportation, labor, food, and fiber. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) and Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) will utilize public outreach campaigns and advocacy efforts to actively promote all roles that veterinarians play in advancing One Health.
March 28, 2022 Former AVMA President Dr. John de Jong expresses strong support and advocacy for the One Health concept/approach. His election to WVA was discussed in a March 7th article in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
 “I want you all to know that I am an advocate for One Health. I spoke of it during my entire year as President of the AVMA, as well as before and after. I currently serve as Treasurer of the WSAVA (World Small Animal Veterinary Association) and One Health is integral to what that organization does. I just had my first informal meeting of the WVA Incoming Council and suffice it to say that One Health is one of the cornerstones of the strategic plan. It is also a key element of what the WVA does and there is a session at the Congress later this week on One Health. One need look no further than the WVA new website to see the new president's words, Humans, Animals, and Environment, One Planet - One Health…….. Know that I have spoken for years on the importance of One Health and I will continue to do so in my new position.”

There is an increasing awareness among campers, hikers, backpackers and other outdoor enthusiasts that while we are enjoying the open spaces that nature has provided us, we should also be educated about the risks that come with the wilderness experience, and be prepared to take safety precautions. View AVMA's tips for outdoor enthusiasts and their pets.

March 2, 2022, Nairobi, Kenya. UNEA brings together representatives of the 193 Member States of the UN, businesses, civil society and other stakeholders to agree on policies to address the world's most pressing environmental challenges. Sponsored by seven Member states, (Ghana, Burkina Faso, Senegal, South Sudan, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan), this pioneering and historic resolution recognizing the link between animal welfare, environment, and sustainable development, was adopted with the overwhelming support of all Member States. The resolution calls on the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) to produce a report in close collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Health
Organization (WHO), World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and the One-Health High-Level Expert Panel and other stakeholders on the nexus between animal welfare, environment, and sustainable development.

Remarks delivered by Inger Andersen at the closing plenary of UNEP@50.
“Yes, UNEA 5.2 and UNEP@50 have delivered. On plastic pollution. On nature-based solutions. On biodiversity and health. On chemicals and waste. But history ultimately will not judge us on resolutions agreed or plans made. It will judge us on actions delivered. It will judge us on whether we create a world without plastic pollution, a world in which we can all live in peace, a world in which the right to a healthy environment is respected and upheld.”
Recently released resources from the US CDC One Health Office 

One Health in Action:
New Videos: One Health Facts

You can find all of these resources on the CDC One Health website. You are also encouraged to sign up for the CDC One Health newsletter and share it with your colleagues and partners. Follow the US CDC One Health Office on Twitter: @CDC_NCEZID
Non-Covid Commentary

Author: Jonathan Mayuga  In: Business Mirror
“The health of humans, domestic and wild animals, plants and the wider environment are interlinked……… in response to recent large-scale outbreaks of HPAI in wild birds, the Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) convened the Scientific Task Force on Avian Influenza and Wild Birds…..The scientific group said authorities with responsibility for animal health should apply the “One Health” approaches for communicating and addressing avian influenza. This means recognizing that the health of humans, domestic and wild animals, plants and the wider environment are interlinked and acting with a coordinated and unified approach.”
Did you Miss it?
November 3 and 17, 2021
Hosted by the Association of State and Territorial Health officials (ASTHO), in collaboration with EPA's Office of Research and Development, the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS), and the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA). Expanding engagement of the various environmental aspects of One Health is an exciting development.

CDDEP (now One Health Trust) is participating in an interdisciplinary One Health project that seeks to facilitate India’s efforts to reduce zoonotic disease impact on health, welfare, and livelihoods by better understanding the current mitigation framework, using existing surveillance data to inform policy, and identifying socio-ecological drivers that could affect disease transmission and impact.

El Masry I, von Dobschuetz S, Plee L, Larfaoui F, Yang Z, Song J, Pfeiffer D, Calvin S, Roberts H, Lorusso A, Barton-Behravesh C, Zheng Z, Kalpravidh W, Sumption K, 2020, FAO of the United Nations.

September 28, 2021
Created and released by The Global Network for Academic Health (GNAPH), an alliance of regional associations that represent schools and programs of public health around the world for consideration by their members, partners, and colleagues and a wider audience of decision makers and funding bodies at global, regional, and national levels. The document lays out the role of schools and programs of public health in the current pandemic and in developing standards and competence for better public health as well as the public health knowledge and skills shown by the pandemic to be in need of massive expansion. It ends in an official declaration of what is required for better global governance for health. See also
News from the One Health Social Sciences (OHSS) Initiative

Social sciences are essential to understanding and addressing the root causes of disease and determinants of community health. Without an understanding of how sociological, cultural, economic, demographic, historical, linguistic, geographic, political, and other social dimensions contribute to health, society will be limited in achieving it for all. Social science disciplines are critical to making One Health the default way of doing business at all levels of research, academia, policy, and government. Be sure to check out the OHSS Webinars Library for recordings of past webinars.
Recent OHSS Webinar

March 8, 2022
This OHSS webinar showcased the current three OHSS Small Work Groups:
  • Food Systems and Food Security with Dr. Randa Ahmad, Dr. Fiseha Moreda
  • Pandemic Control with Dr. Samwel Boaz Otieno
  • Infectious Diseases with Dr. Alex Bowmer, Dr. Abi Vanak, and Dr. Joseph Ogola
Recording Available.
Did You Know About?
Hosted by the Nobel Foundation and organised by the US National Academy of Sciences in partnership with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and the Stockholm Resilience Centre / Beijer Institute. Framed around the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, speakers explored solutions to some of humanity's greatest challenges: climate change and biodiversity loss, increasing inequality, and technological innovation in support of societal goals. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions of the Summit. One Health is mentioned on pages 23, 35, and 70. Appendix D provides the text of a Call for Action inspired by the summit and issued by more than 125 Nobel laureates and other experts. The statement, entitled “Our Planet, Our Future: An Urgent Call for Action,” was delivered to world leaders ahead of the G7 Summit held in June 2021. Summit session recordings are available on the Nobel Prize Summit YouTube channel.

the 2021 Nobel Prize Summit It was exciting and gratifying to repeatedly hear the One Health theme of interconnectedness and bridging silos woven into multiple conversations. Disruptive (positive) change requires consistent pressure to understand and fully implement at all levels of academia, research, industry, government and policy, the [One Health] concepts discussed at this Summit. Hopefully our world leaders, philanthropic funding foundations and the public are listening. 
November 3, 2021
Official publication of the Hainan Medical University in China, peer-reviewed print + online Quarterly journal. The One Health Bulletin focuses on major global health issues, strengthening international cooperation in public health, and closely tracking and showing the research and practice activities of One Health worldwide. It will also propose practical and feasible solutions for global health governance.
(There seems to be problems with the website.)
By Chris King, 16 March 2022. HEV-C (orthohepevirus) infection – also known as rat hepatitis E – could be an emerging infectious disease in humans. (Journal of Hepatology.)  This belief is due to the prevalence detected among patients with acute hepatitis of an unknown origin. The European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention endorses the report and warns that the virus is present in rodents around the world. That means the risk of transmission from animals is not limited to a specific area.
Neglected One Health Issues
The bald eagle population has slowly recovered from the impact of the pesticide DDT that nearly drove them to extinction decades ago. But now researchers at the Cornell Wildlife Health Lab have found that lead poisoning from eating carcasses contaminated by lead ammunition continues to hamper the resilience of these American icons. Learn more by exploring these news stories, blogs, and scientific publications!

Student News
International Student
One Health Alliance

Zuzanna Czeka, a 4th year student of veterinary medicine at Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences in Poland, and Serinmary Pulikkottil Rejimon, final year veterinary student at Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University in India would like to understand if and how universities around the world teach veterinary students about One Health concept. The estimated completion time for the survey is under 10 minutes.
March 27, 2020 ISOHA Webinar
Featured Speakers: 
Recording Available.
Upcoming Events

April 4, 2022 Webinar

Hosted by University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Presentation by: Dr. Douglas Causey, University of Alaska, Anchorage. 

April 4, 2022 Workshop
Launch of 'One Health' for the Future project hosted by Foraus, a grassroots think tank based in Switzerland. This initiative will explore three major phenomena that the "One Health" approach aims at preventing and addressing: zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and food safety and security threats. What will our future look like if we maintain the status quo? Which scenarios are likely to happen if we do not adopt holistic policy approaches? Dr. Cheryl Stroud, Executive Director, One Health Commission, will share an overview of the full scope of One Health and the global One Health movement. Prof. Vinh-Kim Nguyen, Co-Director of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, will discuss ‘collapsology’ of health systems and how 'One Health' could help us avoid such collapse. The project will set the foundations for a follow-up workshop with experts and practitioners at the Geneva Health Forum in May. The final output from the whole process will be presented in November at the Science Summit organised in Berlin by the organisation Falling Walls. This project is sponsored by the Rosa-Luxemburg Stiftung with funds of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of the Federal Republic of Germany. Register here.

April 6, 2022 
FAO One Health Dialogue Series
1 pm CEST, 7 am EDT
Hosted by FAO in Geneva
April 12, 2022 Virtual Lecture
6:00 PM Central Time Zone
Hosted by the University of Iowa's One Health Student Group. Join Dr. Daniel Lucey and Dr. Sabrina Sholts, the curators of the One Health focused exhibit "Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World" at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Drs. Sholts and Lucey will discuss their work as interdisciplinary One Health professionals, the process of curating this exhibit, global health responses to outbreaks, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Join the session via Zoom
April 21, 2022 Webinar
8:30-10:00 a.m. EDT
Hosted by The Ohio State University Global One Health Initiative (GOHI). Dr. Alasdair King of Merck Animal Health presenting. Speakers:
  • Alasdair King (BVMS) – Executive Director of International Veterinary Health, Merck Animal Health
  • Andrew Gibson (BVetMed) – Research and Epidemiology Manager, Mission Rabies
Registration link coming soon.
April 27-28, 2022 Hybrid Conference
Celebrating launch of new Helmholtz Institute for One Health
Greifswald, Germany, co-organized by The Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology, University Greifswald and Universitätsmedizin Greifswald. Sessions include: Pathogen-host-environment interactions; Past, present, and future of zoonotic events; Antimicrobial resistance, vaccinology, and prevention. Free but you must Register.
May 1-4, 2022 Hybrid Conference
Bremerton, Washington, with virtual options. The 2022 Pathways Conference, hosted by Colorado State University's Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, focuses on the theme "Life Without Salmon?" Pathways has held over 10 successful conferences and continues to encourage differing opinions, research, and results within the human-wildlife space. Reach out to the team with any questions at 
May 3-5, 2022 Geneva Health Forum (GHF)
On May 4th Workshop - “What training should we build for One Health / planetary health?” 
Panel – Implementing the One Health Approach – What is being done?
By thinking around the concepts of ‘One Health’ and ‘Planetary Health’ the GHF addresses issues with global health players to initiate a constructive dialogue leading to innovative initiatives:
  • Improvements to human health will not be possible without addressing environmental and social factors.
  • Notwithstanding the continuing need for specialized knowledge, it is essential that conditions enabling trans-disciplinary dialogue and the development of integrated engagements be created.
  • The involvement of communities in their own health care and in the health of their environment needs to be promoted. 
More information:
May 9-11, 2022 Hybrid Symposium
Hosted by the University of Guelph One Health Institute and the Guelph Institute of Development Studies, this symposium brings together scholars, researchers and practitioners to showcase collaborative, transdisciplinary and cross-cutting research that:
  • Highlights complexities, fragilities and systemic resilience related to human, animal and environmental health problems occurring in local, national and global contexts
  • Emphasizes and encourages the empowerment of marginalized groups and communities Identifies policies and pathways that may be used for addressing some of the world’s most pressing health and development challenges
 The full 2 ½ days of the Symposium will be accessible virtually but the final day is also available for in-person attendance. Registration is open.
May 16-18, 2022
Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. With a mix of presentations, workshops, and facilitated discussions, this action-oriented conference will bring together AMR stakeholders from human, animal, plant, and environmental health to build the foundational relationships necessary to move forward together in the fight against antimicrobial resistance with a true One Health approach. 
May 16-18, 2022
The World Mycotoxin Forum® brings together a holistic conference programme covering the latest issues in mycotoxin management and is targeted at everyone working in the mycotoxin space – researchers, food and feed industry, laboratories, policy makers, and enforcement agencies from around the world. Interested participants from universities, research institutes and industry are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts for posters. Submission Deadline: April 1, 2022.
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May 17, 2022
Hosted by the Association of Institutions for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (AITVM), the Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (STVM) and the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD). The keynote lectures will be followed by a session dedicated to young researchers in which they can highlight their research in the field of tropical veterinary medicine and international animal health in “flash talks.” For young researchers wishing to present their research, please answer ‘Yes’ to the last question of the Registration form. The deadline for abstract submission is extended to April 3, 2022. Register here.

May 24, 2022

Morgantown, West Virginia. A One Health discussion with members of the medical, veterinary, public health and environmental communities of West Virginia. Topics of discussion include tickborne diseases and zoonotic influenza. Attendance limited to 100. Questions, Contact or
Register before April 30, 2022.
May 24-25, 2022
London, UK. Hosted by the International Research Conference. This 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. 
May 25-26, 2022 Virtual Symposium
Hosted by the University of Guelph Center for Public Health and Zoonoses, this two-day event brings together all pillars and forms of public health and zoonotic disease work and research. Abstract submission deadline April 7th, 2022. To submit an abstract, please click here.
Don’t have a topic to present, but interested in joining for the day? Registration is free and can be done by completing this registration survey.
October 17 - 21, 2022 Hybrid Event
One Health Workshop, New Health Paradigm
The IV International Convention Cuba Health 2022
Havana Convention Center, Cuba. Hosted by the Cuban Ministry of Public Health with Conference theme: Universal Health, as part of the 2030 Health Agenda, in a health context characterized by Covid-19. General topics include: 
• Challenges of the human-animal-plant-environment interface
• Intersectoriality and transdisciplinarity
• Implementation of One Health
• Integrated epidemiological surveillance
• Resilience to emerging health hazards
• Alliances with EcoHealth and Planetary Health
Participants are invited to discuss research results and work experiences on the implementation of the One Health approach to threats that affect the optimal health of people, animals, plants and the environment in general. Contact: Dra. María Irian Percedo Abreu
October 31-November 3, 2022
Submit an application to join by April 15, 2022.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Ending Pandemics is convening experts from around the world at the 4th International Workshop on Participatory Surveillance. Applications are now open to attend this workshop where participants will share experiences from exemplary systems in participatory surveillance across the One Health spectrum. Attendance will be limited to 150 persons. A selection process will be used to uphold Ending Pandemics’ values of equity, diversity, and inclusivity. Scholarships are available. Direct questions to
(Photo by Paul Szewczyk on Unsplash)
November 7-11, 2022 Hybrid Conference
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.  
  • Abstract Submission Deadline Monday, 15 June 2022
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline (in-person) Sunday, 31 July 2022
  • Standard Registration Deadline (in-person) Wednesday, 31 August 2022
  • Late Registration Deadline (in-person & virtual) Friday, 28 October 2022
See Conference Tracts. #WOHC2022
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March 30, 2022 Webinar
8-9:30 ET / 2-3:30 CAT
Hosted by the Alliance for African Partnership. For the most part, the discussions related to One Health have been held within the academic fraternity with limited engagements of governments or evidence of effective intersectoral cooperation and action. Furthermore, the few One Health initiatives undertaken for disease prevention and control have had limited monitoring and evaluation of its health and food systems outcomes, making it challenging to effectively make a case to policy makers on the benefits of OH for promoting public health. There remain ongoing questions on what governance mechanism would best promote intersectoral cooperation and how best to operationalize the One Health approach, including scaling capacity-building for implementation in the Global South that already has a high burden of zoonotic diseases and has experienced large disease outbreaks in the last decade. The implementation of OH in the Global South is an important component of global health security. Effective implementation and monitoring of OH in the African region should be prioritised by both resource-constrained and resource-rich nations.
March 29, 2022
Hosted by the International Alliance against Health Risks of Animal Trade, Dr. Catherine Machalaba gave insights into how to operationalize One Health approaches for more coordinated, preventive, and cost-effective systems that promote human, animal, and environmental health given their integral links.
Recording Available.
March 29-31, 2022
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emerates. The WVAC brings together veterinarians from all over the world to exchange experiences and knowledge in the fields of veterinary medicine. Themes and programs include clinical veterinary therapy, public veterinary health, animal care, One Health, technologies and innovations and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on all areas of work and life. A One Health Stream of presentations occurs on every day of the conference. The 8th WVA Global One Health Summit themed The Role Of Private Public Partnership In Preventing The Next Pandemic will be held on Mar 30, 2022 with high level support from OIE and WHO. See the Scientific Program.
March 28-April 1, 2022 Virtual Conference
Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) 2022 Conference (online). Virtual Satellite Sessions: March 21-25, 2022 - were free and open to all.

March 28, 2022
This event focused on building capacity around One Health in Ontario’s agri-food sector, environment and human health. The event featured a keynote speaker and profiled University of Guelph researchers, government and industry representatives.
March 23-24, 2022 Online Workshop 
Organised by the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Health. JPIAMR is a global collaborative organisation and platform, engaging 29 nations to curb antimicrobial resistance (AMR) with a One Health approach. This interactive workshop with key stakeholders focused on the main challenges, opportunities and goals for AMR surveillance research. It also sought to inspire innovative or alternative approaches in surveillance, to address both the challenges of AMR that we see today, and those of tomorrow.
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March 23, 2022 Webinar 

Hosted by the One Health Academy in Washington, DC with webinar support provided by the One Health Commission. Speaker Jason Sumners, MS, Missouri Department of Conservation. Recording Available. (Click Register to start the recording).

March 21, 2022 Webinar

Hosted by Center for One Health Research, University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Presentation by: Adelaide Johnson, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station.

March 21, 2022      
Hosted by the Idaho Conservation League, One Health was showcased in an interactive presentation about public health and our changing climate. Nancy Chaney, RN, MS, AVES Dipl (Hon.), member of the One Health Initiative Advisory Board, begins her discussion with a description of the One Health concept/approach at approximately 28:38 minutes and concludes at about 40:05 minutes.  Recording Available.

March 19, 2022 Webinar
Hosted by Ecosistemas Aquaticos: Saude animal, humana e ambiental Network of One Health Brasil (OHB/ECOHA), Dr. Welber Smith, Professor, Environmental and Experimental Pathology at University Paulista (UNIP) and in Aquaculture and Fisheries at Fisheries Institute will speak. Panel moderated by Dr. Mayra Araguaia, Adjunct Professor, Environmental Sciences at Federal University of Rondônia (UNIR), Campus Rolim de Moura, Brazil. Livestream:
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March 18, 2022
Hosted in The Ohio State Global One Health Initiative (GOHI) webinar series, Speaker Saira Nawaz, PhD, MPH, Research Evaluator at the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Evaluation, Ohio State College of Public Health.
Recording Available.
March 16, 2022 Launch Webinar
One Health approaches are key to sustainably prevent neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), because they recognise the links between human, animal and environmental health; and take a ‘whole of system’ approach to action. One Health: approach for action against neglected tropical diseases 2021-2030 is a companion document to the road map for neglected tropical diseases 2021-2030. It aims to support a range of stakeholders - including countries in which NTDs are endemic, international organizations and non-State actors - to achieve the road map targets through a transdisciplinary, cross-cutting One Health approach. This webinar will launch the companion document, highlight key concepts, and share experiences of One Health in action. See an overview of the webinar.  Recording Available.
March 10, 2022 Webinar
Hosted by GLOBE Mission Mosquito. Improperly discarded automobile tires provide refuge for numerous vector and nuisance mosquitoes. The profusion of tires along roadsides, undeveloped properties, and areas near human activity promote artificial habitats that support mosquito populations. The T.R.E.A.D. Mosquito Management Program is using the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper App to educate the public, provide research data, and help clean up habitats burdened with these unwanted mosquito sanctuaries. Learn about joining the upcoming Spare Tire Blitz too! For recording, contact Webinar host:
March 8, 2022
The FDA One Health Steering Committee (OHSC) has partnered with the Association of Government Health & Environmental Scientists (AGHES) to hold a fun and educational competition between Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Research Fellows based at FDA for proposals of One Health-related scientific projects that FDA could hypothetically support. ORISE is a U.S. Department of Energy program that supports training of the next generation of science, technology, engineering and medicine (STEM) professionals . The goal of the competition is to promote and better understand One Health concepts in work at FDA. Round 1 presentations were held in February 2022 and the 4 finalists progressed to Round 2 of the competition on March 8. The winning pitch was Epidemiology Study and Evaluation of Currently Available Leprosy Diagnostic Tests presented by Yoon Lee, an ORISE Fellow in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). Yoon’s proposal conveyed a multi-disciplinary approach that would be relevant to people, animals, and the environment. Congratulations Yoon!
March 2, 2022 Virtual Public Meeting
The 20th Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB) public meeting was a One Health retrospective on past novel viral outbreaks and how they impacted antimicrobial use, resistance, and stewardship.

February 28-March 4, 2021 Workshop
AQUACULTURE 2022 Conference, San Diego, California, USA.
Hosted by the California Aquaculture Association.
See the conference brochure.

February 24, 2022 Webinar
Hosted by The Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research at York U. One Health approaches recognize the interdependencies of systemic threats, and an increasing number of states and multilateral organizations are establishing OH strategies that advance intersectoral efforts to tackle the impact of these threats across human-animal-environmental interfaces. Yet despite the progress, their institutionalization of One Health within national plans and policies remains a challenge. How are priorities shaping national and multilateral OH approaches, and how are governance strategies incorporating One Health into governance being implemented? Overviews from Canada, Brazil and Germany were discussed. Recording Available.
February 24, 2022
Hosted by Ecosistemas Aquaticos: Saude animal, humana e ambiental (ECOHA One Health Brasil),
  • Dr. Catia Dejuste, Professor at Federal Fluminense University (UFF), presented: "Emerging Diseases in Amphibians'' and
  • Dr. Gabriela Felix, Professor at Federal University of Vale do São Franciso - UNIVASF, presented: “Amphibians and their parasites as bioindicators: a study with Leptodactylus macrosternum in the Caatinga''.
A panel discussion was moderated by Dr. Carlos Abrahão, Environmental Analyst at Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio), at the National Center for Research and Conservation of Reptiles and Amphibians (RAN), Brazil. Recording available. More information at One Health Brasil website
February 9-10, 2022 Workshop
Hosted by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Research to advance understanding of the ecology and biology of wildlife species is more important than ever as the world confronts issues ranging from biodiversity loss to the emergence of zoonotic diseases. This workshop focused on issues associated with the unique welfare challenges of conducting research with biologically diverse vertebrates living in varied habitats, for which guidance resources on wildlife research sometimes conflict and recommendations outlined in the current version of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (8th edition) can present challenges. Discussion topics included perspectives on animal welfare considerations; laws, regulations, and permits associated with fish and wildlife; wild animal population concerns; the role of veterinarians in wildlife research; restraint and handling of animals in the field; and transition of wild animals to captive settings.
January 18, 2022
Hosted by the International Alliance against Health Risks of Animal Trade, an inclusive and interdisciplinary platform to discuss challenges and formulate solutions vis-á-vis human-wildlife interfaces and associated health risks and the emergence and spread of zoonotic pathogens from wildlife. Richard Kock and Hernán Cáceres-Escobar shared their insights from investigating the links between wildlife and the emergence of human infectious zoonoses and EIDs. Recording available.
April 21-22, 2021
One Health and human health -
697th Xiangshan Science Conference
Beijing, China. This conference was aimed to better integrate the One Health concept into healthcare policies and to build a strong public health system. The participant experts deliberated in-depth the best solutions to emerging infectious diseases, bacterial drug resistance, environmental health, and other issues from the perspective of One Health and put forward an expert consensus on building a global community of health for all, guided by the One Health concept. Links unavailable.
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Call for Submissions

CABI One Health, a new open access journal, and One Health Cases, a database of educational, practical case studies, are now accepting submissions. Get in touch with us to discuss a proposal or submit a paper: more information, visit the Journal or Cases pages.

Call for One Health approach papers -
Special Issue of Food and Waterborne Parasitology (FawPar)
In honour of World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day (Jan 30, 2022), this Special Issue of FAWPAR especially explores One Health approaches incorporating human, animal, and environmental perspectives. Neglected diseases affect the poorest populations and in turn perpetuate poverty, and are often given little attention in the scientific literature. In addition to the officially listed Neglected Tropical Diseases caused by food and/or waterborne parasites, the editors of this special issue take an expansive view, encouraging discussion of the case for neglect of unlisted parasites, especially in light of the impact of the COVID public health emergency. Submissions addressing old and new solutions to end the neglect, including environmental detection and clinical diagnosis and drug and vaccine development, efficacy, accessibility, and equity are encouraged. Submission deadline: November 30, 2022.
Special Issue in the journal Pathogens
According to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), 60% of human infectious diseases are zoonotic, and 75% of emerging human infectious diseases are zoonoses. The current coronavirus pandemic forcibly brings this information home. The resistance of bacteria to antibiotics can in some respects also be considered a zoonosis, and therefore should be treated as such....The OIE also states that 72% of 60 emerging infectious diseases that have an animal origin or reservoir, are of wildlife origin, and 144 human diseases originating from pathogens in wild animals have become important to human health in the past 60 years. Therefore, it is urgent that we expand and effectively disseminate our knowledge on wildlife as a reservoir of zoonotic agents. To this end, we urge you to submit articles to this new Special Issue of PathogensDeadline for manuscript submissions: November 30, 2022. More information.
Summer Opportunities and Courses
May 16-June 3, 2022
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Campus. This program offers short courses for everyone practicing or studying public health and its related fields. One Health courses include: 
One Health Methods to Advance Multisectoral Coordination for Public Health Threats: The One Health Systems Mapping and Analysis Resource Tool-kit (OH-SMART) (Online Course)
Practical Applications of One Health: Social Responsibility, Access to Care, and the Human-Animal Bond
May-June 2022 Hybrid Course/Webinar Series
Community of Practice in Ecosystems Approaches to Health (CoPEH) Canada is hosting a graduate-level field course and webinar series that explores innovative and dynamic approaches for better understanding the multiple factors that influence health. During this intensive course, you will learn methods for carrying out research and interventions on issues at the confluence of health, the environment and society. Overall objective is to provide students with a working knowledge of ecosystem approaches to health, such that they can integrate the principles into their own work. Two ways to participate: as a student in one of the full credit graduate courses held at three universities, or as a participant in an 8-part webinar series. Available to graduate students and professionals from all disciplines. More info.
Open Access Online Course
Created by Michael Van Vleet, this course is an informative resource on the topics of Planetary and One Health, Indigenous & Traditional Knowledge, environmental changes, ethical considerations, and calls to action surrounding environmental and social well-being. More information. 
June 1-July 8, 2022 
The University of Maryland, College Park and Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt will host the first course on One Health and its application to improve international food safety and security. This collaborative course will be delivered online and it is aimed at all professionals interested in advancing their knowledge of the One Health approach. The Global Classroom program is sponsored by the office of International Affairs.  More information.
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OHDI is making an official call for interested writers who can contribute technical and scientific articles/reports to the OHDI Media and Blog. Articles that provide expert opinions, commentary, innovations, impact/solutions reports, and related news or information are welcomed. Articles submitted for review will be considered on a rolling basis.

The Program Counsellor will be part of the College of Biological Science Program Counselling and academic support teams and will be primarily responsible for advising Bachelor of One Health (BOH) students and providing program coordinating support. This individual will support prospective and current students in the BOH degree as well as support the administrative functioning of the program. 

The University of Guelph invites outstanding applications for the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) opportunity in Infectious Disease Biomonitoring, Biosurveillance and Biosecurity. This appointment will be a full-time position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor within the Department of Pathobiology or the Department of Population Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College. 

Fort Collins, Colorado, CDC National Center for Emerging Zoonotic and Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD). Within DVBD, The Arboviral Diseases Branch focuses on surveillance, research, prevention, and control of viral diseases that are transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes, ticks, and other arthropod vectors. ArboNET was developed in 2000 to monitor West Nile virus infections in humans, mosquitoes, and animals, and subsequently was expanded to include other domestic and travel-associated arboviruses. The successful candidate will oversee the management of ArboNET and other related arboviral surveillance activities. Apply by April 8, 2022.
Fellowships / Residencies / Postdocs

Center for Animal Health and Food Safety
University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine 
Required qualifications:
  • A DVM/VMD or an equivalent foreign degree
  • At least one year work experience in private practice, corporate setting, or government
  • Applicants who do not possess an MPH, MS, or PhD must apply for the Executive Masters of Public Health through the U of M School of Public Health.
Apply online via the U of M Office of Human Resources website and search for job number 346728.
Additional details on the positions are available on the CAHFS website. Deadline: April 22, Positions start date - July 11, 2022.
Graduate Studies / Scholarships

PhD Position, University of Montreal - (Open in Chrome for translation)
PhD position assessing the impacts of antibiotic stewardship policies applying the One Health approach. The University is looking for candidates interested in working on the evaluation of the impacts of antibiotic governance policies using a One Health approach. The candidate will develop skills in applying the One Health approach to policy and program evaluation, as well as in applying mixed research methods, integrating quantitative and qualitative approaches. 

A funded PhD position in microbial food safety is available for fall 2022 at the Food and Environmental Virology Laboratory within the Food Science and Human Nutrition program, University of Florida. The research focuses on foodborne viruses in agricultural water, soil, and fresh produce. 

May 31 Deadline
Ending Pandemics and Flu Lab are providing the opportunity for up to 5 participants to receive travel and workshop fees and a $1,000 honorarium for the 4th International Workshop on Participatory Surveillance (IWOPS IV), October 31-November 3, 2022 in Cambodia. Submit concept notes on your vision for integrating technologies and approaches to better detect and forecast outbreaks in communities. Find Applications hereAdditional information. Direct questions to:
Journal Articles and Reports
Newer Articles (2022)
Addressing Inequalities Toward Inclusive Governance for Achieving One Health: A Rapid Review. Eliakimu ES, Mans L.,  Front Public Health. 2022;9:755285. Published 2022 Jan 20. DOI:10.3389/fpubh.2021.755285

Lopes, H. et al. BMJ. Published 18 February 2022

Prepared by the IUCN Species Survival Commission, this report reveals that contact with and trade of domesticated animals and their products are by far the most frequent source of recurring human illness. See the Report itself: Situation analysis on the roles and risks of wildlife in the emergence of human infectious diseases

Powell L, Walsh M, Reinhard CL, Jankowski K, Watson B, JAVMA, DOI:, Online Publication Date: 16 Mar 2022

Participation in One Health Networks and Involvement in the COVID-19 Pandemic Response: A Global Study, Streichert LC, Sepe Ludovico P, Jokelainen P, Stroud CM, Berezowski J, Del Rio Vilas VJ., Frontiers in Public Health, Vol. 10, 2022, DOI:10.3389/fpubh.2022.830893

Bernstein AS, Ando AW, Dobson AP, Science Advances, 4 Feb 2022, Vol 8, Issue 5, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abl4183

Older Articles:
Magouras I, Brookes VJ, Jori F, Martin A, Pfeiffer DU,Dürr S, Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2020 October 22,  

Sellars L, Bernaotas K, Sebo J, (2021), Health and Human Rights, 23(2), 35–48.

Worth Revisiting:
Gronvall G, Boddie C, Knutsson R, Colby M. Biosecur Bioterror. 2014;12(5):221-224. doi:10.1089/bsp.2014.0044
Editorial / Commentary / Opinion
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