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One Health Happenings
New to this Conversation? Learn - What is 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 communities at varying levels of society to work together to foster well-being and tackle threats to health and ecosystems, while addressing the collective need for clean water, energy and air, safe and nutritious food, taking action on climate changes and contributing to sustainable development. The One Health paradigm forges co-equal, all-inclusive collaborations between animal, plant, environmental and human health arenas, i.e. chemical, engineering and social scientists, dentists, nurses, agricultural/horticulturalists and food producers, wildlife and environmental health specialists and many other related disciplines that fall under its purview. The reader can review a compilation of organizations that are actively working to advance the One Health paradigm shift and many additional  organizations and individuals that declare support for the concept.

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UN General Assembly (UNGA)
Embracing One Health
As a follow on to the UNGA Resolution A/RES/76/257 adopted on 29 March 2022, Elevating pandemic prevention, preparedness and response to the highest level of political leadership, 
This Resolution calls upon the WHO, FAO, WOAH and UNEP to build on and strengthen their existing cooperation, and to develop options, for consideration by their respective governing bodies, to establish a common strategy, including a joint workplan on One Health, taking into account input from relevant stakeholders, including the One Health High-Level Expert Panel, as appropriate, to improve the prevention, monitoring, detection, control and containment of zoonotic diseases, threats to health and ecosystems, the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance, and future health emergencies, by fostering cooperation and a coordinated approach between the human health, animal health and plant health sectors, environmental and other relevant sectors, and urges Member States to adopt an all-hazard, multisectoral and coordinated approach to prevention, preparedness and response for health emergencies, in the context of the One Health approach;

On September 2, 2022 the UNGA passed Resolution A/76/L.76%20 calling for the 78th UN General Assembly (2023) to hold a special High Level meeting on pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response. One Health is mentioned and described in the Resolution.  
“Recognizing the need to strengthen epidemic prevention by sharing experience and best practices, and to raise the level of preparedness, including early warning systems, in order to have the earliest and most adequate response to any epidemic that may arise, and recognizing also the value of an integrated One Health approach that fosters cooperation between the human health, animal health and plant health, as well as environmental and other relevant sectors,..

WHO will be responsible for the High Level meeting preparations and will, hopefully, fairly and fully engage its One Health Quadripartite partners and the Global One Health Community. Contact ‘your’ Government point person’s to assure adequate attention to One Health concepts at that High Level Meeting.

Physical Exhibit
Permanently Closing
October 3, 2022!!!!

Opened in May 2018, after an extended run during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the OUTBREAK exhibition at the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History on the US National Mall is scheduled to permanently close on October 3, 2022. However, the museum remains committed to making One Health information accessible to the public: 
  • In November, a bilingual English/Spanish version of the 'Do-it-Yourself (DIY) pop-up exhibit will be installed. In addition to content panels, the museum will display host animal specimens, the popular market vignette, and three audio visual components from the original exhibit. Trained volunteers will continue to engage the public in conversation and facilitate educational activities. 
  • A new One Health webinar series will begin in the fall
  • Outbreak content will be integrated into the experiences offered in Q?rius, the museum’s hands-on learning center. 
  • And the Outbreak DIY will continue to be distributed free of charge. Contact

Even after it closes at the Museum you can bring this exhibit to your region!!!
This Online platform makes it easy
CABI issued an open call in December 2021 for editorial board members for its new One Health resources. The full list of editors can be seen here.

CABI One Health - is a new open access journal due to be launched later this year as part of a new set of transdisci-plinary One Health resources. The journal is open access, and CABI is currently waving all article processing charges during the introductory phase of launch so there are no charges to authors for this series.

Call for papers for inaugural issue on The Dilemma of animal-source food!! Any article type on the topic will be considered particularly those encouraging Ethical debate, Policy Forum and Commentary articles. Submission deadline December 20, 2022.

Additionally ………
One Health Cases is a curated collection of real-life examples of One Health in practice, stressing the interconnections between humans, animals, plants, ecosystems, and their shared environment in a truly transdisciplinary way. 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.
September 14, 2022 Webinar
September 30, 2022 Deadline
PANORAMA One Health, which was launched in February 2022 by the Alliance against Health Risks in Wildlife Trade, is collaborating with CABI and its One Health Case Studies initiative collating examples of good practices from projects that implement the One Health approach around the world. Together with partners from IUCN, PANORAMA and CABI are calling for examples of good practices from projects that implement the One Health approach around the world. If you are implementing a project that puts the One Health approach into practice, we invite you to submit your solution/ case study by the 30th of September! See more information.
GIZ, IUCN and CABI will be hosting a small webinar on Wednesday, 14 September at 2pm CET on how to submit a PANORAMA solution or a CABI case. For questions contact 
Blogs / Commentaries / Editorials / Opinions 
August 22, 2022
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow interviews Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical advisor to the President.
August 25, 2022
Authors: Laura Kahn and Richard Seifman In: IMPAKTER
Instead of playing whack-a-mole with each new zoonosis that emerges from animals to humans, we need to be strategic and prevent them from happening in the first place. To do this, we must recognize the crucial interface of human health with animal health and environmental factors. The “One Health” concept recognizes these inextricable linkages.
August 29, 2022  
Author: Richard Seifman In: IMPAKTER
“The existing Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GBMB) should be expanded to cover prevention and serve as the external assessor of the new WorldBank/WHO Financial Intermediary Fund performance……Since its establishment, the GPMB has focused on its explicit mandate. Although mentioned in overview statements, “prevention” has not been a subject of its in-depth deliberations…….In recent G7 and G20 meetings, there has been greater awareness and support for doing so, with the endorsement of aOne Health” approach, one which considers the human, animal, plant, and the ecosystem interface as the most effective and sustainable route to wellbeing.”
September 1, 2022
Author: Bruce Kaplan  Originally published February 2021 on the One Health Initiative website. Revised/ republished there September 1, 2022
Preventing Pandemics at the Source 
September 2, 2022  
Advisory note for the negotiators of the World Health Organization pandemic agreement on how the pandemic agreement can reflect spillover prevention priorities. 
September 5, 2022   
Authors: Neil M. Vora and Nigel Sizer In: The Hill
…….”underscores the limitations of the current paradigm favored by the public health sector to address infectious diseases after they’ve emerged rather than preventing them in the first place……The bad news is that influential voices don’t seem that interested in preventing the root causes behind the rise in epidemics and pandemics. In June, the [Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response and its Secretariat] advised the World Bank that investing in prevention could “sap resources from achieving the goals of rapid identification and containment of pandemic threats that will remain inevitable despite vast resources spent in pursuit of prevention.” In making this argument, the panel ignores the science. Most pathogens that cause emerging infectious diseases (including SARS-CoV-2 and monkeypox virus) originate in animals and then spill over into people. Pandemics, and the outbreaks that lead to them, however, can be prevented through actions to reduce risk of spillover such as stopping deforestation and regulating wildlife trade.”
September 10, 2022  
Author: Richard Seifman In: IMPAKTER
New pandemic financing with over $1.4 billion in commitments and a United Nations high-level meeting planned for 2023: both acknowledge the One Health concept.
In September, 2021, the US White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the US National Security Council released the American Pandemic Preparedness Plan: Transforming Our Capabilities, which outlined the transformational capabilities needed to directly address future threats. Conspicuous by its absence, One Health was not included and the word ‘animals’ appears only twice in that plan.

September 1, 2022 the First Annual Report on Progress Towards Implementation of the American Pandemic Preparedness Plan was released detailing crucial advancements towards pandemic preparedness, including providing priority areas for investment and additional efforts needed in the years ahead. The words One Health are included once on page 19:
“6. Emerging zoonotic infections: The opportunity to better address the increasing threat of zoonotic disease outbreaks through the utilization of a One Health approach that engages Ministries of Health, Agriculture/Livestock, and Environment.”

The word ‘animals’ appears zero times in the report. See the Fact Sheet about the Report.
Author: Jimmy Tobias  In: The Nation
“Deer, white-footed mice, disappearing predators, encroaching humans, fragmented forest—they all have a role in the Lyme disease system. And there’s another force at work, one that can never be ignored these days: climate change………..tick larvae and nymphs are initiating their search for blood meals about a week and a half earlier each year because of the warming climate. That means ticks are increasingly active in early May, and humans should be prepared to protect themselves earlier than ever before. Climate change may also be contributing to the expanding range of black-legged ticks, especially to the north. And as Ostfeld has stated in interviews with other publications, it is likely doing the same for the white-footed mouse population, which is expanding its geographic range in the Midwest and in Canada, providing a host for the Lyme pathogen further north.”
Be sure to check out the OHC’s ‘Narratives of One Health in Action’ webpage that provides a ‘safe, no-judgement’ zone for many needed conversations surrounding our most difficult global and environmental health challenges. This is a webpage where many items can be shared, from peer reviewed scientific case studies to examples of One Health successes (or missed opportunities) to Op Eds and Opinion Pieces. Opinions expressed here are not necessarily approved by the One Health Commission but are shared ‘because’ this is a safe, no-judgement zone and we need to hear from many perspectives on many of today’s challenges.

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Aug 11, 2022
A new animal virus that can infect people has been identified in eastern China. The virus, named Langya henipavirus (LayV), can cause respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough and fatigue, and is closely related to two other henipaviruses known to infect people — Hendra virus and Nipah virus. Researchers think LayV is carried by shrews, which might have infected people directly or through an intermediate animal.
Hosted by Ben Plumley, with Jonna A. K. Mazet and John Parrish-Sprowl - a wide ranging conversation about a One Health approach to addressing pandemics and the range of communications strategies the world needs to make real behavior change, not just for ourselves, but our communities, wildlife and the environment.

January 2022 World Medical Journal Article, 
(Which was themed, “Our Planet, Our Health”
See pp. 37 - 39
Since the World Health Organization reported that 12.6 million annual deaths are linked to living and working in unhealthy environments, the One Health concept offers a holistic view of the delicate balance of humans, animals, and the environment Understanding these risks will be key to achieving optimal health indicators by the Ministries of Health as well as the indicators and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development……. In this article, physicians from the Dominican Republic, Germany, Nigeria, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States offered insight and shared their ongoing activities about the World Health Day 2022 celebrations. The article concludes with these words… “Together, as National Medical Associations and individual World Medical Association (WMA) members, we must support the One Health concept and organize initiatives – like World Health Day – that leverage expertise and promote shared knowledge about emerging health risks across our global communities.”
Hot Off the Press!! (see also Publications list below)
June 2022
Established by the President of the Royal Society of Canada in April 2020, the RSC Task Force on COVID-19 was mandated to provide evidence-informed perspectives on major societal challenges in response to and recovery from COVID-19. The Task Force established a series of Working Groups to rapidly develop Policy Briefings, with the objective of supporting policy makers with evidence to inform their decisions.
  • Overview: Given the enormous global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, greatly exacerbated by the intra-pandemic emergence of novel variants of concern (VOCs), and multiple, ongoing outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Canada (Canadian Food Inspection Agency, 2022), there is a pressing need for a deeper understanding of the interface where humans and other animals interact in their shared environment, and the intersecting biological, ecological, and socioecological factors contributing to the emergence, spread, and impact of zoonotic diseases.
  • Full Report:
  • Executive Summary:
News from the One Health Social Sciences (OHSS) Initiative
- a working group of the One Health Commission
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 visit the OHSS webpage and check out the OHSS Webinars Library for recordings of past webinars.
Upcoming OHSS-FSS Event

September 18, 2022 Webinar
6 pm GMT
Hosted by the One Health Commission’s One Health Social Sciences Food Safety and Security small work group (OHSS-FSS). Speakers include Wissam Alkateb, Julie Garnier, Abdelfattah Mohamed. You will receive webinar details via email , please check your junk email constantly. A certificate of attendance is available. Free but you must Register.
Recent Past OHSS FSS Event
September 4, 2022 Webinar
Hosted by the One Health Commission’s One Health Social Sciences Food Safety and Security small work group (OHSS-FSS). Speakers included Professor Cesar Gavidia, Faculty of lMedicine, U Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru and Mrs. Bukola Hammed. Certificate of attendance provided if desired. Recording available.
Did You Know About?
Funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, MATRIX is a 3 year project led by the One Health European Joint Programme (OHEJP). Its activities include: 
The Alianza One Health Selva Maya (AOHSM) has officially launched its online platform for experts and One Health enthusiasts to connect and exchange insights about One Health relevant projects in the Selva Maya region! AOHSM seeks to bridge the science-policy gap and join intersectoral forces to improve the health and wellbeing of animals, ecosystems and humans of the Selva Maya. Participants of the AOHSM can join thematic working groups and benefit from regional networking opportunities. The Alianza invites students, NGOs, civil society activists, environmental protection agencies, wildlife health organizations, and political decision makers to join.

Operating at the intersection between public health, food safety and conservation, the Flying Vets Project aims to promote and enhance the ability of local communities in Mongolia to identify, respond to and manage wildlife diseases, including zoonoses, through a capacity building approach. The project is an initiative hosted by the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC), and is held in collaboration with the World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH). The Flying Vets kicked off with a multi-stakeholder meeting that took place in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on 3 August, 2022 which laid the groundwork for a future feasibility study.

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New ISOHA Contact Information!

ISOHA will be sending and receiving email from a new address, For memberships, projects, and partnerships, please contact ISOHA at this address.
ISOHA is welcoming all One Health Professionals who would like to contribute to One Health awareness and education through ISOHA and who wish to forge stronger networks with each other and with ISOHA members. Interested professionals are urged to join the ISOHA database of One Health Professionals:
New ISOHA Overview Document, Membership Information, and Resources Reminder


October 26, 2022
Tourism Naturally Conference provides a forum where practitioners and experts can set the precedent for future tourism research, innovation, and collaboration as well as to further the application of research in the tourism field. The 2022 free conference focuses on student engagement and resources to plan for the future in the tourism industry. 

Upcoming Events
September 11-14, 2022
Hybrid Conference
Hosted by FUCOBI. Quito, Ecuador. Bringing together experts from around the world to share learnings across diverse disciplines focused on the need to implement the One Health approach. Topics include One Health science, biodiversity conservation, environmental epigenetics, COVID-19 and wastewater-based epidemiology, mangroves genomes and epigenomes (MangroveENCODE), and much more.See program on the conference webpage. More information: or Option for attendees to extend trip to visit the Galapagos Islands! Student Travel Awards available 
September 12-13, 2022 Hybrid Conference
Brisbane, Australia and online. Hosted by the Queensland Alliance for One Health Sciences. Themes:
  • The human notifiable zoonotic disease response
  • Foodborne risks
  • Antimicrobial resistance and the environment
  • Comparative environmental oncology
  • Wildlife–environment interface and emerging infectious diseases
More information 
September 15, 2022 - MATRIX Webinar
Hosted by One Health European Joint Programme (OHEJP), a partnership of 44 food, veterinary and medical laboratories and institutes across Europe and the Med-Vet-Net Association. This webinar series is organized by Statens Serum Institut (SSI), the leading partner institute of the MATRIX project, part of the OHEJP. The purpose of OHEJP MATRIX is to create solutions for European countries to support and to advance the implementation of One Health Surveillance. These solutions are currently under development and will be finalised for release by the end of 2022. 
September 17-18, 2022 Online Course
Hosted by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene for Physicians and healthcare providers:
  • Working in tropical medicine and travelers' health
  • Seeking additional knowledge in these growing fields
  • Needing Continuing Medical Education credits
  • Planning to sit for the CTropMed® Examination
Register by September 12.
September 19, 29, & 30, 2022 
NASEM Workshop
Day 1, September 19, 2022  11:00 AM - 3:30 PM ET (Virtual)
Day 2 & 3, September 29 & 30, 2022  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET (Hybrid)
Washington, D.C and virtual. Hosted by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Health and Medicine. Increased understanding of the interconnections between humans and Nature has led to new research that extends across traditional scientific research disciplines and the development of a variety of frameworks that consider relationships among people, animals, and the environment. However, gaps remain in our understanding of these interconnections, in our ability to effectively translate new knowledge into policy and practice, and in how we engage with the broad range of researchers, communities, decision makers, and other stakeholders that bring valuable perspectives to this topic. This workshop will consider the strengths and lessons learned from existing activities focused on the integration of public health and Nature research and will explore how we can advance integration through new and emerging cross-cutting research areas to develop solutions that inform policy and practice while promoting equity, justice, and resilience. Free but you must Register to attend remotely or in person.
October 4-5, 2022 Symposium
Fort Collins, Colorado. Hosted by Colorado State University, the Interprofessional Education through a One Health Lens Symposium is a national gathering of educators, clinicians, and researchers to explore the overlap of One Health and Interprofessional Education, imagining a future where IPE and One Health grow synergistically. Topics will include: 
• Teamwork and leadership
• Cost of care 
• Mental health and wellbeing 
• Curriculum integration, and delivery
• Aging, and end-of-life care 
This will be an in-person event with a livestream option. Registration is open and is FREE for attendees. Point of contact: Claire Tucker ( 

October 5th-7th, 2022
Hosted by the Texas Department of State Health Services and the City of Brownsville Environmental Health the 2022 South Texas One Health Symposium will focus on vector-borne and zoonotic diseases. 
October 17 - 21, 2022 Hybrid Workshop
ONE HEALTH, New Health Paradigm
Havana Convention Center, Cuba, at The IV International Convention Cuba Health 2022. 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. This One Health Workshop will include the following general topics: 
• Challenges of the human-animal-plant-environment interface
• Intersectionality 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. Contact: Dra. María Irian Percedo Abreu, PhD,,
October 19-21, 2022
A Part of the Pathways: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference
Wageningen University, The Netherlands
As human pressures and wildlife populations increase in many regions in Europe and around the world, nature reserves are not sufficient for successful conservation. The need to share landscapes between humans and wildlife presents a major societal challenge. This calls for understanding human-wildlife interactions in complex spatial contexts to attune societal land use needs and wildlife habitat needs. The conference will explore the crucial question: how can we share landscapes in ways that are beneficial for both humans and wildlife in times of species extinction, climate change and social injustice?
October 25-28, 2022 Hybrid Conference
15th International Conference of Asian Society of Conservation Medicine (ASCM)
Chiang Mai University (CMU), Chiang Mai, Thailand. Hosted by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chiang Mai University and local committees, this conference will help establish understanding and cooperation in the conservation of wildlife and zoo animals globally including providing new research results to support effective wild animal health and conservation management. It will strengthen and promote the ASCM Network by gathering professionals from academia, researchers, practitioners, and students from over the world, especially in Asian countries, to share the advance and dissemination of knowledge and skills in the area of wild animal conservation medicine.
October 29-31, 2022
Lima, Peru. WSAVA has been a long time leader in One Health launching a One Health Committee in 2020 and sponsoring a One Health Certificate program. At this conference, on October 28, WSAVA will recognize Dr. Faouzi Kechrid with a Global Meritorious Service Award celebrating his achievements in the One Health movement. In October 2012 Dr. Kechrid contributed greatly to the success of the One Health when signing the historical MoU in Bangkok, Thailand as President of the World Veterinary Association with colleague Dr Cecil Wilson (USA), President of the World Medical Association. He then initiated continental and national One Health days and ceremonies with the governments and medical and veterinary organizations worldwide.
October 31-November 3, 2022
Ending Pandemics is convening experts from around the world at the 4th International Workshop on Participatory Surveillance (IWOPS IV), taking place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Applications are now open to attend this workshop where participants will share experiences from exemplary systems in participatory surveillance across the One Health spectrum. IWOPS IV will be limited to 150 persons. A selection process was used to uphold Ending Pandemics’ values of equity, diversity, and inclusivity. Direct questions to
November 1-3, 2021 In-Person Conference (Coincides with One Health Day)
Muldersdrift, Gauteng, South Africa. Hosted by the African Association of Veterinary Education Establishments (2A2E-V) in collaboration with the Council on Veterinary Medical Education (CIVME) and the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). The focus of the symposium will be on veterinary clinical skills training and assessment and One health Education, needs identified by 2A2E-V. This initiative will be an opportunity to bring veterinary educators together and build a community of practice (CoP) to support long-term collaboration in the design and delivery of veterinary educational approaches.
November 2-4, 2022
Copenhagen, Denmark, and Online. Hosted by Statens Serum Insitut and DTU Food. For OHEJP Consortium members with an interest in the microbiological and epidemiological aspects of laboratory diagnostics. PhD candidates and ECRs are welcome to apply. This module will discuss the role of diagnostics and related challenges from both the microbiological and epidemiological perspectives. Outbreak case studies based on real outbreaks will actively engage participants through the different roles that each group plays during an outbreak scenario. No participation fee. Application deadline September 23rd.  
November 7-11, 2022 Hybrid Conference 
7th World One Health Congress (WOHC)
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.  
  • Late Registration Deadline (in-person & virtual) Friday, 28 October 2022
  • See Conference Tracts. #WOHC2022
November 14-16, 2022 
In-Person Conference
Amsterdam, Netherlands. The conference will provide an overview of the latest scientific results and future developments related to pre-/pro-/postbiotics and their importance to human and animal health across the lifespan. Topics include the gut microbiome, the gut-brain axis, the microbiome beyond the gut, and more. Abstract Deadline: October 1, 2022.
December 1, 2022
First University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) One Health Symposium
9:00 am - 1:30 pm Central
Hosted by the UTMB Institute for Human Infections and Immunity and Office of the Vice President of Research. The program will involve rapid fire brief presentations by some of UTMB’s most accomplished scientists and clinicians to demonstrate how One Health is foundation in their work. Continuing medical education will be offered for physicians and some Symposium presentations will be streamed online for others to view. More information contact
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September 8, 2022 Webinar and Report
Hosted by the Center for Biological Diversity and Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health. A webinar about how toxic chemicals and climate change impede reproductive justice and solutions to advance reproductive and environmental health.
September 8, 2022
Running in tandem with the Disease Prevention and Control Summit at the same location, National Harbor, Maryland. Hosted by Terrapin
Since 2015, the World Antimicrobial Resistance Congress has attracted top thought leaders, hospitals, companies, and policymakers as the annual, go-to event in the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) space. Diagnostic developers, antibiotic biotechs & pharmaceutical companies, stewardship technologies, access firms, and many more, attend this event for business development opportunities, networking and showcasing of new products and solutions. One Health topics include:
  • PACCARB Perspectives: Recent Activities of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
  • Effective multisectoral coordination on AMR: Experiences and lessons from 13 countries
  • From local to global: One Health and AMR
  • Examining AMR through a different lens: humans, animals, and the environment
September 7, 2022 Webinar
Hosted by the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) One Health AMR group. The JPIAMR coordinates national research funding and supports collaborative action for filling knowledge gaps on AMR with a One Health perspective. The development of resistance to antibiotics is a biological process, but the context that determines emergence and impact of resistance is underpinned by social aspects. Therefore, it is necessary to identify, understand and evaluate these social aspects to enable the prevention and control of AMR. There is a need for clearer descriptions of how different social scientific fields – economics, political science, ethics, sociology, anthropology, psychology, and law – could deepen the understanding of the AMR issue, and also the value from particular methods such as interviews or ethnography.
September 2, 2022 Hybrid Conference
Tours, France and online. Hosted by IDOH (Infectious Diseases and One Health), a partnership of some of Europe's leading research-intensive universities in the field of infectious diseases and the "one health" concept. The three founding partners are Université de Tours, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Hannover Medical School. This one-day international conference will bring together students and young professionals with top researchers and industry leaders that are working on the development and implementation of integrated approaches to address current global health problems. The programme will cover a range of topics such as One Health in Action, Emerging Infectious Diseases Preparedness, Bioinformatics and Disease modeling, among others. Registration will open soon.
August 29-30, 2022 Hybrid Event
WHO R&D Blueprint Consultation
Geneva, Switzerland and Online. The WHO R&D Blueprint led a consultation to apply scientific lessons learned during the SARS-CoV-2 global pandemic and other recent outbreaks to address the research needs for unknown agents capable of future pandemics – Pathogen X. See the Agenda Main discussion points included:
  • Review of previous pandemics with an emphasis on COVID-19
  • What relevant scientific information did we have before the pandemic?
  • What scientific strategies were successful?
  • What scientific strategies could be improved?
  • What will the next pandemic look like?
  • What research will facilitate identification of the next pandemic?
  • What needs to be done to prepare for possible pathogens, including unexpected or re-emerging pathogens (e.g., AMR)
  • What can be done in advance of the next pandemic?
  • What are the scientific and research gaps? And how can they be met?
  • How can scientific and research findings facilitate vaccine and therapeutic development?
  • How can other approaches facilitate response to a future pandemic?
  • Recording Available
August 30 and 31, 2022
Organized by Pandemic Action Network, the Center for Indonesia’s Strategic Development Initiatives (CISDI), the Eastern Africa National Networks of AIDS Service Organisations (EANNASO), and WACI Health. Two sessions were held to engage partners from multiple geographies and in multiple languages. For this new FIF to be successful and sustainable — and achieve its transformative promise to make the world safer from pandemics — there must be an inclusive approach to the current design process, which is moving swiftly. CSOs must have room to inform the design, governance, priorities, and stand-up process. CSOs and low- and middle-income countries should be co-creators and decision-makers at every step of the design and operation in order to ensure its success. The August 31 session saw over 165 attendees. Fifteen chat comments referred to One Health with the moderator repeating one of them to the group.

See the Initial Summary of Proceedings and Key Messages that was shared with the FIF Interim Secretariat and founding contributors. Recordings of the Aug. 30 and Aug. 31 sessions are available. It is hoped that this consultation process can pave the way for meaningful engagement and leadership of civil society, including civil society engagement in current design processes as well as over the longer term. Stay tuned for updated information and resources on the Global Pandemic Fund Action Hub.
August 30, 2022 Virtual Conference
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) held a public meeting to share what the Department has learned in furthering scientific knowledge on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the last decade with a look to the future.
August 29-31, 2022 In-Person Symposium
2nd International Ocean Health Symposium on Emerging Marine Diseases, Regulating Functions and Governance Implications
Kiel, Germany. Hosted by Kiel Marine Science at Kiel University and GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel. A broad range of disciplines were invited to exchange their views on ocean disease, ocean health, and related governance to articulate one ocean health perspective and its connection with the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development project “Beyond One Ocean Health.” The Ocean Health Symposium explored the interdependencies of ocean disease, extreme events and the overall integrity of ocean ecosystems. Extreme events such as heat waves are increasing disease outbreaks with consequences on ocean ecosystem functioning, while many of the emerging pathogens are still unknown. View Program.

August 22, 2022 Winners announced
Odyssey Conservation Trust invited short video stories from local communities showing the crucial link between biodiversity and equity with a One health perspective. Participants should follow our Facebook and Instagram pages, where the final video shortlists and voting process were facilitated. 

August 5, 2022
A group of scientists, experts, and representatives from New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, and West Virginia convened for a mid-Atlantic Regional One Health Consortium Conference at Rutgers University. See Agenda  Recording Available at bottom of Agenda page.
July 11-13, 2022
Omaha, Nebraska, USA at the National Ebola Training and Education Center. Hosted since 2019 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center, this educational course targets multiple disciplines working with clinical research trials conducted in barrier nursing environments. The curriculum implements problem-based learning techniques with asynchronous and synchronous learning to encourage researchers and regulators to cross-educate each other on the challenges related to the conduct of regulated studies in biological safety level 4 (BSL-4) laboratories and barrier nursing environments and to identify solutions that are acceptable from scientific and regulatory perspectives. The intent is to ensure a better prepared, cohesive community of clinical, scientific, and regulatory experts mutually engaged in, and committed to, the research, development, and regulatory evaluation and approval of medical countermeasures for high consequence pathogens. Free for both national and international attendees. In this year’s course Dr. Dennis Bente explained how UTMB uses the "One Health Initiative" and how collaboration of the scientific, veterinary, medical, social, and environmental disciplines intersect when responding to an outbreak. He also discussed implications of the One Health approach for achieving optimal health outcomes. More information about the course program can be accessed at

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US EPA, Edison, NJ. This high-profile position will have primary responsibility for leading the establishment and growth of CERCLE, building relationships with local communities and institutions, and overseeing research to address critical environmental challenges faced by local communities.  
See desired qualifications, and application package requirements on the Position Information site. Apply directly online through USAJOBS at Application Deadline: September 20, 2022, 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Contact Greg Sayles at, (phone: 1+-513-305-9984, or Tabitha Codrington at (phone: 1+-919-236-9698). The Position Information can be also be viewed via this QR code and your mobile phone
Tsimane Health and Life History Project (THLHP)
Location: Arizona State University or University of California, Santa Barbara.
Contact: and Start date is flexible.

Speaking Opportunities
One health approach to Food Safety Webinar Speakers
The OHC’s One Health Social Science - Food Safety and Food Security(OHSS-FSFS) Small Working Group seeks potential speakers for an upcoming webinar series on a One health approach to Food Safety that it will be hosting biweekly from the 15 of August till the end of September. Sub-themes of the webinar will be:
1- Social determinants that affect food safety and security 
2- Impact of farm biosecurity in food safety 
3- Domestic- Wild life animal interface and One health 
4-How can a One Health approach help to make communication more acceptable? 

Send letter of interest and curriculum vitae to:
Journal Articles and Reports
Newer Articles and Reports

The need for a One Health approach for influenza surveillanceSaha S, Davis WW, The Lancet Global Health, Vol 10 (8), Aug 2022, Doi:

One Health: A new definition for a sustainable and healthy future, One Health High-Level Expert Panel (OHHLEP), Adisasmito WB, Almuhairi S, Behravesh CB, Bilivogui P, Bukachi SA, et al. (2022), PLoS Pathog 18(6): e1010537.

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

DeLacey J, Scientific Bulletin of the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest, Vol. XXVI, No. 1, 2022.
Older Articles and Reports (over 6 months)

Mainstreaming Gender-Responsive One Health: Now Is the Time, Garnier J, Savic S, Cediel N, BArato P, Boriani E, Bagnol B, Kock RA, Frontiers in Public Health, 2022, July,

A Food System Paradigm Shift: From Cheap Food at Any Cost to Food within a One Health Framework, Jonathan Rushton, Barry J. McMahon, Mary E. Wilson, Jonna A. K. Mazet, and Bhavani Shankar, National Academy of Medicine, 2021, Nov,

Plant Health and Its Effects on Food Safety and Security in a One Health Framework: Four Case Studies David M. Rizzo, Maureen Lichtveld, Jonna A. K. Mazet, Eri Togami, and Sally A. Miller, One Health Outlook, 2021,

Pandemics– One Health preparedness for the nextAarestrup FM, Bonten M, Koopmans M, The Lancet Regional Health - Europe, Volume 9, 2021,
Worth Revisiting
Arens A, Scott C, Osburn B., 2015 Dec 16:241–8. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-24442-6_11, Part of the Food Microbiology and Food Safety book series
  • News about animal abuse’s Links with human violence
  • Information on mass shooters with histories of animal abuse
  • A new Link initiative under way in Portugal
  • Military bases concerned about domestic violence and animal abuse
  • Judges, prosecutors and police getting Link training.
  • The Updated Definition of One Health
  • Eastern Africa Office Updates
  • External News
  • Grant Opportunities

August 2022
  • UTMB, Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, and Duke University Researchers Win $3M in NIH Funding to Conduct Environmental and Occupational Health Research
  • Medical Scholars Learn About Molecular Diagnostics in UTMB’s New Molecular Diagnostic Training Program
  • One Health and the Systems Approach, Texas Style
New Books!

By Dr. Cherice Roth
What does a real doctor look like? Dr. Cherice Roth has some thoughts on that. Enough thoughts, in fact, that the Oregon-based veterinarian has written two children’s books that tackle stereotypes about the medical profession with humor, hugs and a wagging tail or two.

Gloria Bachmann, MD, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University and Co-Founder (2016) of the Rutgers One Health Steering Committee that was instrumental in New Jersey becoming the first state in the USA to formally legislate creation of a New Jersey One Health Task Force.
Hosted by One Health Trust (formerly CDDEP), this podcast series shares the latest ideas to improve the health of our planet and its people. Journalist Maggie Fox visits with multiple guests:
  • August 30, 2022 Poops and Pathogens - Disease Surveillance in Wastewater
  • August 23, 2022. Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs): Innovating to meet women’s needs - Dr. Bethany Young Holt talks about products that combine contraceptives with sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention, Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs), for women.

  • August 16, 2022. Monkeypox: Stopping the spread and the stigma - Dr. Ali Khan
  • August 9, 2022. Saving Antibiotics: the global threat of antimicrobial resistance - Dr. Lance Price
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