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One Health Happenings
New to the One Health 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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January was

Check out #OneHealthAwarenessMonth on all social media feeds to see some of the postings that were shared to raise awareness around the world for One Health and One Health issues.
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The $5,000 USD Bossart Scholarship Award for 2022 went to Miranda Dziobak for her One Health Project titled
Miranda is a PhD Student at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. The Dr. Gregory D. Bossart Memorial One Health Scholarship was launched in 2021 by the One Health Commission and Georgia Aquarium for one student, from anywhere in the world, who is leading a graduate or clinical research project focused on the inter-connection between animals, people, plants, and their shared environments.
Working toward a world better able to prevent, predict, detect, and respond to health threats and improve the health of humans, animals, plants, and the environment while contributing to sustainable development. 
To help achieve these aims in a comprehensive, systematic and sustainable way in keeping with the underlying principles of the One Health approach, OHHLEP has developed an over-arching, 25 page Theory of Change (ToC) document in addition to the One Health definition that it previously released in December, 2021. This ToC was included in the Quadripartite One Health Joint Plan of Action (OH JPA). It is designed to guide OHHLEP’s own work and that of the Quadripartite as well as providing a conceptual framework for other organizations, agencies and initiatives working towards similar One Health goals.
January 27, 2023
The 44th Council Meeting of FAVA agreed to establish a One Health Office in Fukuoka, Japan, to serve as a hub to promote One Health in Japan, Asia, and the World. On November 9, 2022, a memorandum of understanding was signed between FAVA and Fukuoka Prefecture to establish in Fukuoka City an office to promote activities for implementing the One Health approach in Asia and worldwide in response to the invitation by Fukuoka Prefecture and other organizations.
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de Castañeda RR, Viller J, Guzmán CAF, Eslanloo T, de Paula N, Machalaba C, Zinsstag J, Flahault A, Bolon I, The Lancet, Vol 7, Issue 2, Feb 2023,

"..... Animal health, specifically zoonoses (eg antimicrobial resistance and emerging infectious diseases), remains the most prominent One Health research field, whereas planetary health research does not address animal health. Planetary health focuses more on the environment, particularly climate change and human health, and on social determinants of human health. Yet climate change is not unique to planetary health research, and we observe increasing overlaps with the broadening of One Health.....These overlaps can generate confusion, and it would be helpful to further clarify the relative focus of One Health and planetary health research, mainly because they often involve different disciplines and communities……Yet this diversity should not be a reason to diverge or compete but to collaborate.....Overall, One Health and planetary health are highly complementary fields of scientific inquiry with solid leverage for translation into policy and practice. There is an opportunity to build a stronger research community and transdisciplinary evidence to collectively address pressing public and global health issues in a truly integrated way……Above all, life on Earth is at risk, and our diversity will only make us stronger."
Two One Health Legislative Events in the U.S 117th Congress, December, 2022
H.R.2617 -Passed into law in December 2022.
Language from 2019 and 2021 One Health Acts was incorporated into this large Omnibus Bill. The US is waiting to see the 'framework' that CDC has been mandated to bring forward.

(a) One Health Framework
The Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shall develop, or update as appropriate, in coordination with other Federal departments and agencies, as appropriate, a One Health framework to address zoonotic diseases and advance public health preparedness.
(b) One Health Coordination
The Secretary, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shall coordinate with the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to develop a One Health coordination mechanism at the Federal level to strengthen One Health collaboration related to prevention, detection, control, and response for zoonotic diseases and related One Health work across the Federal Government
(c) Reporting - Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the Senate and the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives a report providing an update on the activities under subsections (a) and (b).
December 2022 U.S. Senator Gillibrand Introduced a ground breaking One Health Bill that would create a U.S. One Health Security Council charged with preventing, detecting and responding to biological threats that significantly impact U.S. national health, economy, and security.
The Act includes:
1. One Health Security Council
A new Deputy National Security Advisor would lead a One Health Security Council within the Executive Office of the President responsible for coordinating whole-of-government One Health Security-related activities.

2. One Health Security Strategy
The One Health Security Council would develop a strategy that would advise the President with respect to the integration of domestic, foreign, and military policies relating to One Health Security to enable Federal agencies to cooperate more effectively.

3. One Health Security Activities
The One Health Security Council would recommend funding allocation for activities critical to improving our biodefense and ability to defend against natural, human-generated and accidental biological events.
Because zoonoses emerge from the dynamic confluence of people, animals and their products, environment, agriculture, wildlife, vectors, food, water, antimicrobial use, and changing ecosystems, experts and organizations must rethink and reimagine ways to integrate and coordinate their actions. These include adopting systems thinking, committing new investments in prevention, improving public and animal health infrastructures and associated surveillance systems globally, expanding human capacity and skills, and merging communities and resources across the domains of One Health. See also: the recorded webinar and Op-Ed accompanying release of this publication) 
King L, Anderson TK, Barton Behravesh C, et. al., Zoonotic Diseases in Animal Agriculture and Beyond: A One Health Perspective, Special Publication No. 33, November 2022.
The December 2022 issue of the World Medical Journal (WMJ) featured a collective article by physicians from 12 countries – Brazil,Dominican Republic, Germany, Italy, Japan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, and United Kingdom – highlighting insightful reflections about One Health Day 2022 activities across their countries. See the Issue Editorial and pages 89-99.
Experts from CDC's One Health Office lead One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization (OHZDP) workshops in countries, regions, and other areas to help the countries/regions prioritize their zoonotic diseases of greatest concern. These workshops bring together experts from many different areas who work to protect the health of people, animals, and the environment. Workshop participants collaborate to identify the top zoonotic diseases to target for One Health collaborations and to develop strategies for tackling the newly prioritized diseases.
A new report from the Colombia workshop is now available. Other workshop reports are also available on CDC’s One Health website.
Updates on U.S. Smithsonian Exhibit
Washington, D.C., Museum of Natural History.
3.3 million people viewed the OUTBREAK exhibit between its opening in March 2018 and closing in Oct 2022. To date, over 300 applications have been submitted for the Do It Yourself (DiY) ‘pop-up’ version of the exhibit from host organizations in 55 countries and 47 US states and territories and that option remains open indefinitely. Though the full physical exhibit has closed, the Smithsonian’s own DiY version is now open on the second floor of the Museum for an indefinite duration if you are able to visit D.C. in person. It includes bilingual English-Spanish panels and audio-visual kiosks. The Smithsonian remains committed to educating about pandemic risks and One Health with these activities: 
Templates of the DiY ‘pop-up’ exhibit are provided for creation of translations to different languages in your region. You can still bring this amazing exhibit to a library, shopping mall, hospital lobby or educational institution near you. Help spread the word about this amazing, ongoing One Health, cradle to grave, educational opportunity for the general public. Contact Kerri Dean at if interested or visit
The next event is March 8, 2023 titled ‘Healthy Bats, Healthy Horses, Healthy Humans’, free and open to the public but you must register. 
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Introduced in California Senate on February 15, 2022 by Senator Melissa Hurtado. Approved by Governor on September 30, 2022. “This bill would require the State Department of Public Health, the Department of Food and Agriculture, and the Department of Fish and Wildlife to jointly establish and administer the One Health Program for the purpose of developing a framework for interagency coordination in responding to zoonotic diseases and reducing hazards to human and nonhuman animal health, in accordance with the One Health principles set forth by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

The Center for International Health (CIH-LMU) is located at the hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU), Germany and is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The goal of the OH-TARGET (One Health Training And Research Global NETwork) project is to improve health conditions worldwide by understanding the structural health problems caused by the living environment and by developing context-specific solutions in a holistic and participatory approach to development cooperation. The OH-TARGET project works with veterinarians, social scientists and geoscientists, both from the LMU and from partner universities in nine countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Its many initiatives include:
Yamoussoukro, Cote d’Ivoire,
December 12-15, 2022
The Cote d’Ivoire One Health Platform is a formal multisectoral, multidisciplinary coordination mechanism that brings together high-level public and private sector actors who meet regularly with the main objective of promoting the “One Health” approach and facilitating prevention, control and eradication of public health events. Ministries, focal points, professionals and technical and financial partners gathered to prepare the PANSS capacity assessment using REMAP and eSPAR tools and the platform activities report. Open in Chrome for English translation.
Launched by faculty of the University of Maryland School of Public Health and of several academic institutions in Egypt. The UMOHN intends to remove barriers to implementing a successful One Health framework in countries (fragmented governance of human and animal health and the environment; lack of education and training in the One Health approach; siloed sectors that do historically work together) through capacity building. The UMOHN will deliver capacity building activities (such as One Health core competency framework development, training and education, human resource development, implementation framework development, multi sector collaboration, and policy formulation) to prepare countries for successful One Health implementation and set Middle Eastern countries up for success when implementing the One Health framework. See short documentary (in Arabic) about FAO-Egypt Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) work in Egypt combating diseases that emerge from animals and spillover to humans by fostering multi-sectoral collaborations.

Community-centered care linking human, environmental, and animal health.
The Knights Landing One Health Center aims to provide linguistically competent and culturally humble healthcare services to the rural underserved in the Knights Landing, California area. See the history of how the clinic started in 1974 focused mostly on people and how Veterinary services were incorporated in 2013.

July 2022   
Authors: Aslanyana G, Di Ruggieroa E, Kickbusche I, Kuruvilac D, Michaelidesc O, Robertsonc N.
One Health called by name 10 times in this document, along with planetary health. This paper was prepared by the U Toronto Centre for Global Health Dalla Lana School of Public Health to inform a coherent global health strategy for Canada.……. Interviewed experts pointed to the vast body of holistic health knowledge of Indigenous communities, acknowledging that Indigenous Ways of Knowing are exemplary yet are not currently legitimized in decision-making..... interviewed experts suggested that such a holistic approach to health be led by Indigenous leaders. However, literature cautions the application of a Western framework (i.e., a One Health or planetary health approach) to Indigenous Teachings, as they are fundamentally distinct and may itself be a form of modern colonization. Therefore, this approach advocates for Indigenous leaders to be invited to lead, or participate, in whichever capacity they chose, in the design and implementation of culturally-safe and appropriate solutions (whether that be via a One Health approach, or an Indigenous-led approach to healing).
Partnerships and leveraging external innovations, tools, and capacity are critical to the success of this program. These funding opportunities will help leverage both prior and new One Health partnerships while working toward the goal of preventing or minimizing the next pandemic, and addressing future One Health challenges.
January 19, 2023
….”The One Health approach (bridging the Animal-Environmental-Human Health interface) has rapidly gained political and financial support, particularly in regional and transcontinental initiatives to improve Global Health Security…... This four-paper Lancet Series explores the adoption of One Health approaches to improve health security and includes an analysis of the current landscape of preventive, surveillance, and response measures in outbreak situations of emerging and re-emerging zoonotic infectious diseases with epidemic potential as well as other potential public health emergencies such as neglected endemic diseases, antimicrobial resistance, environmental and chemical hazards and natural disasters.”

See also a popular media Commentary about this series January 22, 2023
Author: Claude Forthomme In: IMPAKTER
Challenges and successes of One Health in the context of planetary health in Latin America and the Caribbean
20 Articles, 136 Authors, 
Editors: Pettan-Brewar C, Figueroa D, Kahn L, Martins A, Cediel N, Welker Biondo A
One Health is applied in practice in Latin American and Caribbean countries every day, especially in less developed and impoverished rural and urban areas where there is a lack of professional and medical resources. For example, local communities have worked together with institutions through grass root movements in the prevention and control of rabies, leishmaniosis, Chagas disease, hanseniasis, borreliosis and co-infections, parasitic diseases, and other neglected and emerging infectious diseases. In Latin American and Caribbean countries, practice is likely to precede conceptual understanding of scientific approaches. These bottom-up community approaches are applied to disease prevention and control and are discussed in this Research Topic. (Image from ‘One Health of Peripheries: Biopolitics, Social Determination, and Field of Praxis’) Learn About this Special Edition   See all titles
Read the Editorial for this special edition
Research Questions:
July 2022 

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Blogs / Commentaries / Editorials / Opinions 
January 31, 2023
Author: Emily Anthes  In: The New York Times
Even after Delta became the dominant variant in humans, Alpha and Gamma continued to circulate in white-tailed deer, according to new research. The finding not only raises concerns that deer could be a source of new coronavirus variants that could spread back to people; it also raises the possibility that the virus might evolve in ways that pose a greater risk to wild animals, he added.... The study highlights the need for ongoing surveillance of wild deer populations.
January 23, 2023
Author: Nina Wu  In: The Honolulu Star-Advertiser

At the state level [Hawai], Gov. Josh Green has issued a proclamation declaring January as "Hawai 'i One Health Month…..Advocates, which include the Hawaii Veterinary Medical Association and Hawaiian Humane Society, say the proclamation expands and increases awareness of One Health efforts in the state.

January 3, 2023  
Authors David T. S. Hayman, Katie Woolaston  In: Nature
The World Health Organization (WHO) is currently drafting an international, legally binding instrument for “pandemic prevention, preparedness and response”. Knowing that future pandemics are likely to originate from the natural world, we urge the WHO to engage with experts and organizations to incorporate an overarching One Health framework into the treaty.
Authors: Larry Brilliant, Mark Smolinski, Lisa Danzig, and W. Ian Lipkin
In: Foreign Affairs
“……spillover and outbreaks are inevitable, but pandemics are not. Humanity’s greatest task now, therefore, is to do everything possible to sever the link between the former and the latter. It is a task made easier than ever by modern science, yet also one that requires crucial elements sorely lacking in the age of COVID-19—speed, cooperation, and thing no amount of money can cure is a lack of trust. The pandemic laid bare the mistrust among countries, with some governments concealing data and others hoarding vaccines. And it exposed the mistrust between populations and their own public health officials, with tensions erupting over mask mandates, school closures, and vaccinations. Trust is the difference between calling a hotline and choosing not to, between sharing information internationally and hiding it, between following quarantine rules and flouting them, and between sharing vaccines and hoarding them. Without trust, even the best public health policies will fail. It is this human element that will, above all, determine whether the world can use modernity’s gift of science to stave off catastrophe.”
December 6, 2022 Author: Easrat Jahan Esha 
Blogpost on One Health Poultry Hub website
An early career researcher shares her memories from a major event in the One Health global calendar – including a few that leave something to be desired…..if we wish to incorporate One Health into our way of life, we need to create and implement a comprehensive plan for integrating communication, science and research, and bring together multiple perspectives on to a single stage. This includes at international conferences such as this one.
Author: Jacob Zinsstag In: Future Learn

What ethical issues influence the human-animal relationship? In this article, Jakob Zinsstag provides a brief overview. …A One Health perspective encompasses reflections on human and animal well-being per se. Humans have rights and are seeking to maximise their well-being; similarly, one might ask whether animals have rights, and if so, how should we consider their well-being?
Newly recognized Role of the Environment in Antimicrobial Resistance
May 16, 2022
Author: Allison Parshall  In: Scientific American
People are infected by bacteria that, after contacting heavy metals, develop drug-resistant traits. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria killed roughly 1.27 million people in 2019, according to the most recent worldwide analysis…..But antibiotic resistance also has a lesser-known source: heavy metals such as lead, mercury and silver. The metals are found all over because of human industries such as mining and transportation. Bacteria in these surroundings have evolved abilities to protect themselves from the toxic effects of the metals, and these same traits often help them fight off antibiotics, according to studies in the environment, animals and—recently—in people………adds antibiotic-resistant bacteria to the list of harms visited upon people without much money or social resources, usually members of minority groups, who are most likely to live in these lead-contaminated areas. “It’s really an environmental justice issue." The link between heavy metals and antibiotic resistance illustrates why, to understand global health, “you don’t just look at human health or veterinary health or the environment as separate things,” Vos says. “Everything is connected.”
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Many national and subnational governments, government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and intergovernmental organizations have recognized the need for
a One Health approach. To clarify this evolving policy landscape the One Health Commission has begun compiling these One Health Strategic Action Plans. Included on these webpages:
November 10, 2022 One Health Session at COP27 Science Day
This session discussed the interconnectivity of different pillars of the One Health approach to sustainably balance and optimize human, animal, and ecosystems health. It focused on the most tangible impacts present globally related to One Health approach as zoonotic disease, food poisoning and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), and discussed potential innovative approaches, protocols, and solutions to combat the scale of the damage that would occur. Listen to the recording.
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.

Technical Report
From the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDPC)

In order to further explore and identify priority areas for action for strengthening One Health preparedness in Europe, ECDC convened an expert consultation in December 2017. The consultation consisted of both plenary and parallel group work sessions. This report summarizes the key conclusions from this consultation.

January 4, 2022 Even more relevant today!
Author: George Lueddeke In: IMPAKTER
….Our greatest challenge as a species is to adopt a new mindset / mental models that shift our thinking, policies, and strategies from human-centrism (it’s all about us) to eco-centrism: it’s about all species and the environment and the sustainability of the planet. …This pressing paradigm shift ...... is encapsulated in the concept called One Health (& Wellbeing - OHW) that recognises the critical interdependence of humans, animals, plants in a shared environment.
  • Restructure the composition of the United Nations Security Council
  • Adopt the One Health & Wellbeing concept/approach and establish a UN One Health and Wellbeing Sustainability Council with a strong Youth voice 
  • Promote the OHW concept and the UN SDGs at academic, government, and at all societal levels across all global regions    
Hot Off the Press!! (Last 90 days - see also Publications list below in Library Section)
de Castañeda RR, Viller J, Guzmán CAF, Eslanloo T, de Paula N, Machalaba C, Zinsstag J, Flahault A, Bolon I, The Lancet, Vol 7, Issue 2, Feb 2023,

Behravesh CB, Medscape, February 7, 2023,

One Health predatory symposiums and publishers in Brazil and Latin America: How to recognize and find solutions to avoid them? Pettan-Brewer, C. et al. CABI One Health. CABI International. 2023. doi: 10.1079/cabionehealth.2023.0003.

Evolution and expansion of the One Health approach to promote sustainable and resilient health and well-being: A call to action, Mumford EL, Martinez DJ, Tyance-Hassell K, et. al., Front. Public Health, 13 January 2023, Volume 10 – 2022,

Incorporating social environment data in infectious disease research, Noppert GA, Kubale JT, Lancet, Vol 8, Issue 2, January 2023,

The Role of Sub-National Leaders Implementing the One Health Approach, One Health Cases. Singh BT et al., 2023, CABI International. doi: 10.1079/onehealthcases.2023.0005.

to health: insights from 15 years of co-designed ecohealth teaching and learning experiences, Webb J, Raez-Villanueva S, Carriere PD,, Lancet Planetary Health, Volume 7, ISSUE 1, January, 2023,

Migrant health during public health emergencies: The Ebola crisis in Uganda, Bellizzi S, Pichierri G, Popescu C, One Health, Volume 16, 2023,

Pettan-Brewar C, Figueroa D, Cediel-Becerra N, Kahn L, Martins AF, Biondo AW, Front. Public Health, 23 December 2022,

Advancing One Health: Updated core competencies, CABI One Health. Laing, G. et al. (2023), CABI International. doi: 10.1079/cabionehealth.2023.0002.

Applications of platform technologies in veterinary vaccinology and the benefits for one health, Entrican G, Francis MJ, Vaccine, Volume 40, Issue 20, 2022, Pages 2833-2840,

One health ethics: “What then must we do?” CABI One Health. Lindenmayer, J. M. et al. ,2022, CABI International. doi: 10.1079/cabionehealth.2022.0011.

A one health approach to plant health, Hoffmann V, Paul B, Falade T, et al. CABI Agric Biosci 3, 62, 2022.
See news release in AAAS-EurekAlert about this scientific Commentary:
        A team of scientists argue that a One Health approach to plant health is vital if we are to sustainably feed a growing population expected to reach 10 billion by 2050.
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Lefrancois T, Malvy D, Atlani-Duault L, Benamouzig D, Druais P, Yazdanpanah Y, The Lancet, October 24, 2022,

One Health Animal Disaster Management: An Ethics of Care Approach. Anthony R, De Paula Vieira A., J Appl Anim Welf Sci. 2022 Apr-Jun;25(2):180-194. doi: 10.1080/10888705.2022.2040360. Epub 2022 Mar 10. PMID: 35272545.

How are large-scale One Health initiatives targeting infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance evaluated? A scoping review, Delesalle L, Sadoine ML, Mediouni S, Denis-Robichaud J, Zinszer K, Zarowsky C, Aenishaenslin C, Carabin H.One Health. 2022 Mar 24;14:100380. doi: 10.1016/j.onehlt.2022.100380

One health training needs for Senegalese professionals to manage emerging public health threats, Ossebi W, Ndjoug Ndour APN, Dieng SD, et. al., Science in One Health, Volume 1, 2022,

The origins and lineage of One Health, Part I, Ancheta J, Fadaak R, Anholt RM, Julien D, Barkema HW, Leslie M., Can Vet J. 2021 Aug;62(8):883-885. PMID: 34341605; PMCID: PMC8281944.

The Origins and Lineage of One Health, Part II, Ancheta J, Fadaak R, Anholt RM, Julien D, Barkema HW, Leslie M., Can Vet J. 2021 Oct;62(10):1131-1133. PMID: 34602644; PMCID: PMC8439323.
From the Approach to the Concept: One Health in Latin America-Experiences and Perspectives in Brazil, Chile, and Colombia, Pettan-Brewer C, Francisco MA, Barros de Abreu DP, et. al., Frontiers in Public Health, Vol 9, 2021, doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.687110

Needs for a Curricular Change in Primary and Secondary Education From the One Health Perspective: A Pilot Study on Pneumonia in SchoolsFrancisca M, Sánchez MP, Duprat XG, Mena Alejandro, Sjöberg-Herrera Marcela, Cabal Soledad, Figueroa Daniela P, Frontiers in Public Health, Vol. 9, 2021, DOI=10.3389/fpubh.2021.654410

How to Build an Interdisciplinary, Multisectoral Global Health Workforce: Lessons From One Health Professionals. Togami E, Barton Behravesh C, Dutcher, Tracey and Hansen, Gail R. and King, Lonnie and Pelican, Katharine and Mazet, Jonna AK, Aug, 2021, Available at SSRN:

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One Health Social Sciences (OHSS) News
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.
Call for OHSS Co-Leader (closed / completed)
The OHSS Team would like to thank very much the 38 candidates who applied for the OHSS Co-Chair position! We are grateful to get such huge interest from amazing, creative, enthusiastic and motivated people! After an intense process of selection together with the advisory team, we finally found our new co-chair!! As we move to expand and strengthen our network, the new composition and format of the OHSS leadership team will be soon presented to you together with the vision we are going to follow for the next few years. Stay tuned.
Recent Webinar
January 31, 2023 Webinar
Hosted by the One Health Social Sciences Food Safety and Food Security (OHSS-FSFS) small Working Group’ in Partnership with IVSA- Alumni.  Speakers:
  • Dr. Elena Boriani - Gender equality and One Health, climate change and philosophy of a possible change.
  • Dr. Roba Haddadine - Multi Sectoral Coordination between animal and human Sector
  • Dr. Mohamad AbdRabou - Mycotoxins and their hazards to animals and humans
  • Professor Jeff Wilson's.
Attendance Certificate provided for participants.
Recording coming soon.

If interested you are invited to join the OHSS-FSFS What'sApp group to get involved. 
One Health and Social Sciences - Mental Health
December 15, 2022 Author: Laura Staloch  In: PsyPost
“Although walking in all environments had a beneficial effect on mood, the results showed that negative feelings such as anger, sadness and stress – generally characteristic of major depression – were more reduced after a nature walk than after a walk in an urban environment.” See the Original scientific publication.
Neglected One Health Arenas
Plants / Soil Health
Hoffmann V, Paul B, Falade T, et al. CABI Agric Biosci 3, 62, 2022.

See news release about this scientific Commentary:
        A team of scientists argue that a One Health approach to plant health is vital if we are to sustainably feed a growing population expected to reach 10 billion by 2050.

Comparative Medicine and Translational Research
January 24, 2023,
They live in our houses, breathe the same air, and suffer many of the same ailments that affect older people….. “While we are building these dog longevity drugs ………. we're also learning something about how to help people live longer, healthier lives.”
Student News

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ISOHA Contact Information! For memberships, projects, and partnerships, please contact ISOHA at this address
ISOHA Overview Document, Membership Information, and Resources

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:
Upcoming Events
Delaware Valley University's One Health Seminar Series brings experts from all over the world to discuss a variety of One Health issues.
March 2, 2023, 6PM EST

March 29, 2023, 6PM EST
  • Food Systems Meet Health Systems
  • Presenter - Raj Patel, author, film-maker and academic.
April 4, 2023, 6PM EST
April 27, 2023, 6PM EST
Recent Past DelVal One Health Seminars
January 31, 2023 Webinar
Visit the website for more information. All DelVal Oe Health online seminars are free, but you must register to attend:
February 28 - March 3, 2023 Conference
Hosted by the Center for One Health Research (COHR), U Alaska, Fairbanks. Faculty, staff, and students of higher education, researchers, K-12 educators, community leaders, administrators, non-profit partners, government agencies, and other professionals are invited to participate in this three and a half day event. Participants will engage in dynamic conversations and networking opportunities through hands-on workshops, individual/panel presentations, posters, and plenary sessions. Due to continueing COVID-19 restrictions, an online zoom link is provided to remotely watch conference presentations.
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March 8, 2023 Webinar
Hosted by the US Smithsonian Museum of Natural History OUTBREAK Exhibit Shared Planet Shared Health webinar series. Hendra virus spreads from flying foxes, to horses, and sometimes from horses to humans. The ecology of this transmission route involves an intricate interplay between the environment, bats, horses and humans that has fascinated researchers since the virus was first characterized in 1994. Our understanding of when and why Hendra outbreaks occur has become clearer, and provides insights into how preserving bat habitats can reduce infections in horses and humans. Wildlife disease ecologist Alison Peel will discuss the dynamics of Hendra virus spillover and share some intriguing new research with big implications for how caring for the environment could help prevent disease spillovers on our shared planet.
Free but you must Register.
April 3-7, 2023 Virtual Satellite Sessions April 14-16, 2023 In-person Conference
14th Annual Conference of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)
Held in conjunction with the World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2023 and the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centres International Global Innovation Forum 2023. Subthemes include:
  • Addressing the Social Determinants of Health
  • Pandemic Prevention, Covid-19, Emerging Infectious Diseases, and Other Communicable Diseases
  • Non-Communicable Diseases, Health Systems, Public Health, Primary and Surgical Care
  • Planetary Health, One Health, Environmental Health, Climate Change, Biodiversity Crisis, Pollution 
  • Politics, Governance, Diplomacy, Law, Corruption, Human Rights, Public Institution Strengthening   
  • Decolonizing - Reforming Global Health, Equity, Justice, Global Health Education and Research
  • Translation and Implementation Science, High Impact Development Initiatives, Bridging Research to Policy, Innovation and Research #CUGH2023
April 26-29, 2023 WVA Congress 2023
Taipei, Taiwan. Coincides with World Veterinary Day, April 29. Implementing One Health requires a multi-sectoral approach with three key elements, human health, animal health and environment. Despite being equally important, the environmental dimension of One Health has fallen behind the human and animal dimensions.
May 31, 2023

This conference will be explore wildlife viewing, wildlife interactions, building meaningful relationships with underserved communities, and human-wildlife conflict through the lens of mutualism. 
July 29 - August 4, 2023
71st International Conference of the Wildlife Disease Association
On the list of topics: Links between human and wildlife health
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February 3-4, 2023
Omha, Nebraska. An annual, interprofessional conference traditionally hosted by Creighton University with the purpose of raising awareness and involvement in addressing global health disparities among marginalized populations through education, advocacy, and service opportunities alongside national and international researchers and leaders. GHCM represents professionals, graduate students, undergraduates, academic faculty, community organizations, and community members. The purpose of the conference is to catalyze action in global health by providing insight into global health issues, promoting a common voice for those interested in global health, fostering talent, and facilitating interprofessional partnerships. IPE credits through The Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research (CIPER) are available. Registration is open.
January 26, 2023 Webinar
Ohio State Global One Health Initiative (GOHI) Monthly Webinar
8:30-10:00 AM EST 
Speaker Jason Cervanec of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center.
Note: this webinar is taking place one week later than the normally scheduled GOHI webinars due to holiday schedule conflicts. The normal GOHI webinar schedule (third Thursday of every month) resumes in February. Check the GOHi webinars webpage for registration details. View archived webinar recordings If you are interested in presenting your One Health work please fill out and submit the form at this link: More information contact
January 25, 2023
WHO Webinar Series on Trust
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted trust as an important determinant of successful pandemic response and leadership; a prerequisite for the uptake of interventions and behaviour change among communities; and a contributing factor in community resilience. In this series of webinars discussants will "unpack" some of the dimensions of trust in the context of epidemics and pandemics. The first webinar in the series will review the lessons learned at the intersection of trust and different responses to health emergencies including HIV, Ebola and COVID-19. The webinar can be viewed post-event on the EPI-WIN YouTube channel.
January 24, 2023
Two-Session Side Event at the Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2023. Organized by: 
-School of Global Health ( SGH), Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
-Thai Red Cross Emerging Infectious Diseases Clinical Center, Chulalongkorn Hospital, Thailand
-One Health Coordination Unit Thailand, -Department of Diseases Control, Thailand
-Pasteur International Center for Research on Emerging Infectious Diseases, Institut Pasteur, France
-Emerging Infectious Diseases - South East Asia Research Collaboration Hub (EID-SEARCH) ,
-EcoHealth Alliance, USA
-Emerging Infectious Diseases and Health Security, Infectious Diseases Department, Global Health Population and Nutrition, FHI360, USA
-Association for the Development of Environmental Quality (Thailand), Thailand
  • Session 1: Impact of Ecosystem Disturbance on the Pandemic Threats
  • Session 2:Research and One Health Implementation to address ecosystem change and pandemic emergence.
January 24, 2023 Webinar
Hosted by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR) to discuss the latest U.S.  National Biodefense Strategy and Implementation Plan. The webinar will focus on the collaborative and transdisciplinary 'One Health' approach, as discussed in the Strategy, for effective biodefense and global health security. 
  • Cyril Gay, Senior National Program Leader, USDA-Agricultural Research Service
  • Joanna Prasher, Senior Advisor for Medical Care and Countermeasures, Centers for Disease Control and Protection
  • David Steifel, Director for Biodefense at the National Security Council, The White House
  • Casey Barton Behravesh, Director of One Health Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Recording Available

January 14-15, 2023
Caribbean College of Family Physicians Jamaica / Jamaica Veterinary Medical Association One Health Virtual Conference
  • Our Environment and Blue Spaces
  • Infectious Diseases
  • One Welfare and Mental Health
December 5-7, 2022
The One Health European Joint Program(OHEJP) Summer Schools have been an important component of OHEJP Education and Training activities. The last event "OHEJP Final School 2022" was held on 5-7th December 2022. Two hundred forty-six participants from 56 countries enjoyed a wide range of insightful discussions on the theme “Sustainability in One Health: how can it be achieved?” provided by 30 invited speakers from across the globe. Topics focused on the importance of communication, collaboration, commercialisation, innovation, science to policy activities and training to further advance One Health and ensure sustainability.

Call for Papers

Theme: One Health including and beyond Zoonoses
UERPH is an Open Access journal with an Impact Factor of 4.614. This Special Issue focuses on One Health in the broader context, from zoonoses and beyond, with the aim of collecting multidisciplinary knowledge and innovative ideas in the field. New systematic/ scoping reviews, research articles, case reports, conference papers, methodological papers, position papers, policy reports and commentaries with innovative approaches to widening the scope of One Health are welcome. Contact: Dr. Drona Rasali ( with questions.


Multiple Locations
The Center for Biological Diversity seeks a full-time Population and Sustainability associate to join our team where we use creative media, outreach, organizing and advocacy to highlight and address the connections between human population pressure, reproductive freedom, unsustainable consumption and the extinction and climate crises. The associate will support and lead multiple organizing and outreach campaigns that address patriarchy, capitalism and other systems of oppression.

Goodwin University - East Hartford/Bridgeport, CT, Full time
The Assistant Professor- Collaboration Coordinator of the MPH Program will oversee the Service Goal of the MPH Program, “Involve students and faculty in service experiences that improve health and wellness and promote social justice” and expand partnerships at the community, state, national, and international level. This position is geared towards identifying meaningful support and collaboration with key stakeholders in the planning, designing, and implementing of mutually beneficial activities through internships and community service projects addressing cultural, racial, linguistic, and/or geographic diversity of the populations and communities servied.

St. Catherine University, Minnesota, USA
The MPH in Global Health Program is focused on developing socially responsible leaders to combat public health issues by engaging and collaborating with local and global communities. The Program Director will provide strategic direction and leadership to the department. Additionally, this position is responsible for developing an innovative and respected program of research in their area of interest and expertise to advance the discipline and inform classroom teaching. This is a 10-month, tenure track position that will begin in August of 2023. Dependent on the applicant’s qualifications and experiences, the initial appointment may be at the assistant or associate professor level.

The Ohio State U, Wooster, Ohio, USA
Center for Food Animal Health, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences with the Department of Animal Sciences. 9-month tenure-track position with 75% Research and 25% Extension. The position involves collaboration with faculty in animal science, food science and technology, public health, plant pathology, and horticulture and crop science to solve complex interrelated problems.
Fellowships/ Residencies / Postdocs

One Health Team at U Texas Medical Branch, Galvaston, Texas
Contact Professor Greg Gray at
Graduate Studies / Scholarships

Two Graduate Associate Positions
One Health Laboratory, U Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galvaston, Texas, USA
Contact Professor Greg Gray at
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Routledge, 2022
This edited volume examines the complex entanglements of human, animal, and environmental health. It assembles leading scholars from the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and medicine to explore existing One Health approaches and to envision a mode of health that is both more-than-human and also more sensitive to, and explicit about, colonial and neocolonial legacies—urging the decolonization of One Health.
Commentary on this book;
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By veterinary disease ecologist Leslie Reperant, published by Johns Hopkins University Press to be released 21 March 2023.
This book is a journey, by leaps and bounds around the world and through time, to examine the extraordinary circumstances—evolutionary, ecological, and otherwise— that converged and gave birth to some of our most wicked and unexpected plagues and pandemics. Beyond the traditional historical account of human infectious diseases, this book unveils commonalities and coincidences that, throughout the ages, consistently preceded or triggered the emergence of new infectious diseases or the flare-ups of old ones. The pace of disease emergence is accelerating. The journey teaches us the One Health responses and solutions humanity must unfailingly apply to curb the rise of future plagues and pandemics. One Health Day 2022 marked the countdown to the launch of Fatal Jump.
These two books exemplify our ‘siloed’ systems and way of thinking; they address impacts of climate change on humans and animals ‘separately’. That is not how it will work:

By: Jay Lemery and Paul Auerbach
Since this book is about Climate Change and ‘human’ health (only), it is not really a One Health-focused book. However, it is relevant to the One Health conversation. The global environment is under massive stress from centuries of human industrialization. The projections regarding climate change for the next century and beyond are grim. The impact this will have on human health is tremendous, and we are only just now discovering what the long-term outcomes may be. This book addresses the human health oversight and enlightens readers about the most important aspect of one of the greatest challenges of our time. By weighing in from a physician’s perspective, Jay Lemery and Paul Auerbach clarify the science, dispel the myths, and help readers understand the threats of climate change to human health.
By: Craig Stephen and Colleen Duncan
This book appears to take a more One Health approach. After introducing animal health in a climate change context, the chapters of this book look at specific animal health impacts arising from climate change. It was written amid the COVID-19 pandemic and in the face of ever-increasing reports of on-the-ground, real-life climate impacts. Large scale wildfire and ocean heat waves have killed unprecedented numbers of animals, while droughts in some areas and floods in others displaced thousands of livestock and made food scarce for even more. Climate change is real, and it is here. How we respond will have profound implications for people, biodiversity, welfare, conservation, societies, economies, and ecosystems. The book concludes with suggestions on teachable and actionable ideas that could be used to mobilize concepts provided into education or advocacy.
  • Biodiversity Spring Market Registration 
  • Crimes against Biodiversity, CRIM-BIODIV conference at Belgian Senate 
  • Job opportunity: Scientific Officer One Health & Biodiversity 
  • Alternet summer school, innovative atmosphere for resolving sustainability challenges 
  • Become a reviewer for the IPBES nexus assessment 
  • Call for nominations to the 2023 GBIF Graduate Researches Award 
Virginia Tech University
  • Thematic Area: Antimicrobial Countermeasures (vaccine and drug)
University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Karelian Bear Dogs Help Protect Wildlife
  • Final EdX course is launching February 7!
  • One Health One Future Conference 
  • Free Resiliency Conference
  • Seeking Volunteers for One Health Screening Tool for Safety
  • Ukraine Study Explores Veterinary Forensics
  • New and Pending Legislation
  • Training Opportunities
  • Gebreyes meets with partners in Ethiopia
  • Training on PHEM and COVID-19 Surveillance
  • GOHi co-hosts conference in Bangalore, India
  • GOHi members co-author paper on staph infection-induced kidney disease
Dec 2022
  • Future Legacy of the One Health EJP
  • BIOPIGEE workshop on biosecurity measures
  • COHESIVE project leader interview
  • CPD Module delivered in Denmark 
  • Six successful Short Term Missions
  • Antimicrobial Resistance/Robert E. Shope MD Professorship in Infectious Epidemiology Appointment /Johns Hopkins World GIS Day Presentation
  • Chagas Disease Among Animal Populations in the United States / An Evolution of Collaboration at UTMB
Publications Worth Revisiting (As true today as when they were written....... )

Developing a Global One Health Workforce: The “Rx One Health Summer Institute” Approach, Berrian AM, Wilkes M, Gilardi K, Smith W, Conrad PA, Crook PZ, Cullor J, Nyatanyi T, Smith MH, Kazwala R, Mazet JAK, EcoHealth, 2020,

What makes an effective One Health clinical practitioner? Opinions of Australian One Health experts,  Sandra G. Steele, Jenny-Ann Toribio, Robert Booy, Siobhan M. Mor, One Health, Volume 8, 2019,

A system dynamics approach to understanding the One Health concept. Xie T, Liu W, Anderson BD, Liu X, Gray GC, PLoS ONE (2017),

Companion Animal Economics. The Economic Impact of Companion Animals in the UK. 2016. By Hall, S.; Dolling, L; Bristow, K.; Fuller, T.; & Mills, D.; CABI, Wallingford, UK; ISBN 9781786391728 [Published December 2016]

One Health: From Concept to Practice, Mackenzie JS, McKinnon M, Jeggo M, Confronting Emerging Zoonoses. 2014 Jul 19:163–89. doi: 10.1007/978-4-431-55120-1_8

The 'One Health' paradigm: Time for infectious diseases clinicians to take note?, Fisman DN, Laupland KB. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2010 Fall;21(3):111-4. doi: 10.1155/2010/420628

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