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June 30. 2022 The goal of the FIF is to provide financing to address critical gaps in pandemic PPR to strengthen country capacity in areas such as disease surveillance, laboratory systems, health workforce, emergency communication and management, and community engagement. The FIF Fact Sheet states: “Will the FIF also fund activities related to One Health (intersection between human health, animal health and environment)? …… Yes, activities related to One Health, which recognize that human and animal health are interdependent and bound to the health of the ecosystems they share, will be eligible for financing from the FIF. A multi-sectoral One Health approach is central to the prevention of public health risks.” Fact Sheet: Financial Intermediary Fund for Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response.

The New Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA) Dr. Ajay Sood said that One Health will look at humans, wildlife & environment to address gaps in India’s disease surveillance, adding that 6 ministries are already working on it.

The Stockholm+50 conference celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first ever United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (1972) that created the UN Environment Program (UNEP). The conference included sessions on well-being economies, financing for the protection of nature and biodiversity, and the role of peace building in environmental and economic development work. Sessions described the practical roles that different sectors can or already play to facilitate the transition toward a climate positive world that includes wellbeing and economic opportunities for all humans. The conference recognized that wellbeing should be at the center of transitioning toward a healthy planet and prosperity for all. Additionally, it called on all parties to accelerate system-wide transformations of food, water, energy, and mobility sectors through policy reform, circular economy initiatives, and nature-based solutions. Around 300 young people participated in-person with several thousand more joining online. They presented the major points of a report drafted by students over several months leading up to the event. Most notably, the youth participants called for governments and intergovernmental agencies to include youth voices at all levels of decision making.
July 25, 2022 - New One Health Investment Report Released by ILRI and the Global Advocacy for Sustainable Livestock program (GLAD). This Brief puts forward a new agenda for investment opportunities promoting the benefits around One Health. It recommends 18 livestock-related policies and actions that are able to significantly improve the health of people, animals and environments through One Health approaches. The actions recommended emerged from a 2021 investigation by ILRI of One Health challenges in the world’s low- and middle-income countries that are best addressed through interventions in the livestock sector.
To advocate for sustaining and increasing the investment done by the Government of Cameroon since 2014, year of the establishment of the One Health platform (OHP) after the adoption of a One Health Strategy in 2012, the OHP in collaboration with FAO ECTAD Cameroon conducted a study from 2021-2022 on a cost-benefit analysis of the 2016 HPAI H5N1 multisectoral outbreak response. For 1.55 US$ invested during the 2016 multisectoral outbreak response, the return on investment was 4.65 US$. This return was translated throughout the outbreak period by the preservation a) of the 700.000 direct and indirect jobs related to the poultry sector, b) the contribution of that sector to the GDP (4%) and c) the availability of the chicken meat which is the first source of animal protein. See the report in French.
This podcast shares the latest ideas to improve the health of our planet and its people. Our world faces many urgent challenges, from pandemics and decreasing biodiversity to pollution and melting polar ice caps, among others. This podcast highlights solutions to these problems from the scientists and experts working to make a difference. The first episode on July 18, 2022 was on ‘Rainforests and Healthcare - Community-Based Solutions to Deforestation.
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
A consortium of researchers from UTMB, the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences (MNUMS), and Duke University won twin training and research grants totaling $3 million dollars from the Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institutes of Research. The consortium will establish a GEOHealth Center in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia where twenty-five Mongolian scholars will be trained to conduct interdisciplinary environmental and occupational research to help Mongolia’s people. GEOHealth Center faculty will conduct interdisciplinary, One Health-oriented, cutting-edge environmental and occupational health research projects in Mongolia.
Updates from the One Health Commission

Many governmental and non-governmental organizations, academics, and other individuals have created a diverse array of tools to assist One Health practitioners and lifelong learners. These documents aid in health systems management, disease surveillance, research, learning, and much more. To help streamline awareness of and access to them, the One Health Commission has gathered tools and toolkits from across the globe and compiled them on one webpage freely open to the world.
Many governments, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations have recognized the need for a One Health approach. Some have formally adopted National One Health Strategic Action Plans and One Health Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plans. Since 2019, the One Health Commission has been compiling these Action Plans to characterize this evolving policy landscape. These pages include links to: 
  • National One Health Strategic Action Plans
  • Global Organizations’ One Health Framework Documents
  • Regional One Health Frameworks
  • One Health Antimicrobial Resistance Strategic Plans
  • Countries/regions that have completed CDC One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization (OHZDP) workshops
Please help us make these webpages a tool for showing colleagues and policymakers how much One Health thinking and acting is being implemented globally. Please contact us ( ) with any suggestions for additions or modifications.
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'See over 300 popular media OpEds, Commentaries, Podcasts and other media about the coronavirus pandemic that mention and/or call for One Health by name or theory ......... because popular media is read by the 'public'. Be sure to click on 2020, 2021 to fully appreciate the number of items that have been published around the world.

The One Health Commission (OHC) believes that One Health ‘can’ become the default way of operating at all levels of academia, research, government, policy and industry when individuals and groups from around the world work together in organized team efforts. In keeping with its mission, vision and goals, the OHC identifies gaps where implementation of One Health thinking and acting could have a powerful positive impact, saving lives, both animal and human, and improving ecosystem health for all living creatures. Learn what we've been up to.

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS), the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) and EPA have joined hands in a One Health Community of Practice. The organizations work together to advance shared priorities, including public health, water and air quality, children’s environmental health, resilience to pollutants, and responding to unfolding threats and contaminants such as COVID-19 and PFAS. The Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) initiatives have been shared as a model for One Health planning and action. In addition to inter-agency coordination, Missouri’s work includes training for state health, education, and natural resources employees, and the development of risk communication strategies to make the science and technology behind One Health accessible to wider audiences. See feature article:  Showing the Way for One Health Collaboration - Spotlight on Missouri. See also the One Health project, ‘Health Benefits of Nature’ in which the Missouri Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is partnering with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), Missouri State Parks, and Park RX America to prescribe the health benefits of nature to their patients and share the positive impacts of conservation-related activities and programs offered in the state.

US CDC has released a special report on the impact of COVID-19 on antimicrobial resistance in the US. The US lost progress combating antimicrobial resistance in 2020 due, in large part, to effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This new report concludes that the threat of antimicrobial-resistant infections is not only still present but has gotten worse. See webpage summary statement.


July 28, 2022 In a historic move the United Nations General Assembly declared that everyone on the planet has a right to a healthy environment. Backers believe this is an important step in countering the alarming decline of the natural world. In a resolution passed at UN headquarters in New York City, the General Assembly said climate change and environmental degradation were some of the most pressing threats to humanity's future. It called on states to step up efforts to ensure their people have access to a "clean, healthy and sustainable environment."
July 18-23, 2022 In-Person Conference
Launch of a Policy Brief on Africa’s Great Apes and COVID-19 (in English and French)
Kigali, Rwanda. The aim of the conference was to increase the understanding of the vital role that Africa’s protected and conserved areas play in conserving biodiversity and delivering the ecosystem services that underpin human well-being. Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, CEO of Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH), gave a presentation about the distribution of species of great apes across Africa, threats to the great apes including zoonotic diseases and how those threats can be addressed through Responsible Tourism using the One Health approach.
Blogs / Commentaries / Editorials / Opinions 
Authors: Aisha Nankanja and Laura Streichert  In: PEAH
“The negative health consequences of contaminated water are significant. The high prevalence of diarrhea, typhoid, bilharzia, and other waterborne diseases cause widespread suffering, especially among children. Although the water from natural sources may be free of charge, there are additional costs for charcoal to boil it. This also leads to deforestation of local areas for firewood. Targeted education, training, and capacity-building are needed to address low health literacy and to empower women as earners and decision makers.” This forward-looking article tells us how grassroots efforts to improve water access in Uganda have been operationalized by the Rural Water Initiative for Climate Action (RWICA), a Uganda-based nonprofit aimed at empowering ‘communities to meet their water needs and build resilience to climate change by applying a One Health perspective’.
One Health Needs more Soft Power: Call for the UN to appoint a One Health Coordinator to guide policy and program change
July 19, 2022
Author: Richard Seifman In: IMPAKTER
Supporters of One Health do not commonly look upon their efforts as being in competition in gaining attention with other compelling ideas. But there is some truth in this; the public commons have room for just so much, and if forced to choose between the immediate and later, the better or lesser publicized, it will invariably choose the former……The One Health Coordinator would inter alia share relevant research, and organize meetings and conferences, conceivably at a Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly. That could lead to an International Conference on One Health as was the case with the International Conferences on
Nutrition. Further, the One Health Coordinator would engage with global and regional financial institutions to provide the wherewithal to accomplish agreed objectives ……...In short, an appointment now of a UN “One Health Coordinator” would provide the needed visibility and a perch for a global personality to do good.
July 12, 2022
Author: Richard Seifman In: IMPAKTER
A new One Health definition covers human, animal and eco-systems, but the latter is not part of the Joint External Evaluation (JEE). Working with UNEP to tailor specifics relevant to One Health would [then] serve as
a pathway to include the ecosystem in JEE assessments.
July 31, 2022
Author: Richard Seifman In: IMPAKTER
Religious communities have roles to play in One Health since it is an approach consistent with the teachings of most world faiths. See also: Hirata, E. (2021). Spirituality, Religion, and One Health: Exploring the Connections Between Spiritual and Religious Belief Systems and their Contribution to Human, Animal, and Environmental Wellbeing.
World Bank Blog
Authors: Benoît Bosquet, Sitaramachandra Machiraju, Daniel Mira-Salama    
The huge cost of the COVID-19 pandemic has focused minds around the world on what it will take to prevent the next pandemic from happening , or drastically reduce the risk of such occurrence. One key solution being discussed is the adoption of the “One Health” approach.
Social Media posting by Cat McGillycudy (O'Connor), Specialist in One Health, Epidemic Intelligence and Risk Assessment, UK Health Security Agency
The United Kingdom (in its G7 Presidency year 2021) has funded a short-term project tasking the (now) Quadrapartite with looking at ways of increasing interoperability in their intelligence systems, as well as developing a framework for future One Health intelligence systems at national and international levels with the overall aim of supporting enhanced global detection, assessment and response to shared health hazards. The project is called the One Health Intelligence Scoping Study or  #OHISS
Author: Tarun Sai Lomte  In:
Commentary about this LANCET Editorial - Avian influenza: the need to apply experience Genomic surveillance programs are essential to decrease reassortment, inform vaccination policies, and preclude spillover into humans.

See also: Aarestrup FM, Bonten M, Koopmans M, Pandemics– One Health preparedness for the next, The Lancet Regional Health - Europe, Volume 9, 2021,
Section 1.4. The need for One Health surveillance
A future catch-all infrastructure would not be limited to surveillance based solely on human clinical cases, but also need to improve the generation and access to data also from other reservoirs. While the human clinical diagnosis in many countries has been either fully paid or supported by governmental funding and/or heavy investment from large international funding organizations, this has not been the same for livestock clinical diagnostics, which basically has to be paid by the farmers. More control on limiting disease transmission between livestock is in place compared to humans, but host jumps into and between livestock also can occur; emergence of novel diseases in livestock will both have effect on livestock production and be a potential reservoir of diseases that might jump further to humans. Most novel diseases likely circulate for some time in animals and humans before they eventually are detected in clinical cases. There is thus a need to collect standardised samples that represent the human and animal microbiome (bacteriome and virome) in a comparable way over time and between countries.

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Frontiers in Public Health Special Research Topic
What does One Health entail, or rather, what ‘can’ it entail, as we can question whether the beauty of One Health is the same in the eyes of many beholders? Are there imperatives to a One Health approach that are imposed by the complexity of the challenges? How can we take into account the decolonizing perspectives regarding One Health? What are the key benefits and challenges of creating or strengthening the essential third pillar of One Health (and integrative nature – human health approaches and concepts)? Series Overview.  See the 5 articles published in this series.
Ruckert A,, Geneva, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Global Health Centre, Global Health Centre Policy Brief.
This policy brief explains the pivotal role that an equity-oriented One Health (OH) approach can play in pandemic prevention and preparedness.

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.

Pandemics– One Health preparedness for the next, Aarestrup FM, Bonten M, Koopmans M, The Lancet Regional Health - Europe, Volume 9, 2021,

World Health Day has been led on April 7 by WHO every year since 1950. It is seen as an opportunity to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health each year. World Health Day 2022 focused global attention on urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and to foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being. WHO estimates that more than 13 million deaths around the world each year are due to avoidable environmental causes. This includes the climate crisis which is the single biggest health threat facing humanity. The climate crisis is also a health crisis. Be sure to see the WHO videos created for ‘Our Planet, Our Health’. (See also) Search ‘Our Planet, Our Health’ in YouTube for many videos useful for raising awareness about climate change and health all year round.
News from the One Health Social Sciences (OHSS) Initiative

Two Social media interns will manage the content of OHSS-FSFS social media pages (Instagram and Facebook ). The intern(s) will work directly with team members for 1.5- 2 hours per week, and he/she must be medical or other professions student. Apply via this form.
Calling for Speakers for Food Safety Webinar Series
One health approach to Food Safety
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:
Hot Off the Press!! (see also Publications list below)
WHO Center for Environment and Health releases Technical Report
29 June 2022, One Health is a cross-disciplinary approach to improve human health at the human-animal-environment interface. The role of the environment in this triad is often overlooked, however. This report explores and clarifies this role from a health perspective. In animal-mediated diseases, the environment plays a threefold role, acting as a reservoir where substances are accumulated and transported, as a focal point for ecological and chemical processe, and as a health mediator where disease agents from the environment are transferred to and affect animals and humans. The environment thus plays a substantial role in human physical and mental well-being. ……While (much of ) One Health has traditionally focused on communicable diseases, this report suggests that the human-animal-environment interconnections provide insights into certain noncommunicable diseases, such as those caused by the human consumption of animals and animal products contaminated by chemicals, and injuries.

Phelan AL, Carlson CJ, Science, 14 Jul 2022, Vol 377, Issue 6605, pp. 475-477, DOI: 10.1126/science.abq5917
Bobo Martins S, Bolon I, Alcoba G, Ochoa C, Torgerson P, Sharma SK, Ray N, Chappuis F, Ruiz de Castaneda R, The Lancet Global Health, 2022, Vol 10 (3):e409-e415,

Saha S, Davis WW, The Lancet Global Health, Vol 10 (8), Aug 2022, Doi:
From the World Bank and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 2022.

Washington, DC: World Bank.

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have been able to produce antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein in hen eggs. Antibodies harvested from eggs might be used to treat COVID-19 or as a preventative measure for people exposed to the disease.
Did You Know About?
Initiated in 2013 by a unique three-way alliance between the University of Otago’s medical school, Massey University’s veterinary school and the Institute of Environmental Science and Research, One Health Aotearoa is a New Zealand non-profit dedicated to improving the health and well-being of New Zealanders by providing new approaches to management, prevention and control of infectious diseases. Its mission is to break down traditional silos and bring together the best scientists from diverse disciplines, including non-traditional fields. OHA aspires to be the national leader in infectious diseases research, education and advocacy, and the primary point of contact in New Zealand for international engagement and collaboration in ‘One Health’. In 2017, the OHA alliance was awarded flagship research centre status that allowed it to extend its network of scientists, form new research partnerships and work with government departments and policy makers through annual symposia and workshops. The OHA Alliance has led an annual One Health Aotearoa Symposium since 2015 (see Symposia Archives) and distributes a seasonal One Health Aotearoa Newsletter. (See Newsletter Archives )
Led by UC Davis and partners with strong support from Smithsonian Institution as part of the USAID One Health Workforce Next Generation Project.
The development and support of the next generation, those who will be on the front line addressing our most difficult challenges, is predicated on trustful, healthy, strong partnerships. That is what OHWA is working to establish. The OHWA provides training opportunities for all pre-service trainees at or beyond the bachelor’s degree programs at their universities or other academic institutions. Those pursuing a master’s degree in public health, environmental science, a doctorate in veterinary medicine, human medicine, pharmacy, or any other health profession are welcome to explore the academy’s training opportunities, to study for and acquire a credential certification in One Health. See this overview video  to hear from students in the program.
Resources to educate youth on zoonotic disease prevention
Through this program the US CDC works with the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) to promote One Health collaborations between federal and state public health and animal health authorities and state youth agriculture organizations. See the programs online Resource Repository. See Youth in Agriculture Online Resource Repository.
 ‘Two” Free Interactive, Online Courses for Youth: Now also available in Spanish!
Ames, Iowa, USA. Accessible online at any time for participants. Created by the Center for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH) at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine to educate youth on transmission and prevention of zoonotic diseases and encourage healthy and safe involve-ment between humans and animals. Two web-based courses are available: one for elementary aged youth (6-12 years) and one for middle/high school aged youth (13-18 years). Each self-paced course includes lessons, case studies, and supplemental materials such as guides for hands-on activities and educational workshops. Lessons with associated supplementary materials and teacher materials are available in Spanish. Additionally, to facilitate ease of use in various classroom settings, materials from the Bring Home the Blue, Not the Flu! courses have also been adapted to platforms such as Google Classroom, Seesaw, and Teachers Pay Teachers. The site contains links to additional free resources on these platforms including educational content, classroom activities, assignments and more! To learn more and to take or share the course in Spanish, visit To learn more and to take or share the course in English, visit


This free continuing education activity provides information to healthcare providers on the assessment, evaluation, and clinical implications of several tickborne disease cases in the United States. Lessons include Physician’s Pocket card, educational video with Spanish sub-titles, infographics and Tick-borne Diseases in the UC Manual.

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.

Amazon Smile has donated over $200 million to charities worldwide! You can help increase AmazonSmile donations to the One Health Commission by shopping at or with AmazonSmile 'ON' in the Amazon Shopping app.
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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.
August 15, 2022 Deadline

ISOHA is inviting all One Health student enthusiasts from across the globe to submit One Health related essays about Climate Change and One Health / Planetary Health for our essay competition. Each essay will be reviewed by our advisory board composed of qualified One Health Professionals, which will help us pick a winner. We are counting on your original ideas to bring some new perspectives to our One Health community! Undergraduate, Graduate and Doctoral students alike are all welcome to submit their essays. See link submission form for guidelines. For any questions, please feel free to contact us at: 

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
August 15, 2022 Deadline
Odyssey Conservation Trust invites you to share a short video story from your local community showing the crucial link between biodiversity and equity with a One health perspective. Winners will be notified on 22nd August 2022. The first three will have a chance to see their video published on our website and other One Health networks and will receive a certificate. The first three winners will also receive a unique Tacana Bag that epitomizes the link between women empowerment, traditional knowledge and biodiversity conservation. Participants should follow our Facebook and Instagram pages, where the final video shortlists and voting process will be facilitated. 
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 are 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 will explore 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 30, 2022 Virtual Conference
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be holding 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. The meeting will be open to the public via Zoom and teleconference. A preregistered public comment session will be held during the meeting. Written comments, specifically highlighting what has been learned and challenges for furthering science on AMR across the One Health interfaces of food safety, animal and human health, and the environment are welcome.
September 2, 2022 Hybrid International 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.
September 7, 2022 Webinar
10.00-12.00 CEST
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 11-14, 2022
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 will include One Health science, biodiversity conservation, environmental epigenetics, COVID-19 and wastewater-based epidemiology, mangroves genomes and epigenomes (MangroveENCODE), and much more. Follow program developments through the conference webpage. To be notified as more information becomes available, send email to or Option for attendees to extend trip to visit the Galapagos Islands! Student Travel Awards available 
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. Abstract deadline September 1, 2022.
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.  
  • Standard Registration Deadline (in-person) Wednesday, 31 August 2022
  • 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.

May 31, 2023
Managing Wildlife in an Era of Mutualism
This conference and training program is designed to address the myriad of issues that arise as people and wildlife struggle to coexist in a sustainable and healthy manner. Its mission is to increase professionalism and effectiveness in the Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management field. Wildlife viewing, wildlife interactions, building meaningful relationships with underserved communities, and human-wildlife conflict through the lens of mutualism will be explored. 

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July 26, 2022
Seminars VISAVET 2022
Seminarios VISAVET 2022, Oral presentation by Courage KS Saba, Hosted by Universidad Complutense (UCM), Madrid, VISAVET Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria. Universidad Complutense, Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria. Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain, July 26th, 2022.
July 25, 2022
(Recording In English)
One Health Brazil (OHB) is a transdisciplinary and multidisciplinary network that fosters inclusion, integration, creation of partnerships for sustainable collaborative training and research in One Health and all integrated healths. (See Nov 3, 2021 OHB Video: What is Your Vision? The OHB network has existed and been recognized internationally since 2012. (See History Its goal is to connect and aggregate professionals and students from diverse arenas as well as stakeholders from private, government and public initiatives. Each month OHB hosts Webinars, A Panels Discussion Series, Happy Hours, educational initiatives, and Journal Clubs and supports partnerships for collaborative international One Health research. Connect with One Health in Brazil and the greater Latin America One Health network ( Follow OHB thematic groups online and via social media:
July 22 and 28, 2022 Virtual Workshop
Hosted by the Souteast Asian One Health University Network (SEAOHUN) and One Health Workforce, Next Generation (OHW-NG) Global Team, Sessions included:
  • Mapping the One Health Policy landscape
  • Research and Data in Policy
  • Policy Brief writing and communication
July 23-29, 2022 Conference
70th Annual Wildlife Disease Association Conference
Madison, Wisconsin. Hosted by U Wisconsin-Madison, USGS, International Crane Foundation, and the Wisconsin Dept of Natural Resources. The mission of the Wildlife Disease Association is to promote healthy wildlife and ecosystems, biodiversity conservation, and environmentally sustainable solutions to One Health challenges. Scientific themes include:
  • Wildlife health and climate change
  • Human dimensions and wildlife health 
  • Systems thinking and approaches to One Health and wildlife health
  • Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and the role of wildlife scientists in the response
  • Zoonosis and wildlife
  • Innovations in diagnostics and surveillance
  • Management/monitoring/evaluation
  • Emerging and Legacy Contaminants and Wildlife Health
  • Special Session on the Use of Immunotherapeutics in Wildlife

July 18-23, 2022
Rwanda, IUCN organised / co-organised / supported seven pavilions in the exhibition zone of APAC2022
See the events held at the One Health Pavilion.
July 18 - 23, 2022 Workshop
While academia includes specialties in translational science, public policy, health policy and other policy-related fields, these programs do not address the needs of the vast matrix of other scientific disciplines to provide students with training and tools to effectively partner and communicate with non-scientists, whether they are policy-makers, community leaders or the general public. This is Science Diplomacy at its core—partnerships to eliminate cultural, sectoral, and knowledge barriers. Led by Professor William Pan (Duke U), faculty hailed from Bologna, Padova, Tor Vergara, Boston College, Geneva, and the UN. Undergrad, Masters and PhD students participated along with policy makers in health, environment or technology ministries from Brazil, Slovenia and Italy. In one exercise they explored a Brucellosis Case Study.
July 14, 2022 Webinar
FDA Grand Rounds. Speakers:
  • CAPT Brianna Skinner, DVM, MPH, DACLAM, Senior Regulatory Veterinarian, Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats (OCET)
  • Annamaria Castiglia, DVM, FDA One Health Coordinator.
These presentations described the One Health concept and how it applies to FDA's regulatory mission. It also explained FDA's application of the One Health concept in its regulatory activities.
Recording available. 
July 14, 2022
Keynote Presentations by Professor William Pan, Duke University, at the 2022 WACOMA (Water and Coastal Management) Symposium, U Bologna and Professor Mike Elliot presenting ‘Estuarine and coastal management in a changing world: risks, challenges and opportunities’. Each touched on One Health. 
July 13 – 14, 2022
One Health at the Global Health Security of the Americas Conference (GHSAC)
Hosted by the United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM), this conference shared a series of focused presentations by subject matter experts followed by discussion sessions. Delegations to the conference included senior-level representatives from Ministries of Health, Ministries of Agriculture, and Ministries of Defense in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as U.S subject matter experts who possess a background in, or are responsible for health security.
  • A One Health Approach to Pandemic Preparedness, Dennis Bente, D.V.M., Ph.D.
  • A One Health Analysis of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Laura Kahn, M.D.
  • Tools for One Health Surveillance, Karen Meidenbauer DVM, MPH
July 13 and 14, 2022
(Workshop held twice for time zone inclusion)
In June 2021, the G7 Health Leaders requested that the Quadripartite (Tripartite at the time) alliance of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH, founded as OIE) conduct a One Health Intelligence scoping study and to identify potential opportunities for further technical harmonization of their systems to strengthen One Health Intelligence. On June 6-10, 2022 the First Quadripartite One Health Intelligence Scoping Study Riskscape Workshop was held to co-construct a conceptual model using a risk-based approach (a riskscape) with examples of key One Health hazards identified by each of the four Quadripartite organizations. The purpose of this 2nd workshop is to share and analyse OHISS' main findings with the External Advisory Group, and to discuss the following points: 
  • Riskscapes as an approach to One Health intelligence
  • National One Health intelligence scoping
  • Framework for a Quadripartite approach to operational One Health intelligence
  • Next steps for global One Health intelligence? 
No recording will be available. The results will be included in the OHISS final report to guide future collaborative activities at the global, regional and national levels. See OHISS Brochure.  See Preliminary High Level Findings (June 14, 2022).
July 6, 2022 Webinar
Monkeypox - A Global Public Health Emergency:
One Health Approach and the Nigerian Experience
Hosted by the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association and Nigerian National Veterinary Research Institute, VOM. Speakers: Drs. Lateefat Amao, Clement Meseko, Ismali Shittu and Abdulwasiu Bolaji Tiamiyu. Recording not yet available.
July 6, 2022 Virtual Roundtable Discussion
Social Sciences AMR discussion
Hosted by the Monash University School of Social Sciences, Social Science Network and AMR. In this roundtable event, two experts focused on how One Health is put into action and the insights that have been generated for effective and sustained responses to AMR.
  • Maxine Whittaker - More than infections, people and animals: One Health Unmasked
  • Chris Degeling - Governing antibiotic risks in Australian agriculture: sustaining common goods through competing stakeholder compliance mechanisms
July 4, 2022 Conference
Lisbon, Portugal at the Portuguese Medical Association. Zoobiquity events bring leaders from veterinary and human medicine together to facilitate collaborations leading to enhanced understanding of disease and the acceleration of biomedical innovation. Human and non-human animals share vulnerability to cancer, cardiovascular, neurologic, endocrine, hematologic, reproductive disorders and more, yet collaborative research between the fields of human and animal health has been limited. Conference program.
May 17, 2022 Online Workshop
Hosted by University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas. Incorporating One Health activities and content into health professions training creates the opportunity for students from diverse professional backgrounds to work in teams, break down silos, and explore complex emerging health challenges such as emerging infectious and zoonotic diseases, food security, migration, and climate change. This workshop explored the background, rationale, and competency framework for One Health training, examining the benefits and lessons learned from five years of experience running both virtual and field-based courses. 

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University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston 
Interdisciplinary, One Health-oriented Job Opportunities
The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston is world-famous for its excellence in emerging infectious disease research and training. We are looking for new team members who have a passion to protect the world against today’s and tomorrow’s emerging infectious disease threats. 
University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston One Health program

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? 

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Journal Articles and Reports
Newer Articles and Reports

Social insights on the implementation of One Health in zoonosis prevention and control: a scoping review, He J, Guo Z, Yang P et al., Infect Dis Poverty 11, 48 (2022).

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

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,
Older Articles and Reports (over 6 months)

A Critical Needs Assessment for Research in Companion Animals and Livestock Following the Pandemic of COVID-19 in Humans, McNamara T, Richt JA, Glickman L, Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 202020:6, 393-405,

Pandemics– One Health preparedness for the next, Aarestrup FM, Bonten M, Koopmans M, The Lancet Regional Health - Europe, Volume 9, 2021,
Worth Revisiting

A system dynamics approach to understanding the One Health concept, Xie T, Liu W, Anderson BD, Liu X, Gray GC, PLoS ONE 12(9): e0184430. (2017)

Fig 2. “One Health Cosmos”. One Health Cosmos shows the relationships between the various disciplines and complex problem descriptors that are reported to fall within the One Health concept. Squares and circles represent nodes, and the arrows connecting nodes represent causal links. Brown color is used to show positive causal link which also have a “+” sign besides the arrowhead. Negative causal link is portrayed with a blue color and “-” sign besides the arrowhead. A positive causal link means that both the causative and the resultant factors increase or decrease in the same direction. A negative causal link indicates that the two linked factors change in opposite directions. The positive reinforcing loop has a “R” in the clockwise cycle. A negative reinforcing loop opposite has a “B” in the counterclockwise cycle. A big arrow shows the direction of this relationship between disease and health through One Health.

July 8, 2022
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.
July 2022
  • Mining the Ocean for Viruses
  • COVID-19 Pandemic Precautions Have Profound Impact on Other Respiratory Tract Infections
  • Rickettsia: Vector-borne Bacterial Infections and One Health
New Book!

By Benjamin von Brackel, Environmental Journalist
As humans accelerate global warming while laying waste to the environment, animals and plants must flee to the margins: on scattered nature reserves, between major highways, or among urban sprawl. And when even these places become too hot and inhospitable, wildlife is left with only one path to survival: an often-formidable journey toward the poles as they race to find a new home in a warming world. Tropical zones lose their inhabitants, beavers settle in Alaska, and gigantic shoals of fish disappear—just to reappear along foreign coastlines.
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