April 2020
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April 30, 2020 Webinar
Hosted (11 am EDT) by the OHC One Health Social Sciences (OHSS) Intiative. Dr. Laura Kahn, Princeton University, USA and Dr. Bernardo Moreno, Co-Chair, OHSS, will speak with discussions led by the OHSS Leadership Team. Dr. Christos Lynteris, University of St. Andrews, UK, was scheduled but was unable to speak due to the pandemic. Event announcement https://conta.cc/2Vi4GDX  
April 29, 2020 Webcast
Expert panelists Dr. Jonna Mazet, One Health Institute, University of California, Davis, Dr. Yoganand Kandasamy, Regional Lead for Wildlife and Wildlife Crime, World Wildlife Fund, Dr. Christian Walzer, Wildlife Conservation Society, and more from around the world shared what we can do to be better prepared to prevent, detect, and respond to disease outbreaks by:
  • Reducing spillover and preventing pandemics
  • Closing illegal wet markets: a major risk for spillover 
  • Reducing the trafficking of endangered species: a risk factor for spillover and a major cause of the current extinction crisis which also poses a neglected threat to human health
April 25, 2020 Webcast
Hosted online by the US National Academies of Sciences. This panel of experts spoke to the whole experience of dealing with this pandemic—from US to international, to the state of diagnostic, treatment and vaccine development, to the importance of communication.
  • Jeremy Farrar, Director, Wellcome Trust
  • Anthony S. Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • George F. Gao, Director-General, Chinese CDC
  • Susan R. Weiss, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • Richard J. Hatchett, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations
  • Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN
Recording Available https://bit.ly/2VHqlqx
April 20, 2020 Teleconference
Washington, DC. USA, Hosted by Wilson Center, Understanding the underlying risks that created the conditions for COVID-19 to emerge, and the failures of public health, governance, and social systems to prevent and properly mitigate the spread of the virus, is critical to both addressing the current crisis and ensuring it doesn’t happen again.  Recording Available. https://bit.ly/2VPWRWw
April 2, 2020 Webinar:
Louisiana State University’s College of the Coast & Environment, School of Public Health and School of Veterinary Medicine hosted this free webinar as a part of the LSU Earth Day Lecture Series. Topics included “Pathogens Emerging: the Need for One Health Teams” and “First SARS-CoV, then MERS, and now SARS-CoV-2: The Pandemic Potentials of Beta Coronaviruses” followed by a Q&A session. Recording available. https://bit.ly/3dW85RA
Weekly on Tuesdays at 09:00 EST; 14:00 BST; 15:00 CET; 15:00 SAST; 18:30 IST
Hosted on Tuesdays by Lancet Psychiatry, Mental Health Innovation Network, MHPSS.net and United for Global Mental Health. The series will last as long as there is demand. Each session will last 45 minutes.
Your expertise is needed to address COVID-19
  Please share this message widely
The One Health Commission (OHC), the One Health European Joint Programme (OHEJP), and other groups are partnering with the World Health Organization’s Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) to share this call. The GOARN, a collaboration of over 200 institutions and networks that identifies experts willing and able to assist during an outbreak or pandemic, is seeking experts with a minimum of 5-yrs experience in relevant disciplines to help build capacity for the global COVID-19 pandemic response. https://conta.cc/2VPQ0xk
Other NEWS 
Often referred to as the TZG or Tripartite Zoonoses Guide, this report was
launched in March 2019 by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), and the World Health Organization (WHO). It fills a widely acknowledged and daunting void in the One Health field: how to deal with zoonotic disease epidemics in a systemic manner across the globe. A prior, similar, joint publication was written in 2008 by these three agencies (see Zoonotic Diseases: A Guide to Establishing Collaboration between Animal and Human Health Sectors at the Country Level ). The TZG, is currently available in English via the OIE, with accompanying tools in the six major UN languages to be unveiled sometime in 2020. See an overview in One Health Newsletter.
Guide: https://bit.ly/3eksTT9 Newsletter Overview: https://bit.ly/3b4Wfmf
Bring the DYI (DoItYourself) version to 'your' location
Smithsonian Institute Updates newsletter about the OUTBREAK Exhibit. https://s.si.edu/3ewwZaG 
The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting not only food trade, food supply chains and markets but also people’s lives, livelihoods and nutrition. This collection of policy briefs presents a qualitative and quantitative assessment of the pandemic’s impacts on these areas. Briefs are released on a day-to-day basis. Please check back frequently for the latest available briefs. https://bit.ly/3cRPkxr

Two of CORDS regional networks, the East African Disease Surveillance Network (EAIDSNet) and SACIDS One Health Foundation, have received a grant of $7 million from the Skoll Foundation to work with the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), to help prepare for and respond to COVID-19. https://bit.ly/39X5GTn


The U.S. CDC One Health Office leads One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization (OHZDP) workshops in countries, regions, and other areas to bring together experts from many different areas who work to protect the health of people, animals, and the environment. Workshop participants collaborate to identify a country, region, or other area's top zoonotic diseases to target for One Health collaborations and to develop strategies for tackling the newly prioritized diseases. A new report from the ECOWAS workshop is now available. Other workshop reports are also available on CDC’s One Health website . https://bit.ly/3ec1en3  

Neglected One Health Issues
Aflatoxin contamination of food is one of the main causes of stunted growth in children in some global regions. Pakistan has taken the regional lead to mitigate the aflatoxin issue in South Asia. USAID/USDA has joined hands with CABI to lead this new initiative in collaboration with the National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) and Rafhan Maize Products Co. Ltd . This will help to safeguard the health and nutrition of Pakistan people. https://bit.ly/3aHTare
Right at the intersection of animals/humans/environment…. This study described how transmission routes for Toxoplasma gondii have varied by decade. In the 1960s and 1990s, toxoplasmosis outbreaks mainly occurred through ingestion of cysts in meat and meat derivatives; in the 1980s, through milk contaminated with tachyzoites; in 2000, due to the presence of oocysts in water, sand, and soil; and in 2010, due to oocysts in raw fruits and vegetables. The authors suggest that greater attention be paid to the disinfection of vegetables, as well as to the quality of water used for drinking and irrigation. https://bit.ly/3cL9GIy
Did You Know?
One Health Units for Humans, Environment, Animals and Livelihoods (HEAL)
Nairobi, Kenya https://bit.ly/34ZvkGe
HEAL is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation, the European Union, the Italian Cooperation, CGIAR and the Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance and implemented by Vétérinaries Sans Frontières Switzerland (lead agency), Comitato Collaborazione Medica and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). It works in Oromia and Somali regions of Ethiopia, Marsabit County of Kenya, and Gedo Region of Somalia.

Carried out in Somali and Oromia regions from 3-9 December 2019 as a first step in the planning of both the HEAL and HEARD projects. The mapping exercise will be repeated in Kenya and Somalia over the coming months. https://bit.ly/352QAej
Student News
March 26, 2020 Presentation
Presentation by Abel Wilson , P resident, International Student One Health Alliance ISOHA) in the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change-Zimbabwe's Thursday Climate Talks. https://bit.ly/2XPizfK
April 2, 2020 Webinar:
Hosted by the One Health Club at the University of Georgia. Featuring Francisco Diez-Gonzales, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Food Safety at the University of Georgia.
Recording available. https://bit.ly/2VM58uq

April, 2020 ISOHA N America Continent Representative publishes.

Griffith EF, Kipkemoi JR, Robbins AH et al. A One Health framework for integrated service delivery in Turkana County, Kenya. Pastoralism 10, 7 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13570-020-00161-6

Evan Griffith is a DVM/MPH dual degree student at Tufts University. The One Health Framework harnesses existing service delivery structures in Turkana and sets up a coordination mechanism to implement One Health activities by means of mobile "One Health Huduma centres." This approach can improve access to public services, including human and animal health, drought management and disaster relief for Turkana pastoralists and can act as a model for improved service delivery to pastoralists in the Greater Horn of Africa and beyond. https://bit.ly/2Y9bdUy
See also OHC online Opportunities Bulletin Board https://tinyurl.com/yy7bjz85

Students are spreading the message of One Health all around the world! https://bit.ly/2WF3RaS

Your one-stop-shop for links to student group resources, educational opportunities, advocacy information, and communication platforms. https://bit.ly/3dr03Qg

Do you shop at Amazon.com? Did you know that if you use Amazon Smile, part of your purchase cost will go to the One Health Commission? Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/27-0799294 any time and AmazonSmile donates to One Health Commission. https://amzn.to/2MHLRnB
Upcoming Events
May 2, 2020 
9:00am-11:00am Pacific Standard Time
In recognition of Global Health Day, the University of California Global Health Institute is hosting a virtual conference focusing on several aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The keynote speaker will be Jonna Mazet, DVM, PhD, Executive Director of the One Health Institute at UC Davis. Plenary sessions will include COVID-19: Blueprint for Hope; Mapping and Addressing Gender and Socioeconomic Disparities; and Updates from Africa, India, and South America. Free but you must register. https://bit.ly/34BMppr  

May 27-29, 2020   Conference be conducted online
Hosted by the One Health EJP in collaboration with partners the National Institute of Public Health (SZU) and Veterinary Research Institute (VRI). Satellite sessions on May 26. https://bit.ly/3dCVbYi

May 27, 2020 Online - Virtual Event
 In response to COVID-19 this has been changed to an online one day conference open to the world.  Hosted by he American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine’s Caribbean Center for Disaster Medicine (CCDM), in collaboration with Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and regional partners in Siant Maarten and the Caribbean. Professionals from around the world will share insights and expertise on preparing for and managing disasters, building disaster management capacity in the workforce, and educating and training in the health professions. See summary of the 2019  First Annual CCDM International Conference on Disaster Medicine and Hurricane Resiliency.  https://tinyurl.com/y937p8qz
September 10-13, 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Hosted by the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) in collaboration with the Malaysian Society of Infectious Diseases and Chemotherapy (MSIDC).
The 19th ICID brings the One Health aspect to the world of clinical infectious diseases and microbiology. From antimicrobial resistance, Nipah virus and rabies to the effects of climate change, loss of biodiversity, and political instability on infectious diseases, the One Health lens provides invaluable insights across species and specialties. icid.isid.org
October 21-22, 2020
One Health, One Planet Symposium 2020
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Hosted by Phipps Conservatory. Opening Reception April 14. To build a shared interdisciplinary vision of “health” and serve as a catalyst for positive change, Phipps Conservatory brings together leaders to explore global and local environmental issues and their effects on human, animal, and environmental health through One Health collaborations. See summaries of previous Phipps One Health symposia (scroll down), 2019's One Health and the Future of Food , 2018's Chemicals of Concern in the Environment and 2017's One Health One Planet .
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April 21, 2020 Webinar:
The State of California, Denmark and the Netherlands are all actively working to reduce methane gas emissions, capture methane gas from dairy operations, and utilize that gas as a renewable energy source. This webinar focused on climate-warming greenhouse gases from dairy and livestock operations, and new technologies to mitigate emissions. Follow registration link to view recording. https://bit.ly/2zrIHDn

April 8, 2020 Webinar: 
Hosted by the TriCem, (Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine) at Duke University, North Carolina, USA. Kevin Olival, VP for Research at EcoHealth Alliance, and Hongying Li, China Programs Coordinator at EcoHealth Alliance led a discussion on two recent papers:

March 23-24, 2020 Webinars:
Recordings are available of ECHO Sessions providing COVID-19 One Health Updates, led by UC Davis Veterinary Medicine One Health Institute. https://bit.ly/3eiJFlB 

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Spread the word. Anyone, from anywhere in the world, can directly post and view One Health Opportunities, from summer programs to educational, job and funding opportunities. http://bit.ly/2kdZmiN
Call for Papers
In the face of COVID-19, The Lancet and The Lancet Planetary Health seek interdisciplinary research to provide a fuller understanding of the causes and socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19, as well as planetary health approaches to resilience planning to address the risk for future pandemics. Learn more . https://bit.ly/3bHEoC8

Courses and Summer Programs

Global One Health - From Research to Practice
August 17-28, 2020
Wageninen, Netherlands. Bachelor’s, Masters and PhD Students and researchers from both within the One Health EJP consortium and external to the consortium are eligible to apply for the Summer School. Applications should have experience in a relevant health related field. https://bit.ly/3bL9Qzr


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) jointly with Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin.
The advertised working area has a focus on agriculture/nutrition, but is intentionally very broad as we actually hope to find several scientists. One position will be mainly based at Charité in Berlin and a further 1-2 mainly at PIK in Potsdam. Applications Deadline May 15th.

Applications due May 15, 2020 for PhD programs to begin September 2020. New projects include Empowering antibiotics using host defence peptide to fight antimicrobial resistance in respiratory infections, Development of multibiomarker Point-of-Care test for detection of bovine TB, and Rapid identification of pathogens utilising MinION technology. Students will be registered for their degree at one or other host institution, and projects will involve at least one supervisor from each organisation. It is anticipated that research exchanges between Leiden and Edinburgh will occur during the projects with the expectation that students will spend time in each institution, with a minimum of 12 months in the second host institution.   https://bit.ly/3ezZAf8

Hosted by The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine‘s Centre on Climate Change & Planetary Health and the Stanford University’s Centre for Innovation in Global Health and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. The Fellowship programme is open to researchers from anywhere in the world who have completed their doctoral degree within the past three years. The call for applications for the Fellowship in Planetary Health will open in June 2020 and the two-year Fellowship will begin in late 2020 / early 2021. https://bit.ly/3cNe49Q

In the Cornell University’s Master of Public Health Program 
Application Deadline, May 15, 2020
Graduate Studies/Scholarships

Applications due May 6, 2020. Open to students currently enrolled in DVM or VMD programs. FFAR, with the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, offers a summer fellowship program for veterinary students called the FFAR Vet Fellows. These fellowships allow veterinary students to pursue research at the intersection of global food security and sustainable animal production. The Vet Fellows gain important experience with cutting-edge scientific techniques while working with a qualified mentor. Vet Fellows may work internationally, at an academic institution or with private-sector partners. The FFAR Vet Fellows program prepares future veterinarians for research and public service careers. https://bit.ly/2SaENoP
Journal Articles
Osterhaus A, Vanlangendonck C, Barbeschi M et al., One Health Outlook 2, 6 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s42522-019-0009-7

Decaro N, Martella V, Saif LJ, Buonavoglia C, Research in Veterinary Science 131, published online April 7, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rvsc.2020.04.009

El Zowalatyab ME, Järhultc JD, One Health , ElSevier, Volume 9, June 2020, 100124, published online February 24, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.onehlt.2020.100124 

Lauwers L, Bastiaens H, Remmen T, Keune H, Front. Public Health, March 18, 2020. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2020.00052

Hemida MG, Ba Abduallah, MM, One Health Journal, Published online March 16, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.onehlt.2020.100127

Daszak P, Olival KJ, Li H, Biosafety and Health, Volume 2, Issue 1, March 2020. 

Jacobsen HJ, The Lancet, Volume 395, Issue 10229, P 1013-1014, March 28, 2020.  

Pinto-Ferreira F, Caldart E, Pasquali A, Mitsuka-Breganó R, Freire R, Navarro I, Emerg Infect Dis. 2019;25(12):2177-2182. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2512.181565

Li H, et. al., Biosafety and Health, Volume 1, Issue 2, 2019, P 84-90, September 2019.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bsheal.2019.10.004
Theme: One Health Communication and Education
Spring 2020 Issue.
The One Health Newsletter is a collaborative effort by a diverse group of scientists and health professionals committed to promoting One Health.   https://bit.ly/3aGxpbu

Prepared by the Veterinary Public Health Special Interest Group of the American Public Health Association. Contents include:
  • The Use of Vector-Borne Disease Testing in Animals for Human Health
  • Coral Reefs and One Health
  • One Health in Action: On the Frontline with UMN
  • VPH Member Spotlight: Meet Our New Membership Chair!
  • COVID-19 Resources for Human and Animal Health


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