August 3, 2020

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The One Health Commission denounces racism and health inequities of all descriptions and urges the world to implement One Health at all levels of academia, research, government and policy as a path to achieving the United Nations Sustainability Goals, Global Health and Global Security.

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The One Health Commission and the One Health European Joint Programme, in collaboration with the WHO Global Outbreak and Response Network (GOARN), have launch this collaborative survey to describe the contributions of the diverse workforce to the COVID-19 pandemic and the connection of One Health networks (OHNs) to workforce response activities. Results will be utilized to develop targeted interventions to improve workforce capacity for public health response to the COVID-19 and future pandemics. For more information, please see the Participant Information Sheet.

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Special UNEP Report released July 6, 2020
Produced by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), this report highlights the environmental side of the zoonotic dimension of the COVID-19 pandemic. Examining the root causes of this pandemic and other zoonoses, it fills a critical knowledge gap and provides policymakers with a better understanding of the context and nature of potential future zoonotic disease outbreaks. The report recommends the need for a One Health approach.

Harvard Business Review describes the importance of effective collaboration for long-term commercial success, especially during times like the COVID-19 pandemic.


A new research initiative is underway at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) to determine whether dogs can discriminate between positive and negative COVID-19 samples.

Webinars / Podcasts about the Pandemic and One Health
July 28, 2020 
No More Pandemics: Disease Prevention and Control Summit Americas 2020
Panelists included Moderator, Dr. Peter Rabinowitz, Dr. Greg Gray, Dr. Catherine Machalaba, Dr. Laura Kahn, Dr. Sharon Deem and Dr. Cheryl Stroud. Recording available ( Discussion starts around 1 minute in).
July 16, 2020 Webinar
Speakers Lonnie King, DVM, MS, MPA, ACVPM and Barney S. Graham, MD, PhD. This panel will address two important dimensions as the world faces this major challenge: 1) The historical context of how we got here, syndemics (synergistic epidemics), and future needs, and 2) The current progress of vaccine development against SARS-CoV-2 and how the world can best prepare against future emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.
July 13, 2020 Webinar
Dr. Muhammad Pate, Head of the World Bank Human Development Program, emphasizes utilization of a “One Health approach” In prestigious University College, London (UCL) Lancet Lecture 2020.
See minutes 28:15 – 29:30 and 33:05 – 33:15.
July 13 and 16, 2020 2 - Part Webinar Series
Hosted by the One Health Platform

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  • Where is the SARS-CoV-2 going from here?
Eddie Holmes, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Public Health strategies: mitigation versus elimination strategies:
Ab Osterhaus, RIZ, Hannover, Germany
  • Developing therapies: Joris Vandeputt, International Alliance for Biological Standardization, Belgium
  • Vaccine development: Amol Chaudhari, CEPI, United Kingdom

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  • Threats from the animal-human reservoir: Richard Kock, Royal Veterinary College, United Kingdom
  • Bats as an example of a major reservoir: Linfa Wang, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
  • Global Health security aspects of the animal-human interface:
Rebecca Katz, Georgetown University Medical Center, USA
  • How to prepare for the next pandemic?: Ann Moen, World Health Organization, Geneva
July 2, 2020  Webinar
Hosted by the Center for Control and Prevention of Zoonoses, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
· Prof. Oyewale Tomori (Former President, Nigeria Academy of Science)
· Prof. Wole Odemuyiwa (College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA)
· Prof. Michael Ison (Division of Infectious Diseases, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, USA)
· Prof. Francis Egbokhare (President, Nigeria Academy of Letters) 

June 30, 2020 Webinar

Hosted by STAR-IDAZ and the European Animal Health & Welfare Collaborative Working Group

June 2, 2020 Podcast

Animal and wildlife health scientist Dr. Steven Osofsky discusses our interaction with animals, from wet markets to our own pets. What does the future hold for our relationships with other organisms after COVID?
Other NEWS 
One Health for Primary/Secondary teachers
The 1HOPE-Primary/Secondary - Americas  (1HOPE-P/S-Amer) Work Group has developed a 10 minute survey for primary and secondary teachers around the world to assess familiarity with and introduce the One Health concept using zoonotic vector-borne diseases as an example. So far the survey is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese (also coming soon in French).

A survey preview (for non-P/S teachers to observe)  is available here: 

If you know any primary/secondary teachers who speak English, Spanish, or Portuguese please share this survey link with them (you can copy this announcement), invite them to participate and to forward the link to other teachers.

More information: Contact
Greifswald, Germany. The Helmholtz Institute in Greifswald is being established as a branch of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research and will be closely linked to the University of Greifswald, the University Medicine Greifswald and the Friedrich Loeffler Institut (Federal Research Institute for Animal Health). With an annual institutional budget of 5.5 Mio €, the Helmholtz Institute will focus on epidemiology, molecular mechanisms, pathogenesis and pathogen-host-environment interactions of primarily zoonotic infections. Now seeking to fill position of Founding Director. (See Jobs under Opportunities section of this newsletter).
The World Health Organization has designated NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Population Health and Pathobiology as a collaborating center. The center will take a holistic “one health” approach to identifying and combating emerging antibiotic-resistant bacteria in developing nations through enhanced surveillance of foodborne pathogens in animal populations.
Created in 2019, the One Health Units for Humans, Environment, Animals and Livelihoods (HEAL) applies One Health to enhance the well-being and resilience of vulnerable communities in pastoralist and agro-pastoralist areas of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. OH 4 HEAL recently launched a new website. One main activity is a series of monthly webinars that will bring together One Health practitioners from the Horn of Africa and elsewhere to discuss best practices on how to operationalize One Health in the field and how One Health supports sustainable development. See the list of planned webinars beginning August 5, 2020 with Opportunities for change – One Health in Africa
Guest speaker: Bassirou Bonfoh, Director of Afrique One-ASPIRE. Questions:
Researchers working across a wide range of One Health issues have been awarded five fellowships totaling £50,000 to progress their research into zoonotic disease, maternal health, sustainable food production and biodiversity.
This Trends Collection on One Health highlights a variety of topics in the evolution of infectious diseases and drug resistance in the ecosystem, as well as the environmental and agricultural factors that impact human and animal disease dynamics.

Some Republicans and Democrats in both the US Senate and House of Representatives are agreeing upon one thing; the United States must embrace the One Health collaborative approach in policy. Bipartisan Bills titled “Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through the One Health Act of 2019” were introduced into both the Senate and House last year calling for US agencies and federal departments to establish a national One Health Framework, including a One Health Program to coordinate Federal activities. These Bills have not yet been brought to the floor of either chamber for a vote.
Smithsonian Institute Updates newsletter about the OUTBREAK Exhibit. 
All registrations will be transferred to the new dates and all abstracts that have been accepted for presentation, planned side events and special sessions remain in the programme. The early bird as well as the submission deadline for late breaker and COVID-19 abstracts have been extended to September 18. Extra sessions on SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 have been added. Abstracts are solicited with an emphasis on: pathogenesis and clinical manifestations / virology and epidemiology/ intervention strategies / clinical and outbreak management.
The pandemic dictates that One Health Day 2020 will look a little different this year as
in-person events cannot be encouraged.
We hope, however, that you are being creative in planning your event using posters, social media, OpEds/Commentaries, podcasts, webinars, radio announcements / interviews, Zoom brown bag lunches and other exciting ways to help the world understand
the urgency of implementing One Health.
Don't forget to register how you are leading the way for One Health Day 2020 in your region to
get a pin on the map and show the world just 'where and how strongly'
One Health is being embraced and implemented.
Student News

Patrick Lennard, ISOHA VP of Finance, co-authored an article which was recently published in Science Advances. It is of particular interest to those interested in molecular biology and cancer research. 
Call for Committee Members and Regional Reps (Open only to students)
Committee positions are open for students from around the world to get involved in planning and executing projects and sharing One Health educational opportunities with ISOHA. ISOHA is also taking applications for Regional Representatives who will work on outreach.
ISOHA Education Committee: The goal of the ISOHA Education Committee is to provide educational resources to ISOHA members and to lead education projects that raise awareness about the scope of careers and pathways that can be taken within the field of One Health Application deadline August 8, 2020. Questions? Contact More info and application here: 
ISOHA Marketing Committee: The ISOHA Marketing team aims at promoting One Health education and career opportunities related to One Health through managing ISOHA’s Wordpress site, Facebook page, Facebook group, Twitter handle, Instagram handle and the newly created LinkedIn page. Application deadline August 15, 2020. Questions? Contact More info and application here: 
ISOHA Regional Representatives: ISOHA Regional Representatives coordinate ISOHA activities on their respective continents. They serve as liaisons between ISOHA and student One Health groups on their continent and seek out One Health-related student groups in their continent. Application deadline August 15, 2020. Questions? Contact More info and application here:

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Upcoming Events
1300 East Africa Time
Speaker Bassirou Bonfoh, DVM, PhD, Director of Afrique One-ASPIRE
Pastoralist communities and their service providers increasingly face complex challenges and One Health offers possible solutions. Dr. Bassirou Bonfoh will explore the key challenges of One Health in the field and outline new avenues on how One Health can contribute to development.
September 27-29, 2020 Digital Conference

Washington, DC, USA. Hosted by
September 29, 2020 Webinar
Hosted by the One Health Social Sciences Initiative (OHSS), a working group of the One Health Commission
Speaker: Rohini R. Roopnarine, DVM, M.Phil, EdD (Higher Ed), MRCVS
Free but you must Register to receive your unique login link.
Cancelled until October 2021
Montego Bay, Jamaica. Hosted by the Jamaica Association of Public Health Inspectors and the Americas Group of the International Federation of Environmental Health.
Recent PAST EVENTS (You might have missed)
These events have passed but we would like for the world to be aware of them!
July 30, 2020 Webinar
Hosted by the One Health Social Sciences Initiative (OHSS)
  •  Eduardo Salazar Moreira, MSCI, PhD(c) - The Political Ecology of road expansion near protected areas in the Peruvian Amazon: public health implications
  • Yovana Murillo, DVM - Understanding the illegal wildlife trade in the Andes Amazon countries
Recording Available:
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July 13-17, 2020 Webinar on Zoonoses
July 6, 2020 Webinar
Language: Spanish/Portuguese, Moderator: Diego Soler-Tovar
  • Marcela Uhart - "Neotropic risk profile for the emergence of wildlife zoonoses"
  • Renzo Vargas Rodríguez - “Bats in times of pandemic”
  • Juan Carlos Carrascal Velásquez - "Conservation of wildlife and community participation in the Colombian Caribbean."
Recording Available:
Presentation summary:

April 16, 2020 Webinar
Presentation by Dr. Cheryl Stroud for the One Health and Development Initiative in Nigeria led by Dr. Kikiope Oluwarore. Recording Available. 

Contain This: The Latest in Global Health Security
Australia’s Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security has relaunched its podcast with fortnightly episodes covering diverse topics covering the Australian Government’s partners and global public health trends.
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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.
Courses and Summer Programs

Check out these Summer Programs listings on the Online One Health Opportunities Bulletin Board

One Health Translations Needed is a website created by Dr. Deborah Thomson designed to provide free lessons about COVID-19 to audiences of all ages. These lessons use a One Health approach to help people, especially children, understand the pandemic and learn ways to protect themselves. They have so far been translated into 35 languages. Still needed are translations for: Romanian, Portuguese, Italian, German, Yoruba, Igala, Hausa, Ebira, Igbo, Ibibio, Amharic, Wolof, Mandinka, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam, Assamese, Nepali, Cantonese, Mandarin, Farsi, Urdu, Russian, Turkish, Arabic, Croatian, Bahasa, Bangla, Slovak, Afrikaans, Danish. If you want to help translate a lesson, contact and 

New FREE Course on Coursera
Created for the public by Laura Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, Co-Founder of the One Health Initiative pro bono team and research scholar at Princeton University in New Jersey, USA. This interdisciplinary course covers diverse subjects such as basic epidemiology, public health, public policy, basic microbiology, food safety, and security, zoonotic diseases, sanitation and hygiene, antimicrobial resistance, environmental and ecosystem health, and the national and international organizations that oversee health, agriculture, and the environment. Disease outbreaks including Influenza, Q fever, and Ebola will be discussed. While the course was developed and recorded before the COVID-19 pandemic, the concepts learned very much apply to it. This course emphasizes holistic, not siloed, approaches to health, and disease.

Founding Director New Helmholtz institute dedicated to One Health / Full Professorship for One Health, U Greifswald

Greifswald, Germany. Tasks will involve the shaping of an internationally competitive research programme, additional recruitment at various levels, development of required infrastructure and the conception of the planned new institute building. Seeking applicants with proven scientific leadership, an outstanding academic track record and the potential for heading a larger research unit. Contact
Journal Articles

Balasubramanyam M, Exploratory Research and Hypothesis in Medicine 2020 vol. 000 | 000–000 DOI: 10.14218/ERHM.2020.00046

Trends in Parasitology | Elisabeth A. Innes, Rachel M. Chalmers, Beth Wells, Mattie C. Pawlowic. Vol. 36, Issue 3.

Amparo ACB, Mendoza ECB, Licuan DA , Valenzuela LM, Madalipay JD, Sarah I. Jayme SI, Taylor LH, Front. Public Health, 24 May 2019,


See One Health on page 10-11.

Lead article - The One Health Approach Could Become US Policy

May 2020
One Health grounded Research, Education, Training.
  • Research updates and new publications
  • New Projects
  • International Trainees
  • Areas of Expertise (Antimicrobial Resistance, Food Security, Gastrointestinal Biology, Infectious Diseases)
  • COVID-19 and Animals: An Evolving and Fascinating Story
  • Global Health Security Agenda: A One Health Approach to Federal Policy
  • How our Changing Climate has Downstream Effects on our Immunity
  • Using Earth Observations for COVID-19 Response Efforts
  • One Health in Action: Service Dogs

Research and Policy; Events; Opportunities; Read, Watch, Listen
Helen L. Brown, Jade L. Passey1, Maria Getino, Isabella Pursley, Piyali Basu​, Daniel L. Horton​, Roberto M. La Ragion, Journal of Medical Microbiology First Published online: 07 July 2020
New Books
Pulido Villamarín A, Castañeda Salazar R, Peña Herrera V, Rueda Gómez A, Palencia Sánchez F, Published by Pontifical Javeriana University, Language: Spanish,
Book to be released on August 13, 2020, available for preorder today with discount code PLANET for 20% off. Co-authored by Dr. Samuel Myers and Dr. Howard Frumkin with contributing experts, the book addresses a wide range of health impacts felt in the Anthropocene, including food and nutrition, infectious and non-communicable diseases, dislocation and conflict, and mental health. It further presents strategies to combat environmental change and its ill-effects, such as controlling toxic exposures, investing in clean energy, and improving urban design. The book also includes corresponding learning themes, objectives, and in-text references to the Planetary Health Case Studies: An Anthology of Solutions, a free collection of case studies and teaching guides published on the PHA website last month.

Life After COVID-19 - Apple Podcast.

Podcast creator Dani Kilani of the University of Calgary in Canada leads the interview. The conversation goes into the age at which One health Education should start and why. See this episode: See all Appian Project interviews to date:
Check out more videos and presentations in the Commission’s One Health Library

Check out these One Health blogs from the Center for One Health Research

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