February 12 , 2017
One Health Happenings! 

If you have news of interest to the Global One Health Community, please forward it to cstroud@onehealthcommission.org.  
See additional Recent and Past News items in past One Health Happenings News Notes!   https://goo.gl/Vrp49c
and on the Commission's One Health News webpage.  https://goo.gl/3pWeUN

AVMA defines antimicrobial stewardship in animal health as the actions veterinarians take individually and as a profession to preserve the effectiveness and availability of antimicrobial drugs through conscientious oversight and responsible medical decision-making while safeguarding animal, public, and environmental health. AVMA has developed a set of core principles for antimicrobial stewardship in Veterinary Medicine. https://goo.gl/Ucnu9p   

At its November 2017 Annual Meeting  in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, a One Health Policy Statement titled Advancing a 'One Health' Approach to Promote Health at the Human-Animal-Environment Interface was approved. The statement  was prepared and submitted by the APHA Veterinary Public Health Special Interest Grouphttps://goo.gl/PQcHyW 
Special Journal Issue, MDPI Veterinary Sciences , Guest Editor: Ricardo Castillo-Neyra, DVM, PhD, MSPH.

Manuscripts using the One Health approach are especially encouraged.
This Special Issue is dedicated to discussing recent developments in canine rabies surveillance, and exploring new control and elimination strategies for canine rabies.   
Deadline: March 31, 2018  https://goo.gl/tJMB6J 

The Ohio State University's Global One Health initiative (GOHi) is now offering a new PhD fellowship as part of its
One Health East Africa Research and Training (OHEART) Program. Funded by the NIH Fogarty International Center, this PhD Fellowship program aims to train future researchers and trainers using an integrated multidisciplinary "One Health" approach.  Priority will be given to the academic or research institutes identified as primary capacity strengthening partners in OHEART. https://goo.gl/EJaDFy
Following its second annual review, WHO experts have prioritized 8 diseases, all zoonotic One Health challenges. There is an urgent need for accelerated research and development on these diseases because of  their potential to cause a public health emergency and the absence of efficacious drugs and/or vaccines . The 8th priority, Disease X, represents the knowledge that a serious international epidemic could be caused by a pathogen currently unknown to cause human disease and so the R&D Blueprint explicitly seeks to enable cross-cutting R&D preparedness as far as possible that is also relevant for an unknown "Disease X" .   https://goo.gl/CkCyyN  

Bonn, Germany, hosted by  the Global Climate and Health Alliance, the World Health Organization, the WHO Regional Office for Europe and its European Center for Environment and Health, and the Health and Environment Alliance.   See the Proceedings.   https://goo.gl/xqdZ5w  
 Zoonotic Disease Risks for (U.S.) Animal Health workers

The U.S. National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV) publishes
Compendia, white papers, and other documents providing standardized national recommendations for prevention of zoonotic diseases that animal health workers might routinely be exposed to. These materials, especially the Compendium of Veterinary Standard Precautions (VSP) for Zoonotic Disease Prevention in Veterinary Personnel,  are useful not only to those who work with animals but also to physicians, physicians assistants, nurses and other human health / public health workers to increase familiarity with diseases that they should be watching for in their animal health worker patients.

Animal workers are urged to read and closely follow the VSP for personal health protection.  Human health care providers are encouraged to print out the Appendices (pp 21-23) and post them for quick reference as reminders to ask occupational risks questions of patients who work with animals or in outdoor settings.  (If you live outside the U.S. and know of similar publications useful to clinicians around the world, please share them with the One Health Commission so we can help raise awareness. https://goo.gl/brqnFd 

Thomas Monath, MD, part of the One Health Initiative  (OHI) Team is launching a new vaccine company.  See:  Vaccines against diseases transmitted from animals to humans: A one health paradigm. Vaccine. 2013 . The Abstract to this journal article reads: "This review focuses on the immunisation of animals as a means of preventing human diseases (zoonoses). Three frameworks for the use of vaccines in this context are described, and examples are provided of successes and failures. ..."   https://goo.gl/tPthZK 

See a Snapshot, Fall 2016, of One Health Training, Research and Outreach programs
around the world.


Start Planning your One Health Day 2018 Event NOW....
 Register it on the OH Day website to get on the map!

And Don't Forget the Student Event Competitions!      https://goo.gl/pTBFu0
Watch for announcement coming soon of OH Day 2017 Student Event Winners.
See additional  Events, Past, Present and Future, on the One Health Commission's Events webpage  https://goo.gl/Ein7UP
Send information about One Health Events to cstroud@onehealthcommission.org. 
January 6-11, 2018   
Windhoek, Namibia - Hosted by Colorado State University, The Cheetah Conservation Fund, the Large Carnivore Management Association of Namibia and the Namibia Nature Foundation. Pathways is a conference and training program designed to address key issues that arise as people and wildlife struggle to coexist in a sustainable and healthy manner.  https://goo.gl/AW3e8o   
February 7, 2018

Presentation by Dr. Lorenzo Terzi at the One Health Academy, Washington, D.C., USA

Recording available
. (Click the Register button) 
February 27- March 1, 2018   

An interdisciplinary audience will come together to develop solutions to pressing global health challenges concerning the
United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals and infectious diseases related to inadequate Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Conditions (WASH) . Whether it be infection control practices in the hospital, hand hygiene education in schools, or latrine construction in a community, WASH challenges are universal and in need of innovative solutions.  https://goo.gl/jEL5Ke     

March 1-4, 2018   
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens,
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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 the One Health Initiative
U.S. National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C., 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

This event is one of a series leading up to the new One Health themed exhibit,  Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World, opening at the National Museum of Natural History on May 18, 2018.

 'The Science of Flu:' is open to the public. Attendees will  see birds from the 1918 collection that carried avian flu, engage with experts and scientists on public issues related to influenza, and participate in activities. The event is free but you must register ahead of time to attend.  https://goo.gl/2twDzN     

March 21-22, 2018    8th One Health Sweden Scientific Meeting 

The theme of the meeting is "Human versus animal health - different aspects on three challenging pathogens" with the focus on Campylobacter, hepatitis E and tuberculosis. https://goo.gl/zta6MB 
St. Louis, Missouri, USA.  The Saint Louis Zoo is the only zoo that hosts such a One Health Fair. Two veterinary colleges (Univ of Ill and Univ of Missouri), two medical colleges (Wash U and St Louis U) and two undergraduate ecology schools (Wash U and Fontbonne) participate. The event brings together teams of 3 which include an MD, DVM and ecology/environment student. These teams work together on some One Health topic, learn to speak the same language and just get to know students in another arm of OH. After a few weeks of working together they have ½ a day on to present their topic to Zoo visitors (up to 20,000).   https://goo.gl/miEWt2 
June 22-25, 2018
 Saskatoon, Canada
Congress Program



Accra, Ghana.
This international, interdisciplinary conference explores food systems, agri-environmental sectors, nutrition and health, bringing together researchers from across the world to share advances in development-focused research linking these disciplines . Call for  Abstracts due by Feb 18
with particular interest in exploring these issues in Africa through a health economics lens.


Organized by Universidad del Valle and the International Association for Ecology and Health.
Ecohealth is about understanding the connections between environment, society and health. This approach goes beyond the usual analysis of relationships between biological and physical components of ecosystems and human populations, by including systems thinking and the analysis of the political dimensions of  complex problems with trans-disciplinary teams.   Abstracts due by March 4.   http://ecohealth2018.co/ 

Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Held every 2-3 years, the ICEID conference brings together more than 1500 public health professionals from around the world to encourage the exchange of the latest information on issues affecting the emergence, spread, and control of infectious disease. Organized in collaboration with the
  Task Force for Global Health and with scientific input from more than 30 national and global partners.  Abstracts due by March 2   


September 11-14, 2018  
Co-hosted by CDC, NIH and NEHA (National Environmental Health Association, USA), Atlanta, Georgia, USA.  Lyme disease is widespread throughout North America, Europe, and northern Asia, and prevention is a challenge that must be addressed, especially during the summer months. Professionals in the fields of Lyme and other tickborne disease diagnostics, ecology, environmental health, epidemiology, medicine, microbiology, and pathogenesis are invited to participate.


 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.  

Call for Symposia Proposals,
Deadline February 21.
(Thank you to ASTM for supporting the One Health Commission)  

November 10-14, 2018   
San Diego, California, USA

Abstracts due
by March 3. Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts on the meeting theme and on current and emerging public health issues. 

World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association and Biosecurity Workshop , St. Kitt, West Indies. Organized/Coordinated by: World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association, Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine & International Aquatic Veterinary Biosecurity Consortium.    https://goo.gl/DZayco 
January 9-11, 2019

One Health International Conference (OHIC 2019)

Watch for more information coming in 2018 

The International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID)  is looking for volunteer health professionals with formal education and training in animal, human, and environmental health with knowledge of basic principles of epidemiology, infectious disease or related fields to join the EpiCore network of over 2,000 members from 142 countries who work to speed-up early detection of outbreaks. EpiCorp volunteers help save lives by responding to requests for information (RFIs) from experts in the field of infectious diseases who find evidence of a possible outbreak. More information or to apply,  info@epicore.org   https://goo.gl/uYSEsd
Summer Programs

Every year, the Amgen Scholars Program provides 340 selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at many of Europe, USA, and Asia's premier educational institutions - posted on Trialect . Eligible students enrolled at colleges and universities throughout the world may apply. Stipend, Housing and round-trip travel costs are covered and the amount depends on the host University. Depending up on where you live, you can apply to the following programs:

May 17 - June 10, 2018    

The 2017 Duke One Health Training Program class included 42 scholars from 7 countries: China, Egypt, Lebanon, Mongolia,Morocco, Pakistan and the USA.   

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA, Organized by the Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine (TriCEM).  For students, postdocs, faculty, public health practitioners, physicians, and veterinarians. Evolution is largely absent from medical and public health training, yet is vital to tackling our most urgent health challenges, including emerging infectious diseases, the evolution of microbial resistance, increasing prevalence of autoimmune diseases, the obesity epidemic, threats to food safety, neurodegenerative disease, and cancer.  https://goo.gl/CZAatr 
June 11-22, 2018

The McGill Summer Institute in Infectious Diseases & Global Health in Montreal, Quebec, Canada offers courses featuring internationally renowned faculty, diverse participant groups, and opportunities for networking and collaboration.
Registration for the 2018 Summer Institute is now open.   https://goo.gl/v6aaSi 


  Youth Health Equity Summer Fellow
S ummer 2018, open to undergraduates and graduate students.  February 19 deadline to submit applications.
  Internships / Fellowships 

Sponsored by the American Committee of Molecular, Cellular and Immunoparasitology (ACMCIP), with generous funding from its parent organization, ASTM, this new pilot award is aimed at all levels of trainees, including junior independent researchers seeking to gain new or additional research skills by visiting laboratories employing cutting-edge methods. Application deadline March 1, 2018.

Provides recent graduates of the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited schools and programs in public health an outstanding training opportunity to learn from leading global health experts in CDC headquarters in Atlanta,  Georgia, USA as well as various country offices throughout the developing world.

The Policy Communication Fellows Program seeks to train the next generation of leaders shaping policy in their countries. The fellowship is hosted in partnership with African research and advocacy experts to encourage South-South collaboration and knowledge exchange. Fellows will learn, firsthand, local advocacy priorities and policy landscapes and how to tailor their research messages to relevant policy audiences. Apply by February 12.   https://goo.gl/Rrk3dt 

The Departments of Anthropology and Science and Technology Studies at Cornell University seek a scholar whose research and publications engage empirically, analytically, and theoretically with the intertwining of environment and health. The Program anticipates selecting a scholar whose work touches on themes of broad interest such as social justice, sustainability, resilience, and risk, including reflections upon the conceptual apparatus of environ-mental health itself. The geographic focus of research is open.  
Apply by February 1. https://goo.gl/zGE35M 
Graduate Studies 

Full-time, one-year program at the University for Global Health Equity, Uganda, one-of-a-kind learning experiences rooted in the principles of global health, One Health, epidemiology, global health policy, management, finance, and leadership, preparing students to tackle complex health care delivery challenges in communities that need it most
. Apply by February 12.  https://goo.gl/pD6PxL 
School of Public Health/Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences  at University of Illinois at Chicago
Close date: March 15, 2018.  The EOHS Division has a dynamic, multi-disciplinary and impactful portfolio of research and service that reflect its values of community engagement and equity.   https://goo.gl/dYodyF 
Veterinary Epidemiologist   
Help gear up veterinary epidemiology capacity for FAO's Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) Office in Liberia, 2 months plus, Provide Epi training to the Epi staff at MoA and ECTAD National Epi Expert, hands-on, very practical with some theoretical background. Contact Sophie.VonDobschuetz@fao.org
University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) Kigali, Rwanda
The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is a new kind of university focused on training the next generation of global leaders in health care delivery.  The One Health Faculty Director (OHFD), in close collaboration with the UGHE Teaching and Learning Team, will support the establishment and success of One Health programming at UGHE.  https://goo.gl/8YXCts 
From the One Health Library  
See publications, webinars, journals, blogs, presentations, books, newsletters and more in the Commission's growing One Health Library.   https://goo.gl/etUQ97  
Journal Articles 
Barnes AN, Davaasuren A, Baasandagva U, Gray CG, PLOS One, 2017, November 30.
Murtaugh MP, Steer CJ, Sreevatsan S, Patterson N, Kennedy S and Sriramarao P (2017), Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci., 1395: 12-32. doi:10.1111/nyas.13355

Falzon, L.C., Lechner, I., Chantziaras, I. et al. EcoHealth 2018. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10393-017-1310-5 
Machalaba C, Smith KM, Awada L, Berry K, et al, Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
, Volume 111, Issue 6, 1 June 2017, pp 235-237, 16 October 2017.
Lombardo A, Boselli C, Amatiste S, Ninci S, et al. 23 November 2017, Front. Public Health, doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2017.00302

This report reflects a workshop held at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., 30 January - 2 February 2017, convened through the generous support of the USAID Emerging Pandemic Threats PREDICT-2 project and the World Bank, in partnership with EcoHealth Alliance and the European Union Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action Network for Evaluation of One Health.  https://goo.gl/mAkR1n 
Milius S, Science News , Vol. 192, No. 11, p. 28, 2017 December 23.  https://goo.gl/HPr2yn 

Rueter G, DW, Environment, Sustainability, 2017 December 20.  http://p.dw.com/p/2phKT 

Robinette C., Saffran L., Ruple A., and Deem S.L.   Elservier ,  One Health.  3: 1-4. 2017.  
Editorial, Standley CJ, & Bogich TL, EcoHealth 10, 1-3, 2013. DOI: 10.1007/s10393-013-0820-z 
Kingsley P, Taylor EM, (2017), Parasitology, 144 (1), 7-14.   2016 January 28.  https://doi.org/10.1017/S0031182015001845
Keune H, et., Archives of Public Health, The official journal of the Belgian Public Health Association, 2017, 75:64.

Ladeira C, Frazzoli C, Orisakwe OE. 16 October 2017, Front. Public Health doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2017.00266

1st Edition, Eds. Gee NR, Aubrey HF, McCardle P, published 2017 by Routledge

Documentary  - Unseen Enemy 
Did you miss it in 2017?   Released April 2017 on CNN by Johnson & Johnson, award-winning director Janet Tobias and some of the world's top experts explore lurking viruses and bacteria that may create the next global pandemic.
 Watch Official Trailer : https://goo.gl/vvX1Jl  
Presentation by Mr. Grant Sizemore at the One Health Academy, Washington D.C. on January 11, 2018 with webinar support provided by the One Health Commission. Discussion of the social, environmental, and health concerns surrounding the widespread issue of free-roaming cats.
Recording available.  (Click Register button to view)

Thank You to One Health Commission's Sponsors!
Without you we could not do the Commission's global work to 
'connect, create, and educate' for One Health.  

February One Health Spotlight on OHC Sponsors  
Thank You to the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute!  
KCALSI has been a staunch supporter of the One Health Commission since its very early days and exemplifies One Health Leadership on many fronts.

  •   One Health Innovations Symposia 2016 and 2017 celebrated One Health Day
      Thank You to OHC Board Member , Wayne Carter, DVM, PhD, DACVIM,
for his unwavering support of One Health and the One Health Commission

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