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COVID-19 and One Health News
It is 'so' important to help the general public understand the urgency of implementing One Health to prevent and respond to pandmics. Share these article with colleagues, friends, family and..... lawmakers / policy makers.
May 29, 2020 Authors: Tracey McNamara and Ashley Arabasadi  
In: The Hill
“The lack of a species-neutral, “one health” approach to bio-surveillance virtually guarantees we will not detect unusual events in sentinel animal species before the disease has already spread into people. Instead, we humans become the sentinels, exposed to lurking unknown threats that won’t be detected until we end up in emergency rooms or the mor gue.” https://tinyurl.com/y7nn7hro
Virtual U.S. Congressional Briefing:  
Hosted by the US. Congressional International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF):
May 6, 2020
Author: Laura Kahn    In: Issues in Science and Technology
"So what can be done to prevent the next zoonotic pandemic?...Society’s approach to public health needs to proceed strategically, not reactively, if humans are to sustainably meet dietary needs for meat and other animal proteins. The One Health model provides a strategy. Researchers must examine the human, animal, and environmental components of zoonotic spillover events before they can effectively address them. The most profound way that humans interact with the environment is by eating it—in this case, in the form of animal protein. Although it’s unrealistic to expect the United States or other nations to become vegetarian or vegan, there are ways to reduce animal protein consumption." https://tinyurl.com/yd8tdncu
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. The OHC and OHEJP are not involved in the selection process. Please follow instructions in this message closely. https://conta.cc/2VPQ0xk
Amuasi JH, Walzer C, Heymann D, Published: May 07, 2020 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31028-X
COVID-19 Educational Resources

            Open in Chrome, In 20+ languages, See Train the Trainer COVID-19 recording
Webinars / Podcasts about the Pandemic and One Health
May 29, 2020 Webinar
Hosted by One Health Bangladesh in partnership with Global Health Development of The Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network (EMPHNET). Fifth in weekly interactive COVID-19 webinar series. Speakers: Professor Dirk Pfeiffer, City University of Hong Kong, Professor Mushtaque Chowdhury, BRAC University and Management Advisory Group, FAO; Moderated by Professor Nitish Debnath, One Health Bangladesh. No recording.
May 27, 2020 Short webinar: 

NASA Space Apps Challenge presentation by Dr. Deb Thomson, creator of OneHealthLessons.com. Now in its 9th year, Space Apps is an international hackathon for coders, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, technologists, and others in cities around the world, where teams engage with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s free and open data to address real-world problems on Earth and in space. Space Apps 2019 included over 29,000 participants at 225 events in 71 countries. Space Apps is a NASA-led initiative organized in collaboration with Booz Allen Hamilton, Mindgrub and SecondMuse. Space Apps 2020 is scheduled for October 2-4, 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5VMznMb4SY
Two One Health focused sessions in the only podcast at the intersection of biotechnology, politics, patients and the planet. This series spotlights next-generation breakthroughs, the people they help, the global problems they solve and politicians with the power to fast-track a better future or mess it all up. Hosted by former U.S. Congressman Jim Greenwood. https://www.bio.org/podcast
  • Bats Don’t Have Passports - Interview with Dr. Catherine Machalab
  • COVID’s True Origin - Interview with Dr. Billy Karesh
TheWorld.Org’s Kyle Vass interviews Tom Hughes  
On: The WORLD on Public Radio
In the late 1990s in Malaysia the Nipa Virus, a zoonotic disease that jumped from bats to pigs to people, decimated the Malaysian pork industry and cost its economy $550 Million. More than 100 people died. It could have been prevented through One Health prevention protocols. If we want to have healthy people we have to have a healthy environment, healthy livestock and we need to have healthy wildlife. We are all inter-connected. https://tinyurl.com/y9mlvxmn

May 5, 2020 Podcast: 
Interview with Dr. Juan Lubroth , Chief Veterinary Officer, FAO, 


Podcast Series led by Dr. Sara Perestrelo, Berlin, Germany
May 1, 2020 Webinar
Integrating One Health in COVID-19 Response Operations
H osted by the World Bank’s COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center (EOC) , jointly sponsored by the Bank’s Health, Nutrition and Population and Agriculture Global Practices divisions . As COVID-19 spreads globally, there is strong attention on how the international community supports countries responding to the public health emergency, as well as on the longer-term needs to sustainably strengthen health systems. A key lesson from previous crises is the need to shift from a solely responsive approach to one that favors prevention. Keynote address by Dr. Catherine Machalaba of EcoHealth Alliance. The EOC shared the following documents as background materials: 
May 21, 2020 Webinar 
Hosted by the Society for Conservation Geographic Information Systems (SCGIS), Discussion with Chris Walzer
Other NEWS 
April 29, 2020
One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team - Merger and NEW Website !!
(A new dynamic ‘One Health’ synergism! Open in Chrome https://onehealthinitiative.com/
The One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team (commonly called the OHI team) proudly announces a merger with Public Health Vaccines LLC ( PHV) and Crozet BioPharma , a One Health oriented multi-disciplinary team of development professionals. Since October 2008 the OHI website, under editorial management of Dr. Bruce Kaplan, has shared One Health news and information with the world. Postings on the new OHI website will continue under the longstanding policy of offering free core access and posting consideration to all reputable One Health entities in the U.S. and worldwide. This merger further incorporates the advancements of vaccine development into the international philosophy of the One World-One Medicine-One Health movement which is especially critical during the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.  Historic postings will continue to be accessible at https://www.archive.onehealthinitiative.com/
This “Second Opinion” podcast episode by KCRW radio, a National Public Radio affiliate, features Niels Pedersen, DVM, PhD and follows the story of the development of Remdesivir, a drug showing promise in the fight against COVID-19. Remdesivir was initially developed for feline infectious peritonitis but has not been available in the United States until now, as demand for the drug has escalated due to human infections with COVID-19. Michael Wilkes, MD, PhD, host of the show, ends the episode with “Perhaps this speaks to the enormous importance of the concept of One Health - that is the interdependence of all living things.” https://kcrw.co/2LEjw3g
This New York Times article discusses Winter, a 4-year-old llama, whose antibodies have proved effective against COVID-19 in-vitro. The author writes, “This more diminutive antibody can access tinier pockets and crevices on spike proteins — the proteins that allow viruses like the novel coronavirus to break into host cells and infect us — that human antibodies cannot. That can make it more effective in neutralizing viruses...The researchers are hopeful the antibody can eventually be used as a prophylactic treatment, by injecting someone who is not yet infected to protect them from the virus, such as a health care worker.” https://nyti.ms/2ZenSWQ
The veterinary telemedicine company VetNow is teaming up with Smithsonian scientists to detect animal disease outbreaks remotely—before these “zoonotic” viruses jump over to humans. Despite the growing threat, potential cases and sick animals are reported haphazardly, if at all. VetNow, is expanding its platform to fill the gaps in animal healthcare. It is building on years of zoonotic disease data that Smithsonian scientists and others have collected. The goal is to put VetNow’s software platform and diagnosis tools in the field where they’re needed most. https://tinyurl.com/ybeuskh8
Paws Your Stress here! Visit Therapy Dogs On-line 
The office of One Health and Wellness at the University of Saskatchewan has taken its Therapy Dog program on-line during the pandemic. The goal is to continue to offer comfort and support to the campus community and beyond. Viewers are offered the unique opportunity to connect with a St. John Ambulance therapy dog while learning pandemic-specific mental health self-care tips. This ranges from live visits with the dogs to story book readings. The evidence-informed self-care tips are uniquely shared from the perspectives of the therapy dog teams! Enjoy live visits on Facebook (@PawsYourStress). Recordings are also saved to other social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram, Youtube). Therapy Dog Program has additionally partnered with Scholastic Canada to do children's book readings, and we have a few posted so far on our website. Anyone can visit the dogs on-line at www.therapydogs.ca
Coming Soon! “Bats, Ducks, and Pandemics: An Introduction to One Health Policy.”
New free Course on Coursera
Created by Laura Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, Co-Founder of the One Health Initiative pro bono team and research scholar with the Program on Science and Global Security at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in New Jersey.
One Health Newsletters
Student News
The Appian Project
Started by Dani Kilani, an undergraduate student studying One Health at the University of Western Ontario, this interview-based podcast centered around a One Health approach aims to provide tangible and intangible skills necessary for the practice of One Health. First up is an interview with Dr. Gregory Gray, an infectious disease physician and epidemiologist from Duke University, discussing the challenges and opportunities in collaborating with animal agriculture stakeholders. Second up, Dr. Amanda Berrian, veterinary epidemiologist at The Ohio State University, focusing on communication, education, and health. Available on Spotify , YouTube , and Apple Podcasts . Visit the show’s Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/theappianproject/ Listen here: https://spoti.fi/3680VGl 
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

June 10, 2020 Webinar:
11am EST
Climate, Environment, and Health Seminar Series: A series of compelling scientific talks on how climate change affects human health and the role of environmental health science in achieving climate sustainability and resilience. Hosted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Event Speaker: Jason West, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Free but you must register. https://bit.ly/2XFjspR
June 11, 2020 Webinar
11:45 am Eastern
Many global changes and activities associated with increased human-animal interactions are enabling disease transmission that become epidemics or pandemics that adversely impact public health. Speakers: Dr. Bernadette Dunham and Dr. Brianna Skinner. This FDA Grand Rounds presentation will explain the One Health Concept and the FDA One Health Initiative. It will also highlight the benefits of One Health and how FDA is operationalizing One Health actions Agency-wide. https://tinyurl.com/ya4n8pm4
June 3, 2020 Webinar:
11:00 a.m in Brazil time ; 10:00 a.m New York; 3:00 p.m. London.
Presentation by Dr. George Lueddeke. This change starts within ourselves, and our example can influence the ones that will be captivated by our mindset, behavior, and leadership. The webinar can be accessed through the following link:
September 10-13, 2020 - CANCELED
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Hosted by the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) in collaboration with the Malaysian Society of Infectious Diseases and Chemotherapy (MSIDC).

October 30-November 3, 2020
The Congress will take place in the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC). All registrations will be transferred to the new dates and all abstracts that have been accepted for presentation, planned side events and special sessions will 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 are being planned. Abstracts solicited with an emphasis on: pathogenesis and clinical manifestations / virology and epidemiology/ intervention strategies / clinical and outbreak management. https://bit.ly/33QZb32
Don' be left behind!!!
One Health Day Events can happen any time of the year! 
Are you planning 'your' event for 2020?
Recent PAST EVENTS (You might have missed)
T hese events have passed but we would like for the world to be aware of them!
May 28, 2020 Webinar: One Health (Una Sola Salud)  (in Spanish) 
Hosted by the Dominican Academy of Medicine and DiarioSalud.do. Presentation by Dr. Helena Chapman. Trained in medicine, epidemiology, and environmental health (Una Salud), Dr. Helena Chapman is passionate about promoting transdisciplinary health collaborations that investigate and reduce risks to human, animal, and environmental health. Recording available in Spanish.

May 27-29, 2020   Conference 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
Wilson Center 3-Part Webinar Series - Recordings available

May 12, 2020 Webinar
How can animal law learn from environmental law in using creative administrative law theories to align enforcement with express protections? What role does wildlife protection play in mitigating climate change? How can state false advertising statutes be used to combat food industry practices that are simultaneously harmful to animals, human health, and the environment? https://tinyurl.com/ycrtldfb

May 6, 2020 Webcast
Hosted by the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Speaker John Balbus, MD, MPH
May 2, 2020  
In recognition of Global Health Day, the University of California Global Health Institute hosted a virtual conference focusing on several aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The keynote speaker was Jonna Mazet, DVM, PhD, Executive Director of the One Health Institute at UC Davis. Plenary sessions included COVID-19: Blueprint for Hope; Mapping and Addressing Gender and Socioeconomic Disparities; and Updates from Africa, India, and South America. Recording available.
April 30, 2020
Facebook Livestream Meeting - Dr. Peter Daszak speaking (5 minutes into the recording) introduces the EcoHealth scientists and discusses how EcoHealth Alliance is developing science-based solutions to one of the modern world's greatest threats: infectious disease outbreaks. https://bit.ly/2WZrtqv 
April 28, 2020 Webinar:
Dr. Carroll shared what he learned in his 15 years as director of the Pandemic Influenza and other Emerging Threats Unit at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). While in that role, Carroll designed and led the PREDICT project, a 10-year study to identify dangerous viruses in animals before they spread to humans.
April 20, 2020 
Wilson Center, Washington, DC, USA. This conversation with experts who have been tracking the connections between animal, ecosystem, human health, and security discussed what steps policymakers need to take to mitigate the next global pandemic. https://bit.ly/2A3gx1S 
November 25 - December 6, 2019
Nairobi, Kenya. https://bit.ly/3egy9WM
See also Open Access One Health elearning materials provided by One Health HORN. https://bit.ly/3bYt57Z 
Don’t forget to USE the

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
Courses and Summer Programs

Check out these listings on the Online One Health Opportunities Bulleting Board https://tinyurl.com/ybrsfdbn
August 10-14, 2020
University of Bern, Switzerland. A healthy environment, including healthy soils, plants and animals, is essential for human well-being. This summer program offers a unique opportunity to explore the methods and current knowledge on the health of terrestrial food chains, from soils to plants, animals and humans. Students participating in the Summer School will explore the interfaces between the different compartments and learn about health connections in agroecosystems. https://tinyurl.com/qoplcrn
Fellowships / Residencies / Postdocs

The ISID and the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) established their joint fellowship program in 2010 to foster international, peer-to-peer collaboration and the exchange of scientific knowledge and best practice. The program enables young investigators, from low and low-middle income countries outside of the region, to travel to Europe for multidisciplinary clinical and laboratory training. Applications due June 21, 2020. https://bit.ly/2A4xkBI

Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. NC State University Dept Entomology and Plant Pathology beginning in the summer of 2020. https://bit.ly/3eh63ut 
Graduate Studies/Scholarships

The PhD degree in Environmental and Planetary Health Sciences program applies an interdisciplinary approach to identification of the public health impacts of the local and global environment, human activities, the food environment and nutrition, along with the socio-political and economic factors that together determine the sustainability of life on our planet. https://bit.ly/3em6wfg

Programs designed for healthcare organizations, hospitals, tertiary care clinics, and educational settings are all applicable. Projects up to $100,000 USD of funds to support two-year initiatives. Proposal Deadline August 4, 2020. https://bit.ly/3d1ZH2b

ISID’s research grants are one of the Society’s signature programs and are instrumental in fulfilling ISID’s commitment to funding researchers from countries which bear the greatest burden of infectious disease. To date over 175 grants have been awarded to infectious diseases researchers from 46 countries. Applications due June 21, 2020. https://bit.ly/2XwCFcT

This NIH-supported High Priority Research Network supports research, mentorship, and training activities to integrate animal models into studies of the social dimensions of health and aging, across the life course, including using approaches from evolutionary medicine. Over the next five years, the Network will fund pilot projects, early career fellowships, workshops, and symposia to support and grow the community of researchers interested in social behavior, aging, and the social determinants of health in animals, including comparative work against humans. ( https://www.animalsocialaging-network.org/ )  
($3-6k for graduate students, post-docs, or junior faculty. Applications due June 30.) https://bit.ly/2ZQwjI8 
Journal Articles/Reports

Decaro N, Martella V, Saif LJ, Buonavoglia C, Res Vet Sci. 2020 Aug; 131: 21–23. Published online 2020 Apr 7. doi: 10.1016/j.rvsc.2020.04.009

Lorusso A, Calistri P, Mercante MT, Monaco F, Portanti O, Marcacci M, Cammà C, Rinaldi A, Mangone I, Di Pasquale A, Iommarini M, Mattucci M, Fazii P, Tarquini P, Mariani R, Grimaldi A, Morelli D, Migliorati G, Savini G, Borrello S, D'Alterio N. One Health. 2020 Apr 19; 10: doi: 10.1016/j.onehlt.2020.100135

Porta CM, Kibuuka R, Rwego IB, et.al., International Journal of Higher Education 9(3):262, April 2020, DOI:10.5430/ijhe.v9n3p262

Prasad Acharya K, Karki S, Shrestha K, Kaphle K, One Health, Vol 8, Dec 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.onehlt.2019.100101

United Nations, 2019. https://bit.ly/2X3jJ6J 

White A, Hughes JM, EcoHealth, Published online, June 28, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10393-019-01415-5

Blog post: https://bit.ly/2XhfV1P  PDF of Report: https://bit.ly/3deFDcY 

El Zowalaty, M E,  Järhult JD, One Health Journal, June 2020, doi.org/10.1016/j.onehlt.2020.100124
New Books

Author: Laura Kahn
Originally released in 2009, both editions mention One Health in Chapter 7 and in Part II in the conclusion. It explores the crucial relationships between political leaders, public health officials, and journalists during a health emergency when the reluctance of politicians to risk alarm can run counter to the public-health need to prepare for worse cases.
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