March 2020
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In 2017, Danone unveiled its very first company signature, One Planet. One Heal th ( ) r eflecting its vision that the health of people and the health of the planet are interconnected. It is a call to action for all consumers and everyone who has a stake in food to join the food revolution: a movement aimed at nurturing the adoption of healthier, more sustainable eating and drinking habits. Danone Institute North America, a not-for-profit established by Danone North America, recently announced the four winning teams of the One Planet. One Health. Initiative, a new grant program in which transdisciplinary teams from across the U.S. and Canada were challenged to design, implement and evaluate actionable community-based projects for sustainable food systems. Winners will each receive $20,000 in grant funds to further design and execute their projects.
As initially planned, 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 are solicited with an emphasis on: pathogenesis and clinical manifestations / virology and epidemiology/ intervention strategies / clinical and outbreak management.
This open seminar series promotes interdisciplinary discussion on current research in Helsinki One Health areas, introducing the new Helsinki One Health tenure track professors and meeting of the researchers interested in translational research; animal health and welfare; and food safety. #HOH-Seminar.
Following the first project of providing infrastructure, this 'One Health' project will further establish an information sharing environment for antibiotic resistant bacteria covering all human, animal, environmental and food fields and the disclosure of verified information. Open in Chrome for translation. 

March 19, 2020 Steering Meeting. The AMR Multi-Partner Trust Fund supports the long-standing Tripartite partnership between FAO, OIE and WHO to combat the rising global threat of AMR through a One Health Approach.


This program is based on a competency framework that outlines essential competencies needed by laboratory leaders to build and direct sustainable national laboratory systems for disease detection, control and prevention in health systems. The Framework takes a multisectoral One Health approach that includes human, animal, environmental, agricultural, food, aquatic and chemical laboratories in support of health systems recognizing that improving coordination between these health sectors has reciprocal benefits and will lead to stronger health systems.  
Author: George Lueddeke In: Policies for Equitable Access to Health, (PEAH) March 2020.

Proposition #7 is pivotal for all others… What If?
What If’  “THE UNIFYING ONE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING CONCEPT became the cornerstone of our education systems and societal institutions, thereby helping to create a “more just, sustainable and peaceful world”

Overseen by the JHU Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE)

The Global Health Council provides a fact-based platform for a shared voice on cross-cutting global health issues . This group has compiled detailed information about what the US government, other governments, and WHO are doing to address the spread of COVID-19 .

Video: A One Health Narrative -  

World Health Organization, March 6, 2020
VOX, a general interest news source, created a video describing how wildlife trade is linked to Coronavirus and why the disease first appeared in China.

Veterinary epidemiologists advocate for one-health approach to researching
and responding to zoonoses.  
Author: Scott Nolen  In: JAVMA News   Published March 15, 2020
Dr. Saif said veterinarians should be involved in all aspects of zoonotic infections, in concert with a one-health approach. “Veterinarians need to be part of identifying the animal reservoirs and the intermediate hosts for these diseases,” she said. “This may focus on wildlife medicine, such as understanding the habitats and diversity of bat species as reservoirs for coronaviruses and multiple other viruses.”………………… “Also, more veterinarians should be working with other researchers to develop the most appropriate animal models for these diseases since we cannot test antivirals or vaccines without an animal model that reproduces the human disease and responses."
Did You Know?
Kigali, Rwanda. Combined U.S. Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s 411th Civil Affairs Functional Specialty Team (CA FXST) recently used the One Health concept to conduct a week-long assessment, Feb. 16-22, of veterinary services and capabilities found in Rwanda. The assessment involved engagements with various agencies including the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda, USAID, the Rwandan Defense Force and local veterinarians. 9    See also
This new consumer-focused newsletter will provide tips on caring for pets, staying healthy around pets and other animals, and updates on U.S. outbreaks linked to animals and animal products. See ‘Stay Healthy Around Pets’ Educational Materials. You can subscribe to the Healthy Pets, Healthy People newsletter by using this link.
Student News
On March 21st, we hosted a webinar and were joined by over 70 attendees representing 20+ student One Health clubs from across North America. We gave a brief overview of our operations in ISOHA, heard from special guest Dr. Cheryl Stroud of the One Health Commission, and then learned about all the robust activities of our member organizations across North America. Recording available:
Explore internships, degree programs, and certificate programs around the world.

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Students are spreading the message of One Health all around the world!

Your one-stop-shop for links to student group resources, educational opportunities, advocacy information, and communication platforms.

One Health Day Events can happen any time of the year! 
Don’t get left behind!!!!
Start planning your One Health Day 2020 Event….

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Upcoming Events
April 2, 2020 Webinar
10 am Central Daylight Time
Louisiana State University’s College of the Coast & Environment, School of Public Health and School of Veterinary Medicine will host this free webinar as a part of the LSU Earth Day Lecture Series. Topics will include “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.
April 17-18, 2020 One Health International Veterinary Forum 
9th African and Euro-Arab Veterinary Association Congresses
Tunis, Tunisia, No online information available.

April 19-22, 2020 Canceled!
Santiago, Chile. Hosted by the University of Minnesota with Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, iCOMOS 2020 would have been the first global forum of its kind in the Latin American region, exploring new ways to solve pressing health issues, facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations, and promote science's role in influencing public policy at the interface of humans, animals, and the environment. Planned Conference themes .

Prague, Czech Republic. 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.

June 9-10, 2020 Workshop
Washington, DC, USA. In Person with free online Webcast. Hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Understanding the factors that influence healthy aging throughout our lifetimes is critical for protecting public health. How do environmental pollutants, such as airborne particulate matter and pesticides, alter the biological processes that underlie human aging and longevity? Free to the public but you must register. See Preliminary Agenda . Registration: Agenda:
June 22-26, 2020
8th Biennial EcoHealth Conference 2020
Durban, South Africa. For researchers, policymakers, community leaders, postgraduate students, NGOs and government departments working on the nexus of health and the environment (physical and socio-ecological). The EcoHealth 2020 conference comes at a time when many initiatives are articulating the common goal – and imperative – of ensuring a healthy, just and sustainable planetary home for future generations. EcoHealth 2020 is envisaged to foster synergies, collaboration and action across these efforts.

August 10-14, 2020 Summer Course
University of Bern, Switzerland. The One Health International Bachelor and Master Summer School at the University of Bern 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 agro-ecosystems.
September 27-29, 2020
Washington, DC, USA, World Vaccine Congress
October 5-7, 2020
Amsterdam, Netherlands. This conference series has strengthened its position as an important meeting point for the animal health industry and the medical community. One key theme of this year’s meeting is integration of animal, human and environmental health.
October 25-30, 2020  
Montego Bay, Jamaica. Hosted by the Jamaica Association of Public Health Inspectors and the Americas Group of the International Federation of Environmental Health.
Durham, North Carolina, USA. Hosted by the Knowledge and Information Professional Association with conference theme “Knowledge Commons” and the institutional analysis of data and the development of knowledge. The ICKM provides researchers and practitioners from all over the world a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas concerning theoretical and practical aspects of Knowledge Management. Call for papers by June 30.
Recent PAST EVENTS (You might have missed)
T hese events have passed but we would like for the world to be aware of them!
February 29, 2020 
Mumbai, India. Held at Mumbai Veterinary College, jointly organised with Seth G S Medical college & KEM Hospital Mumbai , Mumbai Veterinary College, Heart Care Foundation of India, Confederation of Medical Associations of Asia and Oceania (CMAAO) and Life Insurance Corporation of India West Zone.
March 11, 2020 One Health Symposium Antibiotic Resistance in Agriculture and Human Medicine

University of Vechta, Germany. Open in Chrome for translation.


March 18, 2020
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

March 18, 2020 Webinar
Hosted by CORE Group in its One Health webinar series. Presenter: Sagan Friant is an Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology of Human Health in the Department of Anthropology and Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences Penn State University. Recording Available.
March 19, 2020 Webinar
Hosted by the OHC One Health Social Sciences Initiative (OHSS), this webinar was conducted in Spanish. Dr. Leopoldo Estol presented “Mordedura animal como zoonosis no infecciosa” (Animal bites as a non infectious zoonosis) and Dr. Evelyn Segredo presented “Interacción humano-animal y el abordaje integral de la violencia” ( Human - animal interaction and the integral approach to violence).   Recording available. Click Register to start the recording.
March 24, 2020 Webinar
Special One Health COVID-19 Response ECHO for SEAOHUN
Hosted by SEAOHUN One Health University Network
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Courses and Summer Programs
Free MOOC ( Massive Open Online Course )
Online. Hosted by the U of Basel, Switzerland.
In this time of Corona lockdown, this MOOC on Transdisciplinarity is ideal for students that cannot have frontal teaching at the moment. With a basis on sound theoretical and methodological background, five outstanding projects illustrate promising different ways of dealing with complex societal challenges. The projects address a) health care for mobile pastoralists, b) water scarcity in the Alps, c) coping with decline in a mountain village, d) labour migration, and e) governance of antimicrobial resistance. All material, except the interactive parts, will be available year-round and can be integrated into lectures, courses, and self-studies.
June 29 - July 24, 2020  
Tanzania, Africa. A transformative 4-week field-based experiential learning course focused on One Health core competencies for graduate students and early career professionals from all disciplines. Organized and taught by experts from the University of California, Davis, Sokoine University of Agriculture and Ifakara Health Institute, Rx One Health participants develop skills in laboratory and research methods, ecosystem dynamics, biodiversity conservation, epidemiology, infectious disease surveillance, biosafety, biosecurity, food safety, agriculture, food security, hydrology, marine ecology, communications, community and stakeholder engagement, ethics, teamwork, and leadership. Application Deadline: January 31, 2020 .
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.
Call for Papers

Calling all researchers from across disciplines: contribute your vital research to this new article collection aimed at filling knowledge gaps and improving the management and control of COVID-19.


To contribute to the United Against Rabies (UAR) Collaboration work by supporting the implementation of the Global Strategic Plan to end human deaths from dog-mediated rabies by 2030 (GSP).

Columbus, Ohio, The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine. The candidate is expected use a combination of traditional and molecular epidemiological techniques to address antimicrobial resistance on dairy farms. Details of ongoing research in our lab can be found at Additionally, the candidate is expected to contribute to related teaching activities in the veterinary/graduate student curriculum. More info here .
Journal Articles
Subnational operationalization of One Health: lessons from the establishment of One Health rapid response teams in Tanzania, Mtui-Malamsha N, Assenga J, Swai E, Msemwa F, Makungu S, Chinyuka H, Bernard J, Sallu R, OleNeselle M, Ponsiano E, Kazwala R, Kimera S, Nonga H,Folorunso F, Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, March 2020,

Qualitative Research for One Health: From Methodological Principles to Impactful Applications, Degeling C, Rock M. Front Vet Sci. 2020; 7:70. Epub 2020 Feb 18.doi: 10.3389/fvets.2020.00070

One health ethics: a response to pragmatism, Lederman Z, Capps BJ, Journal of Medical Ethics February 2020, DOI:10.1136/medethics-2019-105859

State of the Globe: Human Nipah Virus Infection needs “One Health”, Raina SK, Journal of Global Infectious Disease, 2020 Jan-Mar; 12(1): 1–2. Published online 2020 Feb 19. doi: 10.4103/jgid.jgid_155_19

A challenge to rise to: Importance of the One Health Approach in the Era of the Climate Change Debate, Thirunavukkarasu S, Am J Biomed Sci & Res. 2019 - 5(6). AJBSR.MS.ID.000977. DOI: 10.34297/AJBSR.2019.05.000977

Medicina de la Conservación y Enfermedades de la Fauna Silvestre [Conservation medicine and wildlife diseases], Buriticá SM, Journal System of the University of Antioquia , Abril de 2019, ISBNe: 978-958-5526-56-3, (Open in Chrome for translation of Summary)

Operationalizing One Health Employing Social-Ecological Systems Theory: Lessons From the Greater Mekong Sub-region, Wilcox BA, Aguirre AA, De Paula N, Siriaroonrat B, Echaubard P, Front Public Health, 2019; 7:85. Epub 2019 May 22;7:85. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2019.00085. eCollection 2019

Overcoming challenges for designing and implementing the One Health approach: A systematic review of the literature, Dos S Ribeiro C, van de Burgwal LHM, Regeer BJ, One Health. 2019 Jun; 7:100085. Epub 2019 Mar 18. doi: 10.1016/j.onehlt.2019.100085
Editorial / Commentary

Author: Richard Seifman In: Impakter march 1, 2020
"In this 21st century ......., a global pandemic could cost well in excess of $6 trillion, with an expected loss of more than $60 billion per year."


This report brings forward the recommendations from the Summit on Social Isolation and Companion Animals , along with the continued work of a broad consortium of human health advocates, mental health practitioners, veterinarians and human-animal interaction researchers.
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