November 30, 2019
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The #Tripartite Zoonoses Guide, a valuable resource developed by #OIE, @WHO & @FAO, is now available in 6 languages to help countries take a multisectoral #onehealth approach to these diseases. WHO web page:

Proposed by the Federatia Asociatiilor Studentilor Medicina Din Romania (FASM-Romania) and the Lebanese Medical Student International Committee (LeMSIC), this 12 page Call to Action was adopted at the IFMSA General Assembly August Meeting 2019, in Taipei, Taiwan. IFMSA affirms the urgent need for a collaborative One Health approach in the control and prevention of diseases and acknowledges the essential role of sustainable interprofessional and intersectoral collaborations on the local, national, and global scene, that lead to more resilient public health systems prepared to face existing and future disease threats in an effective and cost-efficient manner, thus attaining optimal health for people, animals, and the environment.

The document includes zoonotic indicators (page 66) along with 140 indicators, and 90 innovative ones which consider political security risks at both the national and global levels. It is a huge, validated data document, all of which is open access.

Italy wants to make the Italian education system the first education system in the world that puts the environment and society at the core of everything taught in school. Now kids in Italy will have about an hour a week (or 33 hours per year) of a climate-change-related course. The Education Ministry will develop the curriculum with the help of scientific experts.

Now available providing Health Information for International Travel.
Guest Editor: Dr. Fernando Manuel Salvado Capela e Silva, University of Evora, Portugal, Manuscript Deadline: March 31, 2020. 50% discount oni papers.

Collaboration across sectors and disciplines allows countries to effectively plan and prepare for, detect, assess, and respond to health threats. However, many countries have no mechanisms in place for such collaboration. WHO, in collaboration with international partners such as OIE and FAO, produces national-level tools, guidance, and training to support countries in implementing multisectoral collaborations. One such activity is the WHO International Health Regulations – OIE Performance Veterinary Services National Bridging Workshops that bring together actors from the human and animal health sectors. These workshops present a structured, guided methodology, allowing participants to collectively identify existing gaps in collaboration. Corrective measures are identified to form a road-map to improve collaboration between the two sectors in the prevention, detection and response to zoonotic disease outbreaks and other health issues. 
U.S. lawmakers have passed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, closing legal loopholes in previous legislation. The new law builds on the Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act, which was passed in 2010. If convicted, animal abusers can face up to seven years in prison and fines. This is a notable event because of the link between animal abuse and violence against humans.
One in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will experience some sort of domestic violence in their lifetime. Many have pets. They should get out of their violent situations. But only 10 percent of domestic violence shelters accept pets, so they are faced with a terrible choice.
A veterinarian and a research scientist work together to make One Health accessible to eight-year-olds. Thomson and Nicastro used a mix of auditory and visual tools, including Venn diagrams and videos. They also applied different teaching techniques, with an emphasis on hands-on activities, collaboration and fun. Students participated in an egg hunt that models an epidemic outbreak and then break into groups, role playing as veterinarians, physicians and environmental health scientists attempting to stop it.
Student News
ISOHA Celebrates One Health Day 2019

November 3, 2019 ISOHA Webinar
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November 19, 2019 ISOHA Webinar
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ISOHA One Health Messages and Art Competition
ISOHA invited submissions by November 7 of well thought articles, poems and/or abstracts for research findings. Messages were to communicate on One Health, the need for it in the modern world, and the impact it can have. The goal is to share experiences and inspire international communities to adopt the One Health perspective. Participants were encouraged to come up with a hashtag and accompanying slogan to sum up their activities. Winners to be announced soon.

The AgriNutrition Edge Report
2019, Issue 14 

"Meet Me At the Table", Call for One Health
Blog by Marianne Smith-Edge, MS, RDN, LD, FADA, FAND.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its updated Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States (AR Threats Report) indicating that antibiotic-resistant bacteria and fungi cause more than 2.8 million infections and 35,000 deaths in the United States each year.

The government of Uzbekistan recognizes the threat posed by zoonotic diseases (as the country sees major economic growth in livestock production) and is working to improve the country’s capacity to prevent, control, detect, and treat them.

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November 20-22, 2019 
Toronto, Canada.
Hosted by Humane Canada (formerly the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies). Humane Canada's Canadian Violence Link Conference is an innovative, ground-breaking conference that examines the link between violence against human beings and animals.
December 4, 2019
Warsaw, Poland. In person event hosted by the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe, the International Veterinary Students Association and European organisations representing pharmacists, medical doctors, dentists and veterinarians to encourage an open discussion and exchange views on how to implement the One Health approach in undergraduate education and foster interdisciplinary education in Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. Registration Open
December 11, 2019 
CE Webinar for Veterinarians :
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Hosted by THRIVE Affordable Pet Care, Speaker, Dr. Lucas Pantaleon, DVM, MS, DACVIM, MBA. Free but you must Register to receive your unique login link.
The One Health Commission's One Health Social Sciences (OHSS) Initiative is taking the next step to further its mission of streng-thening the global network of scientists and practitioners inte-grating One Health and social science concepts and methods in research and practice. If you are interested in this expanding arena of One Health approaches, please join in this online meeting with colleagues from across the world working on similar issues. Free but you must register to receive your unique login to join the meeting.
Coming in 2020
January 21, 2020 
One Health Social Sciences - Webinar
10:00 am EST (UTC-5)
Dr. Séverine Thys will discuss the added value of conducting a socio-anthropological study to understand barriers faced to control Neglected Zoonotic Diseases (NZDs). Dr. Thys will describe the socio-cultural drivers in three case-studies: Cystic echinococcosis in Morocco; Taenia solium Taeniasis/cysticercosis in Zambia; and Rabies in South Africa, concluding with a cross-case analysis and general recommendations. The webinar is free to the public but a small donation will help the One Health Commission continue it programs. Registration required to receive your unique login link.
March 11-14, 2020  
Fairbanks, Alaska.
Hosted by the University of Alaska, Fairbanks Center for One Health Research (UAF-COHR). This conference will bring together scientists, healthcare professionals, educators, students, policy makers, and community stakeholders to learn about the latest advances in One Health research. The goal is to build international, interdisciplinary teams to work on the most pressing issues facing the future of the Circumpolar North.
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April 18-20, 2020  
Call for Abstracts
Washington, DC, USA,Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Conference 2010, Satellite Sessions on April 17.
At the CUGH Conference 2020 faculty, students, implementers, government representatives and leaders from more than 55 countries will explore how to address pressing global challenges through research, education, service, and advocacy. Attendees from academia, NGOs, government and the private sector will collaborate, learn, and share cutting edge solutions to improve the health of people and the planet in an increasingly unstable, global political environment. Individuals from biomedical AND non-biomedical fields are encouraged to attend this inspiring, dynamic, impactful conference in the US capitol.
April 19-22, 2020  
Santiago, Chile. Hosted by the University of Minnesota with Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, iCOMOS 2020 is the first global forum of its kind in the Latin American region. Explore 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. Conference themes . Abstract submissions open.
April 22-23, 2020
Bro, Sweden.
Hosted by One Health Sweden: Humans/Animals/Environment. For more information contact or
Recent PAST EVENTS (You might have missed)
T hese events have passed but we would like for you to be aware of them!

November 24, 2019 WHSA Webinar
Hosted by the World Health Students' Alliance (WHSA) with technical support by ISOHA. Webinar platform provided by the One Health Commission.
Recording Available (Click 'Register' to start the recording)


November 22-23, 2019 

Montería, Córdoba, Colombia. Hosted by One Health Colombia.

November 14, 2019 Webinar:
Presentation by Deborah Thomson, DVM in person and via webinar at the One Health Academy in Washington, DC. Dr. Deborah Thomson is a clinical veterinarian, a K-12 educator and curriculum developer, a first responder during natural disasters, a public speaker, a science policy advisor, a musician, and a One Health advocate. Recording Available.
November 5, 2019  
Washington, DC, USA. One Health Day Panel Discussion at George Mason University. Hosted by the GMU Next Gen Global Health Security Network and the GMU Biodefense Discussion Group. Panel members discussed emerging ONE HEALTH approaches through the lens of their real world experiences in the world of Global and Community Health, national security arenas, and international biodefense security. See Event Summary. “....the public health community must understand why a country may be disincentivized to report a disease outbreak in its early stages, when it is more easily controlled…..”
October 30, 2019
Invitational Guided Smithsonian OUTBREAK Exhibit Tour for US Lawmakers
Washington, DC. The One Health Commission and a growing Coalition of U.S. Partners invited US lawmaker to a special tour of the Smithsonian exhibit “Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World.” This fascinating exhibit explores the connections between human, animal and environmental health when dealing with zoonotic disease outbreaks such as Ebola virus, Zika virus and HIV/AIDS highlighting the importance of cross-sectoral collaborations and preparations for such health emergencies.
October 29-30, 2019 
Lomé, Republic of TOGO.
Delegations of 16 ECOWAS member countries met with the main goal of fostering the implementation of a One Health approach in West Africa and strengthening multi-sectoral coordination for the prevention, detection and response to public health threats”. Final Communique ( )

September 23, 2019  
Tuskegee, AL. Hosted by the College of Veterinary Medicine which has for many decades fostered the reduction of health disparities across colleges and communities to highlight how collaboration and coalition building moves us forward.

May 29-31, 2019 2019  
Forth Worth, Texas, USA.
This conference provides excellent, informative presentations on zoonotic and environmentally-acquired infectious diseases by local, state, national, and international experts, continuing education credits for numerous professions, and a great opportunity to engage with colleagues and make new friends! See Conference Agenda .
March 13 – 14, 2019 
Shared groundbreaking new insights on the human, animal and ecological impacts of food and diet, including large-scale agriculture, plant-based diets and diet trends, antibiotics and pesticides in foods and more. Recording available.
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Clinical Scholars is one of several programs created in the U.S. by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop a network of strong, interdisciplinary leaders from every sector working to create a nation where everyone can reach their best possible health and well-being. It is a 3 year leadership development program for experienced health practitioners including pharmacists, physical therapists, veterinarians, dentists, social workers, nurses, physicians, and many others working in clinical or academic settings. Scholars work in teams of 3-5 individuals from diverse disciplines to design innovative projects addressing a complex health problem in their geographic region. Teams receive annual grant funding up to $525,000 so members can participate at no cost to themselves or their organizations. Clinical Scholars is led by a team located at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Questions, 919-843-3304 or . 
Call for Papers

New Frontiers Research Topic e-book in
Frontiers in Veterinary Science and Frontiers in Public Health, Integrated Approaches to Health Call for manuscripts focused on generating One Health/EcoHealth knowledge and practice and reports of case studies that apply the Network for Evaluation of One Health (NEOH) methodology in order to highlight strengths, weaknesses and added value of One Health based on practical examples in a variety of contexts.

Editorial on the Research Topic: Concepts and Experiences in Framing, Integration and Evaluation of One Health and EcoHealth, Rüegg SR, Buttigieg SC, Goutard FL , Binot A, Morand S, Thys S, Keune H, Front. Vet. Sci., Published on 24 May 2019, doi: 10.3389/fvets.2019.00155
Summer Programs

May 11-22, 2020, Brighton, UK., U Sussex Campus
Applications are invited from highly motivated doctoral and postdoctoral researchers working in fields around development studies, science and technology studies, innovation, and policy studies. Participants will explore the theme of ‘pathways to sustainability through a mixture of workshops, lectures, outdoor events, and focused interaction with STEPS Centre members. Application Deadling 26 January 2020. There is a fee to attend, but scholarships are available.
This part-time position with the Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases (ProMED) of the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) is entitled "ProMED moderator" and covers surveillance of human, animal, and/or plant diseases. The individual will join an international team of global health specialists reporting disease trends via innovative surveillance techniques. An advanced degree in the human or animal health field required (MD, MBBS, DVM, PhD in microbiology or similar field).

Masters and PhD Scholarships - Bloomberg Fellows Program
Full scholarship and $10,000 stipend for the Master of Public Health (MPH) or a full scholarship for the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Applicants must apply to both the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) ) and the Bloomberg Fellows Program. Application deadline December 1, 2019.

Graduate Student Positions
Waco, Texas, USA, Baylor University Department of Biology. The Laboratory for Evolutionary Medicine has multiple fully-funded graduate student positions available. Preferred candidates will have research interests (broadly) in evolutionary medicine, including various aspects of ecological immunology, behavioral endocrinology, or global/One health. Contact for more details.
HABRI is calling for research proposals to investigate the health outcomes of pet ownership and/or animal-assisted activity or therapy, both for the people and the animals involved. For more information, please visit the website .
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 
Grant applications invited for research to examine 1) the impact of HAI on typical and atypical child development and health; 2) the evaluation of animal-assisted intervention for children and adults with disabilities or in need of rehabilitative services; 3) the effects of animals on public health, including cost effectiveness of involving animals in reducing and preventing disease. Application Receipt Date(s): December 20, 2019; November 30, 2020; November 30, 2021
Journal Articles
van Herten J, Bovenkerk B, Verweij M, 26, Zoonoses Public Health. 2019;66:26–34.

Branco PS et al., Conservation Letters, 2019;

Goutard FL, Buttigieg SC, Rüegg SR, Morand S, Binot A, Keune H, Thys S., Front. Vet. Sci., 2019 May 24,
doi: 10.3389/fvets.2019.00155

Wilcox BA, Aguirre AA, De Paula N, Siriaroonrat B, Echaubard P, Front. Public Health, 2019 May 22,
doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2019.00085

Osofsky SA, Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 55(4), 2019, pp. 755–757, doi: 10.7589/2019-01-024

Damschen EI, et al., Science 27 Sep 2019:Vol. 365, Issue 6460, pp. 1478-1480
DOI: 10.1126/science.aax8992

Branco PS, Merkle JA, et al., Conservation Letters.2019;

Duboz R et al., Front. Vet. Sci. 2018 December 17, doi: 10.3389/fvets.2018.00303.

Walzer C, Front. Vet. Sci., 29 June 2017,

Pieracci EG et al., 2016 Dec; 2: 131–135. doi: 10.1016/j.onehlt.2016.09.001

Cleaveland S, Borner M, Gislason M, Rev. Sci. Tech. Off. Int. Epiz., 2014, 33 (2), 615-627.
Commentary / Opinion

Stroud C, Lindenmayer J, SciTech Europa, 26 October, 2019.

Noah D, Ostrowski SR, Merk Veterinary Manual.

Author of the cross-disciplinary book Survival: One Health, One Planet, One Future , Policies for Equitable Health Access (PEAH), Routledge, 1st edition, 2019.


This report, commissioned by and prepared for the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, examines the current state of preparedness for pandemics caused by “high-impact respiratory pathogens”—that is, pathogens with the potential for widespread transmission and high observed mortality.


While there has been growing recognition of the convergence of infectious diseases and noncommunicable diseases, the two fields continue to remain siloed in many aspects. Getting a better understanding of this connection and bridging cross-sector collaborations would advance progress to effectively respond to these diseases and to ultimately reduce the public health impact and burden of the convergence from the local to global levels. On June 11 and June 12, 2019, the Forum on Microbial Threats held a 1.5-day public workshop at The Rockefeller Foundation in New York City.
New Books
By Kock MD (2019), IWVS Africa
Through My Eyes depicts a professional journey taken by wildlife veterinarian, Dr Michael Kock, over several decades. It is a coffee table sized book, 600 pages, 1400 colour photographs, which provide a powerful visual journey of conservation and biodiversity challenges in Africa and globally. Serious issues are discussed but there are also several delightful stories to provide a balance within the bigger picture.
Older Books of Interest
By Carter CN, Hoobler CG (2015)
Animal Health Human Health One Health recounts Jim Steele’s remarkable story, bringing to life his veterinary and academic career, countless battles with deadly diseases, public health adventures around the globe, creation of the first comprehensive scientific book series on zoonotic diseases, and his final years when he was still speaking, coauthoring scientific articles and books, and mentoring and advising students, colleagues and world leaders. Considered the father of Veterinary Public Health and a motivator to all who met him.
By Walton M et. al, Sydney University Press (2019)
Provides a multidisciplinary reflection on the state of our planet, human and animal health, as well as the critical effects of climate change on the environment and on people. Climate change is already affecting many poor communities and traditional aid programs have achieved relatively small gains. Going beyond the narrow disciplinary lens and an exclusive focus on human health, a planetary health approach puts the ecosystem at the centre.

Antibiotic Resistance Awareness Video Competition hosted by the World Health Students's Alliance featuring the video created by the International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation Pan American Regional Office (IPSF PARO).


African vultures are in severe decline from multiple threats, especially poisoning, with dire consequences for the species themselves and the ecosystems they support. This short video, produced by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology for the recent CITES COP, provides a valuable educational tool for African policymakers as well as the broader conservation community.
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