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This issue of One Health Happenings is dedicated to June 6 World Zoonoses Day!!!
Many governmental and non-governmental organizations, academics, and other individuals have created a diverse array of tools to assist One Health practitioners and lifelong learners. These documents aid in health systems management, disease surveillance, research, learning, and much more. To help streamline awareness of and access to them, the One Health Commission has gathered tools and toolkits from across the globe and compiled them on one webpage freely open to the world.
June 30. 2022
The goal of the FIF is to provide financing to address critical gaps in pandemic PPR to strengthen country capacity in areas such as disease surveillance, laboratory systems, health workforce, emergency communication and management, and community engagement. The FIF Fact Sheet states: “Will the FIF also fund activities related to One Health (intersection between human health, animal health and environment)? …… Yes, activities related to One Health, which recognize that human and animal health are interdependent and bound to the health of the ecosystems they share, will be eligible for financing from the FIF. A multi-sectoral One Health approach is central to the prevention of public health risks.”

Call to Action!! It is now time for the Global One Health Community to make our voices heard by helping country and regional leaders consider ways to be ready with One Health policies, programs, and projects as governments begin formulating ways to access these new resources!

July 2, 2022 Commentary about the FIF
Author: Richard Seifman In: IMPAKTER
“This is One Health’s year of recognition, with the World Bank's latest fund for pandemic response… But what about more and sustained action? ….The international community has expressed multiple supportive policy statements and engaged in many conferences; there is vocal and growing support from the scientific community; and substantial new funding, as in the case of the FIF, either exists, is pledged, or is under discussion…..These are all hopeful signs that momentum for the One Health approach is growing in academic, technical, and financial circles, and that low and middle-income country acceptance is increasing – each a necessary condition to transit to large-scale concrete actions. …..But this will only be a reality if the One Health approach is embraced as a core and sustained component of international and national cooperation, coupled with local and external investment.”
June 2-3, 2022
The Stockholm+50 conference celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first ever United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (1972) that created the UNEP, the UN Environment Program. Stockholm+50 provided an opportunity for co-creation of a multistakeholder approach to accelerate implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030…. in areas fundamental to a sustainable future: the relationship between human(s) and nature, what we invest in, and how resources are used and shared. The Conference Concept paper calls for One Health . (See Item #10) Additionally, the meeting offers an opportunity to explore emerging areas in support of a healthy planet. Possible examples include making universal the recently recognized human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment, establishing rights of nature, exploring alternative knowledge systems, adopting a wider “One Health” approach to address issues relating to the human-animal-ecosystem health interface, and recognizing the need to learn from other cultures and paradigms to protect, reciprocate and live in solidarity.
One Health in G20 2022 Discussions
The 48th Group of 7 Summit was held in Germany on June 26-28, 2022. The 17th meeting of the Group of 20, hosted by Indonesia, is planned for November, 2022. But things are moving ahead now. On April 21, 2022 the Italian government (which hosted the G20 Summit in 2021) and the Italian business community organized a digital gathering of the B20 (the official G20 private sector engagement group that includes businesses with over 1,000 delegates from major global companies) with the aim to urge the G20 to strengthen the public health sector worldwide.
June 2, 2022 Commentary
Over 15 million dead from COVID-19 and output losses close to $14 trillion......we need all hands on deck to deal with this and future pandemics

Author: Richard Seifman In: IMPAKTER
“One Health is like many past critical issues which were first known about by experts, some advocates, and even some governments; but realistically not accepted or adopted as a priority until the private sector – writ large – embraced the subject as its problem. …Once that happens, it generates forceful commitment, traction and action, which then translates in dedicated internal and external financial resources……At this next WEF [World Economic Forum] meeting, One Health must be on the agenda, and seen as a major topic, not as an expression of “Corporate Social Responsibility,” but as integral to their core long-term business interests.

Other G20 Side Events and discussions leading up to the 2022 November G20 meeting are also happening such as the One Health Side Event held in Lombok, Indonesia on June 8-9, 2022. Additionally, on June 18, G20 Health and Finance ministers considered critical issues related to health system resilience, pandemic preparedness and the future financing of the global response mechanism to defend the world against the next pandemic.
June 10, 2022
In: TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations called on all countries to implement a One Health approach to prevent, detect, and control emerging zoonotic diseases in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that has threatened health, well-being, and economies of all societies. "We will not prevent future pandemics without One Health, because One Health is the essential part of preventing and managing spillovers from animals to humans," said the FAO Chief Veterinary Officer Keith Sumption. "There is no health without One Health." G20 member countries reflected on the Lombok One Health Brief that set out ten recommendations to strengthen and mainstream the approach at all levels. One of the recommendations is urging the G20 to embrace the One Health Joint Plan of Action (JPA) developed by the Quadripartite (FAO, WOAH, UNEP, WHO)—as an operational framework to achieve national targets and priorities for One Health interventions. Other recommendations are to mainstream One Health and help generate an enabling environment for its implementation by mobilising resources, partnerships, and sustained investment as well as facilitating One Health knowledge sharing and capacity building.
Lombok, Indonesia. Posted June 10, 2022 on FAO in Indonesia website. Keith Sumption, Chief Veterinary Officer of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) explained that One Health is about protecting the lives of people, plants, animals, and our ecosystems, recognizing how the health of each part is connected. Since community health has ripple effects on livelihoods, ensuring a One Health approach at the global, regional, and country levels is critical for progress to control zoonotic diseases, tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and ensure safe and nutritious food for everyone. “It is vital to include One Health as a part of the global health architecture, which is one of the Indonesia's G20 presidency priorities."
June 22, 2022 Commentary
By Hatice Kücük and Alan Donnelly In: Politico
“The G20 and G7 leaders need to agree to a new common taxonomy on defining and measuring the value and outcomes of investments in health system strengthening. The EU is establishing such a regime for climate change disclosures — it is essential a similar regime is established for the One Health Approach, to give confidence that these investments are producing demonstrable and measurable improvements.”
Article published by OHHLEP on new working definition for One Health
One Health High-Level Expert Panel (OHHLEP), Adisasmito WB, Almuhairi S, Behravesh CB, Bilivogui P, Bukachi SA, et al. (2022), PLoS Pathog 18(6): e1010537.

"The concept of One Health has been associated with different interpretations in scope and practice. There is no shortage of “One Health” definitions in the published literature and among institutions and organizations. Therefore, an immediate priority for OHHLEP was to develop consensus around a working definition as a solid basis to support a common understanding among the panel members and the partner organizations. It is also relevant to a much broader global audience. Central to this definition is actual implementation, visualized in Fig 1, taking One Health from theory to practice, as highlighted by the 4 Cs: Communication, Coordination, Collaboration, and Capacity building. In applying the One Health view, we also highlight that it is based on several fundamental principles (Box 1), including equity, inclusivity, equal access, parity, socioecological equilibrium, stewardship, and transdisciplinarity. The application and effectiveness of the definition are incomplete without the monitoring and evaluation of these basic principles. The presented definition also reinforces the overall aims of related concepts, particularly Eco-Health (by highlighting the ecocentric versus anthropocentric scope) and Planetary Health (explicitly acknowledging the relevance of environmental/ecosystem health)."
May 6, 2022 Report by the WHO Director General at the 75th World Health Assembly
  1. Resolution WHA74.7 requests “to build on and strengthen the existing cooperation among WHO, FAO, OIE and UNEP to develop options…including establishing a common strategy on One Health, including a joint workplan on One Health to improve prevention, monitoring, detection, control and containment of zoonotic disease outbreaks”.
  2. February 2021 the UNEP was invited to join the [One Health] Tripartite (now known as the Quadripartite. 
  3. The four organizations subsequently drafted the One Health Joint Plan of Action to set out future shared activities in One Health
See Six Action Tracks that collectively contribute to achieving sustainable health and food systems, reduced global health threats and improved ecosystem management.

Royal Society of Canada releases One Health Policy Brief

“A One Health approach is essential to anticipating and mitigating zoonotic pathogen spillover and transmission, and to addressing how zoonotic events impact humans, other animals, and the ecosystems we share,” said Dr. Samira Mubareka, Chair of the Working Group.

In 2017 the APHA adopted a One Health Policy statement, Advancing a 'One Health' Approach to Promote Health at the Human-Animal-Environment Interface, prepared and brought forward by the APHA One Health Special Primary Interest Group (SPIG). It is a beautiful overview of One Health for the novice. The One Health SPIG has led One Health programming at the annual APHA conference, led One Health webinars for APHA membership and oversees a One Health SPIG newsletter. A recent vote in the APHA midyear Governing Council meeting has declared that SPIG has now grown large enough to officially be declared the One Health 'Section' of APHA. Gaining Section status within APHA is impactful in many ways, including the creation of more opportunities to promote One Health through the allotment of scientific programming, representation in the larger governance structure, and allocation of annual operating funds. Congratulations to these hard working One Health champions at APHA.
June 30, 2022
During a meeting on One Health that took place in Nairobi, Kenya on 13-14 June 2022, an African Union Interagency Group on One Health was established to coordinate, support, monitor, and evaluate the implementation of the African Union One Health Strategy for Zoonotic Disease Prevention and Control across the Member States. The Coordination Group included The Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC); The African Union InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR); The Scientific, Technical and Research Commission (STRC); The Department of Agriculture, Rural Development and Blue Economy (DARBE); The Department of Health, Humanitarian Affairs, and Social Development (HHS); the InterAfrican Phytosanitary Council (AU-IAPSC); and the Citizens and Diaspora Organizations (CIDO).

The Global One Health Movement and the Well Being Alliance (WEALL) seem to be moving in lockstep. 
Current policies prioritise GDP growth over long-term wellbeing, inclusion, and sustainability. The time has come to move #BeyondGDP! See new Briefing Paper released by WEALL just before the Stockholm+50 Conference written by Rutger Hoekstra, author of Replacing GDP by 2030, in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund and the European Environmental Bureau. 
Shall we join hands?
May 28, 2022  
Since 1924, the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH; founded as Office International des Épizooties) has been at the forefront of tackling animal health challenges alongside its 182 Members worldwide. The Organisation works across borders to improve animal health and welfare globally, creating a safer future with its vast expertise, particularly in setting International Standards. ‘Animal Health is OUR Health. It’s Everyone’s health’. Watch a 2.5 minute YouTube video about the changes.
OHEJP is a partnership of 44 food, veterinary and medical laboratories and institutes across Europe and the Med-Vet-Net Association. This report highlights its successes in the fourth year of the programme and includes the progress and outcomes of its Joint Research Projects, Joint Integrative Projects and PhD projects. Also included is information on the education /training events undertaken during the year, and all dissemination activities, which include science to policy translation. See OHEJP MATRIX Webinar Series included in the ‘Events’ section below.
Phoenix Zones Initiative works with a range of partners to advance essential links between human, animal, and environmental health and well-being to fuel the creation of more Phoenix Zones, or places where individuals and communities can rise and thrive. This Initiative’s areas of work include Child Protection, Animal Protection and ‘Just’ One Health.
The Centre is part of an ambitious partnership between Queen’s University Belfast and the National Measurement Laboratory (NML) at LGC. Both institutions have strong and highly complementary research environments. The Centre will foster an interdisciplinary culture that facilitates innovation in scientific measurement and acceleration of impact to market through supported delivery of the UK Government’s Innovation, Net Zero and National Food Strategies.
Don't Forget!!!
CABI One Health, a new open access journal, due to be launched later this year as part of a new set of transdisciplinary One Health resources, is now open for submissions. Another part of the CABI One Health initiative is One Health Cases that will provide a growing database of peer-reviewed educational, practical cases, and will be an invaluable resource for students, teachers, academics, public stakeholders, and industry practitioners. A One Health Knowledge Bank will follow later this year, and will be a hub of relevant knowledge, information and data, including journal articles, cases, book chapters, curated species datasheets, and an extensive collection of hard-to-find grey literature in a single searchable database. CABI issued an open call in December 2021 for editorial board members for the One Health resources. The full list of Editors can be seen here.
Blogs / Commentaries / Editorials / Opinions 
Authors: Craig Carter, Thomas Monath, Rohini Roopnarine In: IMPAKTER             

As future pandemics are likely to emerge from the coronavirus family of viruses and other zoonotic pathogens, an integrated approach to develop vaccines for zoonotic diseases is essential for success.
How One Health is the right response to the modern-day equivalent of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Author: Richard Seifman  In: IMPAKTER
As the European continent is engulfed in a terrible war …… much of the focus has been on the human condition and the pitfalls in food delivery and medication / vaccines to the “last mouths”. Lost in this focus is the fact that many of us rely on animals for multiple reasons, and these living creatures are facing parallel risks. Food security is an issue for animals too, and they require medical support as much as we do……..Thus, animals and humans are interlinked, and both are affected by the environment, the three being the core of One Health.
Author: Hope Ferdowsian 
In: Health and Human Rights Journal, Volume 23/2, December 2021
"One Health, in its most common applications, has come under scrutiny for being too anthropocentric and for failing to include adequate attention to human and nonhuman rights and well-being. These critiques also raise questions about whether other human-centered frameworks, such as international treaties that remain focused solely on human rights rather than on human and nonhuman rights, are sufficient to tackle interconnected problems that pose an existential threat to human and nonhuman existence……….healthy ecosystems are virtually impossible to realize without ecological justice, which requires respect for the entitlements of human and nonhuman beings, as well as just relationships within and between species. In too many areas of society, human rights, including the right to health, remain controversial, and nonhuman rights remain even more controversial. The legal and moral rights of human and other beings are commonly invoked through political institutions or instruments such as international councils and treaties. But despite an urgent need to address the interdependent health of humans, other animals, and the environment, the health and human rights literature has rarely focused on relationships between the moral and legal rights of humans, other animals, and the natural environment, and how the recognition of these connections influences the right to health.”
Wiebers DO, Feigin VL, Winkler AS, Neuroepidemiology 2022. doi: 10.1159/000525021
"We would invoke the concept of All Life Protection which promotes and augments the concept of #OneHealth by fundamentally emphasizing not only the health of all life forms but also the wellbeing and protection of such. We are running out of time to make major changes in the current trajectory of many of our practices and it will be increasingly important for us to go beyond human protection, animal protection, and environmental protection and recognize the oneness of all life. ......We must call on decision-makers to make One Health and All Life Protection the new norms across the various sectors while inventing and implementing equitable economic systems that have human, animal, and environmental health at their cores." (Image credit: Elaine Maier, “Circle of Life”, with human figure overlay )
[Out of the Box - Out of this world]
An excellent example of One Health in action..... using technology to aid in global health (and ecological health as NASA does) and economic well-being, a perfect trans-disciplinary exercise.  See also, the Black Marble
Commentary by Anthony D’Angelo In: UTMB Health, about this publication: 
Blanton L. S. (2019). The Rickettsioses: A Practical Update. Infectious disease clinics of North America, 33(1), 213–229.
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February 3, 2022
OH AMR is a joint research programme within Horizon Europe, the research framework programme of the European Commission. It will expand on the current Joint Planning Initiative on AMR ( JPIAMR) research programme that has mobilised over 125 million euros based on common research priorities. OH AMR will continue the coordinating efforts of JPIAMR by planning joint activities and monitoring the progress to address the AMR health threats originating in the human-animal-environment interface in Europe and beyond. Watch video of the February 3, 2022 OH AMR Launch Conference
October 2021
For those new to One Health, Rudolf Virchow is famous in the One Health community for his comment "Between animal and human medicine there is no dividing line - nor should there be…” In the opening ceremony of the 2021 World Health Summit Professor Dr. Detlev Ganten gave tribute to Rudolf Virchow and announced launch of the Rudolf Virchow Foundation and the Rudolf Virchow Global Prize Summit. The first laureates will be announced in October 2022 at the 2022 World Health Summit. The establishment of the Virchow Prize for Global Health and the Virchow Foundation for Global Health was achieved through civil society commitment. The five founders of the Virchow Foundation for Global Health represent various sectors and disciplines.
Hot Off the Press!! (see also Publications list below)

Habib N, Parry J, Elfving R, Dunn, B.

This working paper explains the concept of One Health and how it aligns with ADB’s Strategy 2030 and operational priorities for development efforts in Asia and the Pacific.

Social sciences are essential to understanding and addressing the root causes of disease and determinants of community health. Without an understanding of how sociological, cultural, economic, demographic, historical, linguistic, geographic, political, and other social dimensions contribute to health, society will be limited in achieving it for all. Social science disciplines are critical to making One Health the default way of doing business at all levels of research, academia, policy, and government. Be sure to visit the OHSS webpage and check out the OHSS Webinars Library for recordings of past webinars.  
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March 9, 2022, Buchannan, Liberia – The National One Health Platform of Liberia in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) brought together national One Health actors to review the One Health Monitoring Tool (OHMT), an innovative tool that will be used to monitor One Health progress, assess and evaluate its results and its operational readiness at national level. The OHMT has been developed by FAO through the One Health and Biosecurity project funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) of the United States government.
An electronic, relevant, real-time event base surveillance (EBS) system developed by the One Health Secretariat (OHS) of Bangladesh’s Institute for Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR). The EBS dashboard will provide a more integrated approach to disease surveillance data from different sectors to protect and promote human health, animal health and the safe environment. At present, data are being collected and used separately by the various stakeholders from different e-Systems and are rarely integrated and used jointly and comprehensively at national level to detect the early warning signals which could lead to timely and coordinated actions or detect signals of potential outbreaks and response. This will help Bangladesh and Pakistan not only to prevent and control the event but also national or international communities to participate in any needed assistance. This will also help the country to develop a generic platform, see the trends of endemic emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) and to report any events and progress of any responses. Policymakers will also be able to develop policy from the dashboard. Note: Bangladesh has a One Health National Strategic Action Plan. In Pakistan the Pak One Health Alliance, in close coordination with the Rockefeller Foundation and Ending Pandemics, has also kick-started a project titled “Deploying One Health – Event-Based Surveillance System” in Punjab.
December, 2020 - January 2021. Community involvement, guidance, and leadership is crucial for taking equity-focused One Health approaches to our work. However, not many researchers and practitioners know how to actually do this work. Therefore, this competition got participants to reflect on the importance of community engagement, its applicability to the field of One Health, and how work at the intersection of animal-human-environment health can be complimentary.
This award went to Dr. Thinlay Bhutia who runs an annual state-wide vaccination program in India which is having a lasting impact on difficult-to-reach, stray dog populations in Sikkim. As a result of his work, the state has been almost free of human rabies deaths since 2006 with only four unconfirmed human cases reported during the period 2016-2018.

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Student News
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Save the Dates!!!

August 29-September 3, 2022

Students, Get involved!!! Questions?? Contact
ISOHA is welcoming all One Health Professionals who would like to contribute to One Health awareness and education through ISOHA and who wish to forge stronger networks with each other and with ISOHA members. Interested professionals are urged to join the ISOHA database of One Health Professionals:
New ISOHA Overview Document, Membership Information, and Resources Reminder

The ISOHA Journal is an informal compilation of student works.
Edited by ISOHA Education Committee Members: Sydney Pearce (Journal Editor), Michelle Mayuba (Journal Editor), Bailey Archey (VP Education) with thanks to Advisory Board of One Health professionals: Bernadette Dunham, DVM, PhD; Danielle M. Sholly, PhD, MS; Francisco Olea-Popelka, DVM, MSc, PhD; Marc Habash, MSc, PhD

Topics include: The One Health Concept, Infectious and Zoonotic Diseases, Antimicrobial Resistance, Climate Change, and an Overview of Partner Organizations.

ISOHA invites all One Health student enthusiasts from across the globe to submit One Health related articles for our upcoming issue of the ISOHA Journal. Any article related to One Health may be submitted.  

Questions, contact
Recent Past ISOHA led Event:

June 30 Webinar

Featuring Dr. Joseph Kumbur, Dr. Chachal Bhattacharya, and Mrs. Martha Nyakambi

Get Involved!!

ISOHA is looking for 3 Graphics Designers. Only members of any ISOHA One Health Club and ISOHA Individual Members who have paid the annual fee are eligible to apply (see membership info above).

Term: November 2022 - April 2023.
Selections will be announced during the ISOHA Assembly, August 29 - September 3, 2022.
Deadline: 30 July 2022. Application link:
Get Involved!!

ISOHA is now accepting applications for the position of Translators. Members of any ISOHA One Health Club and ISOHA Individual Members who have paid the annual fee may apply.

Term: November 2022 - April 2023.
Selections will be announced during the ISOHA Assembly, August 29 - September 3, 2022.
Deadline: 30 July 2022.
Application Link:
Upcoming Events
Webinar Series
One Health European Joint Programme (OHEJP)
MATRIX Webinar Series 2022
OHEJP is a partnership of 44 food, veterinary and medical laboratories and institutes across Europe and the Med-Vet-Net Association. This webinar series is organized by Statens Serum Institut (SSI), the leading partner institute of the MATRIX project, part of the OHEJP. The purpose of OHEJP MATRIX is to create solutions for European countries to support and to advance the implementation of One Health Surveillance. These solutions are currently under development and will be finalised for release by the end of 2022. 
July 14, 2022 Webinar
12:00 Noon Eastern - 1:00 pm Eastern, FDA Grand Rounds.
  • CAPT Brianna Skinner, DVM, MPH, DACLAM, Senior Regulatory Veterinarian, Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats (OCET)
  • Annamaria Castiglia, DVM, FDA One Health Coordinator.

This presentation will describe the One Health concept and how it applies to FDA's regulatory mission. It will also explain FDA's application of the One Health concept in its regulatory activities. Free but you must register for / via 'Webcast Only'. 
July 13 and 14, 2022 (One Workshop held twice for time zone inclusion)
Second Quadripartite One Health Intelligence Scoping Study (OHISS) Riskscape Workshops
In June 2021, the G7 Health Leaders requested that the Quadripartite (Tripartite at the time) alliance of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH, founded as OIE) conduct a One Health Intelligence scoping study (OHISS) and to identify potential opportunities for further technical harmonization of their systems to strengthen One Health Intelligence. On June 6-10, 2022 the First Quadripartite One Health Intelligence Scoping Study Riskscape Workshop was held to co-construct a conceptual model using a risk-based approach (a riskscape) with examples of key One Health hazards identified by each of the four Quadripartite organizations. The purpose of this 2nd workshop is to share and analyse OHISS' main findings with the External Advisory Group, and to discuss the following points: 
  • Riskscapes as an approach to One Health intelligence
  • National One Health intelligence scoping
  • Framework for a Quadripartite approach to operational One Health intelligence
  • Next steps for global One Health intelligence? 
No recording will be available. The results will be included in the OHISS final report to guide future collaborative activities at the global, regional and national levels.
July 25, 2022
Live streaming on YouTube ( In Portuguese)
12:30 - 2:00 Brasilia Time
One Health Brazil (OHB) is a transdisciplinary and multidisciplinary network that fosters inclusion, integration, creation of partnerships for sustainable collaborative training and research in One Health and all integrated healths. (See Nov 3, 2021 OHB Video: What is Your Vision? ) The OHB network has existed and been recognized internationally since 2012. (See History Its goal is to connect and aggregate professionals and students from diverse arenas as well as stakeholders from private, government and public initiatives. Each month OHB hosts Webinars, A Panels Discussion Series, Happy Hours, educational initiatives, and Journal Clubs and supports partnerships for collaborative international One Health research. Connect with One Health in Brazil and the greater Latin America One Health network ( Follow OHB thematic groups online and via social media:
August 30, 2022 Virtual Conference
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be holding a public meeting to share what the Department has learned in furthering scientific knowledge on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the last decade with a look to the future. The meeting will be open to the public via Zoom and teleconference. A preregistered public comment session will be held during the meeting. Written comments, specifically highlighting what has been learned and challenges for furthering science on AMR across the One Health interfaces of food safety, animal and human health, and the environment are welcome.
September 12-13, 2022 Hybrid Conference
Brisbane, Australia and online. Hosted by the Queensland Alliance for One Health Sciences.
  • The human notifiable zoonotic disease response
  • Foodborne risks
  • Antimicrobial resistance and the environment
  • Comparative environmental oncology
  • Wildlife–environment interface and emerging infectious diseases
More information, contact 
Save the Date!

October 5th-7th, 2022 (In Person?)
The 2022 South Texas One Health Symposium is tentatively planned to be held in Brownsville, Texas October 5th - 7th, 2022. The annual symposium focuses on vector-borne and zoonotic diseases.

More information coming soon.

October 17 - 21, 2022 Hybrid Workshop
ONE HEALTH, New Health Paradigm
At The IV International Convention Cuba Health 2022.
Havana, Cuba. Hosted by the Cuban Ministry of Public Health.
Conference theme: Universal Health, as part of the 2030 Health Agenda, in a health context characterized by Covid-19. Topics include: 
• Challenges of the human-animal-plant-environment interface
• Intersectionality and transdisciplinarity
• Implementation of One Health
• Integrated epidemiological surveillance
• Resilience to emerging health hazards
• Alliances with EcoHealth and Planetary Health
Participants are invited to discuss research results and work experiences on the implementation of the One Health approach to threats that affect the optimal health of people, animals, plants and the environment in general. Contact: Dra. María Irian Percedo Abreu, PhD at,
October 25-28, 2022 Hybrid Conference
15th International Conference of Asian Society of Conversation Medicine (ASCM)
Chiang Mai University (CMU), Chiang Mai, Thailand. Hosted by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chiang Mai University and local committees, this conference will further understanding and cooperation in the conservation of wildlife and zoo animals globally and provide new research results to support effective wild animal health and conservation management. Moreover, it will strengthen and promote the ASCM Network by gathering professionals from academia, researchers, practitioners, and students from around the world, especially in Asian countries, to share the advances and dissemination of knowledge and skills in the area of wild animal conservation medicine.
October 29-31, 2022
Lima, Peru. WSAVA has been a long time leader in One Health launching a One Health Committee in 2020 and sponsoring a One Health Certificate program. At its 2022 conference WSAVA will recognize Dr. Faouzi Kechrid with a Global Meritorious Service Award celebrating his achievements in the One Health movement. In October 2012 Dr. Kechrid contributed greatly to the success of the One Health when signing the historical MoU in Bangkok, Thailand as President of the World Veterinary Association with colleague Dr Cecil Wilson (USA), President of the World Medical Association. He then initiated continental and national One Health days and ceremonies with the governments and medical and veterinary organizations worldwide. Congratulations, Dr. Kechrid, on this most appropriate award!!
October 31-November 3, 2022
Ending Pandemics is convening experts from around the world at the 4th International Workshop on Participatory Surveillance (IWOPS IV), taking place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Applications are now open to attend this workshop where participants will share experiences from exemplary systems in participatory surveillance across the One Health spectrum. Limited to 150 persons. Applications were due by April 15, 2022. A selection process will be used to uphold Ending Pandemics’ values of equity, diversity, and inclusivity. Scholarships are available. Direct questions to
November 7-11, 2022 Hybrid Conference 
7th World One Health Congress (WOHC)
Singapore. Hosted by the SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute, the WOHC is the world’s premier conference to advance the One Health agenda. Taking place biennially, it advances trans-disciplinary efforts that further our collective understanding of animal-human disease transmission alongside their social and environmental determinants. The WOHC attracts professionals from academic institutions, civil society, national governments, the private sector and multi-lateral organisations all coming together to share learning across diverse disciplines including epidemiology and disease surveillance, animal production and trade, food safety, animal science, human health, environmental science/ecology and global health security.  
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline (in-person) Sunday, 31 July 2022
  • Standard Registration Deadline (in-person) Wednesday, 31 August 2022
  • Late Registration Deadline (in-person & virtual) Friday, 28 October 2022
  • See Conference Tracts. #WOHC2022
November 17-20, 2022 Hybrid Conference
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Global Challenges / Local Solutions. Learn the latest advances and discoveries in infectious diseases, patient care and global public health.
Call for Abstracts submissions now open.
February 28 - March 3, 2023 Conference
Fairbanks, Alaska. Hosted by the U Alaska-Fairbanks Center for One Health Research (COHR). Faculty, staff, and students of higher education, researchers, K-12 educators, community leaders, administrators, non-profit partners, government agencies, and other professionals are invited to participate to engage in dynamic conversations and networking opportunities through hands-on workshops, individual/panel presentations, posters, and plenary sessions. In the event that there are still COVID-19 restrictions, non-participatory, zoom links to watch the conference presentations will be offered.
For more info:
May 31 - June 3, 2023
Fort Collins, Colorado. Submit an abstract proposal.
Theme: Managing Wildlife in an Era of Mutualism
Hosted by Colorado State, Virginia Tech and the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. Pathways: Human Dimensions of Wildlife is a conference and training program designed to address the myriad of issues that arise as people and wildlife struggle to coexist in a sustainable and healthy manner. The mission is to increase professionalism and effectiveness in the Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management field.
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July 6, 2022 Webinar
Monkeypox - A Global Public Health Emergency:
One Health Approach and the Nigerian Experience
Hosted by the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association and Nigerian National Veterinary Research Institute, VOM. Speakers: Drs. Lateefat Amao, Clement Meseko, Ismali Shittu and Abdulwasiu Bolaji Tiamiyu. Recording not yet available.
July 6, 2022 Virtual Roundtable Discussion
Social Sciences AMR discussion
Hosted by the Monash University School of Social Sciences, Social Science Network and AMR. In this roundtable event, two experts focused on how One Health is put into action and the insights that have been generated for effective and sustained responses to AMR.
  • Maxine Whittaker - More than infections, people and animals: One Health Unmasked
  • Chris Degeling - Governing antibiotic risks in Australian agriculture: sustaining common goods through competing stakeholder compliance mechanisms
July 4, 2022 Conference
Lisbon, Portugal at the Portuguese Medical Association. Zoobiquity events bring leaders from veterinary and human medicine together to facilitate collaborations leading to enhanced understanding of disease and the acceleration of biomedical innovation. Human and non-human animals share vulnerability to cancer, cardiovascular, neurologic, endocrine, hematologic, reproductive disorders and more, yet collaborative research between the fields of human and animal health has been limited. Conference program.
June 28, 2022 Webinar
Hosted by the Action for Animal Health Coalition. In this session, experts from civil society and multilaterals will discuss why robust animal health systems are critical to putting One Health into practice and reducing the risk of zoonoses spilling over to people. Find out why stronger animal health systems are key to preventing another pandemic. Hear recommendations and learning for ensuring that animal health is part of the upcoming new Pandemic Treaty. Join in to ensure that any new pandemic treaty considers steps to strengthen animal health systems to prevent another pandemic. Read recommendations for a pandemic treaty
June 21-24, 2022  Hybrid Conference
Brussels, Belgium and Virtual. Organized by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and partners. This conference will focus on putting food safety into the broader perspective of sustainable food systems, discussing opportunities and challenges of implementing a One Health approach and exploring new developments in risk assessment science. See the programme and register.
June 16, 2022 Webinar
Hosted by the FED-AMR project part of the One Health European Joint Programme (OHEJP)
The FED-AMR project investigates the relevance of free extracellular (ex)DNA as a source of AMR in agricultural soils and along the food/feed chain by investigating microbial communities, clinically relevant bacteria, contaminants and antimicrobial resistance genes (ARGs) in diverse interconnected ecological compartments across European countries. 
June 15, 2022 Webinar
Hosted by the Duke University Center for Evolutionary Medicine. In this talk Paul Griffiths, U Sydney, demonstrates that it is possible to define pathology in factual terms by drawing on the resources of evolutionary biology. The application of this definition in (human) medicine is more complex than its application to non-human species because (human) medicine is driven by human values. But at the heart of that value-laden complexity is a biological phenomenon - pathology - that humans share with all other species. Attendees were encouraged to read Matthewson and Griffiths 2017, “Biological criteria of disease: four ways of going wrong.” 
June 14, 2022 
Organized by the Veterinary Public Health Institute, Vetsuisse, University of Bern which offers webinars twice a month on topics within the sphere of epidemiology, animal health, zoonoses, animal welfare and biostatistics. Speaker for this webinar - Carlos das Neves, Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Ås, Norway & UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Troms, Norway. Recording available: Contacts: and
June 13-15, 2022 Workshop
Lahore, Pakistan. Organized by the Pak One Health Alliance (POHA), this workshop took place at University of Health Sciences (UHS), an implementation partner for One Health Event Based Surveillance project (see 'Did You Know About' section above). It was an activity of the project titled “Deploying One Health – EBS System in Punjab” currently being implemented with national and international partnerships. Participants in the workshop included programme managers and mid-level officials from One Health disciplines/ministries/departments (like Public Health, Livestock, Environment, and Food). The purpose of this workshop was to orient participants on the core competencies that are required for operationalization of an efficient One Health Diseases Surveillance System in a country. 
June 13, 2022 
Workforce development for One Health includes programs and activities that are intended to generate concrete methodologies, competencies, and tools to plan and implement One Health workforce capacity development at the global, regional, national, and local levels. This One Health session No5 highlighted existing initiatives in countries to strengthen the workforce, develop resources, tools, mechanisms, and solutions to operationalize the One Health approach in a challenging environment and socioeconomic context.

June 9, 2022
Understanding online narratives and health misinformation through visual language expression during emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the Monkeypox outbreak.
Hosted by WHO Information Network for Epidemics (EPI-WIN), Infodemic Management, Health Emergencies Programme. Recording available on the EPI-WIN Youtube channel: 
June 7, 2022 Virtual Symposium
Hosted by the Science Philanthropy Alliance, the Aspen Institute Science & Society Program and the publication Dr. Neil Vora and other esteemed scientists shared experiences and perspectives on topics and emerging research questions at the intersection of infectious disease and climate change. See the newly released special Digital Magazine, One Health / One Planet, on the Intersection of Climate Change and Infectious Diseases. Recording Available.
June 7, 2022 Virtual Symposium 
Hosted by National Technical University, and Red CYTED - USCC on World Food Safety Day.
June 6-10, 2022
Four virtual mini-workshops each devoted to a different category of One Health threats. As part of the Quadripartite One Health Intelligence Scoping Study, an expert consultation process was conducted to co-construct a conceptual model using a risk-based approach (a riskscape) with examples of key One Health hazards identified by each of the four Quadripartite organizations. The focus was on utilising the collective scientific knowledge of drivers and impacts of One Health threats, including those that have socioeconomic or ecological repercussions. These workshops advanced understanding of the datasets available and how these datasets relate to the various One Health hazards of concern allowing operational prioritization of data through a risk-based approach. While priorities for data collection, management and analysis may vary from different perspectives, a shared understanding of the riskscape surrounding One Health intelligence will provide a foundation to improve intersectoral exchange of information and build appropriate intelligence systems. No recordings available. The results will be included in the OHISS final report to guide future collaborative activities at the global, regional and national levels.

June 6, 2022 International Scientific Conference

Organized by the Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarchate.

See One Health presentation (in Greek) by Μαρία Λινού, DVM, president of the Hellenic Scientific One Health Company.
June 6, 2022 Virtual Roundtable Discussion
Hosted by the Global 1 Health Network, Canada. At a special session held from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, 2021, in a consensus decision aimed at protecting the world from future pandemics, the World Health Assembly — the decision-making body of the WHO — proposed establishing a pandemic treaty. There are on-going global discussions about what topics such a legal instrument should cover. This Roundtable highlighted the importance of integrating the One Health approach into pandemic prevention and preparedness as part of a pandemic treaty. Drs. Andrea Winkler, Carlos das Neves, Katinka de Balogh, Suzanne Hindmarch, and Arne Ruckert reflected on how well One Health principles are currently embedded in global governance and what can be done to improve its uptake through the pandemic treaty. Recording coming soon.

May 20, 2022
Hosted by US CDC’s Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds, this session featured two presentations by Preventive Medicine Fellows Dr. Kate Varela and Dr. Grace Vahey. Dr. Varela described how the COVID-19 pandemic was a catalyst for strengthening One Health in the United States through implementation of an effective One Health Federal Interagency COVID-19 Coordination group (OH-FICC). The second presentation (starts at 56 min) discussed a local public health district’s experience with supporting schools’ COVID-19 response. 
May 1, 2022 Webinar
Hosted by Phoenix Zones Initiative. We need to center our treatment of animals and each other and the environment (that we all rely on to live and thrive) on justice. Phoenix Zones CEO Hope Ferdowsian, MD, MPH, and media expert Clark Curtis discussed:
 • how SARS CoV-2 evolved into the current pandemic; 
• what systems and practices put us at risk for future pandemics; 
• how a Just One Health approach provides meaningful solutions for preventing a future pandemic; 
• what actions we can all take to help ensure we prevent future pandemics. 
The pandemic and how to address future outbreaks has been discussed frequently, but few people are promoting a holistic approach that considers the interconnections of the needs and interests of people, animals, and the planet.
March 2, 2022 Webinar
Hosted by MSD Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J.
  • Overview of the One Health approach
  • Panel discussion on VBDs as a model for the One Health approach
  • Keeping pets who live in our homes free from VBDs
January 21, 2022 
Ohio State Global One Health Initiative (GOHi) Monthly Webinar
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Summer Opportunities and Courses

July 11 - September 30, 2022 Virtual Summer Course
Expand your One Health knowledge through modular training, interactive workshops, applied learning opportunities and more. The Summer Institute offers diverse One Health opportunities, including training on One Health communications strategies, international trade and risk analysis, molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases, study design and sample size estimation. The series of webinars will be free for participants.
See many more summer opportunities
Online Courses
Launching September 2022
The goal of this course is to educate new and existing professionals who can make a real difference and be part of the solution to antimicrobial resistance. This unit is particularly attractive to people working or wanting to work outside of direct microbiology fields of practice. Pathways to completing this ten-week unit include: 1) an opportunity for Professional Development or 2) to complement other modules as part of the postgraduate programmes in public health at the University of Manchester. Direct questions to course unit leader, Roger Harrison
Gryphon Scientific is a small, growing consulting business with a unique focus on physical and life sciences, public health, and program management and evaluation. Gryphon Scientific is seeking applicants with a bachelors degree or equivalent in the life sciences for Research Assistant (RA) positions. As an RA, you will collaborate on projects focused on public health and safety, biosecurity, biosafety, emerging infectious diseases, and homeland security, with support from senior scientists.
Planetary Health Alliance is looking to fill two fellowship positions: a Next Generation Network Fellow and a Global Outreach Fellow. Both positions will be remote, one year in length with an option to extend and require 5-10 hours per week. Applications close September 19. 

Post-Doctoral Research: Molecular Ecology of Infectious Disease [multiple positions]
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI. Principal Investigator: Dr. Tony Goldberg, Professor. Projects involve diverse systems, but all combine molecular methods with epidemiological and ecological study designs to address issues of importance to conservation and global health. Specific projects include: 1) infection and life history of wild non-human primates in Africa; 2) infectious causes of mass mortality in freshwater mussels and other aquatic and marine invertebrates; and 3) infection in freshwater and marine fishes to inform conservation and management. Applicants with interests in any of these areas are encouraged to apply; prior experience with these particular systems is not required. Send a cover letter describing your interests in, your CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Tony Goldberg (
Graduate Studies / Scholarships

Application deadline extended to July 15th. This graduate degree is tailored to students who are already engaged with or interested in working in their communities to address One Health issues, and it is also tailored to students seeking entrance to medical or veterinary schools that want to deepen their understanding of One Health and incorporate the paradigm and problem-solving skills into their future medical careers. For this reason, we have two concentrations in the One Health Masters: a Community Advocacy Concentration and a Biomedical Concentration. Email: for more information!

September 11-14, 2022
Hosted by FUCOBI, Quito, Ecuador
Winners must submit a poster in English or Spanish, and may be selected for a short oral presentation based on research quality ratings. More information about the program, registration and/or how to submit your abstract: to register. To apply for the awards, send name and resume to Dr. Acacia Alcivar-Warren,
Under the American Rescue Plan Act, APHIS is implementing its provision to conduct monitoring and surveillance of susceptible animals for SARS-CoV-2 and enhance its ability to prevent, detect, investigate and control emerging zoonotic diseases using a One Health approach. APHIS is leading efforts to better understand and address SARS-CoV-2 in animals, bringing together our experts on wildlife diseases, livestock, companion, and zoo animals, and partnering with other agencies that protect human and environmental health to take a One Health approach to the global problem of SARS-CoV-2. Grant applications available.
Journal Articles and Reports
Newer Articles and Reports

All Life Protection and Our Collective Future. Wiebers DO, Feigin VL, Winkler AS, Neuroepidemiology 2022. doi: 10.1159/000525021

Antimicrobial resistance and one health in the post COVID-19 era: What should health students learn? Elmahi OKO, Uakkas S, Olalekan BY, Damilola IA, Adedeji OJ, Hasan MM, Dos Santos Costa AC, Ahmad S, Essar MY, Thomson DJ, Antimicrob Resist Infect Control, 2022 Apr 11;11(1):58. doi: 10.1186/s13756-022-01099-7. PMID: 35410463; PMCID: PMC8996212.

Clarifying core competencies in One Health doctoral education: The central contribution of systems thinking, Rocheleau JP, Aenishaenslin C, Boisjoly H, Richard L, Zarowsky C, Zinszer K, Carabin H, One Earth, Vol. 5, Issue 4, 2022, pp. 311-315,

Carlson CJ, Albery GF, Merow C et al., Nature (2022).

Ecological justice and the right to health: An introduction, H. Ferdowsian, Editorial: Health and Human Rights Journal. 2/2 (2021), pp. 1-5. 

Female Health Across the Tree of Life: Insights at the Intersection of Women’s Health, One Health and Planetary Health, Natterson-Horowitz B, Boddy A, Zimmerman D, PNAS Nexus, 2022, Vol. 00, No. 0, pp. 1–7,

From concept to action: a united, holistic and One Health approach to respond to the climate change crisis, Zhang, R., Tang, X., Liu, J. et al., Infect Dis Poverty 11, 17 (2022).

One Health: A new definition for a sustainable and healthy future, One Health High-Level Expert Panel (OHHLEP), Adisasmito WB, Almuhairi S, Behravesh CB, Bilivogui P, Bukachi SA, et al. (2022), PLoS Pathog 18(6): e1010537.

Practical Actions to Operationalize the One Health Approach in the Asian Development Bank. Habib, N, Parry, J, Elfving, R, Dunn, B, Asian Development Bank Working Paper, May 2022,

Sironi VA, Inglese S, Lavazza A, Philos Ethics Humanit Med 17, 3 (2022).

The antimicrobial resistance travel tool, an interactive evidence-based educational tool to limit antimicrobial resistance spread, Arieti F, Savoldi A, Rejendran NB, Sibani M, Tebon M, Pezzani MD, Gorska A, Wozniak T, Tacconelli E, Journal of Travel Medicine, 2022,

Whole-genome sequencing and gene sharing network analysis powered by machine learning identifies antibiotic resistance sharing between animals, humans and environment in livestock farmingPeng Z, Maciel-Guerra A, Baker M, Zhang X, Hu Y, Wang W, et al. PLoS Comput Biol 18(3): (2022),

Older Articles and Reports

Applying a One Health Approach in Global Health and Medicine: Enhancing Involvement of Medical Schools and Global Health Centers, Machalaba C, Raufman J, Anyamba A, et al. Ann Glob Health. 2021;87(1):30. Published 2021 Mar 26. doi:10.5334/aogh.2647

A user-friendly decision support tool to assist one-health risk assessors, Dewar R, Gavin C, MCarthy C, Taylor RA, Cook C, Simons RRL, One Health, Volume 13, 2021,

Viegas S, European Journal of Public Health, Volume 31, Issue Supplement_3, October 2021, ckab164.271,

Ecological Countermeasures for Preventing Zoonotic Disease Outbreaks: When Ecological Restoration is a Human Health Imperative, Reaser JK, Witt A, Tabor GM, Hudson PJ, Plowright RK. 2021 Feb 18]. Restor Ecol. 2021;e13357. doi:10.1111/rec.13357

El Zowalaty ME, Järhult JD. One Health. 2020 Feb 24;9:100124. doi: 10.1016/j.onehlt.2020.100124.

One health approach and COVID-19: A perspective, Jorwal P, Bharadwaj S, Jorwal P. J Family Med Prim Care. 2020;9(12):5888-5891. Published 2020 Dec 31. doi:10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_1058_20

One Health Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Veterinary Education Establishments in Europe: Mapping Implementation and Reflecting on Promotion, Iatridou D, Bravo del Moral A, Saunders J. (2021), Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 48. e20200019.
June 2022
  • Mass Murders and The Link
  • Domestic Abuse and The Link
  • Veterinary Medicine and The Link
  • Bills to watch
  • One Health Research Showcased in Italy
  • One Health EJP Annual Report
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  • KEMRI leadership team visits GOHi
  • Fellows receive award, defend dissertation
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June 2022
  • Viral Maintenance in a Small, Geographically Isolated Bat Population
  • Arboviruses: Transmission and Diagnosis in the Context of One Health
  • Texas Migrant Farmworkers Benefit From Occupational Health and One Health Approaches in Improving Healthcare

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