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National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) - Hosted Antibiotic Use and Resistance Symposium - November 12-14, 2014 - Monday, September 22, 2014

An important One Health related symposium with prominent speakers…

National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) - Hosted Antibiotic Use and Resistance Symposium

November 12-14, 2014 – Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown (Formerly Meliá Hotel) Atlanta, GA (USA)

Keynote Speaker

Lonnie King, DVM, MS, MPA, ACVPM - http://vet.osu.edu/LonnieKing
Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University, former director of the National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne and Enteric Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA and former deputy administrator for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), U.S. Department of Agriculture, in Washington, DC.

Topic - “Antibiotic Use and Resistance: Moving Forward Through Shared Stewardship”

Dr. King, a veterinarian, is a member of the One Health Initiative team’s Honorary Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php, longstanding prominent One Health leader in the U.S. and worldwide and board member of the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES). 

Two other notable speakers among several include:

James M. Hughes, MD - Professor of Medicine and Public Health, Emory University (USA) - http://medicine.emory.edu/about_us/our_people/faculty-directory/hughes-james-m.html

Topic – “Combating Antimicrobial Resistance: The Way Forward.”

Dr. Hughes, a physician, is also a member of the One Health Initiative team’s Honorary Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php, and longstanding prominent One Health leader.

and…

Brian Lubbers, DVM, PhD - http://olathe.k-state.edu/people/faculty/lubbers.html

Dr. Lubbers, a veterinarian, said, “My presentation will essentially start the discussion on developing specific stewardship guidelines by focusing on the specific antimicrobials of importance / bacteria of concern (both the human and animal perspective) with major emphasis on the significant overlap of both perspectives and understanding the risks and benefits of antimicrobial use”

View the Agenda HERE
View complete symposium information on the
NIAA website or go to http://www.animalagriculture.org/2014AntibioticsSymposium

 

Symposium Pricing:

Registration fee includes all sessions and breaks.  Click here to register online.

 

Full Registration - $425 (NIAA Members receive a $75 discount on full registration)

Nov. 12 ½ Day Only - $150

Nov. 13 Day Only - $250

Nov. 14 ½ Day Only - $150

Student Rate - $50/day (must present student ID at check-in)

Media Information:

Complimentary registrations to the NIAA Symposium are available to writers and editors of recognized livestock, poultry or equine magazines, newspapers, radio stations or television stations. To obtain more information, please email Katie Ambrose.  Click here to register online

 

Hotel Information:

Each individual will be responsible for making his/her own reservations. The special room rate of $159 USD per night will be available until October 21st or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.  When making reservations, verify the rate and advise the reservations agent that you are with the NIAA Symposium.  You can click here to make your reservation.

 

Group Name:

National Institute for Animal Agriculture

Hotel Name:

Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown

Hotel Address:

590 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

Phone Number:

404-877-9000

Provided by:

Ms. Katie Ambrose, National Institute for Animal Agriculture, Chief Operating Officer, Colorado Springs, Colorado (USA)


International Journal of One Health – (from INDIA) - Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Important new - International Journal of One Health – (from INDIA)

www.onehealthjournal.org

Aims and Scope: International Journal of One Health publishes papers focusing on One Health (Human, Animal and Environmental health).

All articles published by International Journal of One Health are made freely and permanently accessible online. All articles will be assigned a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier) whereby they become searchable and citable without delay.

 Audience: International Journal of One Health is of interest to those in human medicine, veterinary medicine, infectious diseases, public health, parasitology, food science, epidemiology, immunology, virology, bacteriology, nutrition, pathology, physiology, wildlife, toxicology, environmental health.

Submit your manuscript online at http://my.ejmanager.com/ijoh/ 

Provided by:

Anjum V. Sherasiya, BVSc & AH

Editor-in-Chief

International Journal of One Health

Veterinary World (Publisher)

Star, Gulshan Park,

NH-8A, Chandrapur Road,

Wankaner 363621, Dist. Morbi (Gujarat)

INDIA

Email: editoronehealth@gmail.com

Dr. Anjum V. Sherasiya is a One Health supporter http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php.

 

September 21, 2014 Update: Call for papers

Topic includes agro terrorism, animal science, antimicrobial resistance, bacteriology, biosecurity, bioterrorism, climate change, comparative medicine, disaster management, ecology, entomology, environmental health, epidemiology, food science, food security, global trade and commerce, health communication, human health, immunology, infectious disease, nutrition, occupational health, parasitology, pathology, physiology, public health and public policy, toxicology, veterinary science, virology, wildlife protection, zoonoses etc.

 

Please send pre-submission queries to editoronehealth@gmail.com

 Submit your manuscript online at http://my.ejmanager.com/ijoh/

 


Immediate Past President (World Medical Association) comments: Global “One Health” Conference May 21-22, 2015 World Veterinary Association & World Medical Association - Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Immediate Past President (World Medical Association) comments: Global “One Health” Conference May 21-22, 2015 World Veterinary Association & World Medical Association

“At the meeting July 15 of the World Veterinary Association (WVA) and the World Medical Association (WMA), in association with the Spanish Medical and Spanish Veterinary Associations, agreement was held to hold a Global Conference on the One Health Initiative for 21-22 May 2015.

This is an important march toward implementation of a memorandum signed by the WVA and WMA to collaborate in the One-Health Initiative. This is a unified approach to veterinary and human medicine (veterinarians and physicians) in order to improve Global Health signed.

The One Health Initiative is a movement to forge co-equal, all-inclusive collaborations between physicians, osteopaths, veterinarians, dentists, nurses and other scientific-health and environmentally related disciplines

Recognizing that human health, animal health and ecosystem health are inextricably linked, One Health seeks to promote, improve, and defend the health and well-being of all species by enhancing cooperation and collaboration between physicians, veterinarians, other scientific health and environmental professionals and by promoting strengths in leadership and management to achieve these goals.

The memorandum was signed in October 2012. Participation by the WMA and WVA is consistent with established policy to work collaboratively. Present at the meeting for the ceremonial signing on behalf of the WVA were Dr. Faouzi Kechrid, President and Dr. Tjeerd Jorna, Past President, and for the WMA were Cecil B. Wilson, MD, President and Mukesh Haikerwal, MD Chair of the Board.

The main objectives of the Global Conference next May is to strengthen the links and communications and to achieve closer collaboration between physicians, veterinarians and all relevant stakeholders to improve different aspects of the health and welfare of humans, animals and the environment.”

Cecil B. Wilson, MD, MACP

Immediate Past President, World Medical Association

Past President, American Medical Association

[Message sent to One Health Initiative website September 8, 2014]

 

Dr. Wilson is a member of the One Health Initiative team’s Honorary Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php.

 

Also scroll down previous NEWS items to see World Veterinary Association/World Medical Association global One Health Conference to be held in Madrid, Spain – May 2015 – Posted One Health Initiative NEWS page, Wednesday, August 27, 2014

World Veterinary Association/World Medical Association global One Health Conference to be held in Madrid, Spain – May 2015: See http://www.worldvet.org/news.php?item=151


Mexico’s Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Endorses One Health - September 3, 2014 - Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Mexico’s Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Endorses One Health

 

September 3, 2014 – A One Health endorsement message was received by the One Health Initiative team today on behalf of the Dean and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universidad Automa De Nuevo Leon, Mexico.  Please see attached PDF http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/One%20Health%20Endorsement%20Veterinary%20Medicine%20School%20UANL%20Mexico.pdf and message below:

  

"On behalf of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the UANL in Mexico, it is my pleasure to express our shared ideals of the One Health Initiative. Our faculty members are convinced that in order to cope with the new global challenges we must consider the interactions among humans, animals and the environment.  As partners in this endeavor we are committed to support the One Health mission and would strive to encourage other schools in our country to participate"

Juan Jose Zarate Ramos, BVetMed, MSc, Dr. 
Dean

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico

http://www.veterinaria.uanl.mx/index.html

 

Provided by:

Alicia G. Marroquín-Cardona, BVetMed, PhD

Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia

Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

Ave. Francisco Villa s/n, Ex-Hacienda el Canadá

CP. 66050, General Escobedo, Nuevo León

México

Tel: +52 (81) 8329-4000  Ext 3624

 

Dr. Marroquin-Cardona is listed in the One Health Initiative Supporters page http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php.


World Veterinary Association/World Medical Association global One Health Conference to be held in Madrid, Spain – May 2015 - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

World Veterinary Association/World Medical Association global One Health Conference to be held in Madrid, Spain – May 2015

See http://www.worldvet.org/news.php?item=151

On 15th July 2014, the World Veterinary Association (WVA) had a meeting with representatives of the World Medical Association (WMA), the Spanish Medical and the Spanish Veterinary Associations.

The four organizations agreed to organize a Global Conference on One Health Concept to be held on 21-22 May 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

The Global conference will be entitled “Drivers towards One Health - Strengthening collaboration between medical and animals’ doctors”.  The conference will mainly focus on zoonotic diseases, antimicrobial resistance, natural disaster management and environmental hazards exposure to humans and animals.

The Global Conference aims in bringing together Veterinarians, Physicians, Students, Public Health Officials, NGOs and others from the different world regions to learn, discuss and to address critical aspects of the 'One health' Concept.

The main objectives of the conference is to strengthen the links and communications and to achieve closer collaboration between physicians, veterinarians and all relevant stakeholders to improve different aspects of the health and welfare of humans, animals and the environment.

More details regarding the conference and registrations will be published soon on WVA http://www.worldvet.org and WMA www.wma.net/ websites.

Provided by:

Dr. Zeev Noga
Veterinary Policy Officer

World Veterinary Association (WVA)
Avenue de Tervueren 12
B-1040 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 (0) 2 533 70 22
zeev_noga@worldvet.org
secretariat@worldvet.org
http://www.worldvet.org

Note: This visionary One Health conference promises to be a milestone in 21st century One Health history and the One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team: Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP ▪ Bruce Kaplan, DVM ▪ Thomas P. Monath, MD ▪ Jack Woodall, PhD ▪ Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH strongly supports, endorses and applauds it.  Furthermore, one of the distinguished members of the One Health Initiative team’s Honorary Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php is Cecil B. Wilson, MD, MACP – a practicing internist from Winter Park, Florida (USA), past president of the American Medical Association and a president of the World Medical Association.  In addition, among many others, the current President of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Ted Cohn, DVM, is an ardent supporter of the One Health concept http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php.


One Health Initiative team *Physician member Joins Prominent International veterinary biopharmaceutical company - Thursday, August 21, 2014

One Health in Action…

 

One Health Initiative team *Physician member Joins Prominent International veterinary biopharmaceutical company

ANNOUNCEMENT: Dr. Thomas Monath (Harvard School of Public Health) joins SmartVet Advisory Board and heads up Transdermal Vaccine Project.

 http://www.smartvet.com/news/entry/announcement-dr-thomas-monath-harvard-school-of-public-health-joins-smartvet-advisory-board.html

 

 http://www.smartvet.com/images/PDFs/Bios%20of%20Management%20Team%2011June14%20v1%202.pdf

SmartVet is glad to formally announce that Dr. Thomas Monath, Adjunct Professor Harvard School of Public Health, has now joined the SmartVet team. Dr Monath will oversee SmartVet's Transdermal Vaccine Project and help direct research efforts toward the most efficient way of achieving successful transdermal immunization using a similar variation of the existing VetGun Delivery System.

Dr. Thomas P. Monath [http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/Tom%20Monath%20Biography%20January2014.pdf] is a physician and Adjunct Professor (Emeritus), Harvard School of Public Health. He has substantial bioscience investment experience as an ex-partner in the Pandemic and Biodefense Fund, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Tom’s direct industry experience includes 14 years as Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Director of Acambis (a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company which was acquired by Sanofi-Aventis in 2008). While at Acambis he pioneered and directed Research and Development of ChimeriVax® vaccines against dengue, Japanese encephalitis, West Nile, as well as vaccines against yellow fever, Clostridium difficile and ACAM2000, a smallpox vaccine that has now replaced calf lymph vaccine in the national stockpile for defense against bioterrorism. He served in the uniformed services of the U.S. Army and U.S. Public Health Service for 24 years prior to retiring in 1992 as a Colonel. Between 1973-1988, Tom was Director, Division of Vector-Borne Viral Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado and from 1989-92 was Chief of the Virology Division, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID). He has worked in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Argentina and Ecuador doing field research on arboviruses and hemorrhagic fevers. He is on the editorial board of ten scientific journals and has published approximately 385 papers and edited six books on the epidemiology, immunology and pathogenesis of viruses and on vaccine development. Tom received the Nathanial A. Young Award (1984), the Richard M. Taylor Award (1996), and the Walter Reed Medal (2002) from the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH) and was President of American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene from 2004-2005. He has served on numerous government and international committees on infectious diseases, biosecurity, World Health Organization (WHO) expert committees and the National Vaccines Advisory Committee (USA). Between 1998 and 2000, he was Senior Science Advisor to the Director, Central Intelligence Agency. A leader in the “One Health” movement, Tom served on the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) “One Health” Task Force and subsequently the One Health Commission (USA). Tom received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He trained in internal medicine at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, MA.

For more details on the SmartVet Executive Team, and it's Advisory Board, please click here. For further information regarding SmartVet's Transdermal Vaccine Project, please contact Grant Weyer, CEO at gweyer@smartvet.com

 

*Important Note:  Dr. Monath published a visionary, landmark One Health Vaccine Journal article in September 2013 (see below)…and having an eminent physician virologist/vaccinologist working with a veterinary company utilizes the One Health approach for potentially expeditious/advanced discoveries and applications of new technologies for animal and human health.

 

Posted Wednesday, October 09, 2013 on One Health Initiative website NEWS page:

A potential large scale “One Health in Action” ... another dynamic case for implementing One Health!

 

Vaccines against diseases transmitted from animals to humans: A one health paradigm

“This review focuses on the immunization of animals as a means of preventing human diseases (zoonoses). …”

In simple terms, the idea is to develop vaccines that protect domestic animals and wildlife thereby establishing effective barriers against human infections.  Developing animal vaccines are less expensive and are less strictly regulated than are those for humans.  Hopefully a common sense One Health approach can go forward.

http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/Thomas%20P.%20Monath,%20MD%20Sept%202013%20One%20Health%20Vaccine%20Article.pdf 

 


One Health approach acknowledged worldwide—Examples (USA, Europe, Asia, Australia, India): - Sunday, August 17, 2014

One Health approach acknowledged worldwide—Examples (USA, Europe, Asia, Australia, India):

 

SEE http://goo.gl/UURd4N; http://goo.gl/9jIyGT; http://goo.gl/aYKoeR; http://goo.gl/Mu3NUa; http://goo.gl/OGWuFp; http://goo.gl/35wbdB


One Health Initiative WEBSITE Snapshots of EBOLA…August 11, 2014 – NOTABLE “One Health in Action” Highlights - Monday, August 11, 2014

Amat victoria curam

          –Victory favors the prepared-

One Health Initiative WEBSITE Snapshots of EBOLA

 August 11, 2014 – NOTABLE “One Health in Action” Highlights:

 

·         Ebola virus – A One Health History - In 1976, two eminent virologists, Drs. Karl M. Johnson [MD] a physician and Frederick A. Murphy [DVM, PhD] a veterinarian collaborated closely together (along with others) to help unravel the mystery surrounding the initial outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever and discovered its etiologic agent, the Ebola virus.  The most commonly seen and famous electron microscope photograph of the virus per se was originally taken by Dr. Murphy. http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/endorsements.php

 

Currently:

 

·         University of Texas Medical Branch scientist/veterinarian Dr. Thomas Ksiazek [DVM, PhD] is now on the scene in West Africa http://www.utmb.edu/newsroom/article9735.aspx

 

Dr. Ksiazek, director of the high containment laboratory operations for the Galveston National Laboratory at the University of Texas Medical Branch, left for Sierra Leone on Aug. 11 to lead the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Ebola outbreak control operations, assisting the government of Sierra Leone. His role is part of a massive effort being supported by research and medical professionals from the CDC as well as from other institutions from around the world. Ksiazek is director of the National Biodefense Training Center and a world-renowned virologist with 40 years of experience on the front lines of some of the worst infectious disease outbreaks the world has ever seen.

 

  • One Health Initiative team member, Dr. Jack Woodall (PhD research scientist/epidemiologist, co-founder of ProMED-mail and a recent American Veterinary Epidemiology (AVES) honorary diploma recipient) is periodically updating Ebola information on the One Health Initiative website’s ProMED Outbreak Reports page http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/promed.php.

         

The Critical Question We're Not Asking About The Ebola Outbreak - Huffington Post, July 31, 2014 – Posted One Health Initiative website NEWS page http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/news.php Saturday, August 02, 2014

Excellent One Health article on Huffington Post…

The Critical Question We're Not Asking About The Ebola Outbreak

Posted: 07/31/2014 6:39 pm EDT Updated: 07/31/2014 6:59 pm EDT

“The ebola outbreak in West Africa has the world on edge: Will the virus spill into new communities? Will it cross more borders? Even oceans? How can caregivers raise the victims' chances of survival, as well as reduce their own chances of getting sick?

Some experts emphasize the importance of another, generally overlooked question: How can we thwart such deadly outbreaks in the first place? … “

Please read full article http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/31/ebola-outbreak-causes_n_5638503.html?1406846385

 

Link graciously provided by Lynne Peeples lynne.peeples@huffingtonpost.com

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How to prevent the next Ebola outbreak - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 07/13/2014 - 20:48 – Posted One Health Initiative website NEWS Sunday, July 20, 2014

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 07/13/2014 - 20:48

How to prevent the next Ebola outbreak

By Columnist *Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP Laura H. Kahn

“The Ebola virus has emerged in three West African countries where it had not previously been reported: Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. In early July, health ministers from 11 countries and representatives from the World Health Organization (WHO) and relevant partner organizations met in an emergency two-day meeting in Accra, Ghana, to strategize on containing the worsening crisis. So far, the outbreak is the largest and deadliest since the disease was first recognized in 1976 in northern Zaire. As of July 8, there had been 888 cases and 539 deaths, with a mortality rate over 60 percent. Previous outbreaks, in Central African countries, typically had mortality rates closer to 90 percent. …

“…This is why a One Health approach—an approach that recognizes the connection between human health and animal and environmental health—is so important in Africa. Healthy livestock promote healthy humans. Unfortunately, developing countries have difficulty providing food for their human populations, let alone their livestock. Livestock production accounts for relatively little agricultural output in sub-Saharan Africa. Public health and agriculture experts must work together to improve agriculture and figure out how to meet Africans’ demands for animal proteins in an environmentally sustainable way.”

Please read entire column at http://thebulletin.org/how-prevent-next-ebola-outbreak7312 

 

*International One Health physician leader, Dr. Kahn is a Research Scholar, Program on Science and Global Security’ Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University and Co-Founder, One Health Initiative Autonomous Pro Bono team and website.

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Tackling the ebola epidemic in west Africa: why we need a holistic approach [One Health] – Posted One Health Initiative website NEWS Tuesday, July 01, 2014

A TIMELY serious One Health issue…

Tackling the ebola epidemic in west Africa: why we need a holistic approach

Immediate medical action is not enough to manage the disease. We need cross-sector collaboration and integrated research [One Health]

By Naomi Marks

Guardian Professional, Thursday 19 June 2014 12.18 EDT

As the death toll from ebola in west Africa continues to rise, there is a growing awareness of the threat of diseases transmitted from animals to people.

Ebola, a haemorrhagic fever that causes uncontrolled bleeding, is dramatic in its manifestation and has a case fatality rate of up to 90%. Its emergence can be sudden and unexplained, and, as the recent crisis shows, it can spread across communities and borders with alarming speed.

What the outbreak confirms is that if animal transmitted diseases such as Ebola – known as zoonoses – are to be tackled effectively, the response must go beyond media focus and immediate medical action when an epidemic hits. There is a crucial need for multidisciplinary working over the longer term to gain a holistic understanding of the drivers of these diseases.

This so-called one health approach takes as its premise an understanding that human health, animal health and environmental health are all interlinked. It calls for collaborative efforts between natural and social scientists – including doctors, vets, environmental scientists, geographers and anthropologists – at local, national and international levels.

Such a holistic understanding of health is not new. It is however increasingly gaining traction among those in the field, with the veterinary sector proving to be particularly quick to recognise the benefits of one health. A recent joint research initiative from the Department for International Development (DfID) and the social science, natural environment, medical and bioscience research councils, recognises the benefits of the approach. It aims to fund multidisciplinary research that would, among other benefits, reduce the impact of zoonoses on vulnerable people and their livestock.

When natural and social scientists work together – not just alongside each other, but meaningfully integrate their findings – it can be very productive. However, breaking down the barriers between researchers is one thing. The real challenge is to persuade those with the funds and the power to make cross-sector action happen. One of the issues that urgently needs to be tackled is a reconsideration of funding models to help facilitate cross-sector working.

Over the past 40 years more than 60% of emerging infectious diseases affecting people have had their origin in wildlife or livestock. Many of these zoonoses may cause death more slowly than Ebola, and remain unnoticed by anybody outside the immediate populations affected by them, but their effects are often devastating.

An example is trypanosomiasis, a disease caused by parasites transmitted by the tsetse fly, which affects both humans and animals and is widespread in large parts of Africa. This disease is one of four zoonoses being studied by the multidisciplinary research programme Dynamic drivers of disease in Africa, which is considering the complex links between ecosystems, zoonoses, health and wellbeing. While there were 88 Ebola cases reported in 2012, 50 of them fatal, there are an estimated 30,000-50,000 new cases of trypanosomiasis reported each year, with some 48,000 deaths recorded annually. In addition, the disease is likely to be misdiagnosed as in its early stages it is often confused with malaria and in its later stages with Aids.

Trypanosomiasis is fatal when left untreated and even when it is, it has a prolonged recovery period. As a result, it can ruin lives and livelihoods. The UN Food and Agricultural Organisation says the disease probably threatens rural development and poverty alleviation in sub-Saharan Africa more than any other disease.

Like ebola, a multidisciplinary approach to understanding trypanosomiasis is essential if it is to be controlled. Take Zambia, where trypanosomiasis has historically acted as a limitation on human settlement, with families keeping away from fertile but highly tsetse-infested areas. Land pressure is increasingly leading to colonisation of these areas. Land clearance for cash crops such as cotton is also thought to be having an effect on tsetse populations, and thus the spread of the disease.

In addition, there are likely to be social differences in vulnerability to trypanosomiasis, based on gender roles, livelihood patterns and the different ways in which people interact with their environment. These points are aside from other, 'macro' changes, such as climate change and urbanisation, which may be having an effect on tsetse ecology and disease transmission. Thus, it can easily be seen how medical research on its own is insufficient to understand and tackle the disease.

The stories behind a host of other zoonoses – from rift valley fever to ebola – are just as complex. Only multidisciplinary research can help to reveal and unravel their complexity. Without a holistic understanding of all the inter-related factors affecting the emergence, transmission and spread of zoonoses, disease management or elimination will remain beyond our reach.

Naomi Marks works for the Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium.

Please see http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2014/jun/19/ebola-multidisciplinary-approach-stop-epidemic.

 

Permission to post on One Health Initiative website by:

 

Naomi Marks

Communications Officer

Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium

STEPS Centre

Institute of Development Studies

Brighton, BN1 9RE

UK

Twitter @DDDAC_org

Tel: +44 (0) 1273 915606

 

 


American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) President’s One Health Support Comments to AVMA House of Delegates – Denver, Colorado (USA) - Posted One Health Initiative website August 6, 2014 - Wednesday, August 06, 2014

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) President’s One Health Support Comments to AVMA House of Delegates – Denver, Colorado (USA)

 

July 25 – 29, 2014: The President-elect of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 2014-2015, Dr. Ted Cohn spoke to the AVMA’s House of Delegates at the AVMA Convention in Denver, Colorado (USA) about his commitment to One Health:

 

“To increase the value of our profession to the world, we must constantly pay homage to that immutable bond that exists between animals, humans and the environment – a world of one health. Only as a cohesive forward thinking organization, willing to collaborate broadly with other groups and other professions, can we begin to accomplish the dreams of Dr. James Steele and the promise of One Health. By increasing our support of One Health and working more closely with groups such as the One Health Commission and the very proactive One Health initiative Team, we can potentially provide new career paths for veterinarians. In addition, a very positive and not so accidental side effect would be to increase the public’s appreciation for our profession’s role and possible future roles in the protection and maintenance of human and environmental health.”

 

Ted Cohn, DVM, President

American Veterinary Medical Association

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Note:  The One Health Initiative team greatly appreciates the recent One Health comments by AVMA President Dr. Ted Cohn.  Similarly, we value the letter of recognition from the immediate past President of the AVMA, Dr. Clark Fobian http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/Kaplan_09-11-13.pdf posted September 12, 2013 on the One Health Initiative website’s Publications page http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications.php entitled American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Recognizes One Health Initiative Team and One Health Initiative website.

 

One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team: Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP ▪ Bruce Kaplan, DVM ▪ Thomas P. Monath, MD ▪ Jack Woodall, PhD Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH


The Critical Question We're Not Asking About The Ebola Outbreak - Huffington Post, July 31, 2014 - Saturday, August 02, 2014

Excellent One Health article on Huffington Post…

The Critical Question We're Not Asking About The Ebola Outbreak

Posted: 07/31/2014 6:39 pm EDT Updated: 07/31/2014 6:59 pm EDT

“The ebola outbreak in West Africa has the world on edge: Will the virus spill into new communities? Will it cross more borders? Even oceans? How can caregivers raise the victims' chances of survival, as well as reduce their own chances of getting sick?

Some experts emphasize the importance of another, generally overlooked question: How can we thwart such deadly outbreaks in the first place? … “

Please read full article http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/31/ebola-outbreak-causes_n_5638503.html?1406846385

 

Link graciously provided by Lynne Peeples lynne.peeples@huffingtonpost.com


 
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