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World Veterinary Association (WVA) and World Medical Association (WMA) Joint Press release: Eradicating rabies is a public health necessity - Tuesday, September 27, 2016

World Veterinary Association (WVA) and World Medical Association (WMA) Joint Press release: Eradicating rabies is a public health necessity

Please see: http://www.worldvet.org/uploads/news/docs/wva_wma_pr_for_wrd_2016.pdf

The WVA and the WMA have joined forces to mark World Rabies Day by calling for human rabies transmitted from unvaccinated dogs infected with rabies to be totally eradicated by 2030

The World Veterinary Association (WVA) and the World Medical Association (WMA) have joined forces to mark World Rabies Day (September 28) by calling for human rabies transmitted from unvaccinated dogs infected with rabies to be totally eradicated by 2030  in collaboration with the “End Rabies Now” campaign initiated by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control. It has been estimated that rabies kills more than 60,000 people every year, about 40 per cent of whom are children less than 15 years old. It is a disease more prevalent in poor communities.

Dr. René Carlson, President of the World Veterinary Association, states: ‘Rabies is one of the deadliest diseases we know. Yet rabies is preventable if several measures are followed. Some of these measures include mass vaccination programs of dogs, humane population control of dogs through spay and neuter programs, community education about rabies and dog bite prevention, the importance of dog bite medical treatment, and availability of rabies vaccine therapy after exposure. We currently have the tools to prevent this devastating disease and eliminate the suffering of both dogs and people who contract this essentially fatal disease. Eradicating rabies is not an option. It is a public health necessity.’

She points out that when a person is bitten by a suspect rabid animal, that person must seek immediate medical care and be evaluated for rabies vaccine therapy. If possible the animal that bit the person should be examined, quarantined at an appropriate location, or euthanized for rabies virus infection verification by a qualified laboratory. Once symptoms of rabies appear, the disease is nearly always fatal. Canine vaccination and responsible pet ownership are essential measures to avoid this fate.

 Sir Michael Marmot, President of the World Medical Association, states: ‘Many countries and communities have taken the right measures to prevent or eradicate rabies. But unfortunately the disease still kills many children in poor rural communities. Rabies is a disease that is very much dependent on living conditions. So improving living conditions and fostering public health services will save many lives.’

Join the WVA and WMA in celebrating the World Rabies Day 2016, raising awareness about Rabies worldwide and to collaborate with the “End Rabies Now” campaign to eradicate Rabies by 2030.


One Health – The Interdependence of Humans, Animals, and Ecosystems - September 21 - October 1, 2016 - Sunday, September 25, 2016

One Health – The Interdependence of Humans, Animals, and Ecosystems

Participating Faculty: Simon Duffy, Zohar Lederman (Biomedical Ethics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS)

Schedule: September 21 – October 1, 2016

SEE: https://cipe.yale-nus.edu.sg/co-curricular-programs/week-7/week-7-2016/one-health-the-interdependence-of-humans-animals-and-ecosystems/ 

Provided by:

Zohar Lederman, MD

PhD candidate, Centre for Biomedical Ethics

National University of Singapore


IMPORTANT ONE HEALTH MEETING REMINDERS... - Thursday, September 22, 2016

Reminder: Animal Biotech Summit - September 21-23, 2016 in Bethesda, Maryland

http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/Animal%20Biotech%20Summit%202016.pdf

SEE: http://www.biotech-now.org/food-and-agriculture/2016/08/what-is-the-one-health-paradigm-all-about-in-a-nutshell-and-more

 

Reminder: One Health Inter-Regional European Conference

Date:  22nd – 23rd – 24th of September, 2016

Location Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest, Romania

For complete information see: http://www.onehealth.ro/en/


IMPORTANT REMINDER: International Assoc. of Risk Management in Medicine - 5th World Congress of Clinical Safety - Thursday, September 22, 2016

REMINDER: International Association of Risk Management in Medicine (IARMM)- 5th World Congress of Clinical Safety – Posted One Health Initiative website September 21-23 2016, Boston, USA - Friday, April 15, 2016

 

5th World Congress of Clinical Safety

Theme: Smart Hospitals and Healthcare: Health Care Management & Leadership, Risk, Quality, and Productivity.

 

Date: 21(Wed) - 23(Fri), September 2016

Place: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard University Medical School, Boston, USA

Homepage: http://www.iarmm.org/5WCCS/

 

(Note-One Health Initiative team/website

logo/link posted: supports & encourages attendance)


Internationally known “One Health” U.S. Physician Discusses Antimicrobial Resistance and the Critical role for a One Health Approach on National Public Radio (NPR)’s Broadcast ‘Science Friday’ - Saturday, September 17, 2016

Internationally known “One Health” U.S. Physician Discusses Antimicrobial Resistance and the Critical role for a One Health Approach on National Public Radio (NPR)’s Broadcast ‘Science Friday’

Broadcast 09/16/2016

“This past August, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued new guidelines for treating gonorrhea with antibiotics. It warned that the standard drugs used to treat the STD are losing their effectiveness due to increasing resistance. The WHO now recommends using a combination of drugs to treat bacteria responsible for the infection.

The announcement was the latest in a string of bad news related to the burgeoning problem of antibiotic resistance. Last fall, researchers in China discovered bacteria resistant to a last-line antibiotic, colistin; now colistin-resistant E. coli has cropped up in more than 30 countries around the world, including the U.S. The issue has escalated to the point where the U.N., a body typically concerned with global wars and economics, will meet next week to discuss the problem of antibiotic resistance.  

Can superbugs be treated through international cooperation? Antimicrobial resistance may not be as polarizing an issue as, say, climate change, but Laura Kahn, author of One Health and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance [https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/content/one-health-and-politics-antimicrobial-resistance], says it’s still a murky political battlefield. Kahn joins us to discuss why this is a global issue requiring global cooperation. ...”

SEE http://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/can-international-diplomacy-help-combat-the-worlds-superbugs/, turn on your computer’s sound system and click on the red circle containing the arrow. 

Then listen to Speaker Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, Research Scholar, Program on Science and Global Security, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey (USA).

Dr. Kahn http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/LauraKahnBiography%20Feb%202015.pdf is a co-founder of the One Health Initiative team & One Health Initiative website http://www.onehealthinitiative.com and Columnist, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists http://www.thebulletin.org.

 


Global “One Health Day” Events - for November 5, 2016 (as of September 15, 2016) - Thursday, September 15, 2016

Global “One Health Day” Events listing page - to date...for November 5, 2016 (as of Sept 15, 2016)

Please see: https://www.onehealthcommission.org/en/eventscalendar/one_health_day/events_listing_2016/

 Note: Don't be shy world, let us hear from you!


“The End of Antibiotics?” - September 14, 2016 - NY Academy of Sciences, NY City (USA) - Wednesday, September 14, 2016

“The End of Antibiotics?” – today Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 6pm

FREE EVENT The New York Academy of Sciences, New York City, NY (USA)

Speakers include Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP

Physician and research scholar in the Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She is the author of One Health and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/content/one-health-and-politics-antimicrobial-resistance.

See: http://www.intelligencesquared.com/events/the-end-of-antibiotics/

Note: Dr. Kahn is co-founder of the One Health Initiative team and One Health Initiative website


One Health and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance – September 13, 2016 (Tomorrow) – Washington, DC - Monday, September 12, 2016

One Health and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance – September 13, 2016 (Tomorrow) – Washington, DC

American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) - http://www.aaas.org/  

Dr. Laura H. Kahn [MD, MPH, MPP] will discuss her recently published book, “One Health and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance”, in which she analyzes the surprising outcomes of differing policy approaches to antibiotic resistance around the globe. Integrating the perspectives of both medicine and agriculture and exploring the history and science behind the widespread use of growth-promoting antibiotics, Dr. Kahn examines the controversy in a unique way while offering policy recommendations that all sides can accept. ...”

See more at https://www.aaas.org/event/one-health-and-politics-antimicrobial-resistance

Note: Dr. Kahn is co-founder of the One Health Initiative team and One Health Initiative website


One Health Inter-Regional European Conference - Bucharest, Romania - September 22-24, 2016 - Saturday, September 10, 2016

One Health Inter-Regional European Conference

See: http://www.onehealth.ro/en/inter-regional-european-conference/

Date:  22nd – 23rd – 24th of September, 2016

Location Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest, Romania

For complete information see: http://www.onehealth.ro/en/


One Health Commission (USA) partners with the Global Alliance for Rabies Control's ‘End Rabies Now’ campaign - Thursday, September 08, 2016

One Health Commission (USA) partners with the Global Alliance for Rabies Control's ‘End Rabies Now’ campaign

“Rabies is 100% preventable. In the U.S. and many European countries, a dog bite rarely leads to death. But in many countries, even a superficial dog bite or scratch can lead to a disease that is nearly 100% fatal once symptoms manifest. 

Rabies is one of the world’s oldest diseases, but remains a daily threat to millions around the world.

It doesn’t have to be this way. … 

See: https://endrabiesnow.org/

Note: The One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team concurs with and fully supports GARC’s ‘End Rabies Now’ campaign.

Provided to One Health Initiative website by One Health Commission on September 7, 2016


 
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