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DUKE (USA) One Health Team News - Issue 8 November 2018 - Thursday, November 01, 2018


ISSUE 8 November 2018




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Early One Health Initiative Teamís One Medicine-One Health Op-Eds (Opposite Editorial Page), 2006-2008 - Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Early One Health Initiative Team’s One Medicine-One Health Op-Eds (Opposite Editorial Page), 2006-2008                                          

OPINION (Op-Ed)   14A

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Get veterinarians involved in research

Drs. Laura H. Kahn and Bruce Kaplan


Friday, July 7, 2006


The unrecognized medical professionals of animal and human health

By Laura H. Kahn, M.D.,%202006.pdf

The San Diego Union-Tribune

San Diego, California. (May 19, 2008).

Linking human and animal health

By LH Kahn, B Kaplan, TP Monath


In age of pandemics, human and animal health intersect

Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Sarasota, Florida (USA) By BRUCE KAPLAN GUEST COLUMNIST Published: Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Public and animal health services meet to combat zoonotic diseases in Kyrgyzstan - World Health Organization (WHO), Regional office for Europe - Wednesday, October 24, 2018


Regional office for Europe

Public and animal health services meet to combat zoonotic diseases in Kyrgyzstan

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Participants at the 3-day National Bridging Workshop on managing animal and zoonotic diseases in the framework of public and animal health, 2–4 October 2018, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

The health of humans and animals are closely interconnected, with 80% of the infectious diseases that affect human health being of zoonotic origin. Thus, it is critical that addressing zoonotic diseases involves a coordinated, collaborative and cross-sectoral approach at the national level, effectively engaging both public and animal health.

In a first-of-its-kind event, public and animal health sectors were brought together in Kyrgyzstan for a 3-day National Bridging Workshop between WHO International Health Regulations (IHR) and the Performance of Veterinary Service (PVS) Pathway, with the aim of exploring options for improved coordination to strengthen preparedness and control the spread of zoonotic diseases.

Over 48 experts in human and animal health from national, regional and local levels of the country participated in the workshop, which took place on 2–4 October in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Knowledge gained to be used across the country

Participants used case studies, group exercises and results from external evaluations (WHO's Joint External Evaluation (JEE) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)'s PVS Pathway assessment, both conducted in 2016) to identify strengths and gaps in the collaboration between the 2 sectors in various technical domains.

The workshop facilitators from WHO and OIE guided the participants in exploring areas of overlap, potential synergy and options for improved coordination between the sectors. Out of this, participants developed a draft “roadmap” of strategic actions necessary to strengthen linkages between the 2 sectors, with the aim of preventing zoonotic outbreaks and minimizing their impact on human health.

Participants improved their understanding of the added value of a “One Health” approach to the management of public health events at the human–animal interface and importance of international frameworks for global health security. In addition, they increased their awareness and understanding of the IHR and the role of WHO in their implementation, and of the mandate of OIE and its activities to support countries’ compliance with international standards for animal health and welfare.

Dr Jarno Habicht, WHO Representative in Kyrgyzstan, said: “the workshop aimed to improve national dialogue and coordination between animal and human health sectors in the country in order to strategically plan areas for joint action to prevent, detect and control contagious diseases that cross the animal and human divide. We do hope that participants will apply their knowledge in their daily work”.

The workshop was supported by technical assistance and financial support from WHO in accordance with the biennial collaborative agreement for 2018–2019 between the Ministry of Health of Kyrgyzstan and WHO.

Survival: One Health, One Planet, One Future - Reviews (worldwide) - Saturday, October 20, 2018

Survival: One Health, One Planet, One Future

1st Edition By George R. Lueddeke, PhD

Reviews (worldwide)

"Here is an author who speaks my sort of language. Great work! When we accept that humankind is part of something bigger, then the world will be a better place. Our natural world is not there to provide us with unlimited resources…it really is time to start learning to respect it. Thank you George R. Lueddeke for being a voice of reason in a world of chaos!"Tracy Collins, founder at The Island Retreat, County Cork, Ireland

"George R. Lueddeke’s newest book on the survival of Spaceship Earth rightfully puts the health and well-being of our planet and people as a top priority. Contrary to the short-term thinking of many corporations and politicians, chronically hungry and marginalized people are not healthy, neither physically nor mentally, they are not peaceful and neither do they have time and money in their "fight for another day" to provide better education to the next generation. Ensuring the health and well-being of all life and the sustainability of the planet - above all else - is one of the key messages of this excellent analysis of the World’s state, a must-read!"Prof. Dr med Ulrich Laaser, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Bielefeld, Germany; past president of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER); past president of the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA)

"In a dangerous world with ever escalating zoonotic disease crises that critically require expeditious, efficacious global public health remedies plus the equivalence for comparative medicine advances, this book captures the essence of a practicable co-equal interdisciplinary collaborative One Health approach/framework with many extraordinary proven scientifically documented successes. Implementation will help sustain, protect and/or save untold millions of lives in our generation and for those to come."Dr Bruce Kaplan, Contents Manager/Editor One Health Initiative Website, co-founder One Health Initiative team, Sarasota, Florida, USA

"Finally, a book that outlines a sound, integrated, sustainable strategy that has the potential to significantly enhance the health and welfare of all life on this increasingly fragile planet. In his new book, Survival: One Health, One Planet, One Future, Dr Lueddeke has painstakingly and artfully painted a canvass of the complex competing interrelationships and dependencies of global societies, human, animal and plant life, the environment and beyond. He describes how the philosophy of One Health is evolving and strengthening as a unified voice to help change the collective "mindset" which impedes the realization of optimal global health."Craig N. Carter, Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Kentucky, USA, Director, UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, President of the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society, member of the One Health Initiative Advisory Board, and Author of Animal Health, Human Health, One Health: The Life and Legacy of Dr James H. Steele

"The author cleverly takes you through the concepts of "One Health" and the possible ramifications should we neglect to put in place sound integrated measures of safeguarding our planet, the environments that we occupy and our biodiversity. The future of the next generation highly depends on how we address "One Health" issues today."Professor Tshepo Matjila, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa

"Survival: One Health, One Planet, One Future may be of extreme relevance to the developing world, where the interest to catch up to the developed world has led to many hasty actions. The book can serve as an important eye opener for current generations receiving education and shaping local systems to look beyond their surroundings and appreciate the contribution each must make, regardless of whether they belong to the developing or developed world."Dr Tayaba N. Khan, Centre for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

Climate change: time to stop, think and do! ... A new approach: The One Health Movement - Thursday, October 18, 2018

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Climate change: time to stop, think and do!

Posted October 18, 2018 by EditorPLOS in Climate, Politics, SDGs, Youth

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“... A new approach: The One Health Movement

The WWF International Director-General’s call for “unity around a common cause” echoes  the holistic mission and approach of the One Health Movement. One Health has been defined as ‘a collaborative, multi-sectoral, and trans-disciplinary approach—working at the local, regional, national, and global levels—with the goal of achieving optimal health and well-being outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.’

Fundamental to the One Health mission is its emphasis on moving from the current view of conceptualising ‘the world as a place made especially for humans and a place without limits’ to embrace a new paradigm – a new worldview that ensures ‘our needs as human beings are compatible with an outer world and the needs of our ecosystem.’ The movement’s values, principles and practices are being recognised by proponents (public, private, civil society) across the globe not only in tackling pandemics and threats like antimicrobial resistance (AMR) but also, as the World Bank Group asserts in its report, operational framework for strengthening human, animal, and environmental public health systems at their interface. Examples include pollution, climate change, food insecurity, and more. The IPCC findings underscore the criticality of this mind shift and the urgency to tackle root causes such as vested interests and overconsumption (e.g., energy, water, raw materials) that undermine global sustainability. ...”


George Lueddeke, PhD is author of Survival: One Health, One Planet, One Future (Routledge) released on 18 October 2018.

About the new publication Survival: One Health, One Planet, One Future

It is essentially because of the dangers posed to the world by socioeconomic, environmental, geopolitical and potentially technological forces that I decided to write this book. In my research, I came across a passage in economist and author John Kenneth Galbraith’s book, The Age of Uncertainty, that struck a particular note with me given the times we are experiencing: ‘A nuclear war does not defend a country and it does not defend a system …not even the most accomplished ideologue will be able to tell the difference between the ashes of capitalism and the ashes of communism.’

While 193 countries agreed the SDGs in 2015 and 195 endorsed the Paris climate agreement  in December 2015 (surprisingly the US withdrew from the accord  in June 2017 – which could take four years to complete), it is breathtaking how members of the UN Security Council continue to frustrate UN resolutions which could address many of the issues faced globally especially given hard evidence– subverting the needs and will of those who have most to lose. Adopting shared values that underpin the UN 2030 Agenda – especially values of equality, democracy, tolerance and respect to bridge division between people and bind nations together could not be more urgent.

With a Foreword by Professor David Heymann MD, the book builds on two previous books on medical education and global population health and well-being and seeks to address two of our greatest social problems: changing the way we relate to each other and to the planet and confronting  how we use technology for the benefit of both humankind and the planet. Covering a wide range of issues, the book provides a  point of convergence in Chapter 12 outlining Ten Propositions for Global Sustainability, which cut across all sectors and are meant for decision-making bodies – in particular the 193 national governments at the United Nations  General Assembly that endorsed the SDGs in 2015 and the 15 members of the UN Security Council.

A planetary vision for one health - Monday, October 15, 2018

A planetary vision for one health

BMJ Glob Health. 2018; 3(5): e001137.

Published online 2018 Oct 2. doi:  10.1136/bmjgh-2018-001137

PMCID: PMC6169660

PMID: 30294465


ďOne Health implementation will help protect and/or save untold millions of lives in our generation and for those to come.Ē - Sunday, October 14, 2018




One Health is the collaborative efforts of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain optimal health for people, animals, plants and our environment.

One Health implementation will help protect and/or save untold millions of lives in our generation and for those to come.


 Between animal and human medicine there are no dividing lines--nor should there be.  The object is different but the experience obtained constitutes the basis of all medicine.”

  --Rudolf Virchow, MD (the father of cellular pathology)--

CELEBRATE ONE HEALTH DAY 2018! - Friday, October 12, 2018




Get involved and set up your own activity to bring attention to the need for One Health interactions and collaborations.

The third global
One Health Day will be officially celebrated on 3 November 2018 and promises to be a memorable day for the worldwide One Health community. Groups from Australia to Brazil and from Canada to South Africa are organizing exciting events that will help raise awareness about the One Health approach, as shown on the One Health Day Events map.

Anyone can initiate a One Health Day event and they can focus on any One Health-related topic that addresses the inter-connectivity of human, animal and environmental health. If you are planning an event to celebrate One Health Day 2018, it isn’t too late to register it at 
this link to get on the map. The Event Guidelines will help you plan and implement it. If you need more information or assistance, your regional Point of Contact spokesperson will be glad to help out.


An additional benefit of registering a One Health Day event is the chance for a surprise visit by a renowned One Health leader. These surprise visitors will bring energy and excitement to the selected events by adding the weight of their One Health personality and scientific renown.

Student Competition

One Health Day especially encourages students to set up One Health events that facilitate student delegates working together from different academic disciplines and backgrounds. In fact, student teams may enter their One Health Day events to compete for a $2,000 cash prize. Four award winning student-led events from different regions in the world will be selected by a jury of renowned international One Health experts. Check the Student Competition webpage to see if your Student Team is eligible to apply for a One Health Day Award. 

Survival: One Health, One Planet, One Future (Routledge Studies in Sustainability) 1st Edition - "New One Health book of the best yet!" - Tuesday, October 09, 2018

New One Health book of the best yet!

Survival: One Health, One Planet, One Future (Routledge Studies in Sustainability) 1st Edition




by George R. Lueddeke (Author) at:,204,203,200_.jpg



A One Health approach to Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) tops U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azarís agenda comments ... October 6, 2018 - Sunday, October 07, 2018

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EIN Newsdesk & EIN Presswire (a press release distribution service) – October 6, 2018

Readout of [U.S.] Secretary Azar’s Meetings at the G20 Health Ministerial Meeting

Today, [U.S.] Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar attended the G20 Health Ministerial Meeting in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Secretary Azar delivered the following remarks at the plenary session on antimicrobial resistance (AMR):

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 “...The United States is committed to engaging on the issue of antimicrobial resistance, and considers it a top priority for global health engagement and hope G20 countries will continue to advocate for high level focus on AMR at the World Health Organization and other One Health multilateral organizations. ...”

 “…A One Health approach to AMR that incorporates this work is important. It helps us to gain a better understanding of where and how resistance arises and to better confront the transfer of resistance across human health, agriculture, and environment sectors….In the human health sector, we are undertaking initiatives to better educate providers and patients on the prudent uses of antibiotics and to encourage more in-depth consideration of how and when to use antibiotics in hospital settings…”

 “...In the afternoon, Secretary Azar participated in the One Health AMR Simulation Exercise. The purpose of this targeted exercise was to raise awareness and understanding of the key challenges raised by AMR across a variety of sectors. ...”

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