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5th International One Health Congress, 22-25 June 2018 - The final programme of the world's premier One Health congress is now available. Registration is still possible! - Monday, June 18, 2018

5th International One Health Congress, 22-25 June 2018

SEE: https://mailchi.mp/onehealthplatform/one-health-platform-media-bulletin-october-202601?e=49188b2102
The final programme of the world's premier One Health congress is now available. Registration is still possible!

World Bank One Health Operational Framework 
The World Bank has released an Operational Framework for Strengthening Human, Animal and Environmental Public Health Systems at their interface (“One Health Operational Framework”). This new framework, developed in partnership with EcoHealth Alliance, aims to provide a basis for understanding and implementing a One Health approach in global and country investments. Building on World Bank’s prior “People, Pathogens, and our Planet” reports, it examines the strategic context, rationale and case for investing in One Health, provides an inventory of tools and other resources from the human health, agriculture, environment and disaster risk reduction sectors to facilitate multi-sectoral coordination, and incudes technical guidance for appropriate One Health entry points and operations along the prevent-detect-respond-recover spectrum of preparedness.
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<Paper> Core Competencies in One Health Education: What Are We Missing
Ensuring appropriate education and training across human, animal, and environmental health to respond to today’s public health threats is critical - but not easy. The growing trend in One Health educational programs is an important step, though it has been unclear if and how core competencies are applied. 

The authors of the newest National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Perspectives paper assess the evolution of existing One Health core competencies and provide an analysis of One Health degree programs across the US including key areas represented, knowledge gaps, and recommended improvements for preparing future One Health leaders.
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Your feedback is requested on The Sustainability of One Health Coordination
The USAID-funded Preparedness and Response (P&R) Project is conducting a pairwise survey to better understand the factors that make One Health coordination and collaboration sustainable. Preliminary results from the survey will be shared at the upcoming International One Health Congress in Saskatoon during the SPI track session “Making One Health operational: the barriers to change glimmers of hope.” Please take a few minutes to participate in the pairwise wiki survey here.

If you have any questions on the survey or would like to see the final report, please feel free to contact Robert Salerno at Robert_Salerno@dai.com.

 


Important One Health issue - RE S.2852, Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2018, a bipartisan bill - Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Urgent help needed…to all One Health supporters and advocates!

Please contact (write and call) your U.S. Senators and House of Representatives congresspersons:

 

Regarding S.2852, Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2018, a bipartisan bill https://www.help.senate.gov/hearings/s2852-pandemic-and-all-hazards-preparedness-and-advancing-innovation-act-of-2018.  Note that One Health is a nonpartisan issue for the benefit of ALL… 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.

 

 “There was a key phrase left out of the adoption of Senator Tina Smith (Democrat, Minnesota) and Senator Todd Young (Republican, Indiana) One Health amendment to PAHPA. It is critical to insert “through a One Health Framework” where Senator Smith proposed.

Many federal Departments and Agencies are working together but more in parallel than in true collaboration. Some are already developing a “One Health Framework” and need Congress to direct the development and use of such a framework to move from rhetoric to reality.

Working together works. The One Health approach works to save money and lives. Three words is all it will take to make this a reality.”


Promoting cross-campus collaborations in health research - University of Pennsylvania (USA) - Tuesday, June 12, 2018

 

One Health – Google alert

Daily update June 12, 2018

 
 

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Promoting cross-campus collaborations in health research

Penn’s One Health Communications Group highlights faculty and students bridging academic fields in research and innovation

 
 

“... “We created the group knowing that cross-disciplinary research was an area in which Penn excels,” says Katherine Unger Baillie, a science news officer in Penn’s Office of University Communications. “But, once we started meeting, we discovered that there are more examples than we were even aware of. Now not only are we trying to identify new projects and new research coming down the pike, but we’re also looking for ways we can promote and enhance these collaborations.”

While the group began with representatives from what may typically be considered Penn’s four health schools—the Perelman School of Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Nursing, and School of Dental Medicine—it has since expanded to include representatives from the School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of Arts and Sciences, Annenberg School for Communication, and Kleinman Center for Energy Policy. This expansion broadens the traditional one-health perspective to be more inclusive of the interdisciplinary work at Penn. 

The idea of “one health” encapsulates the notion that animal, environmental, and human health are all interconnected. For example, in 2010, more than 400 northern Nigerian children died from a mysterious disease. Health officials determined that high levels of lead exposure due to nearby gold mining caused the tragic deaths. ...”

Promoting cross-campus collaborations in health research

Penn: Office of University Communications

Three years later, the Penn One Health Communications Group has a vibrant web presence, several media events under its belt, and a wealth of ...

 

 

 

 

SEE: https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/promoting-cross-campus-collaborations-health-research


CSIRO moonshot on precision health [using One Health approach] - Friday, June 08, 2018

InnovationsAus.com

Aimee Chanthadavong

June 8, 2018

CSIRO moonshot on precision health

SEE: https://www.innovationaus.com/2018/06/CSIRO-moonshot-on-precision-health

Science

Google News alert: CSIRO moonshot on precision health

http://www.innovationaus.com/  

“The 'one health' model means we now understand that the solutions won't come from one single discipline or institution. The challenges are complex, ...

Larry R. Marshall, PhD

Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Dr. Larry R. Marshall is an Australian entrepreneur and physicist. In January 2015, he became chief executive of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia's national science.

https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=31020378&privcapId=7372916

“...Dr Marshall suggested that for the country to achieve this target, Australia needed a cross-disciplinary “one health” approach. This means that government, industry, and research institutions must partner up.  

The ‘one health’ model means we now understand that the solutions won’t come from one single discipline or institution. The challenges are complex, and need innovative new approaches. But we know innovation happens at the intersection of people and perspectives,” he said.

Dr. Marshall said the “one health” approach meant taking advantage of the agency’s genetic research that was previously used to solve problems around plants, animals and water.

“Our environment, water, plants, animals and humans – we used to consider all of these elements separately, but our future is the intersection of all of them,” he said. ...”


ONE HEALTH Engaging in a Multidisciplinary Approach - Dr. Bernadette Dunham - BIO International Convention, One Health Day - Thursday, June 07, 2018

 ONE HEALTH Engaging in a Multidisciplinary Approach

Comments by

Bernadette Dunham, DVM, PhD

Milken Institute School of Public Health

The George Washington University

For the BIO International Convention – One Health Day

June 4, 2018, Boston, MA

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

SEE: http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/Dunham-One%20Health-06-04-2018.pdf and https://goo.gl/aDpWSH

 


'Outbreak' puts the life cycle of an epidemic on display & One Health concept - Monday, June 04, 2018
Via Google NEWS Alert, See https://www.sciencenews.org/article/outbreak-exhibit-puts-life-cycle-epidemic-display 
'Outbreak' puts the life cycle of an epidemic on display
The exhibit, called “Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World,” is centered around the concept of One Health — the idea that the health of humans, ...
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ONE HEALTH  “Outbreak” explains how the health of humans and other animals are interconnected. Tracking animal diseases before they jump to people is one way to prevent some future epidemics.

James Di Loreto and Lucia RM Martino/Smithsonian Institution

 


Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security - "...with explicit incorporation of a One Health approach..." - Friday, June 01, 2018
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security - "...with explicit incorporation of a One Health approach..."
 
Friday, June 01, 2018.

 

Worth Repeating...

 

 

 

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Health Security logo

 

 

 

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security find that a potential global catastrophic risk-level pandemic pathogen will most likely have a respiratory mode of transmission.

 

 

 

“... Cultivating and maintaining expertise in the epidemiology, surveillance, and pathogenicity of all classes of microbes, with explicit incorporation of a One Health approach—which incorporates and integrates information from infectious diseases of plants, amphibians, and reptiles—will help foster the flexible and robust capacity needed for pandemic preparedness and GCBR work. ...”

 

http://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/our-work/pubs_archive/pubs-pdfs/2018/180510-pandemic-pathogens-report.pdf

 


BIO INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION - Boston, MA - JUNE 4-7, 2018 - Thursday, May 31, 2018

 

 

One Health Day || Monday, June 4, 2018

 

12:00 – 12:15pm || Opening Remarks [bipartisan collaboration]

• U.S. Senator Tina Smith (Democrat Minnesota) and U.S. Senator Todd Young (Republican Indiana)—via video

Todd Young (IN)

Note: The One Health approach or framework is a nonpartisan issue for the benefit of all in the U.S. and worldwide! “One Health” has been approved in a 2011 U.S. National League of Cities One Health resolution https://goo.gl/pv4dMV and recently endorsed in a World Bank's 2018 One Health Framework https://goo.gl/r1B8eP.

12:30 – 2:00 pm || One Health Day Keynote Speaker & Panel: Speaker & Panel Moderator: Bernadette Dunham, DVM, PhD, Professorial Lecturer, Milken

Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University.  Dr. Dunham is a member of the One Health Initiative team Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php.  

Dr. Bernadette Dunham

SEE current full program: http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/BIO%202018%20One%20Health%20Day%20Programming%20-%202018-05-29%20(1).pdf

 

 


World Organisation for Animal Health: International partnership to address human-animal-environment health risks gets a boost [via a One Health approach] - Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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World Organisation for Animal Health

International partnership to address human-animal-environment health risks gets a boost

See: http://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/press-releases/detail/article/international-partnership-to-address-human-animal-environment-health-risks-gets-a-boost/

This partnership pools the unique expertise of each organization and brings their combined weight to bear to do just that, via a 'One Health' approach," said FAO Director-General, Jose Graziano da Silva.

“... Advances in transportation, the rise of international trade, surging populations and agricultural expansion have dramatically altered how diseases emerge and spread, making a "One Health" approach more essential than ever before. ...”

Paris, 30 May 2018 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) today agreed to step up joint action to combat health threats associated with interactions between humans, animals and the environment.

In a Memorandum of Understanding signed today, FAO, OIE and WHO agreed to strengthen their long-standing partnership, with a strong focus on tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

AMR is a high priority for the three organizations, who are working together to develop global systems for AMR surveillance and use of antimicrobials, a global antimicrobial stewardship programme, and a monitoring and evaluation framework for the global action plan. A current comprehensive framework of international standards on responsible and prudent use of antimicrobials is regularly adapted to keep up with the development of scientific knowledge.
 
In addition to AMR, the new agreement will focus on improving disease forecasting capabilities for more informed and swifter responses to emerging and endemic zoonotic diseases (including foodborne diseases); helping countries strengthen their national health systems; and undertaking joint activities related to reduction of threats.

"Over 60% of existing and emerging pathogens affecting humans originate in animals; 75% of these from wildlife. So we cannot deal with human health, animal health, and ecosystem health in isolation - we have to look at them together, and address them together. This partnership pools the unique expertise of each organization and brings their combined weight to bear to do just that, via a 'One Health' approach," said FAO Director-General, Jose Graziano da Silva.

Each sector has its own specificities but the Members Countries of our three organisations face the same challenges. Our collaboration is therefore fundamental to better help them respond, demonstrating that partnerships between international organisations support those at the regional, national and even local levels. This shows that the One Health approach is not just a concept, it's a daily reality that we build together through the development and the implementation of an ambitious working programme focused on our common priorities.” said OIE Director General, Dr Monique Eloit.

The threat of antimicrobial resistance affects humans, animals and our ecosystem. That’s why the Tripartite Partnership of WHO, FAO and OIE is so vital,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO. “Working together is the only way to avoid the huge human, social, economic and environmental costs of antimicrobial resistance."

Rising to meet new challenges

Advances in transportation, the rise of international trade, surging populations and agricultural expansion have dramatically altered how diseases emerge and spread, making a "One Health" approach more essential than ever before.

FAO, WHO and OIE have been working together since the 1940s and, in 2010, formally established collaborative work on antimicrobial resistance and tackling diseases such as influenza and rabies. In 2017, their second strategic document was released reaffirming their commitment.

Bringing together knowledge, insights and technical capacities in human and animal health and food and agriculture can generate strong synergies, for more robust, effective and cost-efficient solutions to the complex health problems facing the world today.

Joint activities under the new agreement will include:

  • Supporting the Interagency Coordination Group on AMR established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2016, as well as the continuing implementation of the Global Action Plan on AMR
  • Engaging with countries to reinforce national and regional human health, animal health and food safety services
  • Improving inter-agency collaboration in foresight analysis, risk assessment, preparedness building and joint responses to emerging, remerging and neglected infectious diseases at the animal-human-ecosystems interface
  • Addressing food safety challenges requiring a multi-sector approach in the context of reinforcing food security.
  • Promoting coordinated research and development to achieve a common understanding of the highest priority zoonotic diseases and the research and development needed to prevent, detect, and control them
  • Developing a Voluntary Code of Conduct to reinforce implementation of international standards on responsible and prudent use of antimicrobials

 Speech by OIE Director General, Dr Monique Eloit on the signing of the MOU

Useful links:

 Media contacts

OIE
Catherine Bertrand-Ferrandis
+33 6 16 46 28 90

Email : media@oie.int

FAO
George Kourous
(+39) 06 570 53168
Email: george.kourous@fao.org

WHO

Sarah Cumberland
Tel: +41 79 206 1403
Email: cumberlands@who.int 


GLOBAL PANDEMIC PATHOGEN: Characteristic, host factors Outbreak News release today...Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security - Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Health Security logo

 

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security find that a potential global catastrophic risk-level pandemic pathogen will most likely have a respiratory mode of transmission.

 

“... Cultivating and maintaining expertise in the epidemiology, surveillance, and pathogenicity of all classes of microbes, with explicit incorporation of a One Health approach—which incorporates and integrates information from infectious diseases of plants, amphibians, and reptiles—will help foster the flexible and robust capacity needed for pandemic preparedness and GCBR work. ...”

GLOBAL PANDEMIC PATHOGEN: Characteristic, host factors – Outbreak News release today...

Global pandemic pathogen: Characteristics, host factors - Outbreak News Today

and see http://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/our-work/pubs_archive/pubs-pdfs/2018/180510-pandemic-pathogens-report.pdf

 

Recommendation 1: Preparedness against GCBR-level threats should have a focused approach with some flexibility.

Though the highest-ranked pandemic potential pathogens were RNA viruses spread via the respiratory route, it is important to distinguish between what is most likely and what is possible. RNA viruses spread via the respiratory route merit prioritization, but other classes of microbes, such as bacteria, fungi, and protozoa, should not be dismissed. Since RNA viruses that are spread via the respiratory route have the characteristics that are most concerning in terms of their ability to cause global catastrophic threats, surveillance, science, and countermeasure development programs and efforts should logically allocate significant resources to them.  Except for influenza and certain coronaviruses, this is largely not the case. In addition, as we said above, other classes of infections should not be ignored given their pandemic potential characteristics.

Cultivating and maintaining expertise in the epidemiology, surveillance, and pathogenicity of all classes of microbes, with explicit incorporation of a One Health approach—which incorporates and integrates information from infectious diseases of plants, amphibians, and reptiles—will help foster the flexible and robust capacity needed for pandemic preparedness and GCBR work.


 
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