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Global Health Fellows Program II
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Thursday, April 24, 2014.

Global Health Fellows Program II – United States Agency for International Development

Technical Advisor III: Senior Livestock Technical Advisor

Technical Assistance Group, Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, United States Agency for International Development

Location: Washington, DC

Assignment: Two year fellowship

GHFP-II-P3-109

“The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International and PYXERA Global. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

GHFP-II’s goal is to improve the effectiveness of USAID health programs by addressing the Agency’s immediate and emerging human capacity needs. The program seeks to accomplish this goal first through the recruitment, placement and support of diverse health professionals at the junior, mid and senior levels. These program participants include fellows, interns, corporate volunteers and Foreign Service National professionals. The program then provides substantial performance management and career development support to participants, including annual working planning assistance, and ensures that professional development opportunities are available.

Looking to the future, GHFP-II also seeks to establish a pool of highly-qualified global health professionals that will ensure the Agency’s ongoing technical leadership and effectiveness. This objective is supported by an extensive outreach program that brings global health opportunities and specialized career advice to a diverse range of interested individuals, with a particular focus on those underrepresented in the field of global health. …”

Please read complete notice by clicking on attachment.

Provided to One Health Initiative website April 23, 2014 by:

Jennifer Russell

Recruitment Coordinator

The Global Health Fellows Program/The Public Health Institute

https://www.ghfp.net/

jrussell@ghfp.net


A One Health approach to the control of zoonotic vectorborne pathogens
Veterinary Record 2014;174:398-402 doi:10.1136/vr.g2539
Sunday, April 20, 2014.

British (United Kingdom) Veterinary Journal Publishes 4th One Health article in a series …

 

Veterinary Record 2014;174:398-402 doi:10.1136/vr.g2539

A One Health approach to the control of zoonotic vectorborne pathogens

Chris Oura, BVetMed, MSc, PhD, MRCVS

“Abstract

In the fourth article in Veterinary Record's series of articles promoting One Health, Dr. Chris Oura discusses the threats posed to both animal and human populations by vectorborne diseases and how a multidisciplinary approach would be effective in reducing the risks and managing outbreaks.”

Please read entire article at:  http://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content/174/16/398.full

 

Previous three One Health articles published and available via the One Health Initiative website:

 

3rd   http://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content/174/11/269.full

2nd  http://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content/174/8/189.full

1st   http://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content/174/4/85.full

 

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Laura Feetham
Assistant Editor, Veterinary Record and In Practice
BMJ, BMA House,
Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JR
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U.S. One Health Commission Board Meets in Atlanta, Georgia - Updates Charter Statement
One Health Commission Press Release - March 12, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014.

U.S. One Health Commission Board Meets in Atlanta, Georgia - Updates Charter Statement

 

Date Press Release Issued– March 12, 2014: Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

“The One Health Commission (OHC) Board of Directors (USA) met on February 27-28, 2014 in a working retreat funded and hosted by OHC Institutional member, the Georgia Aquarium. The Board reviewed and updated the OHC Mission and Vision statement.  …”

Please read complete press release by clicking on attachment provided by Cheryl M. Stroud, DVM, PhD, the Commission’s Executive Director.


“Making One Health a Reality - Crossing Bureaucratic Boundaries”
American Society of Microbiology (ASM) Press publication, Microbiology Spectrum
Sunday, April 13, 2014.

American Society of Microbiology (ASM) Press publication, Microbiology Spectrum

 

 “Making One Health a Reality - Crossing Bureaucratic Boundaries”

 

CAROL RUBIN, DVM, MPH1, BERNADETTE DUNHAM, DVM, PhD2, and JONATHAN SLEEMAN, VetMB, Dipl.ACZM, MA3

 

1National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333; 2Center for Veterinary Medicine, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD 20855; 3National Wildlife Health Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Madison, WI 53711

 

“ABSTRACT: A One Health approach requires that nontraditional partners with differing mandates collaborate and communicate effectively. Barriers to such redefined relationships range from personality and institutional cultural and value differences to impediments that require changes in agency-specific policies. This article reviews interagency One Health collaborations, nationally and internationally. It presents a series of case studies that describe situations in which barriers were overcome, thus culminating in successful One Health outcomes. The case studies illustrate challenges, tipping points, and externally enabling factors that help institutionalize cross-bureaucratic working relationships. Likewise, the cases demonstrate the added value of taking a One Health approach to solving (or preventing) public health problems.”

  

http://ohcea.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Making-One-Health-a-Reality-Crossing-Bureaucratic-Boundaries-Rubin-et-al-MicrobiolSpectrum-Feb2014.pdf 

 

Permission to post on One Health Initiative website granted April 10, 2014 by:

Lindsay Williams |Editorial and Rights Coordinator, ASM Press
American Society for Microbiology
1752 N Street, NW | Washington, DC 20036

202.942.9245 direct | 202.737.3600 main | 202.942.9342 fax

Note: Drs. Rubin, Dunham and Sleeman are all listed on the One Health Initiative Supporter website page http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.phpDr. Dunham is also a member of the One Health Initiative team’s Honorary Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php.


A One Health “big picture” opinion commentary reminder… “One Health…or Some Health”
Veterinaria Italiana 2011 - Volume 47 (2), April-June
Thursday, April 10, 2014.

A One Health “big picture” opinion commentary reminder…

 “One Health…or Some Health”

 Published in Veterinaria Italiana 2011 - Volume 47 (2), April-June

  http://www.izs.it/vet_italiana/2011/47_2/129.pdf

 

Summary: “In essence, the One Health concept represents a visionary paradigm shift for health and health care (for humans and animals) by promoting interdisciplinary communications and by co-equal and respectful collaborations for more expeditious public health and comparative biomedical investigations, research and discoveries.  This is intended to be all inclusive among the scientific disciplines of human medicine, veterinary medicine and all related scientific health disciplines…”

 


3rd Global Risk Forum (GRF) One Health Summit 2014 will be held from 05 - 08 October 2014 at the Davos Congress Centre in Davos, Switzerland
Global Risk Forum (GRF)
Thursday, April 03, 2014.

Reminder:

3rd Global Risk Forum (GRF) One Health Summit 2014 will be held from 05 - 08 October 2014 at the Davos Congress Centre in Davos, Switzerland.

Please see: http://onehealth.grforum.org/home/ and endorsing partners—includes One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono team—http://onehealth.grforum.org/partnership/endorsing-partners/

One Health – A holistic Paradigm

“The deliberations and discussions of the GRF One Health Summit Davos 2012 on “One Health, One Planet, One Future: Risks and opportunities” have shown that One Health has evolved to a broad and holistic paradigm that addresses and frames the complex interactions between human health, livestock, pet and wildlife health, climate, ecosystems, agriculture, food systems and human development. It includes aspects of nutrition, agriculture, the safety and security of food supplies, environmental stewardship and the management of natural resources, water, energy, and ecosystems services, as well as questions of awareness, behaviour and learning, governance, economics, and disaster preparedness. Keeping in mind that more than half of the worldwide population is living in urban areas and rural exodus continues to grow; One Health may become a crucial approach to successfully cope with all the drivers and consequences in urbanization dynamics.

Recently, One Health has begun to move beyond the status of a mere concept to become a truly global movement at the interface of science, society, policy and practice. It is deeply interdisciplinary and cross-sectorial and provides a fascinating, powerful framework that a variety of professional communities and social groups can adhere to.

Our best hope is that the One Health paradigm will be helpful in reversing the worst of current problems at the human-animal-environment and development interface thus fostering a more sustainable way of life on Mother Earth.”

Walter J. Ammann, PhD, Chairman and CEO

Note:  Dr. Ammann is a prominent engineer by training representing the true spirit of One Health’s interdisciplinary collaborative approach.  He and his outstanding staff http://www.grforum.org/about-us/team/?L=  have assembled an international Scientific and Technical Advisory Group http://onehealth.grforum.org/about/scientific-and-technical-advisory-group/ to assist with the One Health summit preparations.

 


Updated -- "One Health Initiative: Fat Cat?"
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Monday, March 31, 2014.

One Health Initiative: Fat Cat?

Note: This article has been updated with additional news since it was originally published [Page Last Updated: 01/24/2014].

By Ashley Steel, Center for Veterinary Medicine, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/ResourcesforYou/AnimalHealthLiteracy/ucm278139.htm


One Health Initiative at Iowa State University – College of Veterinary Medicine (USA)
Dean et. al. College of Veterinary Medicine at AAVMC Annual Conference
Friday, March 28, 2014.

One Health Initiative at Iowa State University – College of Veterinary Medicine (USA)

 

American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges Annual Conference 2014 http://www.aavmc.org/events/?id=57

 

Lisa Nolan, DVM, PhD, Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine

Claire Andreasen, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Qijing Zhang, BVsc, MS, PhD

 

https://www.aavmc.org/data/files/annualconference/2014/ppt/Nolan.pdf


A need for One Health approach — lessons learned from outbreaks of Rift Valley fever in Saudi Arabia and Sudan
Infection Ecology and Epidemiology Journal [Sweden], Tuesday 4 February 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014.

Infection Ecology and Epidemiology Journal [Sweden], Tuesday 4 February 2014

http://www.infectionecologyandepidemiology.net/index.php/iee/article/view/20710

Infection Ecology and Epidemiology (2014) 4: 20710 - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/iee.v4.20710

 

A need for One Health approach — lessons learned from outbreaks of Rift Valley fever in Saudi Arabia and Sudan

 

Osama Ahmed Hassan, BSc, MSc1,2,3, Clas Ahlm, MD, PhD2 and Magnus Evander, PhD3

1Department of Epidemiology and Diseases Control, Public Health Institute, Federal Ministry of Health,

Khartoum, Sudan; 2Department of Clinical Microbiology, Infectious Diseases, Umea University, Umea,

Sweden; 3Department of Clinical Microbiology, Virology, Umea University, Umea, Sweden

 

Introduction: Rift Valley fever (RVF) is an emerging viral zoonosis that impacts human and animal health. It is transmitted from animals to humans directly through exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues of infected animals or via mosquito bites. The disease is endemic to Africa but has recently spread to Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Our aim was to compare two major outbreaks of RVF in Saudi Arabia (2000) and Sudan (2007) from a One Health perspective.”

 

Conclusion: We conclude that a One Health approach is the best option to mitigate outbreaks of RVF. Collaboration between veterinary, health, and environmental authorities both on national and regional levels is needed.”

 

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North Carolina (USA) State University – College of Veterinary Medicine has Dynamic One Health Program
North Carolina (USA) State University – College of Veterinary Medicine
Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

Another important One Health “silo” advancing human and animal medicine…

 

North Carolina (USA) State University – College of Veterinary Medicine has Dynamic One Health Program

  

http://www.cvm.ncsu.edu/about/one-health.html

"Between animal and human medicine there is no dividing line – nor should there be. The object is different but the experience obtained constitutes the basis of all medicine."
- Rudolf Virchow (1821-1902)

One Health—the concept describing the complex interrelationship involving ecosystem health and the health and well being of wildlife, domestic animals, and humans is the focus of the research and extension work of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

The CVM and its centers, institutes, programs, and individual faculty members and students contribute to the health of the environment, animals, and people on the local, regional, national, and international level.

One of several real life One Health examples: Better Understanding of human and animal “Cancers” through collaborative comparative medicine/translational research:

 

http://www.cvm.ncsu.edu/ccmtr/researchcores.html#oncology

Mission Statement

The mission of the CCMTR is to promote scientific discovery and facilitate its clinical application to achieve the goal of improving the health of animals and humans. Translational research is patient-centric. The needs of the patients direct the emphasis of basic research, patient samples provide the critical resource to investigate the basis of disease, and patient participation in clinical studies is required to generate the evidence needed to apply new drugs, vaccines and technology to the broader patient population. Initiatives at the Center are designed to develop the multidisciplinary teams necessary to bring an idea from the lab to the patient. The Center is home to service cores that provide advanced technology, collect and store clinical patient samples, and perform clinical trials to validate new medical interventions. For more information contact the Center Director, Dr. Jorge Piedrahita: http://www.cvm.ncsu.edu/mbs/personnel/piedrahita_jorge.html.

Oncology (Study of Cancer)

The core concentrates on improving the understanding of the pathogenesis and treatment of cancer through collaborative research on induced and spontaneous models of cancer. Areas of focus include cancer genomics, cytogenetics, manipulation of tumor physiology, signaling and cell cycle control/differentiation, clinical diagnosis and treatment. For more information contact the core leader, Dr. Steve Suter  http://www.cvm.ncsu.edu/docs/personnel/suter_steven.html.

Specific areas of research include:

1.      Cancer genomics/molecular cytogenetics of a variety of cancers of comparative significance (including linkage and mapping analysis, correlation with disease occurrence and outcome).

2.      Cell signaling/cell cycle control/differentiation.

3.      Tumor physiology (effects of intervention on physiologic parameters in tumors).

4.      Development and testing of novel therapeutics and validation of surrogate markers.

5.      Clinical diagnosis and treatment.

As part of the "In Search of Answers" video series featuring Center researchers, Jonathan M. Horowitz, PhD http://www.cvm.ncsu.edu/mbs/personnel/horowitz_jonathan.html.  Dr. Horowitz provides enlightening discussions regarding oncology research and related areas:


 
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