Global Students for One Health Happenings! One Health Week for World TB Day, March 24!
March 22 and 24
IVSA students at the University of Pretoria, (South Africa) and the Texas A & M University Student One Health Association (USA) are partnering to implement their first joint One Health Week:
"One Health Week. One Health, One Disease".
A series of lectures will be streamed live online through Facebook Live culminating on Friday, March 24, World TB Day. For real-time discussions, questions will be taken from an online Google Form, and any student from anywhere can submit questions to the form: https://goo.gl/forms/uz8KLScUCTl4FH242
March 22, 5:30 p.m. GMT-5 (12:30 p.m. Central)
Presentation: How students can prepare for a future in a One Health field. By Aqil Jeenah, SOH Rep on OHC Board of Directors, Vet Student/2018, U. Pretoria
Panel Discussion: Dr. Krecek, Dr. Logan, Mr. Jeenah, Dr. Budke, Dr. Dominguez, and Mr. Eastes. Location: Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, VENI 107A
March 24, 4:00 PM GMT + 2 (9:00 a.m. Central)
Presentation: One Health and TB: Where in the world are we?
by Prof. Darrell Abernethy, Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Science, U. Pretoria.
Location: University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Onderstepoort, ATB 1-35
The Pet Effect! Zoetis has launched the Human-Animal Bond project. The Pet Effect provides scientific information on the health benefits of pets. Visit www.thepeteffect.org to learn more about the campaign; download the infographics and materials; watch hilarious DOG and CAT videos; like The Pet Effect Facebook page
April 7: Premiering on CNN, New Documentary Film, Unseen Enemy, It Takes All of Us, Narrated by Emmy® and Golden Globe award-winning actor, Jeffrey Wright, written and directed by filmmaker, Janet Tobias.
Watch the Trailer, Follow on Twitter #UnseenEnemy, Facebook @takesallofus
On February 16 the American Public Health Association, The Climate Reality Project, Harvard Global Health Institute and the University of Washington Center for Health co-hosted a Climate Change and Health Meeting. It was live streamed free to the public and the recording is available. Recognizing the inextricable interactions between animal, human and environmental health, many One Health advocates are concerned that we are missing the boat if we don't also focus on the animal component relative to food security. The world needs to know the threat that climate change poses to agriculture and food security.
Meetings / Events: (Visit the Events page on the OHC website)
Mar 7: A Can of Worms: One Health Studies on Baylisascaris procyonis, Berry College (Georgia, USA) Undergraduate Biology Seminar presentation by Sarah G.H. Sapp, PhD Candidate at the University of Georgia, former Berry College undergrad student, Class of 2013. See information on the Berry College One Health Center's Undergrad Minor degree program in One Health.
April 3: Abstract deadline extended: One Health | One Global Environment Conference to be held October 22-26, Montego Bay, Jamaica, hosted by the Jamaica Association of Public Health Inspectors and the Americas Group of the International Federation of Environmental Health.
Registration opened Mar 20 New interdisciplinary and multi-expert MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Global Health at the Human Animal Ecosystem Interface. Free on Coursera, available in English, French and Chinese! "Students who join the first cohort could come to Geneva in July 2015 for free. Watch course teaser.
April 19: Shope International Fellowship / $25,000 for a research experience in the tropics. Are you a full-time post-doctoral fellow (PhD, DVM, MD or the equivalent with a position at a North American institution) who studies tropical infectious disease in arbovirology and/or emerging tropical infectious diseases?
Apply by May 23: The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program provides funding and support to help scholars build their research network and develop essential skills to become leaders. Scholars are researchers in the first five years of their first academic appointment from anywhere in the world.
One Health Program Director For the Global Health Delivery program at the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) in Kigali. A partner initiative with Partners in Health.
July 31 - Aug 3: One Health Training School One Health: Potential risks for human health associated with Dermanyssus gallinae and dissemination strategies to communicate recommendations to professionals. Itea, Greece
May 15 European Scientific Working Group on Influenza (ESWI) will provide some 50 travel grants to early career scientists who are interested in presenting their latest work at the Sixth ESWI Influenza Conference in Latvia, Riga.
Feb 16: A Blueprint to Evaluate One Health, Simon R. Rüegg et al, Frontiers in Public Health, A new journal article describing a conceptual framework of what OH approaches can encompass and the added values they can provide. This framework was developed during a workshop conducted by the Network for Evaluation of One Health (NEOH).
Rabinowitz PM, Natterson-Horowitz BJ, Kahn LH, Kock R, Pappaioanou M, , BMC Medical Education, BMC series DOI: 10.1186/s12909-017-0883-6. First Author quote: This One Health article, "... is a great way to explain to MD [physician] colleagues why medical students need to know about One Health!"
March: Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection among Asian Elephants in Captivity, Simpson G, Zimmerman R, Shashkina E, Chen L, Richard M, Bradford CM, Dragoo GA, Saiers RL, Peloquin CA, Daley CL, Planet P, Narachenia A, Mathema B, Kreiswirth BN, Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal (EID) Volume 23, Number 3-March 2017. Quote by first author: "TB disease of elephants has been shown to be an infectious risk to animal care workers, and to other elephants in congregate settings. Study of these occurrences has provided insights into TB transmission and pathogenesis in elephants and humans, as well as issues of species preservation of Asian elephants".
Review by Cheryl Stroud, DVM, PhD, Executive Director, One Health Commission --
This book is a significant contribution to the world's understanding of One Health. It is rich in history of this concept/approach revealing not only the impact that taking a One Health approach can provide for 'health' of regional societies, but also the bottom line economic value of integrating it into all levels of governmental policy decisions and academic / corporate research. Refreshingly it moves beyond zoonotic infectious diseases to highlight many of the broader arenas under the One Health purview such as climate change, environmental disruption, food security and wildlife health. Chapter 27 is an excellent overview of several current global OH training initiatives. Used with the series of articles on One Health Training, Research and Outreach, (published December 2016 in Infection Ecology and Epidemiology), it provides excellent guidance and insight for those seeking to start their own One Health training programs. Chapter 28 provides a poignant discussion of structural and systemic forces that threaten relationships of indigenous populations to their land and animals. This book is a must read and dynamic resource for both 'dyed in the wool' One Health advocates and newcomers to the concept as it arms the world with examples of the comprehensive 'value' of One Health.