Promote One Health Initiatives!

One Health Initiative


Laura Kahn |

Some Allied Projects and Groups:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World One Health Congress

International Student One Health Alliance

and Facebook: ISOHA One Health Community

On One Health Approaches:

There are three global One Health groups leading the One Health Charge. The One Health Commission (Dr. Cheryl Stroud) the One Health Initiative pro bono group (Dr. Bruce Kaplan and Dr. Laura Kahn) and the One Health Platform.

These 3 groups joined forces in 2016 to launch a global One Health Day that is officially recognized on Nov 3. However, events educating about One Health and One Health issues can be held any time of the year. Event organizers are urged to ‘register‘ their events to get them on the map.

January 2020 is currently being celebrated as One Health Awareness Month. Advocates are urged to post daily One Health messages in the One Health Awareness Month Social Media Campaign.


The One Health concept is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals and the environment. The synergism achieved will advance health care for the 21st century and beyond by accelerating biomedical research discoveries, enhancing public health efficacy, expeditiously expanding the scientific knowledge base, and improving medical education and clinical care. When properly implemented, it will help protect and save untold millions of lives in our present and future generations.

One Health is dedicated to improving the lives of all species—human and animal—through the integration of human medicine, veterinary medicine and environmental science.

One Health shall be achieved through:

  1. Joint educational efforts between human medical, veterinary medical schools, and schools of public health and the environment;
  2. Joint communication efforts in journals, at conferences, and via allied health networks;
  3. Joint efforts in clinical care through the assessment, treatment and prevention of cross-species disease transmission;
  4. Joint cross-species disease surveillance and control efforts in public health;
  5. Joint efforts in better understanding of cross-species disease transmission through comparative medicine and environmental research;
  6. Joint efforts in the development and evaluation of new diagnostic methods, medicines and vaccines for the prevention and control of diseases across species and;
  7. Joint efforts to inform and educate political leaders and the public sector through accurate media publications.
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9 Essential Lessons on Fighting Coronavirus From Around the World Max Fisher and Amanda Taub, New York Times, March 19, 2020 It has been four months since the first known infection of the new coronavirus. In that time, the pandemic has reached 144 countries, infected over 200,000 people and killed more than 8,000. But it has also produced hard data and workable lessons, handing humanity the weapons it needs to fight back. Because not all outbreaks have been equal. How governments and societies respond, or don’t, can change the transmission and fatality rates by factors of 10 or more. In… Read more »

Meng Liu

Ebola health workers killed and injured by rebel attack in Congo By Jason Burke The Guardian Nov. 28, 2019 Ebola health workers killed and injured by rebel attack in Congo Four health workers fighting the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been killed and five injured in an attack by rebel militia, the World Health Organization has said. The attacks occurred early on Thursday morning in the restive east of the vast central African country. “We are heartbroken that people have died in the line of duty as they worked to save others,” said Dr Tedros… Read more »

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Will Knudsen

It’s such a baffling response. The rebels kill the guys who are saving the lives of their enemy. However despicable, that much is understandable. But don’t they realize that Ebola spreads? To keep yourself save from it, you need to keep your enemies and everybody else safe. Otherwise it will come and get you too. Somebody should remind them of it.

John Postman

What is happening with Ebola now? We are all so fixated on the coronavirus in China that I haven’t heard anything about other, even more lethal, diseases. Update us, please, about that. Thanks.

U.S. Military Could Collapse Within 20 Years Due to Climate Change, Report Commissioned By Pentagon Says: By Nafeez Ahmed Oct. 24, 2019. The report says a combination of global starvation, war, disease, drought, and a fragile power grid could have cascading, devastating effects. According to a new U.S. Army report, Americans could face a horrifically grim future from climate change involving blackouts, disease, thirst, starvation and war. The study found that the US military itself might also collapse. This could all happen over the next two decades, the report notes. The senior US government officials who wrote the report are… Read more »

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“Biodiverse soils ease anxiety” By Jessica Bassano LEAD Nov. 6, 2019. The link between microbiomes and biodiverse soil dust may be key to understanding the relationship between green spaces and mental health. In a new study, published in Science of the Total Environment, University of Adelaide researchers found evidence of a potentially broadly-acting microbial link between the health of ecosystems and the health of people. The research joins a growing body of evidence indicating exposure to green spaces has a range of health benefits – including on mental health – while greater urbanisation is linked with increased risk of mental… Read more »

Nirmala Khan

That’s new point I hadn’t heard before: that American nuclear power plants are themselves vulnerable to the effects of climate change. We are told that they are the solution. But maybe everything is vulnerable. So the Pentagon knows things that neither the president nor the GOP politicians know.

Here’s a new basis for worrying about feeding antibiotics to cattle to fatten them. I had never considered it before (had you?) but the animals leave manure. What’s special and different about that antibiotic-fed manure? Hmmm?

Ronald St. John shares this troubling article from “World Unprepared for Pandemic, Panel notes” The next pandemic could spread within 36 hours, disrupt economies and destabilize national security, WHO and World Bank experts have said. The panel said current efforts to manage a pandemic are “grossly insufficient.” Ebola workers in Congo An international panel of experts, convened by the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO), has warned that disease pandemics pose a threat to millions of people and have the potential to harm the global economy. The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), a 15-member group of political… Read more »