One Health-One Education: Medical and Veterinary Inter-Professional Training
Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
Physicians and veterinarians are increasingly expected to collaborate across disciplines; however, in most cases their education and training remain isolated. Students are rarely provided with opportunities for inter-professional learning during their coursework and clinical training. One Health issues (e.g., zoonotic diseases, water pollution, toxic waste, impact of climate change, and food safety and security) not only engage students across disciplines, but require faculty and senior leadership across various health-related fields to share knowledge and balance perspectives throughout curriculum development and implementation. Toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii infection) was selected as the first case because of the potentially different perspectives that medical and veterinary practitioners may have on advising a pregnant woman with regard to risk factors, prevention, testing, and treatment.
African swine fever found in animal feed raises China's contagion risk
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Major Chinese animal feed maker Tangrenshen Group reported on Sunday that feed produced by one of its units had been contaminated with African swine fever, raising fears of its spread further across the country.
Policy points out key threats to Samoa
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Four main key areas are highlighted in the Samoa National Security Policy as threats considered most critical to Samoa.
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HHS officials reaffirm support for Global Health Security Agenda
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Officials from the U.S. Health and Human Services Department attended the Fifth Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Ministerial Meeting in Indonesia this week to reaffirm U.S. support for the initiative and commit additional funding.
Financing Outbreak Preparedness: Where Are We and What Next?
9 NOV - Amanda Glassman et al.,
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FDA authorizes emergency use of first Ebola fingerstick test with portable reader
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Medical Research Future Fund releases Australian Medical Research and Innovation Priorities 2018-2020
8 NOV - The MRFF Priorities for 2018-2020 under One Health - Antimicrobial Resistance, Global Health and Health Security have been released by the Department of Health.
- One Health – Antimicrobial Resistance
There are no borders between human and animal health when it comes to antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Research into stewardship practices, diagnostic tools and new antimicrobials and vaccines that spans this divide is critical.
Australia has one of the highest rates of antibiotic use in the world. High rates of antibiotic use are associated with increasing rates of antibiotic resistance. The Australian National AMR Strategy 2015-2019 recognises that AMR is a One Health issue that requires a coordinated response in all sectors including the human health, animal health, food and agriculture sectors.
Provision of research grant opportunities that focus on collaborative multidisciplinary research to achieve better public health outcomes through the understanding of mechanisms of microbe transfer between animals and humans and by the development of strategies to reduce antibiotic use and apply novel therapeutic solutions.
- Global Health and Health Security
Global health challenges including health emergencies and pandemic preparedness, and the development and implementation of low technology preventative, diagnostic and treatment solutions are best addressed through international research collaboration.
Health is a global effort and today’s world is highly interconnected. Australians can benefit from research that addresses emerging global threats and delivers fit-for-purpose healthcare innovations that can be of secondary benefit to other nations. It is important that Australian researchers think and work globally to address shared challenges.
Creation of an Australian Global Health Challenges Research Fund that can leverage contributions from other portfolios, philanthropy and global health funds to purposefully stimulate public good research that addresses global health and health security issues of relevance to Australia. This fund could work similar to the Biomedical Translation Fund but have a not-for-profit focus.
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The mortality burden of multidrug-resistant pathogens in India: a retrospective observational study
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A new study by researchers with the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy has found a significant relationship between multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacterial infections and mortality in India.