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Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2013—“A World United Against Infectious Diseases: Cross-sectoral Solutions”

Date

January 28-February 2, 2013

Location

Bangkok, Thailand

Organizer

Prince Mahidol Award Conference, the World Health Organization, Connecting Organizations for Regional Disease Surveillance, One Health Congress, U.S. Agency for International Development, The Rockefeller Foundation, Japan International Cooperation Agency, and the British Medical Journal

Summary

The Prince Mahidol Award Conference serves as an international forum for sharing evidence for health-related policies and strengthens social commitments for health development. The 2013 conference was dedicated to reducing the threat of infectious diseases through cross-sectoral and international cooperation and communication. The conference brought together experts from more than 70 countries around the globe to advance the “One Health” agenda beyond the theoretical to the practical. The conference also emphasized the need for systematic and cross-sectoral approaches to identify and respond to health threats at the human-animal-ecosystem interface.

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High Level Technical Meeting to Address Health Risks at the Human-Animal-Ecosystems Interfaces

Date

November 15-17, 2011

Location

Mexico City, Mexico

Organizer

Government of the United Mexican States, FAO, OIE, and WHO

Summary

The High Level Technical Meeting (HLTM) was held in Mexico City in November 2011. HLTM built upon the outcomes of the International Ministerial Conference on Avian and Pandemic Influenza (Hanoi 2010) and other related international meetings. The focus of the HLTM was to initiate a process in which health risks at human-animal-ecosystem interfaces are addressed within different geographic regions and to prepare for the next Joint Ministerial Meeting, planned for 2012 or 2013. The meeting highlighted three topic areas (rabies, animal influenza, and antimicrobial resistance) as a basis for discussion about what the Tripartite and individual countries are and could be doing to build political will and more actively engage Ministers in the One Health movement.

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Expert Meeting on One Health Governance and Global Network

Date

October 31-November 1, 2011

Location

Atlanta, GA

Organizer

CDC and European External Action Service (EEAS)

Summary

This meeting, with funding from the United States Department of State, brought together the One Health Global Network work group that was established during the Stone Mountain Meeting of 2010. The objective of the meeting was to develop a proposal for a global network that can link all existing and future One Health databases and materials, as well as to develop a vision for the governance of the One Health movement that will ensure the coherence of the movement. A network task force was created and tasked with moving the idea of a "network of networks" forward over the subsequent six months. In addition, the concept of a One Health Guidance Group was developed.

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One Flu Strategic Retreat

Date

February 1-3, 2011

Location

Castelbrando, Italy

Organizer

Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie in collaboration with CDC’s Influenza Division/NCIRD and the One Health Office

Summary

The One Flu Strategic Retreat was held in Treviso, Italy February 1-3, 2011. Participants in this symposium reviewed the status of influenza spread and inter/intra species transmission. The meeting assembled international influenza scholars who presented research findings and developed a roadmap to enhance animal health and public health collaboration in pursuit of the One Flu approach.

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Infectious Disease and One Health: Vaccines and Therapeutics

Date

February 2, 2011

Location

Atlanta, GA

Organizer

The British Consulate in collaboration with CDC's One Health Office

Summary

The British Consulate hosted a collaborative one-day workshop to explore the topic of Infectious Disease and One Health: Vaccines and Therapeutics. This event brought together UK experts with scholars from the Emory University Vaccine Center, the Animal Health Research Center at the University of Georgia (UGA), The Center for Influenza Research and Surveillance (Emory, UGA), and scientists from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Presentations focused on disease intervention strategies for emerging infectious diseases at the animal–human–ecosystems interface, including latest developments in therapeutics and vaccines.

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