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June, 2016

  • 25 June

    New international One Health Master program in Bangkok

    “For the assessment and management of health risks at the human, animal and ecosystem interface” InterRisk program is a new international master program which trains future health risk managers using active pedagogical methods combining lectures and real cases problem-solving.  Jointly coordinated by three renowned organizations Kasetsart University (Thailand), Veterinary school of Toulouse (France) and CIRAD (France), the master offers students an outstanding opportunity to receive a double diploma from both French and Thai universities. The Master is funded under the ComAcross EuropAid project.

  • 25 June

    “One Health”: vaccinate the camels to protect people from MERS

    One Health Platform chair Ab Osterhaus explains why it is a good idea to vaccinate dromedary camels to protect people from MERS.  

  • 25 June

    Assessments & JEE

    The purpose of the assessment process is to measure countries’ individual status and progress in building the necessary capacities to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats, in accordance with the agreed GHSA targets and in support of full implementation of the international health regulations (2005). The assessments are based on a peer-to-peer model in which external experts are invited to work with the country to evaluate capacity, ensuring an objective approach and facilitating cross-sectoral learning. The assessment is a critical part of the capacity building cycle designed to inform national priority setting, target resources, and track progress. See more

  • 24 June

    One Health Day: Help spread the word

    The  first annual global One Health Day will be observed on 3 November 2016. Preparations are ongoing and events are being planned around the world. Be sure to check out details on the One Health Day website and consider planning an event for your domain and region. Kindly help spread the word about One Health Day by adding the One Health Day logo to your website and link to our page or download the One Health Day Brochure and share with your colleagues. Check the One Health Day Facebook page  

November, 2015

  • 13 November

    Zika in the Americas: Suriname reports locally transmitted infections

    Source: OutbreakNewsTodayPublished on 2015-11-13

  • 13 November

    Maternal mortality rates fall by nearly half since 1990: UN report

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) — Maternal mortality rates around the world have fallen by 44 percent since 1990, said a UN report released on Thursday, giving fresh impetus to the goal of the elimination of pregnancy-related deaths by 2030. “This equates to an estimated global maternal mortality ratio of 216 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, down from 385 in 1990,” UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said at a daily news briefing here. Maternal mortality is defined as the death of a woman during pregnancy, childbirth or within six weeks after birth. “Maternal deaths around the world dropped from about 532,000 in 1990 to some 303,000 this year,” according to the report by the World Health Organization, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN Population Fund, the World Bank Group and the UN Population Division, which is part of the UN Secretariat. The analyses contained in Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2015 are being published simultaneously in the medical journal The Lancet. “Over the past 25 years, a woman’s risk of dying from pregnancy-related causes has nearly halved,” said Flavia Bustreo, WHO assistant director-general, Family, Women’s and Children’s Health. “That’s real progress, although it is not enough. We know …