There is a critical global need for a new OneWorld, OneHealth, OneMedicine concept stemming in part from divisions between humans, veterinary medicine, food security system, and environmental challenges, which have hampered educational programs, communications campaigns, and public health systems.
Michigan State University will lead the effort to bridge these divides. Our aim is knowledge-based advocacy to seek optimal health for people, animals, and the environment through an integrated approach that will improve upon current health disparities and inequities.
The MSU OneHealth global strategy provides a roadmap for understanding and administering the critical need for adopting and implementing a practical, hands-on OneHealth approach as a human clinical health care modality approach. It captures the fundamentals of OneHealth by advising human health care practitioners to participate in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborations utilizing health expertise and others in order to provide enhanced, expeditious, and better quality of life worldwide. The benefits of such an approach can be summarized as:
- Improved diagnosis and prevention of infectious diseases transmitted between animals and people.
- Comprehensive approach to human development and security issues.
- Improved integrative management strategy.
- Improved workforce.
- Improved environmental health measures and early detection of environmental health hazards.
- Comprehensive approach to food safety and security.
- Improved patient outcomes.
- Satisfaction of stakeholders.
- Mission Statement
Michigan State University has a long tradition of excellence in OneHealth education and knowledge. MSU is a leading world institution in the OneHealth initiative, especially through its health development projects throughout the world. MSU recognizes five essential elements of OneHealth:
- Human Health
- Animal Health
- Food Safety and Security
- Environmental Health
These are inextricably linked, and therefore, MSU OneHealth seeks to promote, protect, and improve worldwide health by encouraging and enhancing interaction and scientific collaboration among these areas.
- Vision Statement
MSU OneHealth initiative shall be achieved through:
- Collaborative and joint efforts of MSU colleges and health units;
- Joint efforts and proposal developments with international OneHealth organizations;
- Academic partnership and networking with universities that have a vested interest in OneHealth approach;
- Establishing the MSU journal of OneHealth, an international publication;
- International conferences and workshops on OneHealth science and implementation;
- Establishing a graduate degree program in OneHealth;
- Prevention of cross-species disease transmission;
- Establishing academic networks on pressing issues of OneHealth, especially in resource-limited countries;
- Implementation of OneHealth development projects in resource-poor countries;
- To build partnership with other international agencies to deliver the provisions of OneHealth initiative;
- Global efforts to educate health policy makers, political leaders, and the public health sector through publication of OneHealth knowledge and one-to-one dialogue;
- Training future OneHealth practitioners, policy makers and social scientists;
- Establishing a new paradigm and economically sound approaches in solving our world's collective health burdens.
- Brief History of IIH and One Health
IIH and One Health over the last 4 years.
- In 2011, President Simon asked Dr. Reza Nassiri, Director of the Institute of International Health, and Associate Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine to lead the MSU effort on One Health.
- In 2012 Dr. Nassiri attended the 1st Global Risk Forum GRF Davos One Health Summit February 19-23, 2012 in Switzerland.
- IIH sponsored a campus wide One Health event June 20, 2012 bringing Dr. Walter Ammann, founder and president of GRF to MSU, who noted that “Michigan State University is the perfect university setting to advance the One Health initiative, a holistic approach to solve global health issues by encompassing human, animal and environmental health.”
- In 2013, IIH with the Provost’s Office, coordinated and supported MSU’s representation at the 2nd Global Risk Forum GRF Davos One Health Summit November 17-20, 2013 in Switzerland, wherein more than 15 MSU faculty and officials from 7 colleges made presentations, including 2 keynote speakers and 3 plenary speakers, about the state of One Health and ways to move forward. MSU had by far the largest participating academic representation at the Summit. This event linked MSU with many major academic, research, government, corporate, and NGO institutions from around the world.
- Co-organized the Korea One Health Forum July 10-11, 2014 with Seoul National University in Seoul which helped link MSU with various Korea institutions as well as ones from around the Pacific and Europe. About 7 MSU faculty from 4 colleges were sponsored to attend this event.
- Co-sponsored and organized MSU’s One Health Event with the MSU Canadian Studies Center July 28, 2014 which reached out to link with academic and research institutions in the US and Canada.
- The 1st Turkish One Health Congress which is being co-organized with Selçuk University for April 9-10, 2015.
- The 1st Annual MSU Global Health Symposium October 10, 2015.
- 3rd Global Risk Forum GRF Davos One Health Summit October 4-7, 2015 in Switzerland.
- Nagasaki University 1st One Health Conference November 6-7, 2015 in Nagasaki, Japan.
Since then, IIH
Currently, IIH has scheduled for 2015,