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This guide is a resource for all those interested in One Health - the global movement to better understand the interactions between animal health, human health, and ecosystem health.
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One Health at the U of S


elcome to the One Health Libguide. This guide is intended to support students and researchers involved in One Health at the University of Saskatchewan.

In 2011 One Health  was identified as one of six Signature Research Areas at the University of Saskatchewan. Each Area is an 'outstanding achievement enabled by our research capacity, investments, history and sense of place.'

One Health is a broad, multi-disciplinary topic that requires the expertise of faculty and researchers from across campus, including the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, the School of Public Health, the College of Medicine, and the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-Intervac), the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, and the Toxicology Centre

Proposed Themes of One Health Research:

Food Safety and Security
    Goal: to improve food safety and
             security in Western Canada.
Water Quality and Availability
   Goal: To identify and address the
            human and health effects
            of changing water quality
            and availability
One Health Services for Communities in Transition
   Goal: To improve health and
            provide health services
            to communities in rural
            or remote areas, e.g.,
            Northern Saskatchewan
 Zoonotic  diseases: risk
   perception, assessment
   and communication of
   zoonoses in high risk groups
   Goal: To develop evidence on
            which to base research
            and public health policy.

One Health Commission

One Health Commission2013

World Health Through Collaboration

    One World, One Health Introduction

    Listen to Dr. William Karesh, an expert on wildlife and diasease, as he introduces the concept of One Health.


    What is One Health?


    ne Health is a "strategy to better understand and address the contemporary health issues created by the convergence of human, animal, and environmental domains ..." (American Veterinary Medical Association, Exe. Summary).

    Although not a new concept (in the past it was also known as One Medicine), One Health is a relatively new worldwide strategy that draws upon collaboration from veterinary medicine, human medicine, public health, environmental health, wildlife health, and agriculture) to better understand the human-animal-environment interface.

    The ultimate goal of these worldwide partnerships "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 Initiative).

    For more information visit:



    Dr. David Butler-Jones - The One Health Approach

    Watch Canada's Chief Public Health Officer speak at the One Health Summit in Davos in Feb 2012


    A short video by Jenn Nyhof explaining the concept of One Health

    One Health at the University of Saskatchewan

    • U of S One Health Club
      The web site of the club for students at the University of Saskatchewan interested in collaborating for the health of people, animals and environment – the One Health Initiative.
    • U of S One Health Initiative Facebook page
      Following the 2012 One Health Leadership Experience, a Facebook page was created for U of S students who are interested in discussing One Health-related initiatives.
    • One Health Leadership Experience
      A three-day workshop with this title was held in both 2012 and 2013 for first- and second-year health sciences students. Links to presentations from the workshops and to other One Health presentations are available on this page.

    Liaison Librarian

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    Erin Watson
    Contact Info
    (306) 966-7327
    Room 1443, Academic Health Sciences Building
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    One Health

    Portal Credits

    Small parts of this guide were taken with permission from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's One Health Portal. The U of S Library thanks the librarians who created the guide and were generous enough to let us use their template and modify content.


    One Health Projects Worldwide

    In July 2011 a group of One Health experts met at the Rockefeller Foundation in Bellagio, Italy to determine how One Health would move forward.  One output of the meeting was a catalog listing all known One Health projects currently being conducted worldewide. A full listing can be found here.

    Sample projects include:

    North Carolina One Health Collaborative

    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

    Calvin Schwabe One Health Project

    Genes, Environment and Health Initiative


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