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 (VIDO).
Proposed Themes of One Health Research:
One World, One Health Introduction
Listen to Dr. William Karesh, an expert on wildlife and diasease, as he introduces the concept of One Health.
U of S Library Catalogue Maintenance -- December 16th
U Of S Library Catalogue Maintenance – December 16, 2013
Our catalogue will be undergoing maintenance on December 16th. Some Library services will be affected.
What this means for you:
- The library catalogue will be undergoing maintenance, but you will still be able to perform limited searches to find materials at the U of S Library by going to the "catalogue" tab on library.usask.ca. Please do not try to search for books and other library materials directly from this guide on the 16th.
- Item locations and call numbers will be displayed as usual, but information about whether an item is on the shelf or checked out may not be accurate.
- Course reserve lists will be offline. Please go to the check-out desk for help locating reserve materials.
- Self check-out will not be available. You will still be able to check out items at the check-out desk, but you may experience delays.
- Your Library account including holds and fine information, and the list of your checked out items, will be unavailable.
- Library databases (e.g., ERIC, JSTOR, MLA, Medline, Web of Science, etc.) will still be running as usual.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Library staff.
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
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: