THE BIG PICTURE
WHO One Health Program and Utah.
May 2021, the One Health High-Level Expert Panel (OHHLEP) was launched with 26 selected key international experts.
OHHLEP will initially focus on providing:
- policy relevant scientific assessment on the emergence of health crises arising from the human-animal-ecosystem interface; and
- guidance on the development of a long-term strategic approach to reducing the risk of zoonotic pandemics, with an associated monitoring and early warning framework, and synergies needed to institutionalize and implement the One Health approach, including in areas that drive pandemic risk.
“One Health is a collaborative, multisectoral, and trans-disciplinary approach – working at local, national, and global levels – to achieve optimal health and well-being outcomes recognizing the interconnections between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.”
Source: One Health Commission
The One Health concept recognizes:
- The link between the health of humans, animals, and our shared environment;
- The need for multidisciplinary collaboration to solve interconnected health challenges.
Below is Utah
Source: UTAH One Health
The link “One Health” from Utah goes to the CDC
“One Health is a collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary approach—working at the local, regional, national, and global levels—with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.
CDC’s One Health Office leads the agency’s One Health efforts in the United States and abroad.”
Source: CDC One Health
“Sen. Cramer, Colleagues Introduce Resolution to Prevent President Biden from Ceding U.S. Sovereignty to World Health Organization
WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and Jim Risch (R-ID) introduced a resolution to ensure the President does not cede U.S. sovereignty to entities like the World Health Organization (WHO) by ratifying global pandemic agreements without Senate approval.
“Any binding agreement with the World Health Organization should require Senate ratification as a treaty,” said Senator Cramer. “The World Health Organization has proven itself incapable of holding the Chinese Communist Party accountable for its role in the COVID-19 pandemic. Relinquishing U.S. sovereignty to an international entity like this would dilute American excellence.”
“The United States is a sovereign nation that cannot cede power to the deeply-flawed World Health Organization for any future health emergency. The WHO failed to hold China accountable for the global spread of COVID-19, which killed over 1 million Americans and thousands of Idahoans. Giving it power over any future health emergency affecting the U.S. would be a disaster with potentially deadly consequences,” said Senator Risch. “This resolution makes clear the Senate must approve an international agreement – in any form – that requires new or expanded legal obligations in the U.S.”
Following a December 2021 special session held by the World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the WHO, an Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) was formed to draft an international agreement to strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response. The INB has developed a working draft for further negotiation and is expected to deliver a final agreement by May 2024.”
Read resolution here