WHAT DOES “ONE HEALTH” MEAN?

STEPS Centre researcher Paul Forster is blogging from the International One Health Congress in Melbourne. This is his second and final post from the Congress. Three full days on from its start on Monday (adding up to 38 hours of hard conferencing plus a further 38 hours of parallel sessions), the 1st International One Health…

ONE HEALTH, ONE WORLD?

Photo: SARS Mural, from Steel Monkey’s Flickr photostream (creative commons)STEPS Centre researcher Paul Forster is blogging from the International One Health Congress in Melbourne. This is the first of his posts from the Congress. “Are you from the human side, or the animal side?” The question came from a doctor – an epidemiologist – from…

AVIAN FLU: EXTRA $949M BUT ‘WORLD STILL UNPREPARED’

By JULIA DAY, STEPS Centre member Some success has been achieved in reducing avian influenza outbreaks in poultry and humans, but the world must still be prepared to tackle an influenza pandemic, experts were told at the sixth International Ministerial Conference on Avian and Pandemic Influenza in Sharm El Sheikh, Eqypt this weekend. Photo: avian…

AVIAN FLU: VIEW FROM THE BLOGOSPHERE

By JULIA DAY, STEPS Centre member The blogosphere is a rich and varied arena for all things avian flu-related. As ministers from around the globe gear up for the opening salvo at tomorrow’s conference, check out what the bloggers have been saying. Try Crawford Kilian’s H5N1, Debi Brandon’s Pandemic Chronicle and Michael Coston’s Avian Flu…

AVIAN FLU: NEW APPROACH NEEDED

By IAN SCOONES, STEPS Centre co-director As ministers of health and agriculture from around the world gather in Egypt for the International Ministerial Conference on Avian and Pandemic Influenza, the STEPS Centre, based at IDS and SPRU, launches an important new report exploring the lessons of the international response to avian influenza over the past…