One Health Oneness (General)

by dulan drift, Sunday, July 18, 2021, 08:41 (185 days ago) @ dulan drift

By its nature One Health wants to bring all world health organizations into its Oneness. Take Daszak for example: President of EcoHealth, on the Editorial Board of One Health, investigator for WHO.

It all melds together. It’s impossible to know where one organization stops and the other begins - in fact, they are one organism.

One Health evangelists refer to this as ‘lateralizing’ - breaking down the ‘silos’ - absorbing them into a One Health agenda.

Dr Qu Dong-yu, PRC, Director General, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (appointed Aug 1, 2019(!)), May 2021: This panel will contribute to advancing the One Health agenda, by ..being a shining example of silo-breaking, systems thinking and open dialogue. Expectations for collective action and the need for effective collaboration have never been higher (due to Covid).

For investigators, this shifty ‘oneness', 'collective action' concept can become disorientating - even nauseating - who’s in charge here? Who’s accountable? But if you recognize that's their key weapon - the impenetrable fog - you’ll soldier on - it’s just fog. (The Andrews Govt enquiry that found 'no-one was responsible' was a great example of how 'systems thinking' works to envelop.)

So when Qu says 'collective action' there are real people directing that action. Paradoxically, despite the fog, they're hiding in plain sight. Just ask 'em ...

Bruce Kaplan (One Health co-founder): This is evidenced by the numerous national and international meetings, symposia, “official” governmental agencies and unofficial organizations, university institutions and grass roots individuals as well as “VIPs” raising the banner for more One Health performance and execution. .. A host of recent VIPs and prominent organizational endorsements have encouraged and helped by articulating One Health positions and endorsements.

Very Important People - it's very important to remember that they're still people - that have their greasy mitts on the wheel of the following:

BMJ Global Health Feb 2019: (A) number of related movements have gained traction among health policymakers and funders over the past 15 years, including One Health, EcoHealth and Planetary Health. Since 2010, political and financial attention to One Health has surged, with several developments in the last 3 years.

So a surging increase in power and money. Very people things.

BMJ Global Health: FAO (Dr Qu Dong-yu, Director General), OIE (World Animal Health Information System) and WHO (Tedros) launched a strategy for partnership (known as the Tripartite Concept Note) in April 2010 ..based on One Health principles. The Tripartite released a second strategic document in 2017 reaffirming its commitment to ‘more broadly embrace the One Health approach’.

Again, sounds nice, probably started with good intentions, but it’s become a power/data centralization device - a honey pot for despots. Sadly, that’s the fatal flaw of globalization. It’s why Aristotle favoured the small state - the polis (got him charged with 'impiety' - he escaped - died in exile). It's easier to keep an eye on who’s up to what.

BMJ Global Health: Results: We found that recent attention to One Health at high-level political fora has increased power struggles .. with stakeholders shifting operationalisation in directions most aligned with their own interests.

Otherwise known as human nature.


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