One Health of Peripheries

One Health of Peripheries (OHP or SUP for its Portuguese initials) comprises experiences, understandings, and decolonial transformations of the health of marginalized multispecies collectives. These collectives have a particularity: they are formed by individuals of different species who relate to each other and other elements of the environment, giving rise to complex environments in which political decisions and social relations do not involve only humans and determine health. Other animals are also part of social entanglements that, on the one hand, benefit them while, on the other, explore and use them to structure and legitimize social hierarchies. OHP is also a network of people, projects, and institutions dedicated to promoting One Health of Peripheries.

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Sarau Composition Urbana is a community cultural initiative that will address the physical and mental health of children and adolescents in the peripheries, in particular abuse and exploitation. The event will feature community leaders and health professionals. The issue will also be addressed from the multispecies perspective of One Health of Peripheries. The event will be held at the Associação de Moradores do Jardim São Remo, Rua Aquinés, 109, on 29/04/2023, between 2 pm and 6 pm.

A OHP Network project brings a public policy of dog and cat reproductive control to the São Remo favela. The project is framed in a partnership between the Coordination of Health and Protection of Domestic Animals (COSAP) of the Municipal Health Secretariat, the University of São Paulo (USP) campus, and the School of Veterinary Medicine (USP).

The book Comunidades e famílias multiespécies: aportes à Saúde Única em Periferias (Multispecies communities and families: contributions to One Health of Peripheries) will be released on June 1, at the Institute of Advanced Studies (IEA-USP). The book in Portuguese will be available in the publications section.
Learn more (Portuguese).

The webinar No mês da saúde única, o que podemos aprender de outros meses temáticos? (In the One Health awareness month, what can we learn from other thematic months?) addresses evaluations, problems, and opportunities for health awareness month capaigns, emphasizing Pink October.
Learn more (Portuguese) and register for free. There will be participation certificates.

The SUP network is invited to share some of its pedagocial experiences in the I Coloquio em aprendizagem solidária no Brasil (I Colloquium of solidarity learning in Brazil). The researcher Yasmin Alexandre makes the presentation. Watch the session (Portuguese), with the talk of Yasmin since the minute 1:59:22.

Researchers Oswaldo Baquero and Érica Peçanha participate in the Working Group Humanos e não humanos nos meios urbanos: paisagens, imagens e interações (Humans and non-humans in urban environments: landscapes, images, and interactions) of the II Encontro do Laboratório de Estudos e Pesquisas Sobre Cidades e Imagens: alteridades urbanas e suas representações (II Meeting of the Laboratory of Studies and Research on Cities and Images: urban alterities and their representations). Learn more (Portuguese).

The webinar series Esporotricose nas periferias (Sporotrichoses in peripheries), organized by the OHP network and the nPeriferias group, will address the epidemiologic situation of feline and human sporotrichosis; experiences of zoonoses control centers, social organizations, and extension projects; and studies of our group about the effects of the vulnerability and surveillance strategies for silent areas.
Image source: Dr. Fernando Pereira - Centro de Controle de Zoonoses de Guarulhos.
Learn more (Portuguese) and register for free. There will be participation certificates!

The selected canadidates of the call Agente Mirim da Saúde Única em Periferias (Little Agents of One Health of Peripheries) are, in alphabetic order: Bruno Jesus, Cassiane Oliveira Duarte, Gabriel Santos, Helmara Lima, Juliana Silva, Julia Thauany Rodrigues Santana, Thuany Bibiano, and Vitória Nunes.

The project Agentes Mirim da Saúde Única em Periferias (Little Agents of One Health of Peripheries) opens a call to offer scholarships to adolescents who will participate in community actions to promote OHP. Check out the call here.

The webinar series Insalubridade e frigoríficos (slaughterhouses and ill-health), organized by the OHP network and the nPeriferias group, will address biosecurity discourses, precarious working conditions, risk classification, and violence spillover from animals and workers in slaughterhouses to neighbor communities. There will be four presentations in Portuguese, each one based on a study, and a fifth meeting to discuss a documentary.
Image source: We Animals.
Learn more (Portuguese) and register for free. There will be participation certificates!

Professor Oswaldo Baquero from the OHP network is the guest speaker to discuss One Health of Peripheries in the 1st IVSA Regional Symposium of the Americas - Public Health.

The Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of São Paulo publishes an article on the Pontes e Vivências de Saberes census, which collected human and animal demographic data, as well as socio-cultural and economic information. Professor Oswaldo Baquero from the SUP network is the coordinator of the animal census and one of the interviewees. Check out the Portuguese article.

Veterinarian Mayara Bertanhe of the OHP network presents the OHP network research entitled Theory of planned behavior and hand hygiene by children and adolescents in the Jardim São Remo favela, São Paulo, Brazil, in the4° Congresso Brasileiro de Política, Planejamento e Gestão de Saúde: O SUS e o projeto civilizatório: cenário, alternativas e propostas.

The OHP project, among 223 Brazilian projects from different areas of knowledge, and despite its embryonic stage, receives the first place in the 1° Solidarity Learning Award - Transformative Experiences. The OHP network thanks the São Remo community for all the lessons learned. It also acknowledges the Dean of Graduate Studies (Program Learning in the Community) and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science of the University of São Paulo for their support.

The OHP project is selected in the second call of the program Learning in the Community of the Undergraduate Dean's Office of the University of São Paulo. With this, the OHP network advances in the consolidation of participatory spaces to promote health through plural knowledge.

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One Health of Peripheries: biopolitics, social determination, and field of praxis.
From modern Planetary Health to decolonial promotion of One Health of Peripheries.

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Meet some projects of the OHP network

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