Exploring collaboration opportunities in visit to India foot-and-mouth disease research facility
Animal Diseases / Disease Control / ILRI / India / Livestock / Partnerships / Research / South Asia

Exploring collaboration opportunities in visit to India foot-and-mouth disease research facility

On 20 June 2017, Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) along with Habibar Rahman, ILRI’s regional representative for South Asia, visited the International Centre for Foot and Mouth Disease (ICFMD), a state-of-the-art high containment BSL3Ag laboratory facility in Bhubaneswar, India. Continue reading

Workshop identifies challenges, strategies for improving food safety
A4NH / Animal Diseases / Food Safety / ILRI / Livestock / Zoonotic Diseases

Workshop identifies challenges, strategies for improving food safety

The workshop “Better Targeting Food Safety Investments in Low and Middle Income Countries,” hosted by the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), brought together policymakers, researchers, donors, and others to delve into the challenges impeding poor people’s access to safe foods throughout the world. Continue reading

New project on health surveillance of novel respiratory viruses kicks off in Vietnam
Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Collaboration / EcoHealth / Emerging Diseases / Event / ILRI / Livestock / Pigs / Southeast Asia / Vietnam / Zoonotic Diseases

New project on health surveillance of novel respiratory viruses kicks off in Vietnam

A training workshop on emerging respiratory virus threats was organized 10-13 April 2017 in Hanoi, Vietnam. A primary objective of the research projects is to examine the ecology of four types of respiratory viruses circulating in the north of Vietnam including influenza A, B, C, and D, adenoviruses, coronaviruses, and enteroviruses. Secondary objectives include infrastructure development through capacity building of diagnostics among Vietnamese professionals in the animal and human sectors within a One Health context. Continue reading

Animal Diseases / China / Collaboration / East and Southeast Asia / Forages / ILRI / Livestock

ILRI and Chinese partners launch new livestock projects, review ongoing research collaboration

A recent meeting (23 September 2016) between the Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and ILRI further cemented the partnership between the two organizations when it reviewed five ongoing projects in China and launched three new ones. Continue reading

South–South exchanges on One Health/EcoHealth: Capacity-building practices in India and Vietnam
AHH / Animal Diseases / East and Southeast Asia / EcoHealth / Emerging Diseases / ILRI / India / Livestock / South Asia / Zoonotic Diseases

South–South exchanges on One Health/EcoHealth: Capacity-building practices in India and Vietnam

To promote One Health/EcoHealth mainstreaming in India, two scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) recently participated in two seminars in New Delhi to share their research experiences that can be useful for India’s efforts at mainstreaming One Health/EcoHealth capacity building in the country. Continue reading

A4NH / AHH / Animal Diseases / East and Southeast Asia / Event / ILRI / Livestock / Pigs / Project / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

ILRI pork safety project holds mid-term review in Vietnam

In March 2016 the PigRisk project, which focuses on food safety and pork value chains, held its mid-term review. This five-year project (2012–2017) aims to improve the livelihoods of rural and urban poor in Vietnam by creating better opportunities and incomes from pig value chains as a result of reduced risks associated with pork-borne diseases. The project is led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). Continue reading

A4NH / Animal Diseases / Disease Control / East and Southeast Asia / Emerging Diseases / ILRI / Indonesia / Launch / Southeast Asia / Vietnam / Zoonotic Diseases

One Health partnership to control zoonoses in Vietnam launched

In an effort to step up control of zoonotic diseases, or diseases transmitted from animals to humans, the framework for One Health Partnership for Zoonoses (OHP), an initiative by the Vietnamese government, was officially launched in Hanoi on 1 March 2016. Continue reading