The world is facing numerous health issues including the emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases. The Southeast Asia region is a hot spot for emerging infectious diseases that present serious socio-economic, environmental and development challenges. This brief summarizes work by International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners on One Health and EcoHealth in Southeast Asia.
Livestock are important to the livelihoods and food and nutritional security of small scale farmers in remote hilly areas of northeast India. As demand for milk and milk products rises, poor livestock keeping households can improve their incomes by shifting from subsistence to market-oriented production.
Pigs are an important component of livelihoods and food and nutritional security in Nagaland, Northeast India. Intensifying pig production to increase income and other outcomes, however, requires an integrated approach that addresses needs for better pig housing, nutrition, health and genetics. To address the heal challenges, a new model for the delivery of animal health services has been developed and tested as part of a Tata-ILRI partnership program in Nagaland.