The fourth issue of the ILRI East and Southeast Asia newsletter is now available. It provides an overview of the activities from January to June 2017 as well as the upcoming activities in 2018.
The meeting discussed the livestock production pattern in Hanoi, the associated health-related problems and possible solutions. Participants shared data on mosquito-borne diseases and proposed ways of carrying out research activities including review of livestock policies and field research on the association between livestock keeping and mosquito-borne diseases under the project.
The project ‘Market-based approaches to improving the safety of pork in Vietnam’ (SafePORK) seeks to recruit a full-time PhD candidate, 4 years, starting from July 2018.
The Government of Vietnam has started strengthening coordination among ministries, engaging the private sector and social organizations, improving risk communications to raise awareness of the public, and developing the capacity of laboratory networks to better manage food safety risks.
This brief seeks to help national and provincial policymakers in better managing food safety along the smallholder pig value chain in Vietnam. It proposes costeffective, practical interventions based on the evidence of the research project ‘Improving food safety in the smallholder pig value chain in Vietnam’, known as PigRISK.
The 2018 Program Management Committee meeting for the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (http://a4nh.cgiar.org/) was held in Hanoi from March 20-23.
Making the world safe from the threats of zoonotic diseases and ensuring effective management of antibiotics requires a well-coordinated multisectoral effort. This was one of the key messages coming out of this year’s Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC 2018), a global public health platform organized from 29 January to 3 February 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.