A recent media workshop on ‘risk communications on food safety and human health’ brought together Vietnamese researchers and reporters to discuss ways for better communicating food safety information to the public.
In a study published on PLOS One, researchers at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and its partners have developed a statistical model for forecasting dengue fever incidence in Vietnam that could enhance prediction and control of the disease in the country.
Smallholder farmers and traders need to keep up with a changing market, while maintaining the quality and safety of their produce. This requires a better understanding of the food system as a whole, as well as any trade-offs or synergies that are occurring between health, inclusion and environmental sustainability.
New research shows that incidences of pork-borne parasitic diseases in northern Vietnam may be lower than previously thought but behaviour change is needed to strengthen pork safety and reduce incidences of pork-borne illnesses in communities.
The policymakers, human and animal health researchers, investors actors from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam met at a One Health and AMR research coordination workshop on 7–9 October in Hanoi to to discuss the challenges impeding efforts to combat AMR and identify ways to better coordinate AMR interventions in the region.
For the first time in Vietnam, RHoMIS is being used in a nutrition study led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry (TNUAF). The study is comparing household diet diversity data collected recently with data collected from the same household over a 12 month recall period.
Johanna Lindahl, senior scientist at ILRI and coordinator of the ‘Metropolitan Mosquitoes’ project shares best tips on how to avoid mosquito bites and keep people away from deadly mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and Japanese encephalitis.
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Officer I to support the implementation of the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock Agri-food Systems, known as Livestock CRP in Vietnam. This position is jointly employed by ILRI and Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Vietnam. Deadline 3 September 2019.
Some 3 million pigs have been slaughtered in Vietnam since African swine fever was detected in February, making Vietnam the first Southeast Asian country to report an outbreak of a virus that has been devastating Chinese farmers for nearly a year.
Antibiotics are routinely added to animal feed in poor nations, fuelling superbugs. But new solutions are emerging, writes Aisling Irwin on SciDev.Net.