BMZ-funded project to share recommendations for enhancing pork safety and adoption of local pigs in rural Vietnam
A4NH / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / East and Southeast Asia / Food Safety / Pigs / Southeast Asia / Vietnam / Zoonotic Diseases

BMZ-funded project to share recommendations for enhancing pork safety and adoption of local pigs in rural Vietnam

In late 2020, animal and human health experts gathered in Hoa Binh Province, in northwest Vietnam, to discuss ways of disseminating the findings and recommendations of the now concluded two-year ‘Safer indigenous pork and healthier ethnic minorities in Vietnam through better management of parasitic pig-borne diseases’ project. Continue reading

Australia-funded safe pork project in Vietnam reviews 2020 achievements and sets goals for 2021
A4NH / AHH / East and Southeast Asia / Food Safety / Human Health / Livestock / Markets / Meat / Pigs / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

Australia-funded safe pork project in Vietnam reviews 2020 achievements and sets goals for 2021

In late November 2021, the ‘Market-based approach to improving the safety of pork in Vietnam,’ or SafePORK project team and partners held an annual planning meeting in Ninh Binh Province, about 100 kilometres south of Hanoi. The two-day workshop, which was hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Vietnam, reviewed the accomplishments of the project in 2020 and set project goals for 2021 and beyond. Continue reading

Exploring the use of participatory epidemiology in controlling antibiotic resistance
A4NH / East and Southeast Asia / ILRI / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

Exploring the use of participatory epidemiology in controlling antibiotic resistance

As part of celebrating the World Antibiotic Awareness Week (18–24 Nov), which is commemorated each November to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance (AMR), we highlight a section from this paper on applying participatory epidemiology in controlling AMR in Vietnam. Continue reading

SafePORK project offers lessons on improving food safety in developing country for University of Sydney students
A4NH / AHH / Capacity Strengthening / East and Southeast Asia / Food Safety / Southeast Asia / Vietnam / Zoonotic Diseases

SafePORK project offers lessons on improving food safety in developing country for University of Sydney students

Recently, three students from Sydney School of Veterinary Science, the University of Sydney, participated in a three-week internship (2–21 December 2019) at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Vietnam to learn about food safety risks and related communication issues in a developing-country context. Continue reading

National taskforce of government experts and food safety researchers start work of ensuring safe food for Cambodians
A4NH / Agri-Health / AHH / Cambodia / Collaboration / Food Safety / ILRI / Southeast Asia

National taskforce of government experts and food safety researchers start work of ensuring safe food for Cambodians

A technical working group of Cambodia food safety experts has joined forces with a task force on food safety risk assessment to form the ‘national task force’ __ an initiative by the Safe Food, Fair Food for Cambodia (SFFF) project__ that will work toward strengthening food safety policy advocacy and collaboration between government and food safety researchers working in the country. Continue reading

New statistical modeling study helps forecast dengue fever risks in Vietnam
A4NH / AHH / Disease Control / ILRI / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

New statistical modeling study helps forecast dengue fever risks in Vietnam

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. Continue reading

A healthy change: Food systems research puts safety first for transitioning markets in Vietnam
A4NH / Food Safety / ILRI / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

A healthy change: Food systems research puts safety first for transitioning markets in Vietnam

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. Continue reading

One Health experts in South and Southeast Asia join efforts to tackle antibiotic resistance in people and animals
A4NH / Asia / ILRI / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

One Health experts in South and Southeast Asia join efforts to tackle antibiotic resistance in people and animals

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. Continue reading