Behaviour change interventions key to preventing and reducing pork-borne illnesses in northern Vietnam
AHH / Disease Control / Food Safety / ILRI / Pigs / Southeast Asia / Vietnam / Zoonotic Diseases

Behaviour change interventions key to preventing and reducing pork-borne illnesses in northern Vietnam

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. Continue reading

Engaging non-scientists in the scientific process: India project employs ‘participatory system dynamics modelling’ to improve control of livestock diseases in the country
Animal Diseases / Disease Control / ILRI / India / South Asia

Engaging non-scientists in the scientific process: India project employs ‘participatory system dynamics modelling’ to improve control of livestock diseases in the country

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) are conducting a collaborative project on use of participatory methods in animal disease economic studies. These methods help officials refine their understanding of the economic losses caused by diseases in livestock and also inform policies developed and implemented to better control these diseases. Continue reading

ILRI’s training program on analytical veterinary epidemiology to better control diseases in India
A4NH / AHH / Disease Control / ILRI / India / South Asia

ILRI’s training program on analytical veterinary epidemiology to better control diseases in India

Scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) have trained more than 20 researchers from ICAR’s institutes, state agricultural universities and state animal husbandry departments on epidemiology concepts, data analysis and different frameworks for risk analysis and risk management that could improve disease control and prevention in … Continue reading

NIHE–ILRI agreement to deepen cooperation in research for development in Vietnam
Disease Control / EcoHealth / ILRI / MoU / Partnerships / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

NIHE–ILRI agreement to deepen cooperation in research for development in Vietnam

On 26 Nov 2018, the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) of Vietnam and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) signed a memorandum of agreement that will pave way for deepening their collaboration in research for development. Continue reading

Experts work to understand link between livestock keeping and vector-borne diseases in Vietnam
A4NH / AHH / Asia / Disease Control / ILRI / Southeast Asia / Vietnam / Zoonotic Diseases

Experts work to understand link between livestock keeping and vector-borne diseases in Vietnam

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. Continue reading

Animal health experts discuss approaches for tackling brucellosis in India
AHH / Disease Control / EcoHealth / ILRI / India / South Asia / Zoonotic Diseases

Animal health experts discuss approaches for tackling brucellosis in India

Towards the end of the peri-urban human animal environment interface (PeriMilk) project that the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has been implementing in India together with the Public Health Foundation of India and Indian universities, ILRI invited 30 brucellosis and animal health and zoonoses experts to a one-day workshop. Continue reading