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

International One Health Day: videos by ILRI and partners on One Health in action
EcoHealth / Food Safety / ILRI / Southeast Asia / Zoonotic Diseases

International One Health Day: videos by ILRI and partners on One Health in action

Today, 3 November 2019, is International One Health Day. The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in East and Southeast Asia and its partners join the rest of the world to celebrate the day by sharing (video) stories of One Health in action to draw people’s attention to the need for a One Health approach in addressing global health threats. Continue reading

ILRI research on food safety and One Health featured at the third Global ODA Forum for Sustainable Agricultural Development
A4NH / AHH / Asia / East and Southeast Asia / Food Safety / ILRI / SDG / Southeast Asia / Zoonotic Diseases

ILRI research on food safety and One Health featured at the third Global ODA Forum for Sustainable Agricultural Development

Findings from food safety, zoonoses and One Health research by scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners were presented at the Third Global ODA Forum for Sustainable Agricultural Development held 13-15 May 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. Continue reading

Using System Effects modelling to identify challenges, impacts and strategies for improving food safety in Cambodia and Vietnam
A4NH / Agri-Health / AHH / Cambodia / Capacity Strengthening / East and Southeast Asia / Food Safety / ILRI / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

Using System Effects modelling to identify challenges, impacts and strategies for improving food safety in Cambodia and Vietnam

Food safety researchers from Cambodia and Vietnam recently participated in a training on using ‘System Effects’ modelling to help them identify the challenges, impacts and strategies for influencing policy on issues related to food-borne illnesses and antimicrobial resistance in the two countries. Continue reading

Pork from paddock to plate: volunteering to improve food safety in Vietnam
Capacity Strengthening / East and Southeast Asia / Food Safety / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

Pork from paddock to plate: volunteering to improve food safety in Vietnam

The focus of my volunteer assignment is to support research activities within the SafePork project, an ACIAR-supported project focusing on market-based solutions to improve food safety along the pork-value-chain in Vietnam. In the last 10 months, I have been introduced to completely new perspectives and ideas which have challenged my own beliefs and furthered my interpersonal skills. Continue reading

Food safety a ‘major public health issue,’ says UF/IFAS professor ahead of first-ever World Food Safety Day
A4NH / AHH / Food Safety / ILRI / Southeast Asia / Zoonotic Diseases

Food safety a ‘major public health issue,’ says UF/IFAS professor ahead of first-ever World Food Safety Day

The World Health Organization estimates that each year, 600 million people suffer from an episode of foodborne disease, or one out of every 10 global citizens. To highlight the need for safe, accessible food worldwide, the United Nations General Council last year proclaimed June 7 as World Food Safety Day, with this Friday marking its first observance. Continue reading