SafePORK project offers lessons on improving food safety in developing country for University of Sydney students
A4NH / AHH / Capacity Strengthening / 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

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

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

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