At the conference recently held in Bologna, Italy, Hung Nguyen, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) regional representative for East and Southeast Asia, gave a presentation reflecting on the use of One Health and EcoHealth in Asia.
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The Milkmaid, by Johannes Vermeer, 1660. Food safety hazards are increasingly recognized as a major public health problem worldwide, yet among developing countries, there is limited understanding of the wider-ranging socioeconomic costs of unsafe food and the benefits of remedial or preventative measures. This limited evidence base has led many…
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Rinsing fresh fish in Accra, Ghana (photo credit: ILRI/Kennedy Bomfeh). A new World Bank study finds that the impact of unsafe food costs low- and middle-income economies about US$ 110 billion in lost productivity and medical expenses each year. Yet a large proportion of these costs could be avoided by adopting…
A new video from CGIAR showcases how research is having impact on people’s lives. The video highlights how CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) research conducted by Hung Nguyen is helping informal market vendors in Vietnam improve the safety of the food they sell.
A first-of-its kind assessment of veterinary drugs use practices in Vietnamese pig farms is expected to provide a better understanding of antibiotics use and antibiotics resistance in the country’s pig production.
Hung Nguyen, Regional Representative for East and Southeast Asia and Senior Scientist, Ecohealth and Food Safety, with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), conducts food safety research of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) in Vietnam. In this video, he talks about the importance of partnership in this work.
To mark the golden jubilee year of the Assam Agricultural University (AAU), the Department of Veterinary Public Health, College of Veterinary Science (CVSc), AAU, Khanapara, in collaboration with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Uppsala University and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, organised a four-day workshop on veterinary and medical entomology and molecular methods for diagnostics at CVSc.
In October 2017, ILRI researchers and partners from Vietnam and US conducted a pilot study of aerosol sampling surveillance in a large wholesale live bird market in Hanoi. Of the air samples collected during a three-week period, 90% were positive for molecular evidence of influenza A. These results were positively associated with molecular results from oropharyngeal swab samples collected from chickens and ducks. Noninvasive bioaerosol samplers may serve as an early warning screening tool for novel influenza virus detection in live bird markets.
Originally posted on ILRI news:
While the potential harms of raising livestock and consuming meat, milk, and eggs are frequently discussed in the Western media these days, their benefits for much the world’s population, especially in developing countries, get less attention. In low-income countries, animals remain essential for nutrition, livelihoods and crop farming. The good…
The Safe Food, Fair Food (SFFF) for Cambodia project team and partners have reviewed ongoing project activities and set targets for its work in 2019 and beyond.