Johanna Lindahl, senior scientist in veterinary-epidemiology, is awarded the SIGHT Award 2018 and SEK 100 000 from the Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation, SIGHT. The prize is awarded for excellent scientific contribution to global health.
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.
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.
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.
In July 2018, scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) supported a range of capacity development activities during the Global Health Institute 2018 program.