To strengthen ongoing work in the control of zoonotic diseases, or diseases transmitted from animals to humans, in Vietnam, the second phase of the framework for One Health Partnership for Zoonoses (OHP), was officially launched in Hanoi on 23 March 2021. This initiative by the Vietnamese government will run from 2021 to 2025.
A fellowship program by the Southeast Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is giving young Southeast Asian researchers hands-on experience in using the One Health approach to tackle zoonotic diseases in developing-country contexts.
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) East and Southeast Asia newsletter, issue July-December 2020 is now available. It provides an overview of the activities from July to December 2020 as well as the upcoming activities in the first six months of 2021.
We would like to share with our donors and partners the list of publications of ILRI East and Southeast Asia publicized from July to December 2020.
In late 2020, animal and human health experts gathered in Hoa Binh Province, in northwest Vietnam, to discuss ways of disseminating the findings and recommendations of the now concluded two-year ‘Safer indigenous pork and healthier ethnic minorities in Vietnam through better management of parasitic pig-borne diseases’ project.
In late November 2021, the ‘Market-based approach to improving the safety of pork in Vietnam,’ or SafePORK project team and partners held an annual planning meeting in Ninh Binh Province, about 100 kilometres south of Hanoi. The two-day workshop, which was hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Vietnam, reviewed the accomplishments of the project in 2020 and set project goals for 2021 and beyond.
As part of celebrating the World Antibiotic Awareness Week (18–24 Nov), which is commemorated each November to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance (AMR), we highlight a section from this paper on applying participatory epidemiology in controlling AMR in Vietnam.
On 2 October, ILRI organized a partnership meeting in Hanoi to celebrate 14 years of livestock research in Vietnam.
By September this year, the Lichan research team were ready to present to the communes of Chieng Chung and Chieng Luong of Son La Province the planned interventions and the five areas of focus of the program.
More than 10 key One Health partners and stakeholders in Vietnam have agreed to strengthen their collaboration in One Health work with the aim of fast-tracking the translation of One Health research evidence into interventions and policy changes in the country.