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.
Ye Tun Win, the head of the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department in Myanmar’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI), discussed potential collaborative opportunities with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya, in late November 2018.
On 26 Nov 2018, the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) of Vietnam and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) signed a memorandum of agreement that will pave way for deepening their collaboration in research for development.
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 March 2018, senior officials from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and the Odisha agriculture department discussed ways of increasing collaboration in livestock research for development in India.
A meeting between Ye Tun Win, director general for livestock at MOALI and Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), was held 17 November 2017 at the ILRI Hanoi office to identify how ILRI can support livestock development in Myanmar.
A Science and Partnership Workshop 2017: The Role of Livestock in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Southeast Asia being held 16 November 2017 in Hanoi brought together 60 leading livestock experts and policymakers from 8 Asian countries. The experts discussed ways to strengthen the many current and potential contributions of the region’s livestock sector to sustainable livelihoods and to the prosperity of 100 million people in the region.
The platform was initiated at a workshop that reviewed the achievements of a One Health partnership comprising the three organizations. At the 19 November 2017 meeting, ILRI, NIVR and HUPH reviewed One Health research activities in the country and discussed the future of One Health and their partnership modalities.
MARD shared its research objectives and development plans for the country’s agricultural sector, including possible areas of cooperation for 2018-2020. Priority areas of cooperation were identified and CGIAR centres in Vietnam updated the officials on their research achievement and plans in the country.
On 20 June 2017, Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) along with Habibar Rahman, ILRI’s regional representative for South Asia, visited the International Centre for Foot and Mouth Disease (ICFMD), a state-of-the-art high containment BSL3Ag laboratory facility in Bhubaneswar, India.