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

International One Health Day: videos by ILRI and partners on One Health in action
EcoHealth / Food Safety / ILRI / Southeast Asia / Zoonotic Diseases

International One Health Day: videos by ILRI and partners on One Health in action

Today, 3 November 2019, is International One Health Day. The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in East and Southeast Asia and its partners join the rest of the world to celebrate the day by sharing (video) stories of One Health in action to draw people’s attention to the need for a One Health approach in addressing global health threats. 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

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

Regional experts join forces to improve smallholder pig sector in Asia and the Pacific
A4NH / Asia / Food Safety / Pigs / Value Chains / Vietnam / Zoonotic Diseases

Regional experts join forces to improve smallholder pig sector in Asia and the Pacific

Leaders, researchers, investors, government, and private sector representatives from 16 countries spanning Asia, the Pacific, Australia and Africa will gather in Hanoi this week to identify solutions to some of the most pressing issues facing the smallholder pig sector in Asia and the Pacific. Continue reading

Collaborators begin new One Health study of avian influenza viruses in Vietnam
ILRI / Poultry / Southeast Asia / Vietnam / Zoonotic Diseases

Collaborators begin new One Health study of avian influenza viruses in Vietnam

In January, a team of human, animal, and environmental health investigators began an ambitious surveillance project to detect novel influenza viruses among poultry in Vietnam. The surveillance will involve collecting more than 5,000 field samples during a 12-month time period at live bird markets in Hanoi and three of Vietnam’s northern provinces.
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