Regional experts join forces to improve smallholder pig sector in Asia and the Pacific
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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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Experts work to understand link between livestock keeping and vector-borne diseases in Vietnam
A4NH / AHH / Asia / Disease Control / ILRI / Southeast Asia / Vietnam / Zoonotic Diseases

Experts work to understand link between livestock keeping and vector-borne diseases in Vietnam

The meeting discussed the livestock production pattern in Hanoi, the associated health-related problems and possible solutions. Participants shared data on mosquito-borne diseases and proposed ways of carrying out research activities including review of livestock policies and field research on the association between livestock keeping and mosquito-borne diseases under the project. Continue reading

Thai’s Prince Mahidol Award Conference addresses emerging infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance
EcoHealth / Emerging Diseases / ILRI / Southeast Asia / Vietnam / Zoonotic Diseases

Thai’s Prince Mahidol Award Conference addresses emerging infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance

Making the world safe from the threats of zoonotic diseases and ensuring effective management of antibiotics requires a well-coordinated multisectoral effort. This was one of the key messages coming out of this year’s Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC 2018), a global public health platform organized from 29 January to 3 February 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.
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New project to tackle antimicrobial resistance in Vietnam’s pig sector
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New project to tackle antimicrobial resistance in Vietnam’s pig sector

A two-year project that will assess veterinary health management and veterinary drug use in Vietnamese pig farms has been launched. The project will be implemented from February 2018 to January 2020 in Bac Ninh Province. Continue reading