‘Safe Food, Fair Food for Cambodia’—Future directions for scaling up the project’s interventions
Advocacy / AHH / Cambodia / East and Southeast Asia / Food Safety / ILRI / Markets / Meat / Pigs / Poultry / Research / Southeast Asia / Zoonotic Diseases

‘Safe Food, Fair Food for Cambodia’—Future directions for scaling up the project’s interventions

For two days last month (21–22 Jun 2021), food safety experts from across Cambodia and a research project team led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) gathered to discuss ways to disseminate findings and scale up interventions of a ‘Safe Food, Fair Food (SFFF) for Cambodia’ project that was ending after four years of operation. Continue reading

Vietnam launches second phase of One Health partnership for zoonoses control
Advocacy / COVID19 / East and Southeast Asia / ILRI / Launch / Southeast Asia / Vietnam / Zoonotic Diseases

Vietnam launches second phase of One Health partnership for zoonoses control

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. Continue reading

ILRI fellowship offers emerging researchers hands-on learning in using the One Health approach
Capacity Strengthening / COVID19 / East and Southeast Asia / ILRI / Southeast Asia / Vietnam / Zoonotic Diseases

ILRI fellowship offers emerging researchers hands-on learning in using the One Health approach

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. Continue reading

BMZ-funded project to share recommendations for enhancing pork safety and adoption of local pigs in rural Vietnam
A4NH / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / East and Southeast Asia / Food Safety / Pigs / Southeast Asia / Vietnam / Zoonotic Diseases

BMZ-funded project to share recommendations for enhancing pork safety and adoption of local pigs in rural Vietnam

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. Continue reading

Vietnamese One Health partners commit to strengthening their collaboration during visit to research site
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Vietnamese One Health partners commit to strengthening their collaboration during visit to research site

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. Continue reading

Are COVID-19 and other emerging infectious diseases a message from Mother Nature? —Leading Vietnamese media outlet interviews two of Vietnam’s Ecohealth experts
Animal Diseases / East and Southeast Asia / Southeast Asia / Vietnam / Zoonotic Diseases

Are COVID-19 and other emerging infectious diseases a message from Mother Nature? —Leading Vietnamese media outlet interviews two of Vietnam’s Ecohealth experts

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Written by Chi Nguyen In Tan Lac District of the mountainous province of Hoa Binh, Vietnam, people live in close proximity to livestock (photo credit: Vu Ngoc Dung). VTV1, the leading Vietnamese state-run media outlet, recently interviewed Hung Nguyen, regional representative for East and Southeast Asia and senior scientist at the International…

ILRI’s Nguyen interviewed on wild animal consumption in Vietnam
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ILRI’s Nguyen interviewed on wild animal consumption in Vietnam

VTC14, a Vietnamese national media outlet, recently interviewed Hung Nguyen, regional representative for East and Southeast Asia and senior scientist of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), on the current situation of zoonotic diseases and how a One Health approach could help better control these diseases. Continue reading

SafePORK project offers lessons on improving food safety in developing country for University of Sydney students
A4NH / AHH / Capacity Strengthening / East and Southeast Asia / Food Safety / Southeast Asia / Vietnam / Zoonotic Diseases

SafePORK project offers lessons on improving food safety in developing country for University of Sydney students

Recently, three students from Sydney School of Veterinary Science, the University of Sydney, participated in a three-week internship (2–21 December 2019) at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Vietnam to learn about food safety risks and related communication issues in a developing-country context. Continue reading

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