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.
Fifty researchers from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia benefited from meat inspection training workshops by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and German partners from the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and the Free University of Berlin (FBU) in November and December 2018.
A recent meeting of Vietnamese One Health experts further deliberated on the modalities of establishing a national One Health centre that will bring together human and animal health sector experts in the country and advance the translation of One Health research into policy.
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.