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One Health and ecohealth in Southeast Asia: Highlights of research by ILRI and partners

The world is facing numerous health issues including the emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases. The Southeast Asia region is a hot spot for emerging infectious diseases that present serious socio-economic, environmental and development challenges. This brief summarizes work by International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners on One Health and Ecohealth in Southeast Asia. Continue reading

Agri-Health / Asia / Emerging Diseases / FSZ / ILRI / ILRI40 / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

ILRI@40 celebrations in Hanoi focus on opportunities for ‘One Health’ in livestock research

This year (2014) is a milestone for the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) as it marks 40 years of livestock research. On 1 October, ILRI headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya marked ‘ILRI@40’ with a conference on livestock-based options for development.

Two weeks later, on 13 October, ILRI in East and Southeast Asia celebrated 40 years of ILRI’s research by holding a gala dinner at Melia Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam on the sidelines of a three-day One Health workshop, which ILRI co-organized. Continue reading

Agri-Health / Animal Diseases / Emerging Diseases / FSZ / ILRI / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

Hanoi workshop seeks unified vision on approach on One Health

What is One Health? Why is it important to talk about it? And why should we use it in livestock sector development? These questions were addressed in-depth at the European–Southeast Asian experts One Health in action workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam on 13-15 October 2014. Continue reading

Animal Diseases / CRP4 / Emerging Diseases / FSZ / ILRI40 / Southeast Asia / Zoonotic Diseases

Successes and challenges in capacity building on ‘ecohealth’ in Southeast Asia

To address current challenges related to disease emergence in livestock and humans, new integrated approaches are needed to promote collaboration between actors and groups towards more effective control. Southeast Asia is considered a hotspot for diseases emergence as demonstrated by the emergence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Such … Continue reading

Agri-Health / Article / CRP4 / Food Safety / FSZ / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

ACIAR newsletter highlights ILRI project on risk assessment for improved food safety in Vietnam

Hmong butchers selling pig meat from the indigenous Hmong black pig, recognizable from its thick layer of fat below the skin, Bac Ha, Lao Cai Province, Vietnam (photo credit: ILRI/Jo Cadilhon). The July 2014 issue of Partners Magazine, the flagship publication of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), features an article on an … Continue reading

CRP12 / Markets / PTVC / Report / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

Beyond the (agricultural) field of vision: Situational analysis in northwest Vietnam

The International Livestock Research Institute in collaboration with CGIAR and national partners, and as part of the Humidtropics CGIAR Research Program, has released ‘A situational analysis of agricultural production and marketing and natural resources management systems in northwest Vietnam,’ to l guide future activities of the Humidtropics program. Continue reading

Agri-Health / Article / CRP4 / Disease Control / Pigs / Southeast Asia / Zoonotic Diseases

ILRI gives ‘one health’ training to support pig health project in the Philippines

Fred Unger, a veterinary epidemiologist at ILRI, visited the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) project site in Pampanga, Philippines and served as a resource speaker for a seminar on ecohealth and one health on 30-31 July 2014. Continue reading