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  • The seminar "Taskforce summarizing case studies and developing guidelines for food safety risk assessment" took place on November 18, 2014 in Quang Binh province Dong Hoi city, by the Center for Health Research. Public Health and Ecosystems (CENPHER), hosted by the University of Public Health. This is an event on the sidelines of the 7th Annual Meeting of the Department of Food Safety, Ministry of Health with the theme focusing on food safety issues of street food.

  • The essence of “TASKFORCE on Risk Assessment” is to gather policy makers and researchers, working on food safety, who are from Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), research institutes and universities in Vietnam, provincial food safety and animal health departments to exchange information and research results, leading to better policy decisions. This year TASKFORCE meeting celebrated its third instalment on 18th November 2014 in Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh province as the side event of the 7th Annual conference  on Food Safety – a focus on stree food of the  Ministry of Health. The former aimed at reviewing all risk assessment case studies conducted within the framework of various related food safety research and seeking consultations for the two drafted Manuals on using Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (QMRA) and Chemical Risk Assessment in food safety. 

  • Position and title of post:         Communication and Public Relation Specialist

    Duration:                                 24 months, part-time

    The Field Building Leadership Initiative (FBLI): Advancing Ecohealth in South East Asia is a five year program (2012-2017), funded by the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada which focuses on solving human health problems associated with agricultural intensification and other challenges.

  • The SEA-EU-NET 2 project will organise the next ASEAN-EU Science, Technology & Innovation Days (STI Days) on 17-19 March, 2015 in Paris, France as a bi-regional forum for cooperation activities between Europe and Southeast Asia. The conference will include plenary sessions on ASEAN-EU STI cooperation with high-level keynotes, various scientific workshops focusing on the societal challenges of Food Security and Safety, Health, and Water Management, as well as information and training sessions on funding, mobility opportunities or innovation. An Innovation Exhibition and several field trips will make the programme more interactive and interesting.

  • On behalf of SEA-EU-NET, The French Agricultural Research Center for International Development (CIRAD) in collaboration with local and international organizations, including the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE), the National Institute for Veterinary Research (NIVR), the British High Commission Singapore (BHC), the Southeast Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN) and Vietnam One Health University Network (VOHUN), and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) together successfully organized the European – Southeast-Asia Experts One Health in Action Workshop on 13th – 15th October, 2014 in Hanoi. Ninety-seven participants from 16 countries, including 41 animal health, 49 public health and seven environmental/wildlife health experts from Europe and Southeast Asia, met at the workshop to discuss the reality of practical challenges, and the impact of One Health initiatives and gaps in research.

  • More than 100 European and Asia experts meet and discuss reality, challenges and gaps in One Health research in Southeast Asia. The workshop takes place at the Melia Hotel, 44B Ly Thuong Kiet, Hanoi from 13 to 15 October 2014

  • The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a post- doctoral Scientist to work in Vietnam and Laos. The scientist will report to a senior scientist in ILRI's Food Safety and Zoonoses team. His or her role will be to coordinate the project activities to ensure a good integration of work components, to strenthen research activities of FSZ program on agriculture related diseases forecast and to generate research and other outputs. The scientist will lead ILRI's work component and support other work of other partners, and co-ordinate the project.

  • The Center for Public Health and Ecosystem Research (CENPHER), Hanoi School of Public Health (HSPH) is implementing the program entitled Field Buidling Leadership Initiative in Vietnam (FBLI): Advancing Ecohealth in South-East Asia” funded by the International Development and Research (IDRC), Canada from 2012 to 2016 . The purpose of the research program is to develop Ecohealth major based on research, training and intergration with operational policy and network connection to solve human health problem associated with agricultural intensification in Vietnam. The FBLI’s research in Vietnam has applied Ecohealth approach to study the health and environmental impacts of improper animal waste management in intensified agriculture systems  and offers solutions to solve this issue. In May 2014, in the framework of the FBLI, the Global Health True Leaders Training was organized  to provide potential Ecohealth future leaders with neccesary knowledge and skills on leadership and public health. We now invite young researchers to apply for the small grants titled “Ecohealth approach to better tackle the issue of health risks related to agricultural intensification” 

  • The Ecohealth Conference is a biennial event organized by the International Association for Ecology and Health (IAEH). With the theme of “Connections for health, ecosystems and society”, this year’s Conference marked the 5th anniversary of the event. Approximately 500 scientists working in Ecohealth field from 60 countries around the world gathered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 11th August to 15th August 2014 to present their research and achievements in Ecohealth field as well as to introduce new training and research programs in Ecohealth. Hundreds of abstracts from more than 60 countries were submitted covering all aspects of health and related angles.

  • Hanoi, August 8th 2014. The Center for Public Health and Ecosystem Research (CENPHER) of the Hanoi School of Public Health (HSPH) launched its “CENPHER 5 Year Report 2009-2014: From a Research Project to a Research Center”. This report aims to summarize the activities conducted over the last 5 years by this research center, which has developed at a Vietnamese university. It began with a single research partnership project between Swiss institutions and HSPH. With the support and commitment of HSPH, partners, colleagues, mentors, supervisors, students, and donors, CENPHER has been able to institute diverse projects and generate research and training portfolios with a special focus on environmental health and food safety in Vietnam and in the Southeast Asian region. While the research group is still in its early stage, the report documents the achievements thus far for the partners who have helped CENPHER pursue common goals.