Key partners of the Field Building Leadership Initiative (FBLI), including more than 30 researchers and policy makers from 4 FBLI participating countries (Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and China) assembled at the Grand Park Hotel in Kunming, China. The events were hosted by Kunming Medical University in collaboration with the FBLI-Coordinating Unit with the aim to share and synthesize main findings of country research projects; address the implications of main findings on policy in the region; and share country main lessons of FBLI research projects.
Together with the economic development, urbanization, population growth and war legacies, Vietnam has been facing with various severe impacts on the environment, ecosystem and human health. Ecosystem approaches to health, or Ecohealth, is an emerging field of transdisciplinary research that brings together public health, environmental health people, veterinarians, ecologists, social scientists, policy makers, local authorities and experts from other fields and community members to explore how ecosystem changes can have adverse impacts on human health and implement practical solutions to address these health challenges. Six principles of this approach include transdisciplinarity, participation, gender and social equity, system-thinking, sustainability and research-to-action (Charron 2012).
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit an Administrative Assistant who will be based in Hanoi, Vietnam. This position exists to meet the needs of an expanding portfolio of research activities and partnerships in Vietnam. The incumbent will work directly under the supervision of the Office Manager and will provide administrative support to ILRI activities in the East and Southeast Asia regions.
To look back and review the up-to-date achievements, identifying challenges and set out project’s plan until end of 2017, the research team comprised of researchers from Hanoi School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) held the mid-term review workshop for the project “Reducing disease risks and improving food safety in small holder value chains in Vietnam” (PigRisk) from 8 to 11 March 2016. The review was also attended by ACIAR representatives and ILRI reseachers.
Strengthening collaboration between integrated research networks in Asia - the FBLI Networking Event and 3rd RCG meeting
Connecting ideas from different networks working in integrated approaches, updating the latest research progress as well as setting out plans for the final year of the FBLI program were the main objectives of the FBLI Networking Event and 3rd Regional Core Group (RCG) Meeting which took place in Bangkok, Thailand from 15 to 19 February 2016.
Benoit Randuineau and Parfait Kouame, two exchange students at the CENPHER, have successfully defense Ph.D thesis on 27 and 28 November 2015 respectively. Both them are among the list of more than 15 foregin student exchanged in the collaboration of CENPHER/HSPH and its partners from around the world. They have been an added value not only in fostering the collaboration between CENPHER/HSPH and donors and parters but also in diversifying the research and capacity building at the Center.
The 4th Food Safety and Zoonoses Symposium for Asia Pacific, which also included the 2nd Regional Ecohealth Symposium, was held from 3rd to 5th, August 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This symposium brought together researchers from 11 Asian nations, Germany, Portugal and the United States, giving them an opportunity to present research results, get professional updates and networking as well as collaboration.
On August 2nd 2015, the training workshop “Bridging the Research –Policy divide” was held by the South Asia Field Epidemiology and Technology Network, Inc. (SAFETYNET), which aims to enhance the expertise of current or future research leaders in bridging the research-policy divide with a better understanding and application of integrative methods and thus allowing them to better support policy makers in the country in adopting evidence-based approaches to policy making.
Join us and participate in our regional partnership capacity building workshops on urban environmental sanitation. They will take place in Asia, West Africa, the Middle East and Latin America in 2015 and 2016, and are organized in collaboration with the regional Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation offices.
We are looking for applicants qualified to at least MSc level in veterinary epidemiology or a related field to lead the detailed planning and implementation of a four-year livestock based climate-sensitive disease surveillance and dissemination project, as well as to support VWB’s long-term livelihoods and food security programs in the Southeast Asia region. These projects are funded by the CGIAR Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) program, as well as other government and private grants.
On June 30th 2015, the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute organized a solemn farewell party for Professor Marcel Tanner. After 18 years working as Director, Marcel Tanner is handing over the leadership of Swiss TPH to his successor Jürg Utzinger. During his three terms, Prof. Tanner and his colleagues have made the institute as the world leading in health research.
Sáng kiến xây dựng và phát triển sức khỏe sinh thái ở Đông Nam Á (FBLI) là chương trình 5 năm (2012-2016), được tài trợ bởi Trung tâm Nghiên cứu và Phát triển Quốc tế Canada (IDRC), tập trung vào giải quyết các vấn đề sức khỏe con người gắn liền với thâm canh nông nghiệp và các thách thức khác.
The Field Building Leadership Initiative (FBLI): Advancing Ecohealth in South East Asia is a five year program (2012-2016), funded by the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada which focuses on solving human health problems associated with agricultural intensification and other challenges.
Hãy cùng chúng tôi tham gia Hội thảo khu vực xây dựng quan hệ hợp tác về vệ sinh môi trường đô thị diễn ra tại châu Á, Tây Phi, Trung Đông và Mỹ La-tinh vào năm 2015 và năm 2016, đồng tổ chức bởi Cơ quan Hợp tác và Phát triển Thụy Sĩ. Với mục tiêu nhằm giúp các chuyên gia và các cơ quan địa phương trong ngành xây dựng năng lực về quy hoạch vệ sinh đô thị và y tế công cộng. Hội thảo có sự tham gia của đại diện các cơ quan Nhà nước, khối tư nhân và tổ chức xã hội nhân sự. Hội thảo diễn ra trong 3 ngày và sẽ đề cập đến những kiến thức cùng với sự phát triển mới nhất của hệ thống vệ sinh môi trường đô thị, cũng như công tác quy hoạch và công nghệ liên quan.
CENPHER participates in the planning workshop of “Reducing disease risks and improving food safety in smallholders pig value chains in Vietnam” (PigRisk)
On April 26 - 27 2015, the bi-annual planning meeting on ‘Reducing disease risks and improving food safety in smallholders pig value chains in Vietnam’ or PigRisk project team and partners was held in Hanoi, Vietnam.The two-day workshop was hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Vietnam, discussed accomplishments of the project since the last team meeting in December 2014 and set project goals for the next two years.
Steven has been interning at CENPHER and International Livestock Research Institute for 3 months. He worked on a project titled “health risks of agricultural intensification in Vietnam” with Dr. Sherilee Harper at the University of Guelph, Dr. Tran Thi Tuyet Hanh at the Hanoi School of Public Health, and Dr. Nguyen Viet Hung at the International Livestock Research Institute. Their research focuses on animal and human waste management, a growing concern among public and policy makers alike.
CENPHER has contributed 2 chapters on ‘One Health perspective for integrated human and animal sanitation and nutrient recycling’ and ‘Institutional research capacity development for integrated approaches in developing countries: An example from Vietnam in newly released book “ One Health: The Theory and Practice of Integrated Health Approaches”.
Ngày 1/4/2015, Đảng ủy, Ban Giám hiệu, phòng Tổ chức cán bộ Trường Đại học Y tế công cộng (ĐHYTCC) long trọng tổ chức buổi gặp mặt chia tay nguyên Hiệu trưởng GS.TS Lê Vũ Anh về nghỉ hưu. Đến tham dự buổi gặp mặt có đại diện Đảng ủy, Ban Giám hiệu, Công đoàn cùng các giảng viên, cán bộ chủ chốt của Nhà trường.
Hanoi, March 24 2015 – The dialogue event “Non – communicable, infectious and environmental disease interfaces: Challenges and opportunities for research and intervention in Vietnam” took place in Hanoi on March 24 and 25, 2015. It was organized by the Hanoi School of Public Health (HSPH), Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) and Novartis Foundation (NF). During the dialogue event, the organizers and invited guests discussed and setted priorities for public health issues related to non-communicable, infectious and environmental disease interfaces in Vietnam.
Dialogue Event: Non-communicable, infectious, and environmental disease interfaces: challenges and opportunities for research and intervention in Vietnam
Like many former low income countries, Vietnam has seen a rapid epidemiologic transition: while infectious diseases remain a public health challenge, non-communicable diseases have also emerged. The transition is also characterized by increasing urbanization and a change in lifestyle due to additional pressures on environmental quality. The Vietnam report of the Global Burden of Diseases (GBD) ranks stroke, ischemic heart disease, liver cancer, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD) as the four leading causes of death, responsible for, in total, >150’000 death per year.