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One Health -Ecohealth in Vietnam

Since the recent outbreaks of H5N1 and SARS in Vietnam, One Health and Ecohealth have been the key approaches not only in controlling diseases and bringing resources from human and animal health sectors but also in mobilizing the participation of many stakeholders from varied sectors. Currently, communication and exchange between One Health and Ecohealth activities in Vietnam are not occurring frequently. Therefore, we believe that gathering all forces from all of the programs, projects, and initiatives of One Health and Ecohealth in the country would have a greater impact in improving human, animal, environmental health. In this view, we proposed  a briefing for One Health and Ecohealth in Vietnam  (OHECO). 


FBLI Vietnam First Stakeholder Workshop in Hanam

The project ‘Field Building Leadership Initiative (FBLI): Advancing Ecohealth in South East Asia’ is a joint project of different partner countries and funded by the International Development Research Center (IDRC), Canada. In Vietnam it is implemented by the Center for Public Health and Ecosystem Research (CENPHER), under the Hanoi School of Public Health (HSPH) in Hanam province, with the research titled: ‘Using Ecohealth Approach for a Better Management of Livestock Waste in Hanam Province, Vietnam’. The first FBLI Vietnam Stakeholder Workshop was held in Hanam province, Vietnam from 19th to 20th January 2013. The workshop aimed to gain the consultations of different related stakeholders on the research plan of FBLI Vietnam.

 


Special Lecturer of Prof. Nguyen Van Tuan: Why manuscripts are rejected for publication?

Peer reviewed publication is perhaps the most important “currency” for a successful scientific career.  However, as a norm, most scientific manuscripts are rejected for publication in high-profile journals, and the rate of rejection appears to be higher among Non-English speaking background (NESB) authors.  In this seminar, Prof. Nguyen Van Tuan will review and elaborate on reasons of rejection by drawing from recently published studies. The seminar will take place from 9am onward, Thursday 10 January 2013 at Hanoi School of Public Health. 


Launching research on benefits of nutrition and risks of food safety of animal source foods in Vietnam

From the 22 to 23 November and 26 to 27 November, two workshops were jointly held in the provinces of Hung Yen and Nghe An respectively by the Hanoi University of Agriculture (HUA), Hanoi School of Public Health (HSPH), and International Research Livestock Institute (ILRI). Funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), the common purpose of the two workshops was to collect information from related stakeholders and to perform Rapid Value Chain Assessment (RVCA) and Rapid Integrated Assessment (RIA) on the livestock industry of those provinces under the umbrella of the ‘Reducing disease risk and improving food safety in smallholder pig value chains in Vietnam’ project.


Infectious Diseases, Biodiversity and Health Risk in Southeast Asia

The workshop was completed successfully last week (28 November) with a number of great contributions from all participants and collaborators.

This international workshop is organized by the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE), Hanoi; MIVEGEC, UMR CNRS-IRD-Universities Montpellier 1 and 2, centre IRD, Montpellier; CENPHER, Hanoi School of Public Health; UMMISCO UMI IRD-UPMC, Hanoi.

 

Cost of human-animal disease greatest for world's poor

The world’s poorest people also carry the heaviest burden from diseases that infect both humans and animals, according to a study published on 5 July 2012. The report identifies 13 such ‘zoonotic’ diseases, including tuberculosis, anthrax and hepatitis E, which together cause 2.4 billion cases of human illness and 2.2 million deaths each year, mostly in low- and middle-income nations.


3rd International Conference on Research for Development

The 3rd ICRD on Research for Global Transformation is the NCCR North-South's final major event, and, as such, was a showcase for what the 12-year programme has achieved since its launch in 2001.

Website: http://www.icrd.ch/


Vietnam One Health University Network (VOHUN)

The Hanoi School of Public Health, supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Emerging Pandemic Threats RESPOND project, today held the first meeting of the Vietnam


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