Research for safer pork products in Vietnam

A two-day workshop, 7–8 September 2017, on the topic ‘Improving food safety along the pork value chain—lessons learned and ways forward’, kicked off at the Hanoi Hotel on Thursday morning with an opening address by HE Mr.Chu Van Chuong, Deputy Director of International Cooperation Department of Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. In his speech, Mr. Chuong said, ‘We look forward to even further improvements through projects such as those being reviewed today.

Policy dialogue to enhance inclusive policies in Vietnam’s smallholder pig sector

Despite its significant—83%— contribution to Vietnam’s pig sector, pig production by smallholders performs below its potential and food safety remains a constant challenge along the pig value chain.

Tăng cường niềm tin vào chất lượng và sự an toàn của thực phẩm tại Việt Nam

An toàn thực phẩm hiện đang là một trong những mối quan tâm hàng đầu của công chúng tại Việt Nam. Các sự cố nhiễm bẩn thực phẩm và sự gia tăng bệnh tật có nguồn gốc từ thực phẩm đã làm sụt giảm lòng tin của người tiêu dùng về chất lượng thực phẩm, đồng thời gia tăng sự nghi ngại giữa các bên tham gia chuỗi giá trị, gây ảnh hưởng không nhỏ đến hoạt động sản xuất và tiêu thụ của các nông hộ quy mô nhỏ.

Hội thảo báo cáo kết quả dự án PigRISK tại Nghệ An và Hưng Yên

Trong hai ngày 28/4 và 5/5/2017, Hội thảo báo cáo kết quả thực hiện dự án Giảm thiểu nguy cơ bệnh tật và cải thiện an toàn thực phẩm chuỗi giá trị chăn nuôi lợn quy mô nông hộ tại Việt Nam” (PigRISK),  đã được tổ chức tại hai tỉnh Nghệ An và Hưng Yên. 

Đánh giá nguy cơ an toàn thực phẩm liên quan tới thịt lợn tại Việt Nam và một số giải pháp giảm thiểu nguy cơ

Hai báo cáo nghiên cứu mới công bố vào tháng 2/2017 cho thấy thịt lợn tại một số tỉnh ở Việt Nam thường mang vi sinh vật có nguy cơ gây bệnh cho người tiêu dùng. Gánh nặng sức khỏe mà các mối nguy sinh học gây ra lớn hơn nhiều so với gánh nặng do các mối nguy từ hóa học mang lại. Các báo cáo cũng chỉ ra việc đảm bảo nguồn thịt lợn an toàn cho tiêu dùng là hoàn toàn khả thi.

World Bank Food Safety Risks Management Report Launching

A report launched this week on managing risks to food safety in Vietnam was prepared by the World Bank and other research and development partners at the request of the Government of Vietnam. Our research team at the CENPHER/HUPH is a part of the technical partner group contributing for this report. 


Since 2013, H5N1 bird flu has been circulating in South East Asia resulting in high mortality rate in the bird species in the area. In Vietnam, it still affect the poultry such as ducks and chicken, threatening local economy, public health, farmers' livelihood and food security.  Free grazing ducks in the South of Vietnam has been one of the sources of H5N1 bird flu.

FBLI Final Research Workshops and Media Briefing

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.

New Ecohealth Book has been published in Vietnamese

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).

ILRI Vacancy: Administrative Assistant – Hanoi Office (closing date 12 July 2016)

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.

PigRisk Mid-term Review Workshop

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.

CENPHER’s exchange students defending theses

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.


CENPHER Research Presentations at Asia Pacific Conference on Food Safety, Zoonoses and EcoHealth

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.

The International training workshop: Bridging the Research –policy, Siem Riep, Cambodia

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.

Regional Workshop on Planning for Urban Sanitation and Public Health (20-22/10/2015)

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.

Job vacancy announcement: Veterinary Epidemiologist Project Manager

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.

Marcel Tanner hands over Swiss TPH leadership to Jürg Utzinger

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.

Cần tuyển: Điều phối viên hợp phần chính sách (đã đóng)

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.

Job vacancy announcement: Ecohealth knowledge translation coordinator at VPHA (closed)

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.