Reality Practical Challenges, 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

JOB VACANCY Post-Doctoral Scientist Food Safety and Zoonosis / CCAFS Flagship 2 (closed)

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.

Call for Proposals - FBLI Seeding Funding

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 2014 Ecohealth Conference: Connections for health, ecosystems and society

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.

CENPHER Five Year Report 2009 – 2014: From a Research Project to a Research Center

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.

Swiss State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation to visit Vietnam

The State Secretary will be accompanied by a delegation of representatives from major Swiss universities of various scientific disciplines (ETH Zurich, EPFL Lausanne, University of Geneva, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute).

Cuộc thi sáng tác slogan của CENPHER

Được thành lập từ tháng 6 năm 2012, Trung tâm Nghiên cứu Y tế công cộng và Hệ sinh thái (CENPHER) là một đơn vị nghiên cứu thuộc Trường Đại học Y tế công cộng, tập trung vào các nghiên cứu liên ngành. Ba hướng phát triển chính của Trung tâm bao gồm: nghiên cứu, đào tạo và cung cấp dịch vụ để hướng tới phát triển liên kết giữa sức khỏe và môi trường ở Việt Nam và khu vực.

Workshop on business models and solutions for reuse of agro-industrial waste in Vietnam

The workshop is a collaboration between IFAD and IWMI to explore the potential for scaling business models that reuse agro-industrial waste. Resource Recovery and Reuse (RRR) research group in IWMI has developed a database of more than 150 reuse business cases and has analyzed more than 50 cases in detail. These empirical business cases have helped the RRR team develop 20+ conceptual business models that are geared to converting domestic and agro-industrial waste into value-added products such as compost, energy and water.

Job vacancy : Research assisstant in Food Safety and Risk Analysis (closed)

Recruitment: Research assisstant in Food Safety and Risk Analysis at Hanoi School of Public Health

Position: Research assisstant

Duration: fulltime, from 12 to 36 months starting from end of June 2014

Institution and Project

NEW REPORT: One Health Assessment: A Survey of RESPOND Participant Views and Uses of the One Health Approach

The purpose of this survey was to understand how participants of One Health related events view the One Health approach and integrate it into their work. In January 2014, an online survey was sent to individuals who participated in One Health related events as part of the USAID funded RESPOND Project since its inception in 2009. Respondents are overwhelmingly positive about their experiences, but also provided concrete suggestions on how to improve and expand One Health efforts within their home institutions and countries.

Supporting our region's agricultural research leaders

The Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop MP has awarded John Dillon Fellowships to nine talented agricultural research managers from the Indian Ocean Asia Pacific who are at the forefront of the development of their agricultural, fisheries and forestry industries in their countries.

Regional workshop on diagnosis and profiling of leptospirosis at Universiti Putra Malaysia, February 4-7, 2014

The Malaysia One Health University Network (MyOHUN) invited more than 20 participants from the Southeast Asian One Health University Network (SEAOHUN)to a regional workshop, funded by USAID-RESPOND program, on diagnosis and profiling of Leptospirosis, held on 4-7 February 2014, at Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside Hotel and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia.

Participants were:

The second and third issue of VOHUN's newsletter

The One Health approach has received strong concern from the Government of Vietnam through many national and local activities. Highlights have been (i) the National Convention on the application of a One Health approach to the risk of infectious diseases in human - animal ecosystems in Vietnam; (ii) a Joint Circular from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development providing Guidelines for coordination on prevention of disease transmission from animals to humans; (iii) Development of necessary capacity to support the One Health approach; (iv) Building and develop One Health courses into training programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

Chương trình tập huấn “Lãnh đạo Y tế toàn cầu” tại Indonesia

Từ ngày 17 - 26/01/2014, tại Thành phố Makassar, Nam Sulawesi, Indonesia đã diễn ra chương trình “Lãnh đạo y tế toàn cầu” được tổ chức bởi “Mạng lưới Một sức khỏe các trường Đại học Indonesia” (Indonesia One Health University Network - INDOHUN) cùng với sự hợp tác của USAID và Quân đội Wirabuana Makassar VII.

CENPHER Seminar Series for Student (C3S) at the Hanoi School of Public Health

“Soft skills”, a term refer to communication, team-work, or CV writing skills are necessary for graduates who are looking for jobs after universities.  Employers usually highly appreciate the candidates who are confident with good communication and scientific work skill, and the candidates who have good time-arrange skill and effective teamwork skill. However in Vietnam, soft skills are not often provided through the formal education channel, but only the subjects related to “professional subjects and hard skills”.


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The Regional Core Group Meeting of the Field Building Leadership Initiative (FBLI): Advancing Ecohealth in South East Asia

The first Regional Core Group (RCG) meeting of the program FBLI in South East Asia has been hosted by the Universitas Indonesia from 17th to 20th December 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The RCG consists of the founding members of the FBLI program which is funded by the International Development Research Center (IDRC), Canada and aims at promoting Ecohealth as new field in South East Asia.

Onehealth workshop on training and research at the universities in Southern Vietnam

The workshop on training and research at the universities in Southern Vietnam was held in Can Tho city from 24th to 25th October, 2013. The participants are lecturers and researchers from Hue, Tay Nguyen, Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho universities. Notably, staff from Regional Animal Health Office VI and VII, Sub-Department of Animal Health of 13 provinces in the Cuu Long River Delta, Ho Chi Minh Pasteur institute and Thao Cam Vien Center for training and wildlife preservation, Ho Chi Minh also joined the event.

Singing MOU between the Rakuno Gakuen University and the Hanoi School of Public Health

On 5th September 2013, Dr. Nguyen Thanh Huong - Deputy Dean of the HSPH - received Dr. Kohei Makita from the Rakuno Gakuen University (RGU), Japan. The purpose of the visit was to strengthen the collaboration and realize the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in research and training partnership between the two institutions. The MOU aims at (i) mutually providing of academic materials, publications, information, and so on (ii) fostering the exchange of faculty and students (iii) conducting joint research projects (iv) and holding joint academic events, such as seminars and academic conferences.

RRR Project – Health Component Research Activities

A partnership international research project on Resource Recovery and Reuse (RRR), which is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), has been launched in 2012 and will include Hanoi as one of the 4 study sites. The project involves six institutions namely the World Health Organization (WHO) based in Geneva (Switzerland), the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) based in Colombo (Sri Lanka), the International Centre for Water Management Services (CEWAS) based in Willisau (Switzerland), the Department of Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries (Sandec) of the Swiss Federal Institute for Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) based in Zurich (Switzerland) and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) based in Basel (Switzerland).