Live chicken vendor in Vietnam

A live chicken vendor weighs a chicken in Hung Yen province, Vietnam (photo credit: ILRI/Nguyen Ngoc Huyen).

The experiences of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in using One Health and EcoHealth approaches to better manage emerging zoonoses were featured during a poster session at the 2013 Prince Mahidol Award Conference that was held in Bangkok, Thailand from 29 January to 2 February 2013. The theme of the conference was: “A world united against infectious diseases: Cross-sectoral solutions”.

ILRI scientists Jeffrey Gilbert and Rainer Assé presented two research posters from the project, Ecosystem approaches to the better management of zoonotic emerging infectious diseases in the Southeast Asia Region.

The project works with trans-disciplinary teams from governments, non-governmental organizations and universities in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam to increase the capacity of researchers and animal disease control personnel to understand the risks and impacts of zoonotic emerging infectious diseases and best practice options to better manage the diseases.

View the posters below.

The added value of an ecohealth approach for the prevention and control of emerging zoonotic diseases by Jeffrey Gilbert

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Examining the socioecology of zoonotic diseases: Ecohealth experiences in Southeast Asia by Rainer Assé, Korapin Tohtubtiang, Jeffrey Gilbert and Delia Grace