The 2012 annual scientific meeting of the Wildlife Disease Association featured a workshop on capacity development in wildlife health management.
The workshop consisted of presentations, table-top exercises and general discussion among over 60 participants from all over the world.
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) was represented by Purvi Mehta-Bhatt, regional representative for South Asia, who gave a keynote presentation on capacity development in One Health and EcoHealth.
“Capacity development is an important pathway to achieving sustainable development. Limited capacity continues to be one of the most prominent hindrances to implementing projects in developing countries,” said Mehta-Bhatt.
“It is important to identify and leverage upon the role that different international, regional and local organizations can play in building capacities.”
ILRI’s research on One Health and EcoHealth is one of the key research activities within the prevention and control of agriculture-associated diseases theme of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health.
Citation: Leighton F A, Valeix S, Wall R, and Polachek L. 2012. Capacity development for wildlife health management in low and middle income Countries: A Workshop Work Book. Wildlife Disease Association, Lawrence, KS, USA.