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External evaluation of the Research Platform in Partnership on Management of Emerging Risks in Southeast Asia on 13th-14th February in Hanoi, Vietnam
GREASE (Gestion des Risques Emergents en Asie du Sud-Est) is a regional network on Emergent Risks Management in Southeast Asia. This research network and its activities were initiated by Cirad at the end of 2009.
GREASE was set up around the integration of 4 major cross-cutting themes that mobilize human and material resources within long-lasting sustainable partnership, to jointly build capacities and share knowledge to address the general issue of emerging risks management in Southeast Asia:
- Understanding interdependence between epidemiological and socio-economic dynamics in veterinary public health issues.
- Understanding the interactions between biodiversity and health.
- Improving epidemiological data (collection/generation and processing) sharing at the animal/human public health interface; and,
- Evaluating and controlling/reducing animal and zoonotic diseases impact
From 13th to 14th February, three experts of One Health approaches and international partnership, Latiffah Hassan, PhD, DVM, veterinary public health epidemiologist, Professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Coordinator of the Malaysia One Health University Network (MyOHUN); Hung Nguyen-Viet, PhD, co-leader of Animal and Human Health Program at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and leader of the CGIAR research program and Simon Reid, PhD, DVM and Veterinary Epidemiologist, Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Queensland were invited to the National Institute of Veterinary Research to discuss the different achievements of the network partners since 2016. More than thirty partners coming from different countries of the Southeast Asia region were invited to present specific activities and challenges associated with the control, management, and prevention of animal and zoonotic diseases. Former students of the InterRisk master's degree testified on the impact the training developed by GREASE partners on their scientific and institutional trajectories. Round tables were organized to plan strategies, governances and scientific innovations that were deemed most relevant to project the GREASE network in the future and confirm its recognition as a champion of socio-ecosystemic approaches of health related issues. The mission continued in Yogyakarta at Gadja Mada University with presentations from wildlife and biodiversity partners, and a visit to a One Helath center.