Research findings from the Safe Food, Fair Food project were presented at the first joint international conference of the Association of Institutions for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (AITVM) and the Society of Tropical Veterinary Medicine (STVM) which was held in Berlin, Germany on 4–8 September 2016.
AITVM is a foundation of 24 veterinary faculties and livestock institutes based in Africa, Asia and Europe with the mandate to improve human health and quality of life by means of increased and safe food production in tropical regions through enhancement of research, training and education in veterinary medicine and livestock production within the framework of sustainable development.
STVM is made up of scientists, veterinarians and students from more than 40 countries with common interests in tropical veterinary medicine. It is a non-profit organization whose purpose is the advancement of tropical veterinary medicine, hygiene and related disciplines.
The conference brought together over 250 scientists from 55 different countries to present their latest research on a variety of topics including zoonotic diseases, food safety, animal production, genetics, vaccine development, capacity building and animal welfare.
Below are links to the oral and poster presentations from the Safe Food, Fair Food project’s work in Tanzania and Uganda.
- The occurrence of porcine Toxoplasma gondii infections in smallholder production systems in Uganda
- Knowledge, attitudes and practices among customers at pork butcheries in Kampala, Uganda
- Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae infection in pigs, pork and raw pork handlers in Kamuli District, Eastern Uganda
- Taenia solium cysticercosis: Risk factors, perceptions and practices in smallholder pig production systems in Uganda
- Antimicrobial resistance of Salmonella enterica in pork and vegetable servings at pork joints in Kampala, Uganda
- Isolation and identification of Listeria species along the milk value chain in one region of Tanzania
The next joint AITVM/STVM conference will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2018.