Agri-Health / Animal Products / Côte d’Ivoire / East Africa / Food Safety / Health (human) / Southern Africa / West Africa / zoonotic diseases

1st African Regional Conference of the International Association on Ecology and Health

Don’t miss the first-ever joint conference dedicated to improve public health and ecology from 1 to 5 October 2013 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire! It is co-organized by Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire (CSRS), Safe Food, Fair Food project partner in West Africa. The objective of this meeting is to contribute to the … Continue reading

Agri-Health / Animal Products / East Africa / Food Safety / Health (human) / Southern Africa / West Africa / zoonotic diseases

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Maasai father and son tend to their cattle in their paddock in Kitengela, Kenya (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). Brucellosis, also referred to as undulant fever, is a highly contagious zoonotic disease caused by the microorganism Brucella which infects multiple animal species including cattle, sheep, pigs, small ruminants, camels, water buffaloes and yaks. Brucellosis affects…

Agri-Health / Animal Products / Côte d’Ivoire / Countries / Dairying / East Africa / Ethiopia / Food Safety / Health (human) / ILRI / Kenya / Mali / Regions / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Uganda / West Africa / zoonotic diseases

Safe Food, Fair Food project communication now available in English, French and Portuguese

During our writeshop in November 2012, some of the outputs we finalized were a poster (see below) and a factsheet for a wider dissemination of our project goals and achievements. We took advantage of the linguistic diversity of our group’s participants and the factsheet was translated in Portuguese and French to address the non-Anglophone countries … Continue reading

Agri-Health / Animal Products / Egypt / Ethiopia / Food Safety / Tanzania / Uganda / Vietnam

Launch of food safety and nutrition assessment in Egypt, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda and Vietnam

Food is one of the most important aspects of life and culture and unsurprisingly there are many beliefs, proverbs and taboos about growing, preparing and eating food. In parts of South Africa young boys should not be given kidneys to eat. In parts of East Africa, children should not be given eggs because it will … Continue reading

A4NH / Dairying / East Africa / Ethiopia / Food Safety / Health (human) / ILRI

Safe Food Fair Food at Tropentag 2012

On 19-21 September 2012, the annual Tropentag conference was held in Göttingen, Germany. The Safe Food Fair Food project was represented by a poster titled Raw milk consumption behaviour and assessment of its risk factors among dairy producers in urban and peri urban areas of Debre-Zeit, Ethiopia: Implication for public health (by Fanta Desissa and Delia Grace; presented … Continue reading

A4NH / Food Safety / LIVESTOCK-FISH

ILRI postgraduates attend training in participatory risk assessment in Japan

From 3 to 12 September 2012, four graduate fellows attached to the Nairobi-based International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) participated in a course at Rakuno Gakuen University (RGU) in Ebetsu, Japan. The course focused on food safety risk assessment in informal markets in developing countries and used a mixture of lecture and hands-on training. Following an introduction on … Continue reading

A4NH / Animal Products / East Africa / Food Safety / Health (human) / Kenya / zoonotic diseases

Annie Cook wins prize for best student poster at ISVEE – on ‘slaughterhouse zoonoses’

Congratulations to Annie Cook who won the prize for best student poster at the 13th conference of the International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE) held in Maastricht, the Netherlands on 20-24 August 2012. Annie is a PhD student at University of Edinburgh funded by the Medical Research Council (UK) and the Wellcome Trust (UK), and is working … Continue reading