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Brazilian Call for Projects with International Collaboration

The Foundation for the Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel – CAPES in Brazil (www.capes.gov.br) recently opened a call to invite scientists from other countries as “special visitors’ researchers – PVE” to participate in the program “Science without Borders”. This call aims to provide support to research projects to promote the consolidation, expansion and internationalization of […]

Zoonoses – From Panic to Planning

Over two thirds of all human infectious diseases have their origins in animals. The rate at which these zoonotic diseases have appeared in people has increased over the past 40 years, with at least 43 newly identified outbreaks since 2004. In 2012, outbreaks included Ebola in Uganda, yellow fever in the Democratic Republic of Congo […]

Fore-CAN Report: Healthy Animals | Healthy Future 2025

From foresight to insight to action > applying foresight to Animal Health Emergency Management in Canada. Report published in September 2011 by Fore-CAN: Foresight for Canadian Animal Health.

Juan Lubroth on animal disease risk

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Juan Lubroth, looks at the threat of animal disease outbreaks and human pandemics, and explains why investing in prevention makes economic sense. [Source: FAO]    

The Costs of Animal Disease

A report produced for the International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH) in October 2012 titled ‘The Costs of Animal Disease’ is available for downloading.

Research Call – UK & Developing Countries: Zoonoses and Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS)

Launch date: Funders intend to launch the call in the autumn 2012 The purpose of this pre-announcement is to allow eligible investigators within the UK and developing countries to begin the process of identifying potential project partners with a view to assembling multi-disciplinary teams. Scope ZELS will contribute to the UK multi-partner programmes in: – […]

ANIHWA – First transnational call for research proposals

The call for research proposals in the field of animal health and welfare will open in the middle of September 2012 and will cover the following 4 topics:  Promoting research on the interface between animal health and welfare: development of practical animal-based indicators of animal health and welfare, and implementation of new husbandry strategies ensuring […]

Influenza and other Emerging Zoonotic Diseases at the Human-Animal Interface

Given the complexity of zoonotic disease emergence in an increasingly globalized world, effective strategies for reducing future threats must be identified. Lessons learned from past experiences controlling diseases such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), and pandemic (H1N1) 2009, indicate that new paradigms are needed for early detection, prevention, and […]

Bird Flu Rears its Head Again

On the 29th of August, the FAO urged heightened readiness and surveillance against a possible major resurgence of the H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza amid signs that a mutant strain of the deadly Bird Flu virus is spreading in Asia and beyond, with unpredictable risks to human health. The H5N1 virus has infected 565 people […]

Global Community Marks Rinderpest Eradication

After years of sustained combined efforts to stifle Rinderpest, a deadly cattle plague that caused devastating mortality on animal health and threatened food security for millions in Africa has finally been eradicated from the face of the earth. To mark the occasion, a commemorative ceremony was presided over by the outgoing FAO Director-General Dr Jacques […]