Adaptation and extension of EcoZD

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Presented by Jeffery Gilbert and Purvi Mehta to the Progress Meeting on Ecosystem Approaches to the Better Management of Zoonotic Emerging Infectious Diseases in the South East Asian Region, Bangkok, 10-13 December 2011.

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  • Adaptation and extension of EcoZD

    1. 1. Adaptation & Extension of EcoZD Jeffrey Gilbert, Purvi Mehta Bangkok, 10 December 2011
    2. 2. EcoZD: Overview <ul><li>‘ EcoHealth Approaches to the Better Management of Zoonotic Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Southeast Asia Region’ </li></ul><ul><li>Increase the knowledge, skills and capacity of research and infectious disease control personnel in Southeast Asia to understand the risks and impacts of Emerging Infectious Diseases and how feasible options can best be implemented and adapted; </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Learning by Doing ’ approach </li></ul><ul><li>4 years 2008 – 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>6 countries in SE Asia region; </li></ul>
    3. 3. EcoZD: Objectives <ul><li>To generate evidence based knowledge and build capacity through ‘learning by doing’ using EcoHealth approaches to promote and facilitate sustainable management practices for priority and emerging zoonoses by conducting trans-disciplinary research through support of six country research teams and two EcoHealth Resource Centres in Southeast Asia . </li></ul><ul><li>To participate in and to strengthen networks of stakeholders to develop capacities and communication strategies - around research and through the establishment of two EcoHealth Resource Centres - influencing policies on management of priority and emerging zoonoses through an EcoHealth approach. </li></ul>
    4. 4. EcoZD: Outcomes <ul><li>EcoZD counterparts and will be convinced by EcoZD research findings to formulate evidence-based policy incorporating EcoHealth approaches through public consultative processes. </li></ul><ul><li>Local Bodies will have actively participated in the project by contributing towards research. They will have engaged community leaders to address the concerns of ZEIDs. They will have partnered with EcoZD to disseminate best practice on ZEIDs to the communities. </li></ul><ul><li>10-15 members within each EcoZD Country Team will have clear understanding of the comparative advantage of EcoHealth and are continue to advocate beyond the EcoZD project. </li></ul><ul><li>EcoHealth Resource Centres (EHRC) at 2 universities will be in a position to provide EcoHealth advocacy training and mentoring for the Southeast Asia region; linking with other holistic health initiatives. </li></ul>
    5. 5. EcoZD: Components <ul><li>Country Teams choices for research: </li></ul><ul><li>Cambodia: zoonotic risks for acute dysentery </li></ul><ul><li>China (Yunnan): Brucellosis & Toxoplasmosis </li></ul><ul><li>Indonesia: Rabies - Bali </li></ul><ul><li>Lao PDR: pig zoonoses (& non zoonoses) </li></ul><ul><li>Thai-Viet: hygiene in small-scale poultry slaughterhouses </li></ul><ul><li>Viet Nam: zoonoses priority ranking </li></ul><ul><li>‘ EcoHealth’ Resource Centres: </li></ul><ul><li>Chiang Mai University </li></ul><ul><li>University of Gadjah Mada </li></ul>
    6. 6. EcoZD: New Timeline
    7. 7. Challenges: Resource & Scope <ul><li>Human Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Supply & Demand </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>T echnical – including proposal writing/ methodololgy / analysis /paper-writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>M arket forces operating </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Identifying Champions (including to implement & to mentor) </li></ul><ul><li>Level of counterparts (senior v junior) </li></ul><ul><li>Scope of EcoZD </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Carte blanche’ v prescriptive </li></ul><ul><li>L earning by doing (& making mistakes!) </li></ul><ul><li>P riority zoonoses +/- EID </li></ul><ul><li>EcoHealth approach – new ‘paradigm’ </li></ul><ul><li>Two-dimensional capacity-building requirement </li></ul><ul><li>Greek temple analogy </li></ul><ul><li>EHRC concept </li></ul>
    8. 8. Yet more c h allenges <ul><li>Definitions/ Standardisation for curriculum development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One Health / One Medicine / EcoHealth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who’s right? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eg ILRI & USAID at CMU </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Biomedical v Social Sciences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who leads? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quantitative v Qualitative – do they really mix? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will decision-makers & communities be convinced </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Case studies & publications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vital to get peer-reviewed publications as well as local language articles </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Beyond EcoZD <ul><li>EHRCs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Long term capacity building at various levels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No MSc or PhD of EcoHealth/OneHealth envisaged </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beyond communicable diseases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Own working definition and approach – refined as per context </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approach accepted – importance of ‘branding’ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Country Research Teams </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Case studies fully synthesized (and lots of lessons learned will surely emerge) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain relationships & potential further collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Preparation for another ‘novel’ approach? </li></ul>
    10. 10. International Livestock Research Institute Better lives through livestock Animal agriculture to reduce poverty, hunger and environmental degradation in developing countries www.ilri.org e-mail: [email_address]

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