FBLI
Field Building Leadership Initiative:
Advancing Ecohealth in Southeast Asia
Hung Nguyen-Viet* and Regional Core Group...
• Studies the health and well-being impacts of
development factors using integrative approaches
of Ecohealth/One Health wi...
Rational for FBLI
• Ecohealth usefulness and more recently introduced
in South East Asia (SEA)
• Need to strengthen indivi...
Partners and Regional Core Group (RCG)
Main components of FBLI
• Yuanmou (CN)
• Hanam (VN)
• Chachoengsao (TH)
• Pangalengen , West Java (ID)
“Site based- concep...
Research
Using ecohealth approaches to manage ecosystems and health
in the context of agricultural intensification
• Gener...
Where are we active?
• Yuanmou (CN)
• Hanam (VN)
• Chachoengsao (TH)
• Pangalengen , West Java (ID)
“Site based- concept”
...
Capacity building
Knowledge translation
The FBLI Ecohealth Trainer
Manual and Regional
Ecohealth/One Health in SEA
• Developed by a group of
researchers working i...
Regional Ecohealth/One Health
short course in SEA
• Regionally based trainers
• Practical, theory and field work
• Built o...
• Master and PhD in One Health and Ecosytem
Management (first intake expected for 2014 at
Mahidol University)
• Ecohealth ...
Planning and Expected Outcomes
• 5 years: 2012-2017
• Ecohealth is well-positioned to become a sustainable
dynamic field. ...
Regional EH lessons learned and partnership….
EHRC 1
EHRC 2
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Presentation by Hung Nguyen-Viet at the First African Regional Conference of the International Association on Ecology and Health (Africa 2013 Ecohealth), Grand-Bassam, Côte d'Ivoire, 1-5 October 2013.

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Field Building Leadership Initiative: Advancing Ecohealth in Southeast Asia

  1. 1. FBLI Field Building Leadership Initiative: Advancing Ecohealth in Southeast Asia Hung Nguyen-Viet* and Regional Core Group Members *Regional Coordinator of FBLI Coordinating Unit of FBLI, CENPHER/HSPH Hanoi School of Public Health
  2. 2. • Studies the health and well-being impacts of development factors using integrative approaches of Ecohealth/One Health with special focus on South East Asia with link to similar issues of Africa. • Focus on the link between health and agriculture, infectious and zoonotic diseases, chemical pollution, food safety and nutrition, from lab to the field.  Ecosystem Health / One Health  Food Safety  Health Impact Assessment Main research themes
  3. 3. Rational for FBLI • Ecohealth usefulness and more recently introduced in South East Asia (SEA) • Need to strengthen individual, institutional and country capacity in understanding and applying this approach within the context of the region. • FBLI aims at advancing ecohealth in SEA through integrating research, training, policy and networking • Focusing on solving human health problems associated with agricultural intensification in SEA countries.
  4. 4. Partners and Regional Core Group (RCG)
  5. 5. Main components of FBLI • Yuanmou (CN) • Hanam (VN) • Chachoengsao (TH) • Pangalengen , West Java (ID) “Site based- concept”
  6. 6. Research Using ecohealth approaches to manage ecosystems and health in the context of agricultural intensification • Generate knowledge: links and interactions among agricultural practices, ecosystems, poverty alleviation and health. • Develop practical and innovative solutions to address health and environment problems identified. • Engage with local policy makers during the early stage of the research process, and to inform them about research findings. Multi-institutional, inter-disciplinary team
  7. 7. Where are we active? • Yuanmou (CN) • Hanam (VN) • Chachoengsao (TH) • Pangalengen , West Java (ID) “Site based- concept” Dairy Production: Connecting Issues and Finding Interventions for Small-Scale Farming in a Southeast Asian Context Reduce pesticide use and its health and environment impact in Yuanmou County, Yunnan Province, China Rubber Plantation Expansion and Increased Risk of Vector-Borne Diseases in Eastern Thailand Better Human and Animal Waste Management in Hanam Province, Vietnam (Eco-HAWAM)
  8. 8. Capacity building
  9. 9. Knowledge translation
  10. 10. The FBLI Ecohealth Trainer Manual and Regional Ecohealth/One Health in SEA • Developed by a group of researchers working in the field of Ecohealth, including FBLI team members • Focus on how to teach Ecohealth • Publication and launch in May 2013 Highlights: Capacity Building Free download at: https://www.vetswithoutborders.ca/ge t-involved/resources/fbli
  11. 11. Regional Ecohealth/One Health short course in SEA • Regionally based trainers • Practical, theory and field work • Built on EHRC Chiangmai success of risk assessment and ecohealth course • 25 participants from SEA Highlights: Capacity Building
  12. 12. • Master and PhD in One Health and Ecosytem Management (first intake expected for 2014 at Mahidol University) • Ecohealth Future Leader Program (University of Indonesia) • Journal One Health and Ecosytem Management (to be launched early 2014) • Ecohealth Network Highlights: Capacity Building
  13. 13. Planning and Expected Outcomes • 5 years: 2012-2017 • Ecohealth is well-positioned to become a sustainable dynamic field. A vibrant and visible ecohealth research community has emerged in Southeast Asia. • Path-breaking research findings and practical solutions - action research approaches to locally defined problems and issues. • A robust and critical mass of training materials and pedagogy, regional cases, best practices, and regional short courses and degree programs. • Strong and enduring linkages among policy makers and researchers.
  14. 14. Regional EH lessons learned and partnership…. EHRC 1 EHRC 2
  15. 15. Thank you!
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