disease control

This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on disease control. Click different tabs to see news items, research outputs, journal articles, video materials and presentations as well as ILRI projects and people related to disease control. See ILRI research on other subjects

The 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change was been formed to map out the impacts of climate change and the necessary policy responses. The central finding from the Commission's work is that tackling climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century. One of the authors of the paper is ILRI veterinary epidemiologist and food safety expert Delia Grace, of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jun/2015

A new ILRI report aims to identify key evidence gaps in our knowledge of livestock- and fisheries-linked antimicrobial resistance in the developing world, and to document ongoing or planned research initiatives on this topic by key stakeholders.

AgHealth, Jun/2015

On 9-10 June 2015, a delegation from CIRAD, the French agricultural research and international cooperation organization, visited ILRI in Nairobi to develop concrete ideas for collaboration between the two organizations. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jun/2015

Scientists from . . . CGIAR . . . are setting up a “preemptive breeding” program to develop livestock with resistance to potential widespread outbreaks of currently localized diseases to help reduce some of the losses that would occur. CGIAR scientists presented their preemptive breeding strategy and new evidence of threats from climate change to the science advisory body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change on June 4. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jun/2015

ILRI research on antimicrobial use in livestock production in developing countries was presented at a global conference on One Health held in Spain in May 2015.

AgHealth, Jun/2015

For four decades, the Nairobi-based International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and its predecessor, the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases (ILRAD), conducted research on East Coast fever. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, May/2015

Deaths caused by East Coast fever, the biggest killer of East African cattle, dropped 89 per cent among calves which were also infected with other species of parasite that do not cause disease. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Apr/2015

An interesting, if scary, read is chapter 6 of the recently launched flagship report of IFPRI on reducing and managing food scares, co-written by Delia Grace at ILRI and John McDermott, who directs the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health, led by IFPRI. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Apr/2015

A new book compiling 25 contemporary studies on food safety in Africa's informal markets offers (surprising) lessons for much of the developing world. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Apr/2015

A new video documents the lessons from using a One Health approach to respond to the 2010 outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Miyazaki, Japan.

AgHealth, Mar/2015

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Eric Fevre
Professor of Veterinary Infectious Diseases, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool
Michel Mainack Dione
Post-doctoral Fellow Animal Health
Theo Knight-Jones
Epidemiologist/Food safety expert - Post-doctoral fellow

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People working on disease control

Eric Fevre
Professor of Veterinary Infectious Diseases, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool
Michel Mainack Dione
Post-doctoral Fellow Animal Health
Theo Knight-Jones
Epidemiologist/Food safety expert - Post-doctoral fellow