Delia Grace

Delia Grace

Professor Food Safety Systems, NRI; joint appointed scientist, ILRI

Delia is an epidemiologist and veterinarian with 20 years experience in developing countries. She is a graduate from several leading universites including the National University of Ireland, Edinburgh University, the Free University Berlin and Cornell University. She leads research on zoonoses and foodborne disease at the International Livestock Research Institute in Kenya and the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Human Nutrition and Health. Her main research focus is food safety in the domestic markets of developing countries. Research interests include emerging diseases, participatory epidemiology, gender and animal welfare. Her career has spanned the private sector, field-level community development and aid management, as well as research.  She has lived and worked in Asia, west and east Africa and authored or co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications as well as training courses, briefs, films, articles and blog posts

My Projects

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Capacitating One Health in Eastern and Southern Africa (COHESA)

Urban food markets in Africa: Incentivizing food safety using a pull-push approach

Urban food markets in Africa: Incentivizing food safety using a pull-push approach

MoreMilk: Making the most of milk

MoreMilk: Making the most of milk

Still life with bicycle and milk cans

MycoSafe-South: European–African partnership for safe and efficient use of mycotoxin mitigation strategies in sub-Saharan Africa

Building capacity for institutionalizing food safety tracking in African Union member states

Building capacity for institutionalizing food safety tracking in African Union member states

Safe food, fair food for Cambodia

Safe food, fair food for Cambodia

Ecosystem approaches to the better management of zoonotic emerging infectious diseases in the Southeast Asia region

Ecosystem approaches to the better management of zoonotic emerging infectious diseases in the Southeast Asia region

Rapid assessment of potential benefits to human health and nutrition from research on livestock and fish market chains in Asia and Africa

Rapid assessment of potential benefits to human health and nutrition from research on livestock and fish market chains in Asia and Africa

Managing risk in emerging pork markets: an international South-South symposium

Managing risk in emerging pork markets: an international South-South symposium

Mapping of poverty and likely zoonoses hotspots

Mapping of poverty and likely zoonoses hotspots

A systematic review of zoonoses transmission and livestock-wildlife interactions

A systematic review of zoonoses transmission and livestock-wildlife interactions

Getting more from livestock: The potential of collective action to improve the quality of animal-source foods informally marketed by women

Getting more from livestock: The potential of collective action to improve the quality of animal-source foods informally marketed by women

My Blog Posts

Tatu Ibrahimu, a unit brooder leader under AKM Glitters in Tanzania.

ILRI News

The rewards and risks of fast-changing food systems

Women in the market (fruit products)

ILRI News

The missing middle of the farm-to-fork journey

Ramping up investments in food safety, the 'Cinderella sister' of One Health

Opinion and analysis

Could bird flu be the next global pandemic?

Global Burden of Animal Diseases: A novel approach to understanding and managing disease in livestock and aquaculture

How COVID-19 measures have affected food safety in East Africa

ILRI News

Informal food markets: what it takes to make them safer

Africa’s growing risk of diseases that spread from animals to people

My Publications

The public health importance and management of infectious poultry diseases in smallholder systems in Africa

  • Grace, Delia
  • Knight-Jones, Theodore J.D.
  • Melaku, A.
  • Alders, R.
  • Jemberu, Wudu T.

Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella, and the prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus in dairy cattle and camels under pastoral production system

  • Hunduma, D.
  • Amenu, Kebede
  • Desta, Hiwot
  • Grace, Delia
  • Agga, G.E.
  • Dego, O.K.

Antibiotic quality and use practices amongst dairy farmers and drug retailers in central Kenyan highlands

  • Muloi, Dishon
  • Kurui, P.
  • Sharma, Garima
  • Ochieng, Linnet
  • Ng'ang'a, Fredrick M.
  • Gudda, Fredrick
  • Muthini, J.M.
  • Grace, Delia
  • Dione, Michel M.
  • Moodley, Arshnee
  • Muneri, C.

Potential food safety risks in tomato value chains in urban settings of Eastern Ethiopia: a qualitative investigation

  • Amenu, Kebede
  • Megersa, B.
  • Jaleta, M.B.
  • Dinede, Getachew
  • Worku, H.
  • Kasim, K.
  • Taha, M.
  • Ibrahim, A.M.
  • Kedir, J.
  • Mego, Lina
  • Roesel, Kristina
  • Roothaert, R.
  • Srinivasan, R.
  • Grace, Delia
  • Knight-Jones, Theodore J.D.

The global burden of neglected zoonotic diseases: Current state of evidence

  • Bari, C. di
  • Venkateswaran, N.
  • Fastl, C.
  • Gabriël, S.
  • Grace, Delia
  • Havelaar, A.H.
  • Huntington, B.
  • Patterson, G.T.
  • Rushton, J.
  • Speybroeck, N.
  • Torgerson, Paul R.
  • Pigott, D.M.
  • Devleesschauwer, B.

Effect of light-touch intervention and associated factors to microbial contamination at small-scale pig slaughterhouses and traditional pork shops in Vietnam

  • Hai Hoang Tuan Ngo
  • Sinh Dang-Xuan
  • Målqvist, M.
  • Luong Nguyen-Thanh
  • Phuc Pham-Duc
  • Phi Nguyen-Hong
  • Hang Le-Thi
  • Hung Nguyen-Viet
  • Trang Thi-Huyen Le
  • Grace, Delia
  • Lindahl, Johanna F.
  • Unger, Fred