Animal and human health

Objective

The program seeks to effectively manage or eliminate livestock, zoonotic and food-borne diseases that matter to the poor through the generation and use of knowledge, technologies and products, leading to higher farmer incomes and better health and nutrition for consumers and livestock.

Recent accomplishments

Instrumental in global initiatives, for example, in the World Health Organization strategy for cysticercosis control.

Introduction of technologies, policies, training and certification for informal milk traders benefiting 6.5 million consumers in India and Kenya and generating tens of millions of dollars in economic benefits.

Development of a Rift Valley fever decision-support framework protecting around 50 million people in East Africa.

ILRI News on Animal and human health

Youtube videos

Food safety in Uganda's livestock value chains

Photos from Flickr

Sep/2016 - Research estimating the cost of diseases can help policymakers make food safer. Central Highlands, Vietnam (photo credit: ILRI/Hanh Le Hanoi)Nov/2017 - ILRI supported the Livestock Training Agency (LITA) in Tanzania to train it's staff as Trainers of vaccinators of the ECF_ITM vaccine (photo credit: ILRI/Lwitiko Mwakalukwa). Nov/2017 - ILRI supported the Livestock Training Agency (LITA) in Tanzania to train it's staff as Trainers of vaccinators of the ECF_ITM vaccine (photo credit: ILRI/Lwitiko Mwakalukwa).Jun/2014 - Pork is eaten daily by most people in Vietnam (photo credit: ILRI/HUPH/Ngan Tran)Mar/2016 - Selling pork at a traditional 'wet' market in Hung Yen province, northern Vietnam (photo credit: ILRI/HUPH/Ngan Tran)Jun/2016 - Selling pork at a traditional 'wet' market in Hung Yen province, northern Vietnam (photo credit: ILRI/HUPH/Ngan Tran).Mar/2016 - Selling pork at a traditional 'wet' market in Hung Yen province, northern Vietnam (photo credit: ILRI/HUPH/Ngan Tran)Jun/2007 - In Ethiopia's Ghibe valley, ILRI-led Tsetse Fly control methods have allowed cattle to flourish in an area previously almost uninhabitable for them. This has encouragd more farming in the area, relieving to a degree population and soil erosion pressures in higher, Tsetse free, elevations. At the upper Ghibe ILRI station, cattle in the control herd are monitored monthly for trypanotolerance in different breeds. (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann)Jul/2013 - ILRI research is working towards more effective livestock vaccines (photo credit: ILRI/Paul Karaimu).