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Ecohealth Field-building Leadership Initiative in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is undergoing rapid agricultural intensification affecting crops, livestock and plantation forestry. Such agricultural change can be good for human health by improving food security, nutrition and income. However, intensification can also increase the risk of disease, exposure to agro-chemicals and loss of biodiversity. This grant will allow a consortium of research centres in China, Indonesia, Thailand and Viet Nam to carry out research, capacity building, policy advocacy and networking on the links between changing agricultural practices and human health. At the same time, the consortium will endeavour to strengthen the emerging field of Ecohealth research and practice in Southeast Asia.

Project ID
106556
Project Status
Completed
End Date
Duration
60 months
IDRC Officer
Arlyne Beeche
Total Funding
CA$ 4,000,000.00
Location
China
Indonesia
Thailand
Programs
Food, Environment, and Health
Food, Environment, and Health
Institution Country
China
Project Leader
Dr Fang Jing
Institution
Kunming Medical University as represented by Jiang Runsheng
Institution Country
Thailand
Project Leader
Dr Pattamaporn Kittayapong
Institution
Mahidol University
Institution Country
China
Project Leader
Dr Xu Jianchu
Institution
Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences as represented by Sun Hang
Institution Country
Viet Nam
Project Leader
Dr. Hung Nguyen-Viet
Institution
Hanoi School of Public Health
Institution Country
Thailand
Project Leader
Ms Pornpit Silkavute
Institution
Health Systems Research Institute
Institution Country
Viet Nam
Project Leader
Prof. Le Vu Anh
Institution
Vietnam Public Health Association
Institution Country
Canada
Project Leader
Sonia Fèvre
Institution
Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires sans frontières
Institution Country
Indonesia
Project Leader
Wiku Adisasmito
Institution
University of Indonesia

Outputs

Study

CENPHER five year report, 2009 – 2014 : from a research project to a research center

Article

Ecohealth research in Southeast Asia : past, present and the way forward