A Network of Veterinary Public Health and Zoonotic Diseases in Asia
Objectives of VPH Net work
i) Create an inventory of electronic addresses (the network) of veterinarians, laboratories, institutions involved in the area of Veterinary Public Health (VPH), zoonotic and foodborne diseases.
ii) Compile information on the epidemiology, diagnosis and control of zoonotic and foodborne diseases.
iii) Provide the network with relevant news, stimulate interaction and collaboration.
iv) Annually organise an electronic conference on one or more relevant issues (i.e. Control programmes of Brucellosis, control programmes of parasitic zoonoses e.g. Cysticercosis etc.)
v) Collect, analyse and collate information relevant to zoonoses and VPH
vi) In collaboration with the Animal Health Service and FAO Collaborating Centres, develop strategies for control and prevention of zoonotic and foodborne diseases and distribute conclusions and recommendations through the network.
vii) Establish linkages to other networks on Veterinary Public Health including Regional FAO Networks and the Global FAO VPH Network.