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Reducing Health Risks Related to Commercial Farming of Wild Animals in Viet Nam

14 April 2023

Standardised and specific regulations for wildlife farms in preventing zoonotic disease emergence and spillover in Viet Nam were presented and verified at the consultation workshop organised by the One Health Partnership (OHP) Secretariat and GIZ on April 14, 2023.

Various questions and follow-up points have been raised regarding the studies results. ©GIZ/ Pham Phuong Thao
Various questions and follow-up points have been raised regarding the studies results. ©GIZ/ Pham Phuong Thao

These proposals are part of the studies conducted in 2022 by the project “Reducing health risks in the wild animal trade in Viet Nam” in eight provinces. They identified the gaps in the existing policy system, as well as factors determining the adoption of prevention and control measures on zoonotic emergence and spillover risks in wildlife farms.

Discussion results from the workshop will be considered when developing a new decree regulating wildlife farm management and will also contribute to the implementation of the Master Plan for the OHP Framework for Zoonoses, 2021 – 2025.

Group discussions on addressing factors that influence decision-making on measures for addressing zoonotic emergence and spill-over risks, and on enhancing the legal framework addressing zoonotic emergence and spill-over in farming and consuming wild animals. ©GIZ/ Nguyen Huu Minh
Group discussions on addressing factors that influence decision-making on measures for addressing zoonotic emergence and spill-over risks, and on enhancing the legal framework addressing zoonotic emergence and spill-over in farming and consuming wild animals. ©GIZ/ Nguyen Huu Minh

Date
April 14, 2023

Location
Hanoi, Viet Nam

Contact Person
Anja Barth