In Asia, there were several Ecohealth programs in past mainly funded by IDRC. We are in the process of contacting different leaders of past and ongoing EcoHealth programs to form a critical mass of EcoHealth practitioners in Asia.
Among these programs, Ecohealth Field Building Leadership Initiative (FBLI) in Southeast Asia (SEA) was a consortium focusing on solving human health problems associated with agricultural intensification and other challenges. Within SEA countries, agricultural intensification has and is further expected to have profound implications for ecosystems and health. Partners from FBLI have been keeping contact and trying to promote Ecohealth in the region
Vision of FBLI
Throughout Southeast Asia, agricultural intensification practices and related processes are driving forces that profoundly affect people, ecosystems and health. Ecohealth provides holistic approaches and collaborative platforms to help synchronize partners in the region against negative health impacts from agricultural intensification.
Organizational Structure and Governance – FBLI Consortium
Implementation of FBLI took place over a five-year lifespan, with primary focus on four countries: China, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.
The principal implementing partners in the FBLI consortium are:
- Health Systems Research Institute, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
- Department of Environmental Health, Hanoi University of Public Health, Vietnam
- Center of Excellence for Vectors and Vector-Borne Diseases, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Thailand
- Institute for Health and Development Studies, Kunming Medical University, China and
Kunming Institute of Botany, China
- Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia
- Veterinarians without Borders/Vétérinaires sans Frontières-Canada (VWB/VSF)
More information can be found at: http://www.ecohealthasia.net/
Contact: Dr Hung Nguyen
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Room 301 – 302, B1 Building, Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound
298 Kim Ma, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: +84 4 32373995 (ext. 103), Fax: +84 4 32373996