Animal Health / Disease Control / Epidemiology / Livestock / PENAPH

First announcement: PENAPH technical workshop 2012

The Participatory Epidemiology Network for Animal and Public Health (PENAPH) is a partnership of organizations and individuals that seek to facilitate the continued development and application of participatory methods in epidemiology. PENAPH partners include animal health and public health organizations committed to one health and ecohealth approaches. The overall goal of PENAPH is to enhance … Continue reading

Animal Health / Epidemiology / Surveillance

Institutional Analysis to Enhance Performance of Surveillance Systems

The 9 PENAPH partners have prepared a discussion paper on institutional approaches to surveillance systems that  has been selected for presentation at the International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance to be held in Lyon France on May 2011. The following is an introduction to the paper. Globally, it is recognized that effective health surveillance plays … Continue reading

Animal Health / Asia / Epidemiology / Livestock

Participatory disease surveillance in Armenia

This week, Syed Noman Ali provides an update on some work by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and others to  introduce participatory epidemiology to strengthen animal disease surveillance and control of Zoonotic diseases including highly pathogenic avian influenza in Armenia. Read the blogpost Continue reading

Animal Health / Capacity Strengthening / Epidemiology / PENAPH / West Africa

Participatory epidemiology trainers meet up in Togo

Training course for trainers in Participatory Epidemiology for Francophone countries in West Africa A 5-day training course for trainers in Participatory Epidemiology (PE) was held in Lomé (Togo) from 25 until 29 of January 2010. The 11 participants were selected from the 29 Participatory Disease Surveillance (PDS) practitioners trained in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire … Continue reading

Animal Health / Capacity Strengthening / Disease Control / Epidemiology / PENAPH / West Africa

Training course for trainers in Participatory Epidemiology, Lomé (Togo) 25 – 29 January 2010

A 5-day training course for trainers in Participatory Epidemiology (PE) will be held in Lomé (Togo) from 25 until 29 of January 2010. The 11 participants were selected from the 29 Participatory Disease Surveillance (PDS) practitioners trained in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Togo as part of the Early Detection Reporting Surveillance – Avian … Continue reading

Animal Health / Disease Control / Epidemiology / Livestock / PENAPH

Introducing PENAPH and PE

With human and veterinary medicine integrated into a common approach, participatory epidemiology is a powerful tool in international public health. Many initiatives in Africa and Asia have demonstrated that participatory methods empower communities and encourage teamwork between farmers, veterinarians, nurses, doctors, governments and other specialists. As a result, lives are changed through improved health, livelihood … Continue reading