Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a contagious and fatal neurological disease of deer and elk. CWD affects both captive and free-ranging cervids in North America. Currently there is no effective treatment for CWD and management practices to prevent CWD transmission in both captive and wild cervids are limited.
The 2014 Global Health Institute was held in Chiang Mai Thailand this February. The Institute provided an opportunity for global participants learn and work together on the impact of globalization on health and identify strategies that support a healthy and productive global workforce. Lead by instructors from the University of Minnesota and multiple educational institutions in Thailand the two week Institute provided intensive focus on One Health Leadership, cross-species surveillance, comparative public health systems and policies, and analytic epidemiology & field pathology.
is a new section of the One to One Newsletter, which will focus on partners and partnership. P2 will provide practical information on partnering and illuminate the elements involved in the shared success CAHFS has had with many superb partners since the Center’s inception in 2001.
To kick things off we will examine five elements of successful partnerships: shared vision, synergy, contribution, shared recognition and transparency.
Elements of successful partnerships
I recently had the opportunity to present a CAHFS update to the faculty of the Department of VPM of the CVM. In reviewing materials to develop the presentation, I was again reminded of the critical role CAHFS plays in impacting animal health, food safety, and public health globally. Thanks to the efforts of CAHFS faculty, staff, residents and graduate students in collaboration with numerous public-private partners, we continue to demonstrate success to facilitate collaborative research, build veterinary public health capacity, and deliver relevant outreach.
Risk analysis has become an increasingly in-demand tool among countries and intergovernmental organizations because of its systematic, scientific and disciplined approach to food safety decision-making. Risk analysis utilizes available science to make the most informed decisions to reduce the risks to humans, plants, and animals. Risk assessment, risk management, and risk communication are three distinct but connected components of risk analysis.
Are consumers entitled to know whether their food is genetically engineered, or is labeling an unnecessary tool that induces fear of safe food products? Is backyard poultry production an ethical and environmentally-sound practice, or does it compromise consumer health by spreading foodborne illness?
An infographic gives a visual of the contributions made by the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety to the education mission of the University of Minnesota.
Keeping healthy in a rapidly changing world
Newsletter 2013 Issue 3, Letter from Will Hueston, Executive Director of GIFSL
Download or view a side-by-side comparison infographic of the University of Minnesota and Chiang Mai University.
This summer the Food and Agriculture Organization offered several University of Minnesota (UMN) students internships at its country offices in Morocco, Rwanda, and Peru.
Five students from the School of Public Health (SPH) and the UMN law school gained valuable international experience and the opportunity to observe agriculture methods, systems of productions and Intergovernmental Organization’s operations in contexts vastly different than the U.S. through the continued partnership between FAO and UMN.