The following examples may elucidate the work being done within this framework; not only since 2012, the year of the implementation.
The case of the Joint Master Programme in Veterinary Public Health (MVPH) of Freie Universität Berlin and Chiang Mai University in Thailand:
Every master student carries out a laboratory based field study in his/her home country; within this academic requirement of home country studies diagnostic laboratory work is done in the respective `home´ lab:
|Philippines||Microbiol. hygiene status pig slaughterhouse||Prof. Fries|
|Vietnam||Salmonella spp. diagnostics||Prof. Fries|
|Thailand||Str. suis in healthy slaughter pigs||Prof. Fries|
|Philippines||Campylobacter spp. diagnostics||Prof. Alter|
|Vietnam||Vibrio spp. diagnostics, antimicrob. resistance||Prof. Alter|
|Nepal||Salmonella spp. diagnostics||Prof. Hafez|
|Bangladesh||Antimicrobial resistance using E. coli||Prof. Hafez|
|China||ESBL resistance in dairy cows||Prof. Rösler|
|Bhutan||Inspection of cattle intended for slaughter||Prof. Fries|
|Cambodia||Inspection of swine intended for slaughter||Prof. Fries|
All master thesis of the Joint Programme can be found under Veterinary Public Health Centre for Asia The Thesis of 4th student generation.
Furthermore, the VPH Centre for Asia Pacific (VPHCAP) of the Partner Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Chiang Mai University improved and updated its capacity: Salmonella serotyping for the Master Studies had been done for years by the FU VPH Panel only, now having been taken over by the VPHAPC.
Integrated and ongoing:
See the respective websites: http://vphcap.vet.cmu.ac.th/information.php
Every year, the Institute for Meat Hygiene organises a scientific conference on VPH issues emphasizing in particular the food chain and control measures.
Themes covered included, among others:
Contributions are published as proceeding volumes and can be obtained from Institute for Meat Hygiene and -Technology (we09).
In the EU, trained (lay) persons are active in (p.m.) food animal inspection procedures. For official auxiliaries acc. to Reg. (EC) 854/2004, training courses of 6 month duration are run on a regular basis; in 2009 with 44 participants and 2006/07 with 27 participants.
(Fries/ Baumann under the BMZ-ILRI “Safe Food Fair Food 2” Project, SFFF2-Project)