This report, commissioned by DFID from the CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL), supports a meta-database of information resources which focus on key researchable issues relating to Zoonoses and Emerging Livestock Systems. The project scope is strongly focused on smallholder livestock production systems and poverty alleviation, while the geographic scope is mainly on South East Asia, South Asia and Sub Saharan Africa. The aim is to assist researchers and reviewers in thinking broadly about the research opportunities, and to point people to information resources in the database that might be useful. The database and report focus more on generic systems than on specific diseases, and on key institutions, policies and stakeholders, rather than on technical knowledge which is more readily available to researchers and reviewers. The report analyses five cross-cutting themes: (1) health systems strengthening research; (2) livestock value chains and zoonoses; (3) ecosystems, natural resource management and livestock production systems and their relationship with zoonoses; (4) sustainable management of endemic zoonoses; and (5) management of zoonotic disease emergencies. Further detail is provided in Annexes to the report including seven case studies: Nipah, Rift Valley Fever, HPAI, Brucellosis, Hydatid disease, Livestock Value Chains, and Rabies.
Australian Animal Health Laboratory. Collating examples of Institutions, Policies and Stakeholders involved in the Management of Zoonoses. AAHL, Geelong, Australia (2012) 109 pp.