GREASE is a regional network to support Research Activities for a better Management of Emerging Epidemic Risks in Southeast Asia. It responds to the challenge of emerging transboundary animal infections and zoonotic diseases by producing a theoretical and operational framework in the framework of the “One Health” approach. Therefore, every disciplines linked to the Management of Emerging Epidemic Risks are involved: Veterinary medicine, Public Health, Ecology, Economics, Sociology, Geography, Modelling Sciences, Biostatistics, etc.
GREASE provides scientific and institutional support to facilitate interactions between various stakeholders including:
- Scientists from Southeast Asia and worldwide
- Decision-makers: National veterinary services and Institutes, International agencies (OIE, FAO, WHO, etc.)
- Local actors: Farmers, market chains operators, local authorities, NGOs, communities’ representatives, etc.
“GREASE is research and training platform in partnership implemented by Cirad and its partners in Southeast Asia”.
The core members of this regional network coordinated by CIRAD are: Kasetsart University (KU) in Thailand, the National Institute for Veterinary Research (NIVR) in Vietnam, the National University of Laos (NUOL), the National Veterinary Research Institute (NAVRI) in Cambodia, Central Mindanao University (CMU) in the Philippines, Gadjah Mada University (UGM) in Indonesia and Cirad, a French agricultural research center.
Associated partners also participate in the network for the implementation of projects or workshops and for trainings organization: IPC, HKU-PRC, MU-A, AVSF, IRD, INP Toulouse, CNRS, OIE, FAO-RAP, AIT, OUCRU, Thammasat University, TDR, KKU, VPHCAP, CMU and SESAM-UPLB. An extension of this regional network’s activities to China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Indonesia is under development.
Dr. Flavie Goutard
GREASE Network Coordinator
CIRAD Bangkok, Thailand
Dr. Alan Dargantes
GREASE Network President
CMU Bukidnon, Philippines