About the network
The general objective of the network is to improve the management of epidemiological emergent risks in Southeast Asia by strengthening synergies and skills sharing. GREASE involves stakeholders from Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Indonesia.
The impacts of global changes (including climate changes) on sanitary risks emergence are claimed by international organizations and supported by several international programs. Particularly, vast changes affecting biodiversity and livestock production/marketing may unexpectedly increase the risk of zoonotic diseases transmission.
Six research topics
- Defining interdependence between epidemiological and socio-economic systems in veterinarian public health
- Defining the interactions between biodiversity and health
- Improving epidemiological data sharing at the animal/human public health interface
- Evaluating and controlling animal and zoonotic diseases impact
- Development of participatory approaches for health risk management
- Educating inter-disciplinary students in a One-Health perspective
GREASE (Gestion des Risques Emergents en Asie du Sud-Est) is a regional network on Emergent Risks Management in South East Asia. It is currently coordinated by the CIRAD/Kasetsart University office (office of the international affairs of the Veterinary Medicine Faculty) in Bangkok.
Several international initiatives such as the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MEA 2005) and the One Heath initiative (2009) have emphasized the importance of cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary schemes including an ecosystem-based approach (i.e. ecosystem services providing regulation of pathogens and/or reservoirs and vectors).