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Science Writing Mentorship Program

Network for Evaluation of One Health (NEOH)

African Swine Fever (ASF) ecology and epidemiology in Eastern Europe (Kazakhstan)

2018

Risk-based border inspection in Kosovo and Albania

Incentive systems for veterinarians to promote a reduction of the prescription of antibiotics in veal calves.

Establishment of a risk assessment unit at the Moldovan food safety agency

Freedom from Disease - Evaluation of the sampling program for IBR and EBL in Switzerland

Action plan for the Moldovan dairy sector

Market Research on Point-of-Care Testing

Reducing the risk of exposure to antimicrobial resistance for consumers

Review of the BSE risk status of the States of Jersey

Analysis and advice on poultry sampling for Salmonella spp in low throughout slaughterhouses in the UK

Assessment of the risk of hepatitis E in Switzerland

2017

Evaluation of the Global Framework for the Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases (GF-TADs)

One Health for brucellosis in Armenia

Science Writing Mentorship Program

EU-FORA

2016

Continuous education of veterinary and food safety officers

EMPRES evaluation

Review of existing One Health Epidemiology training materials for South African professionals

SANTERO: Risk based surveillance for animal health in Europe

Biosecurity and traceability in the poultry sector in Moldova

Animal welfare at slaughter

Establishment of a risk-based food safety control system in the dairy value chain in Ukraine

Understanding and combating African Swine Fever in Europe (ASF-STOP)

2015

Systematic review of the significance of the food chain in the context of AMR

Network for Evaluation of One Health (NEOH)

FMD capacity building in Mauritania (2015 - 2017)

Risk analysis of potential Trichinella exposure for pigs with outdoor access (2015 - 2016)

Development of a spatial risk assessment framework for assessing exotic disease incursion and spread through Europe (SPARE project)

Evaluation of the Swiss early detection system for (re-)emerging diseases

African Swine Fever (ASF) ecology and epidemiology in Eastern Europe

African Swine Fever (ASF) ecology and epidemiology in Eastern Europe (Armenia)

African Swine Fever (ASF) ecology and epidemiology in Eastern Europe (Georgia)

African Swine Fever (ASF) ecology and epidemiology in Eastern Europe (Kazakhstan)

Assessment of the Animal Health and Laboratory Information Systems in Vietnam

2014

Potential use of farm of origin information for more targeted inspection of Cysticercus bovis

Equinella - interactive data visualization

Evaluation of animal health reports (2013)

Linkage between antimicrobial usage and development of resistance (2014-ongoing)

Implementation of risk-based SPS inspections in the Western Balkan region (2014)

2013

EFFORT Project

A tool to assess the capacity of food control systems

Workshops on the principles of risk-based SPS inspections

Facilitating trade of beef to the EU (2013)

Assessment of impact of changes in meat inspection (2013-ongoing)

Use of antimicrobials in livestock (2013)

Independent Evaluation of OECD conference (2013)

Swissgenetics: Feed risk assessment (2013)

eLearning Tools

Economics of surveillance conducted in the One Health context (2013 - 2015)

2012

NEAT (2012 - 2015)

Pandemic Preparedness Workshop

Risksur (2012 - 2015)

ASForce (2012 - 2015)

Strengthening of the veterinary services in Mongolia (2012-2016)

Use of antimicrobials in the livestock sector

Era-Net VICE

MINAPIG: alternatives to antimicrobial use in pig production (2012 - 2015)

2011

Prevention and control of BSE in Costa Rica (2011-2012)

AHVLA: review of meat inspection practices (2011 - 2012)

Global Initiative for Food Systems Leadership (2011 - 2013)

Syngenta: fertiliser risk assessment

Swissgenetics: optimising biosecurity at cattle breeding station

Boehringer Ingelheim: antimicrobials in food animals

Risk assessment for a medical company

Establishing risk analysis capacities in Viet Nam II (2011)

Meat inspection as a contribution to animal health surveillance (2011 - 2012)

2010

Contribution to the development of a MSc course on One Health for Massey University (2010 - 2011)

Standards and Trade Development Facility STDF (2010 – ongoing)

World Bank reports “People, Pathogens and Our Planet” (2010 - 2012)

2009

International Training Project with Hokkaido University, University of Bern and the Swiss Federal Veterinary Office (2009 - 2012)

FMD control in Turkey (2009-2010)

BSE Risk Assessment Panama (2009 - 2010)

Obtaining an EU approval for importation of beef by a Latin American country

Control and eradication of scrapie and echinococcosis in the Northern part of Cyprus

2008

Swiss Cervelas Taks Force (2008)

2007

Zoonotic and animal diseases affecting trade in Viet Nam – national capacity building and SPS obligations in Viet Nam (2007 – 2008)

Development of guidelines for risk management in cattle diseases with Nestlé

Risk-based surveillance for Avian Influenza (2007)

Working Group Zoonotic Diseases (2007-2012)

Development of action plan to strengthen veterinary services in Georgia (2007)

Training for Avian Influenza epidemiology in Indonesia (2007)

Establishing risk analysis capacities in Viet Nam I (2007)

2006

Validation of a new serological test for Trichinella spp. (2006-2007)

Risk-based surveillance for Trichinella spp. in Switzerland (2006-2009)

Development of guidelines and measures towards the prevention of AI with Nestlé

BSE risk assessment for Brazil and Argentina (2005-2006)

2005

Raw material TSE risk assessment

Market assessment for animal health diagnostics

BSE testing recommendations (2005 - 2008)

Freedom of FMD with vaccination in Oruro, Bolivia (2005-2006)

2004

Capacity building for the control and prevention of BSE (2004-2008)

Biodiesel safety assessment

2002

TAFS foundation (2002 - ongoing)

Reducing the risk of exposure to antimicrobial resistance for consumers

Under the lead of social scientists of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, this project is implemented under the National Research Program 72 “Antimicrobial Resistance” of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF).

In order to mitigate the exposure of Swiss consumers to antimicrobial resistance (AMR), this project aims to develop targeted interventions strategies at consumer level.

As a first step, exposure pathways to AMR for Swiss consumers will be mapped, and subsequently ranked according to their relative importance. Second, the risk perception of stakeholders with regard to AMR transmission pathways shall be examined by performing semi-structured interviews with veterinarians, farmers and consumers. A gap analysis will then be performed to compare the exposure framework with the perception of the stakeholders in order to develop specific intervention strategies.

In a final step, a parallel randomized controlled trial will be implemented to assess to what extent tailored messages about AMR preventive measures can change people’s risk awareness, their willingness to adopt such measures and their preventive behaviour compared to general (non-tailored) information about AMR prevention.

SAFOSO is a collaborator in this project and is mainly involved in the implementation of the first step (risk mapping and ranking), as well as the gap analysis.