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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

Assessment of the risk of hepatitis E in Switzerland

2017

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)

SANTERO: Risk based surveillance for animal health in Europe

The primary aim of the SANTERO project is to promote the enhancement of risk-based surveillance methods suitable for implementation across industries and countries in Europe as well as their dissemination and integration into existing surveillance routines in order to sustain progress towards their harmonised effective and efficient application.

More specifically, SANTERO pursues the following objectives:

  • To refine and enhance current methods for risk-based surveillance to increase their suitability and flexibility and thereby ensure their widespread implementation (e.g. www.fp7-risksur.eu). This will include novel approaches on a range of aspects such as harmonizing the documentation of surveillance activities, and by using behavioural approaches such as nudging to increase surveillance uptake by targeted end users.

  • To apply novel methods and approaches in populations and for hazards where risk-based surveillance is not yet widely adopted such as aquaculture and antimicrobial residues, to gain experience in the practical application within diverse industries and settings and to provide feedback on the utility of the methods and tools.

  • To increase the accessibility of risk-based surveillance methods and to reduce obstacles to implementation by providing excellence and consultation.

SAFOSO is the project coordinator and is also involved in different tasks:

  • Task 2.2: SAFOSO will conduct a case study about the surveillance system for antimicrobial residues in Switzerland regarding the applicability and advantages of risk-based surveillance

  • Task 3.1: SAFOSO will provide knowledge dissemination targeting the community of experts, active people in the design and/or evaluation of animal health surveillance programmes, etc. As a tool for dissemination, SAFOSO organizes a virtual summer school in June 2016 (http://santero.fp7-risksur.eu/news-events/santero-summer-school)

  • Task 3.3: SAFOSO will conduct an analysis of existing standards for the hazards selected for the case studies referred to under task 2.2.

SANTERO is a 12-month project, which started in March 2016. SANTERO is funded under the auspices of the Era-Net programme ANIHWA. Participating partners are supported by the national funding bodies and/or by their own institutional funds.