On Wednesday 31 Octtober 2012, Delia Grace, a veterinary epidemiologist and food safety expert with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) gives a ‘livestock live talk’ on The deadly gifts of livestock at the ILRI campus in Nairobi.
Grace’s presentation will focus on the socioeconomic and health impact of zoonoses (diseases transmitted between livestock and humans) and the current ‘hot topics’ in research on these diseases. The seminar takes place at the John Vercoe Auditorium at the ILRI Nairobi campus from 1500 to 1600 hours.
Grace obtained her PhD from the Institute for Parasitology and Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Free University of Berlin (Germany) in 2006. Currently, her research work involves developing and managing risk-based approaches to animal diseases, particularly zoonoses (animal diseases that can be transmitted to humans), in developing countries. Before joining ILRI as a postdoctoral scientist, Delia worked for seven years in community-based animal health programs in Asia, East Africa and West Africa. She has written several papers and guides on participatory approaches to veterinary epidemiology. She has also developed and implemented training courses in participatory risk assessment and risk analysis for food safety. Her research interests include:
- Veterinary epidemiology
- Risk–based approaches for zoonotic diseases
- Training and capacity building
- Community based animal health and participatory approaches,animal welfare and gender development.
‘Livestock live talks’ is a seminar series at ILRI that aims to address livestock-related issues, mobilize external as well as in-house expertise and audiences and engage the livestock community around interdisciplinary conversations that ask hard questions and seek to refine current research concepts and practices.
All ILRI staff, partners and donors, and interested outsiders are invited. Those non-staff wanting to come, please contact Angeline Nekesa at a.nekesa[at]cgiar.org (or via ILRI switchboard 422-3000) to let her know. If you would like to give one of these seminars, or have someone you would like to recommend, please contact Silvia Silvestri at s.silvestri[at]cgiar.org (or via ILRI switchboard 422-3000).