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A lesson using One health Approach in Traditional Vietnamese Markets in COVID-19 Pandemic

Updated: Jan 4

Food Supply Chains in traditional Vietnamese markets in COVID-19 pandemic: A lesson using One health approach

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis and has enormously affected every aspect of human life. Besides the medical crisis, COVID-19 can lead to an insecure food supply, particularly in vulnerable communities. In Vietnam, the market plays a vital role in the whole country's food supply system; any disruptions in this chain can have huge effects on the overall population. The food supply chain is domino-like, and any part of the process can be unsafe during a pandemic.

One way to prevent such a pandemic is through interventions at the human-animal-environment interface using an integrated One Health (OH) approach. According to the World health organization (WHO), the COVID-19 pandemic is a powerful demonstration that the health of humans, animals, and ecosystems is intimately linked.

This project is led by Dr. Le Dinh Duong, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hue University, Vietnam. The project aims to rapidly evaluate the local workplaces' risk of the COVID-19 pandemic and investigate employees' knowledge, attitude, and practice toward the disease during the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Vietnam.