INGSA-Asia Guidebook on Countering Zoonotic Spillover in the Southeast Asia Region

The Guidebook – who and why?

To better understand the key factors that can contribute to zoonotic spillover, INGSA- Asia chapter in partnership with the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) undertook a project to develop a guidebook with a goal to inform prevention and mitigation of zoonotic spillover originating in the live animal supply chain in the Southeast Asia region in the context of the One Health appraoch.

Who should use this Guidebook?

The guidebook is designed to be used by those working to reduce the risk of zoonotic spillover in SEA. It also serves as an inspiration and resource for other to adapt. Readers who seek to gain an overall understanding of the issues and strategies for addressing them can read the guidebook in sequence from beginning to end. Readers who are facing specific challenges, such as cross-border trafficking of wildlife, may prefer to access only specific modules or use this document to identify relevant reports and organizations that can provide assistance.

What is this Guidebook about?

This work reflects the joint efforts of INGSA, NASEM, and the participants who participated in the workshop series and writing of the guidebook. The modules may be accessed in order or piecemeal, depending on the needs of the user. The eight modules reflect partnerships in leadership and authorship among regional and technical experts.

Project Management

The project, Countering Zoonotic Spillover of High Consequence Pathogens (HCP), is conducted in collaboration with the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM).

The project is locally managed by Project Officer, Hazel Yean Ru Ann, who is co-located with the INGSA-Asia office at Sunway University, Malaysia.

If you or your organisation are involved with the live animal supply chain in Asia, or have expertise in zoonosis, we encourage you to get in touch with the Project Officer and help us to operationalise and disseminate best practice in the field.