Any views expressed within media held on this service are those of the contributors, should not be taken as approved or endorsed by the University, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University in respect of any particular issue.

One Health

One Health

Updates on research, policy and teaching activities exploring the complex relationships between human, animal and planetary health.

One Health Chat: Improving Livestock Data in Low and Middle-Income Countries

A conversation on the fringes of the World One Health Congress 2020

By Vanessa Meadu

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has underlined why we need good data for decision making. In the context of One Health, this includes better data about zoonotic diseases, and better data about how the crisis is impacting the livestock sector.

Better data on animal health and productivity is also crucial to support One Health initiatives in low- and middle-income countries. But when decisions are based as much on data as on politics, how can the science community engage better with decision-makers?

Watch five leaders from the livestock community in conversation about these topics. This discussion was held on the fringes of the 2020 World One Health Congress.


Prof. Andy Peters, Supporting Evidence Based Interventions (SEBI) on behalf of the Livestock Data for Decisions (LD4D) Community of practice.


  • Lois Muraguri, Director, Operational Support and External Affairs, GALVmed
  • Dr. ‘Sam T’ Thevasagayam, Deputy Director, Global Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Prof. Mizeck Chagunda, Head of the Department of Animal Breeding and Husbandry in the Tropics and Subtropics, University of Hohenheim
  • Prof. Appolinaire Djikeng, Director, Centre For Tropical Livestock Genetics & Health (CTLGH)

Vanessa Meadu is Communications and Knowledge Exchange Specialist with Supporting Evidence Based Interventions (SEBI) based at the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.


Report this page

To report inappropriate content on this page, please use the form below. Upon receiving your report, we will be in touch as per the Take Down Policy of the service.

Please note that personal data collected through this form is used and stored for the purposes of processing this report and communication with you.

If you are unable to report a concern about content via this form please contact the Service Owner.

Please enter an email address you wish to be contacted on. Please describe the unacceptable content in sufficient detail to allow us to locate it, and why you consider it to be unacceptable.
By submitting this report, you accept that it is accurate and that fraudulent or nuisance complaints may result in action by the University.