Veterinary Public Health and
Food Safety Centre for Asia Pacific (VPHCAP)

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

About us

Veterinary Public Health and Food Safety Centre for Asia Pacific (VPHCAP)

The establishment of the Regional Centre status for Veterinary Public Health at Chiang Mai University is relevant to the vision of the government that want Thailand being as kitchen of the world. It is also relevant to the strategies of increasing the competition capacity of the country, reinforcing the sustainable development of the country, developing society, solving the poverty of the country, and improving life's quality of the government.

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Who are we?

The centre was established since 2003. We have provided a Master program in MSc(VPH) (former the MVPH program) with more than 80 alumni from 15 countries in Asia, annual seminar/symposium, and 100+ training courses in Veterinary Public Health.

VPH Curriculum

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Master's thesis

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Food safety Lab

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Global One Health, Food Safety, and Zoonosis News & Updates

One Health Joint Plan of Action launched to address health threats to humans, animals, plants and environment

WOAH  - 17 October  2022
T​his first joint plan on One Health aims to create a framework to integrate systems and capacity so that we can collectively better prevent, predict, detect, and respond to health threats.

How WOAH International Standards contribute to boosting trade: the case of Namibia

WOAH - 14 October 2022
Highly infectious diseases such as foot and mouth disease (FMD) could spell disaster for livestock exports. Implementing WOAH’s International Standards, however, secures safe and fair international trade of animals and their products.

Health must be front and centre in the COP27 climate change negotiations

WHO - 6 November 2022
On the eve of the pivotal climate talks at COP27, WHO issues a grim reminder that the climate crisis continues to make people sick and jeopardizes lives and that health must be at the core of these critical negotiations.

Third meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) Emergency Committee regarding the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox

WHO - 1 November 2022
The WHO Director-General transmits the report of the third meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) Emergency Committee ...

Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems: China, Mexico, Morocco and Spain get additional sites, along with first one in Thailand

FAO - 4 November 2022
Rome - Five new sites - a mushroom-growing area in China, a traditional Maya agroforestry system in Mexico, an ancient community linking pastoralists ...

Benchmark for world food prices was broadly steady in October

FAO - 4 November 2022
Rome – The benchmark for world food commodity prices was broadly stable in October, with rising cereal prices more than offset by declines in quotations for other staples, ...

Food Safety Education

The VPHCAP has provided knowledge on food safety to the general public via a Youtube Channel: "FOOD SAFETY EDUCATION BY VPHCAP".


Personal Hygiene for Food Workers

The VPHCAP developed education media in three languages (Thai, Tai, Burmese) for the workers in food industries. High turn-over rate of workers and hiring of workers from neighboring countries were contributed to food hygienic issues as communication is the main problem between the workers and supervisors. The education media on personal hygiene helps the food facilties  on training their workers for safety of food.



A semiannually e-newsletter has captured half-year activities of the centre and updates of MVPH/MSc(VPH) alumni. Start from 2014, we have produced 14 issues of the newsletter.


Contact Us

Veterinary Public Health and Food Safety Centre for Asia Pacific (VPHCAP), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chiang Mai Univeristy
155 Moo.2, Mae Hia, Muang, Chiang Mai, 50100 Thailand

Tel.: (+66) 5394 8073
Fax: (+66) 5394 8072