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.


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Master's thesis

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Global food safety news and updates

Interview: Antimicrobials use in animals – why, when and how?

WOAH  - 20  July 2022
The World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH, founded as OIE) has recently released a landmark report with trends on the global use of antimicrobials in animals.

WOAH raises community awareness on zoonosis through rural radio in Western and Central Africa

WOAH - 13 July 2022
By increasing knowledge on animal diseases and the risk of spillover, the EBO-SURSY Project is helping to prevent future zoonotic disease outbreaks, ...

Crossing the species barrier: COVID-19, an example of reverse zoonosis

WOAH - 6 July 2022
On World Zoonosis Day, the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH, founded as OIE) revisits 2021’s key events of COVID-19 in animals, ...

Monkeypox: Who is at risk?

WHO - 22 July 2022
Which communities are most at risk of Monkeypox in the current outbreak and why? WHO’s Andy Seale explains how we can support the communities at risk in Science in 5.

Exploring blockchain technology to transform agrifood systems

FAO - 4 August 2022
To feed more people without exacerbating the climate crisis, we urgently need our agrifood systems to become more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable.

Global food commodity prices decline in July

FAO - 5 August 2022
Rome - The benchmark for world food commodity prices declined significantly in July, with major cereal and vegetable oil prices recording double-digit percentage declines, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported today.

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