Prevention Detection Containment

Prevention Detection Containment

Training animal disease detectives in the Asia-Pacific

  • What is APCOVE?

APCOVE is a consortium of more than 40 veterinary epidemiologists, established to strengthen field veterinary epidemiology capacity in the Asia Pacific region.

APCOVE works with government animal health authorities and educators in the Asia-Pacific region. We help train animal disease detectives to detect, prevent and control animal disease outbreaks that may impact human health, animal health and farmer livelihoods.

APCOVE is led by the University of Sydney and includes veterinary epidemiologists from all veterinary schools of Australia and New Zealand, one veterinary school from the US and schools from eight countries in the Asia Pacific.

  • Animal disease detectives

APCOVE helps to train animal disease detectives to protect both animal and human health.


Animal disease detectives conduct animal disease surveillance so that diseases are detected early on before they get a chance to spread.

Outbreak investigation

Animal disease detectives investigate outbreaks to identify the source of each outbreak and to contain its spread.

One Health

APCOVE is passionate about One Health.

We believe that the health of animals, humans and the environment is interlinked. Therefore, we aim to eliminate siloed approaches to dealing with health issues at the human-animal-environment interface 

One Health recognises interconnections between humans, animals and the shared environment, and focusses on dealing with health issues holistically through collaboration. 

We work with animal and public health organisations in the Asia Pacific region to develop the knowledge and skills of veterinarians in One Health. This will better enable them to work with diverse teams involving people from public health and wildlife health, to improve communication and policy for disease investigation and surveillance.

of the emerging infectious diseases originate from animals.
Population growth, urbanisation and deforestation are contributing to human encroachment on wild habitats, bringing humans and domestic animals into closer contact with wildlife. This increases the potential for pathogens to cross species barriers, resulting in their spillover from animals to humans.

Featured news

Expressions of interest – APCOVE Leadership Workshop, October 2021

September 10, 2021
Asia Pacific Consortium of Veterinary Epidemiology (APCOVE) is pleased to invite expressions of …

Country partner profiles

Meet Dr Imas Yuyun

April 21, 2021
“I am passionate about providing animal health services to help produce healthy animals and safe food.”

Meet Dr Abrao Jose Pereira

April 21, 2021
“As a young country with considerable health challenges, I strongly believe that veterinary public health and epidemiology play key roles in protecting human health through controlling zoonotic diseases.”

Navneet Dhand


Meg Vost

Project Manager

Harish Tiwari

Post Doctoral Fellow

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