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Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa

 

Integrating our understandings of zoonoses, ecosystems and wellbeing

SCENARIOS Explore www.diseasescenarios.org, a website considering the possible futures for the four diseases in five African countries studied by our team. Listen to an interview with Victor Galaz, who led the work, and read ‘Preparing for zoonotic surprise’ a blog on the Lancet Global Health blog.

WORKING PAPER SERIES ‘Rift Valley fever in Kenya: Policies to prepare and respond’ has gone online, bringing to completion our seven-strong political economy of knowledge working paper series

The Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa is a consortium of researchers from 20 institutions in Africa, Europe and America undertaking a major ESPA-funded programme to advance understanding of the connections between disease and environment in Africa. Our focus is animal-to-human disease transmission and our objective is to help move people out of poverty and promote social justice.

Our video explains what we are doing and why we are doing it. View A Wider Wellbeing: How multidisciplinary research is helping to create a healthier world – for people, for animals and the environment in which both live

Listen to Professor Melissa Leach, Drivers of Disease Principal Investigator, talking about the Drivers of Disease programme.

Over the past few decades, more than 60 per cent of emerging infectious diseases affecting humans have had their origin in wildlife or livestock. As well as presenting a threat of global disease outbreak, these zoonotic diseases are quietly devastating lives and livelihoods.

At present, zoonoses are poorly understood and under-measured – and therefore under-prioritised in national and international health systems. There is a massive needs for evidence and knowledge to inform effective, integrated One Health approaches to disease control. Our Consortium will provide this evidence and knowledge.

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About Us                           Our Approach

Our People                        The Consortium

The Diseases                    Latest Publications

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