Health & Disease

Credit: MamYe Africa. A nurse checks the eyes of a child, who is sitting on his mother's lap.

The threats of emerging infectious disease – from avian influenza to ebola – are the result of complex social and ecological interactions. Our work is examining the dynamics of disease and its consequences for poverty and social justice, especially in Africa. We are defining new approaches to policy that work, in places where health services are limited and access to pharmaceuticals is constrained. We aim to identify pathways that improve health for the poor, informing both policy institutions and field practitioners.