Market access for livestock commodities: foot-and-mouth disease as a key constraint to market access – Republic of South Africa

The beef industry in southern Africa has been a stalwart of economic development, but new conditions of trade, market access and disease dynamics, particularly of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), mean a major rethink is required. Our research addresses key policy options to allow southern Africa to benefit from the global ‘livestock revolution’. It explores what options…

Les défis de l’industrie bovine en Afrique australe

(English version / en anglais) L’industrie bovine sud-africaine a été l’un des fers de lance du développement économique du pays, mais les nouvelles conditions du commerce et de l’accès aux marchés, ainsi que la dynamique de certaines maladies, en particulier la fièvre aphteuse, exigent une refonte majeure de l’approche dans ce secteur. Notre recherche s’intéresse…

Vaccine Anxieties: Global Science, Child Health and Society

Vaccine Anxieties explores how parents understand and engage with childhood vaccination in contrasting global contexts. This rapidly advancing and universal technology has sparked dramatic controversy, whether over MMR in the UK or oral polio vaccines in Nigeria. Published by Earthscan.

Governing epidemics in an age of complexity: Narratives, politics and pathways to sustainability

This paper elaborates a ‘pathways approach’ to addressing the governance challenges posed by the dynamics of complex, coupled, multi-scale systems, while incorporating explicit concern for equity, social justice and the wellbeing of poor and marginalised groups. It illustrates the approach in relation to current policy challenges of dealing with epidemics and so-called ’emerging infectious diseases’…

Health in a Dynamic World

Health has risen up the agenda in rich and poor countries with governments and charitable foundations increasingly willing to support initiatives for addressing health-related needs. This political concern is creating major opportunities for improving poor people’s lives. But it is also creating risks that poorly designed interventions will fail to achieve their objective, or have…