Launch of VBD-Environment.org
30 November 2015
30 November 2015
On Monday 30 November, a public website for five research projects on vector-borne diseases in Africa was launched: vbd-environment.org. This research programme is implemented by TDR, with funding support from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and in technical collaboration with WHO’s Department of Public Health and Environment (WHO-PHE), WHO’s Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) – notably its Programme for the Protection of the Human Environment (AFRO-PHE) – and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), Columbia University, New York, USA.
As the new website explains, the objective of this programme is to reduce population health vulnerabilities and to increase resilience against VBDs under climate change conditions in Africa.
Specifically, the programme aims to:
The programme focuses on five research projects being conducted in different African countries. These are:
Social, environment and climate change impacts on vector-borne diseases in arid areas of southern Africa
Early warning systems for improved human health and resilience to climate sensitive vector-borne diseases in Kenya
Predicting vulnerability and improving resilience of the Maasai communities to vector-borne infections: an ecohealth approach in the Maasai Steppe ecosystem
Trypanosomiasis: alleviating the effects of climate change through understanding human-vector-parasite interactions
Vulnerability and resilience to malaria and schistosomiasis in the northern and southern fringes of the Sahelian belt in the context of climate change
Click here to view the website.
Project C Video: Social, environment and climate change impacts on vector-borne diseases in arid areas of southern Africa.
Project E Video: Vulnerability and resilience to malaria and schistosomiasis in the northern and southern fringes of the Sahelian belt in the context of climate change.