Increased incidences of diseases spread by livestock and wildlife have become major public health problems for the developing world. Has their natural regulation been affected by changes in biodiversity, climate and land use? And if so, what are there impacts on people's health and well-being? Four diseases - Lassa fever in Sierra Leone, henipaviruses in Ghana, Rift Valley Fever in Kenya and trypanosomiasis in Zambia and Zimbabwe - are being studied, with each affected in different ways by ecosystem change, and with different dependencies...
Partnership and Project Development Projects
The ESPA Partnership and Project Development Grants were funded in 2010, with the aim of enabling researchers to develop substantial, realistic and relevant research partnerships and research strategies in order to develop proposals for subsequent ESPA funding rounds.
Partnership and Project Development Grants were intended to support the following kinds of activity and the resources needed to undertake them:
- Evidence gathering, strategic reviews and research needs/impacts assessments
- Planning and hosting research meetings in order to build collaborations and develop research questions and hypotheses
- Building appropriate research strategies, methodologies plans and proposals
- Bringing together new working partnerships (south–south and north–south), collaborations and management mechanisms
- Identifying and engaging with the appropriate decision-makers and beneficiaries
- Developing leadership teams and project management procedures
- Developing communication strategies and impact plans