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Integrated control of neglected zoonoses: improving human health and animal production through scientific innovation and public engagement (ICONZ)


Production processes

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Production processes

Project code: 221948
Contract period: 01.04.2009 - 31.03.2014
Budget: 5,990,000 Euro
Purpose of research: Applied research

This project aims at Improving Human Health and Animal Production in developing countries through Integrated Control of Neglected Zoonoses in animals, based on Scientific Innovation and Public Engagement. Neglected zoonoses, such as anthrax, rabies, brucellosis, bovine TB, zoonotic trypanosomiasis, echinococcosis, cysticercosis and leishmaniasis, are major causes of ill-health in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Production animals and companion animals of significant societal value act as reservoirs for transmission to man, and the burden of these diseases on affected communities is compounded by the adverse effects many diseases have on the productivity of livestock and hence the livelihoods of the poor. Control of these diseases in animals represents an opportunity to address the constraints they pose to both human health and animal productivity, thereby contributing to poverty reduction and the MDGs. Effective control in animals will require scientific innovation to identify and (where necessary) develop tools for diagnosis, for quantification of disease burdens, and for control. Public engagement at all stakeholder levels will be needed to ensure that strategies are appropriate for use in affected communities and are adopted within the policy framework of affected countries. The project will: - map and review research activities at a global level, - survey and assess the burden of zoonoses in communities, - improve or develop disease control tools as appropriate for conditions in affected countries, with private sector inputs where appropriate, - develop cost-effective control and prevention strategies taking into account economic, sociological and cultural factors as well as traditional knowledge, - build capacity in ICPCs through technology transfer and training and - empower communities and policy makers to utilise control and prevention strategies appropriately and effectively.

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University of Edinburgh

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