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Emerging virus infections in the wildlife-livestock-human interface : Understanding the epidemiology and socioeconomic impact of Peste des petits ruminants (PPR)

Botswana

Titre : Emerging virus infections in the wildlife-livestock-human interface : Understanding the epidemiology and socioeconomic impact of Peste des petits ruminants (PPR)

Pays : Botswana

Date : 2015-01-01 // 2017-12-31

Identifiant IATI : SE-0-SE-29-2014-4293-227-31182

Présentation
PPR is an economically important disease, especially affecting the household economy of the poorest people. Domestic sheep and goats are species important for the daily survival of the rural poor in Africa, and also the main hosts of the disease. The overall purpose of the proposed 3-year project is to broaden and strengthen the collaboration between a multidisciplinary team of researchers from Sweden, Botswana, Tanzania and France by bringing together expertise in veterinary virology, rural development and infection epidemiology. The proposed project will include a broader view of the impact of PPR posing a serious threat to the development and sustainability of small livestock production in southern Africa. Small livestock is of particular importance for the livelihoods of poor rural farmers, and it is therefore important to assess the socioeconomic impact of PPR to understand how poor groups are affected. This assessment will be performed through livelihoods analysis. The risk related to PPR emergence and spread further to south, in previously PPRV-free countries such as Botswana, will be analyzed and assessed. Mutual knowledge and technology needed for long-term research partnerships on PPRV and other infectious small livestock diseases will be built up through research visits between partners and joint workshops. Better understanding of the effects of the disease will also create the networks and fundamentals needed for preparation of collaborative research proposals.

Mise en oeuvre : University, college or other teaching institution, research institute or think-tank

Annonce par : Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)

Financement : Sweden ; Swedish Research Council
Budget : 109 331 USD

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