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2017

Drinking-water under a ""One Health"" lens : quantifying microbial contamination pathways between livestock and drinking-water

Kenya

Department for International Development UKAID

Titre : Drinking-water under a ""One Health"" lens : quantifying microbial contamination pathways between livestock and drinking-water

Pays : Kenya

Numéro du projet : GB-GOV-13-FUND—GCRF-MR_P024920_

Organismes de mise en œuvre : University of Southampton

Durée : Actual Start 01 Apr 2017 // Actual End31 Jul 2019

Objctifs
The long-term aim of this project is to reduce diarrhoeal disease among those aged 6 months or over in rural households in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) by disrupting pathogen transmission pathways from livestock through drinking-water. We intend to do this by supporting rural water safety planning of community supply systems and the piloting of relevant livestock hazard identification tools, namely phage-based microbial source tracking, participatory hazard mapping, enhanced sanitary risk observation protocols, and livestock tracking via GPS collars. This foundation phase proposal also aims to deliver initial evidence on the significance of this pathway in Kenya. The specific objectives of the proposed project are to : (1 - lowest priority) deliver preliminary evidence regarding contamination pathways between livestock and drinking-water (2) provide preliminary quantification of the relationship between livestock-based hazards, water quality and human health (3) develop and validate livestock-related hazard assessment protocols, via the integration of microbiological water assessment with interdisciplinary hazard identification tools (4) develop affordable microbial source tracking methods appropriate for differentiating human and livestock faecal contamination in LMICs (5 - highest priority) develop a longer-term, multi-country research plan, research team and end-user relationships to understand livestock-related drinking-water contamination and diarrhoeal disease risk In meeting these research objectives, we aim to develop relevant capacity in related techniques in Kenya, but particularly microbial source tracking

Financement : UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Project budget : £539,569

Présentation (UKAID)

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