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18 Apr 2015

Healthy Futures: Health, environmental change and adaptive capacity; mapping, examining & anticipating future risks of water-related vector-borne diseases in eastern Africa


· What are the environmental factors determining distribution and activity of the relevant vectors and pathogens in eastern Africa?

· To what extent are outbreaks in the three target VBDs also a reflection of socio-economic conditions, including migration, form of settlement and conflict?

· To what extent have these influencing factors varied in the documented past and what have been the disease impacts of these variations?

· To what extent does the actual distribution of transmission and outbreak of the three target diseases match the potential distribution, and what factors appear to determine the difference?

· How are the transmission and outbreak of the three target diseases likely to vary according to internationally accepted scenarios of environmental conditions?

· How is the spatial interaction of the risk of disease transmission and outbreaks amongst highly heterogeneous socio-economic conditions, cultures and communities likely to influence vulnerability to disease impacts?

· What are the main barriers restricting the abilities of health and veterinary services to respond to warnings of heightened risk of a disease outbreak, and how might these barriers be best overcome?

· What are the implications for other parts of Africa and for Europe of predicted changes in the distribution and emergence of the three target VBDs in the study area?

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EC contribution €3,377,998


2011 Jan - 2014 Dec

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