Project Approach

The research brings together a broad range of disciplines and includes:

(1)   understanding how local culture and policies, nutrition and environment factors affect community interventions, perceptions and health outcomes from zoonotic diseases

(2)   investigating how different communities share knowledge on diseases and health intervention, including traditional knowledge, to improve communication strategies.

(3)   studying the role of different wildlife and livestock hosts and tick and mite vectors in transmission of disease in different seasons.

(4)   understanding how seasonal migration of pastoralists may promote resilience or increase their exposure to diseases and environmental change.

(5)   developing computer models and risk maps for predicting the distribution and spread of diseases.

(6)   building capacity in research, data analysis, diagnostics and collaboration to underpin future One Health approaches in India

The project will be delivered through 6 inter-disciplinary work packages