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Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa

The Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africaexternal link is a consortium of researchers from 20 institutionsexternal link in Africa, Europe and America undertaking a major ESPA-funded programme to advance understanding of the connections between disease and environment in Africa.

The focus is animal-to-human disease transmission and the objective is to help move people out of poverty and promote social justice.

Global and national policy players are now starting to emphasise the importance of once-neglected zoonoses, and there is massive demand for integrated ‘One Health’ approaches to control them.  However, there are significant gaps in the evidence base needed to inform the One Health movement and to enable them to work for the poor. Drivers of Disease will provide substantial evidence to fill these gaps, and will generate vital new knowledge on the impacts of ecosystem change, ecology and the interactions between humans, animals and ecosystems on disease exposure, transmission and emergence. It will also deliver new understanding, measures and models of both disease epidemiology and poverty impacts.

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PECS - Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society

Stockholm Resilience Centre

Stockholm University
SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
Visiting address: Kräftriket 2

+46 734 60 70 68


The Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS), is a core project of Future Earth. It aims to integrate research on the stewardship of social–ecological system and the relationships among natural capital, human wellbeing, livelihoods, inequality and poverty.