Global Health News:
The NIH Launches a Global Hunt for Animal-to-Human Diseases
It’s a reversal for an administration that’s been loath to prepare for pandemics or cooperate with China, where Covid-19 jumped from wildlife to people.
USAID-funded Regional Feed the Future Animal Health Innovation Lab to be based in Nairobi, Kenya
Leading the new regional animal health lab and program will be Washington State University’s Paul G. Allen School for Global Health.
USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick Announces new partnerships with the Feed the Future innovation labs
USAID has awarded $6 million to Washington State University to lead a new Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Animal Health, with an additional $10 million in potential funding.
USAID Feed the Future awards WSU $6 million for Animal Health Innovation Lab
A new $6 million grant from USAID will enable Washington State University’s Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges in agriculture and food security.
New WSU research center in Kenya will provide diagnostic testing, vaccines
WSU launched a new Center for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases in Nairobi, Kenya, which will speed the development of diagnostic testing and vaccines for various diseases in eastern and central Africa.
NIAID awards $17 million to establish the Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases
NIAID announced that it has awarded 11 grants with a total first-year value of approximately $17 million.
Distinguished Kenyan scientist given Sh1.8bn for research centre
Virology professor Kariuki Njenga will establish the Centre for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases-East and Central Africa (Creid-Eca).
WSU launches new Center for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases in Nairobi, Kenya
The new research center, part of WSU’s Global Health - Kenya program, will have the capacity to address infectious disease outbreaks in eastern and central Africa (ECA) and have an immediate impact to save lives.
NIAID Establishes Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases
Global network to focus on spillover potential.
COVID - 19: Is it age, weather, or Africa simply lucky?
Experts suggest weather as one of the reasons behind the low numbers, few deaths in Africa.
Kenya can combat virus, but there are conditions...
Scientists say with these measures, we can weather storm should virus land in Kenya
Antibiotics fail against resistant germs
Growing up in Kenya, Sylvia Omulo had two guarantees: falling and infectious diseases. “I really liked to play,” she said. “Some of my favorite games involved speed and falling was a consequence of that — the other thing I was prone to was infectious diseases.”
Are we ready to combat deadly virus if it comes home? Maybe not
Dr Osoro stressed the importance of educating the public on what to do when they see a person with a cough, shortness of breath and fever.
Cancer, climate change, re-emerging diseases to dominate research this year
The WHO reports that 47 (out of 54) African countries (87 per cent) have reported emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases since 1997.
Workshop inaugurates surveillance project on human and animal diseases in Kenya
A variety of zoonotic diseases afflict Kenyan livestock and the people who raise them. Using a modified prioritization tool developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, experts in human and animal health in 2015 identified five priority zoonotic diseases in Kenya: anthrax, trypanosomiasis, rabies, brucellosis and Rift Valley fever.
Vaccine stockouts expose Kenyans to rabies
Two of the tried and proven methods of controlling rabies are vaccinating dogs or people. Rabies, a disease transmitted by dogs and is fatal when the bitten person develops clinical signs, has been in Kenya for the last 100 years, and kills at least 2,000 people every year in the country. However, stockouts of the life-saving vaccines are being experienced in the counties for as long as nine months.
Mass vaccination of dogs set to eliminate rabies
A global initiative that seeks to eliminate the rabies virus - Rabies Free Africa - is set to vaccinate two million dogs in East Africa.
Why "World Rabies Day" is important
The queue in the center of Shirati Sota village in northern Tanzania begins to form at around 8 a.m. and continues to grow throughout the day. Children, mostly boys, bring the dogs. Women tend to bring cats, usually inside sacks. As they arrive all at once, a newly appointed rabies coordinator struggles to keep the group in an orderly fashion, with dogs, unaccustomed to their twine leashes or metal chain, picking fights with one another. Despite a tedious wait in the tropical heat, no one leaves. By the end of the day more than 350 dogs and cats will be vaccinated – job done.
Mobile phone-based surveillance for animal disease in rural communities: implications for detection of zoonoses spillover
Improving the speed of outbreak detection and reporting at the community level are critical in managing the threat of emerging infectious diseases, many of which are zoonotic. The widespread use of mobile phones, including in rural areas, constitutes a potentially effective tool for real-time surveillance of infectious diseases