BlockRabies - Blockchain high coverage rabies post-exposure prophylaxis to achieve zero human rabies deaths in Africa

Dog mediated rabies still kills more than 60’000 people every year. This indicates a significant failure of current health systems in developing countries, with very poor access of exposed patients to quality rabies post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). This lack of accessibility is mainly due to...

Ongoing
01.04.2020 - 31.03.2024
Clinical Trial
One Health
Jakob Zinsstag
Systems Epidemiology - Systems epidemiology of human schistosomiasis and livestock fasciolasis in sub-Saharan Africa

Background

The health of humans and animals is closely related to social-ecological systems. Hence, if we want to improve the health of humans and their livestock in a given setting, we need to better understand how behavioural, climatic, cultural, demographic, ecological and socio-cultural factors...

Ongoing
01.04.2012 - 31.03.2015
Research project
Ecosystem Health Sciences
Jürg Utzinger
Rabies control in N'Djamena

In Chad, as well as in many other African and Asian countries, rabies continues to be endemic. Actions against the infection in humans are limited to providing bitten persons with Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP). However, for long-term rabies control the spread of the disease has to be interrupted...

Ongoing
01.04.2011 - 31.03.2014
Research project
Human and Animal Health
Jakob Zinsstag