Systems Epidemiology - Systems epidemiology of human schistosomiasis and livestock fasciolasis in sub-Saharan Africa


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...

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...

01.04.2011 - 31.03.2014
Research project
Human and Animal Health
Jakob Zinsstag