Welcome to Livestock, Livelihoods and Health
Livestock, Livelihoods and Health is an interdisciplinary research programme exploring diseases that can be transmitted from wild or domesticated animals to people. These diseases are known as zoonoses. As well as affecting the health of people and animals, zoonoses can damage development prospects and add to the poverty burden of developing countries.
Our aim is to provide the evidence base to inform new strategies for zoonotic disease control and elimination. We are undertaking research projects exploring zoonoses in Tanzania which seek to increase our understanding of:
The programme is funded under the Zoonoses and Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS) initiative between the UK Department for International Development, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Economic and Social Research Council, Natural Environment Research Council and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory.
Researchers uncover the cause of a mystery neurological syndrome causing massive livestock losses in Maasai pastoral communities in northern Tanzania
Media release: 31 January 2019read more
The third in Tabitha Hrynick’s blog series on the challenges faced by Tanzania’s Livestock Field Officers.read more