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.

Latest blogs

Meeting in the shadow of Mount Meru

Mary Ryan blogs on the learning and sharing that took place at the annual ZELS Grantholders’ Meeting held at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology.

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