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A Toolkit for Integrated Vector Management in sub-Saharan Africa

This toolkit for integrated vector management (IVM) is designed to help national and regional programme managers coordinate across sectors to design and run large IVM programmes. It is an extension...
Evidence Reviews

Research Update and Situation Analysis – Kenya

The Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium is an ESPA1-funded research programme designed to deliver much-needed, cutting-edge science on the relationships between ecosystems, zoonoses, health and wellbeing with the...
Evidence Reviews

Zoonoses From Panic to Planning

This Rapid Response briefing from the Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium sets out recommendations for a new, integrated ‘One Health’ approach to zoonoses that moves away from top-down...
Background Reports

Sociocultural and Economic Dimensions of Rift Valley Fever

Health researchers have advocated for a cross-disciplinary approach to the study and prevention of infectious zoonotic diseases, such as Rift Valley Fever. It is believed that this approach can help...
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Background Reports

Recent Outbreaks of Rift Valley Fever in East Africa and the Middle East

Rift Valley fever (RVF) is an important neglected, emerging, mosquito-borne disease with severe negative impact on human and animal health. Mosquitoes in the Aedes genus have been considered as the...
Frontiers in Public Health
Background Reports

Perceived Risk Factors and Risk Pathways of Rift Valley Fever in Cattle in Ijara District, Kenya

Ijara district in Kenya was one of the hotspots of Rift Valley fever (RVF) during the 2006/2007 outbreak, which led to human and animal deaths causing major economic losses. The...
Journal of Veterinary Research
Background Reports

We Do Not Bury Dead Livestock Like Human Beings: Community Behaviors and Risk of Rift Valley Fever Virus Infection in Baringo County, Kenya

Rift Valley Fever (RVF), is a viral zoonotic disease transmitted by Aedes and Culex mosquitoes. in Kenya, its occurrence is associated with increased rains. in Baringo County, RVF was first...
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
EU/ECHO/Martin Karimi | CC BY-ND 2.0
Case Studies

Rift Valley Fever: Local Knowledge, Health-Seeking Behaviours and Attitudes Towards Vaccination in Southern Uganda

This SSHAP Case Study illustrates how the Anthropological Exploration of Facilitators and Barriers to Vaccine Deployment and Administration During Disease Outbreaks (AViD) project supported veterinary public health non-governmental organisations (NGOs)...
EU/ECHO/Martin Karimi | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Case Studies

Understanding Sociocultural Dynamics to Enhance Control of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) Epidemics in Kenya

During a Rift Valley Fever (RVF) outbreak in 2006–07, Somali pastoralists in northeastern Kenya experienced high livestock mortality and abortions, especially amongst flocks of sheep, resulting in the loss of...
Journal Article

Determining the acceptability of a novel One Health vaccine for Rift Valley Fever prior to phase II/III clinical trials in Uganda

Several vaccine candidates for Rift Valley Fever (RVF) are in development for use in humans. A promising candidate, ChAdOx1 RVF vaccine, has been developed for use in both humans and...
Science Direct
Journal Article

Structural drivers of vulnerability to zoonotic disease in Africa

This paper analyses three case studies—trypanosomiasis in Zimbabwe, Ebola and Lassa fever in Sierra Leone and Rift Valley fever in Kenya — to argue that addressing the underlying structural drivers...