Health, environmental change and adaptive capacity: mapping, examining and anticipating future risks of water-related vector-borne diseases in eastern Africa.

25-07-2012
HEALTHY FUTURES
01-01-2011 - 01-12-2014
FP7
HEALTHY FUTURES aims to develop a disease risk mapping system for three water-related high-impact VBDs (malaria, RVF & schistosomiasis) in Africa, accounting for environmental/climatic trends and changes in socio-economic conditions to predict future risk. Focusing on eastern Africa as a study area, HEALTHY FUTURES comprises a comprehensive, inter-disciplinary consortium of health, environment, socio-economic, disease modelling and climate experts in addition to governmental health departments. It runs from January 2011 - December 2014.
Funding

Source of funding

EC

Funding description

The Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development are the European Union's main instruments for supporting collaborative research, development and innovations in science, engineering and technology. Since the launch of the first Framework Programme in 1984, EU institutions have played a leading role in initiating and organising multi-disciplinary research and co-operation inside Europe and beyond.

The Framework Programmes are open to EU public and private entities of all sizes and incorporate provision for the participation of non-EU countries.

Participation is on an internationally collaborative basis and must involve European partners. There are no national quotas as the Programmes are operated on a competitive basis with proposals being evaluated by panels of independent experts against set criteria.

EU research initiatives focus on high-quality research with a lasting impact that can strengthen Europe's science and technology. Added value is obtained from trans-national co-operation, the integration of relevant activities and participants, and the concentration of European effort on fewer priorities.

Further information is available here http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/home_en.html

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Cross cutting

Awareness Raising
Capacity Building
Governmental and intergovernmental actions

Keywords

Decision Support tools; disease emergence and spread modelling; eastern Africa; hydrology; malaria; Rift Valley fever; regional climate modelling; risk mapping; shistosomiasis; vulnerability

Country

Eastern Africa
Tanzania
Kenya
Uganda
Rwanda
Burundi
South Africa
EU Countries
Non EU Countries

Location

Eastern Africa

Geographic Coverage

International

Contact

Paul Lowen Healthy Futures Project Officer