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New project funded by ANR intitled “Predictive scenarios of health in Southeast Asia: linking land use and climate changes to infectious diseases”

The project intitled “Predictive scenarios of health in Southeast Asia: linking land use and climate changes to infectious diseases” has been selected for funding by the French National Agency for Research (ANR) for funding.

FutureHealthSEA will develop and assess retrospective models and process-based predictive scenarios of health (human, animal) in Southeast Asia (SEA) linking land use and climate changes to multiple infectious diseases, and accounting for the effects of related policies and law. Retrospective models and predictive scenarios will be based on the development and exploitation of a diverse database (environmental and ecological data, health data, and textual corpora) gathered (and for same completed) and including formalized knowledge (on ecosystems and environmental, health, law and policy). The predictive scenarios of future health will be based on spatiotemporal epidemiological models of multiple infectious diseases of public health importance (i.e. leptospirosis, scrub typhus). Disease transmission models will be habitat and policy-driven. They will lead to produce scientific evidences and useful indicators to decision-makers at local and national levels and to States in the reporting process in respect of their international commitments (such as “One Health”, IPBES or FutureEarth). The project associates CIRAD, CNRS, INSERM, IRD from France KASETSART University, MAHIDOl University from Thailand and the Centre d'Infectiologie Christophe Mérieux from Laos PDR.

Published: 04/08/2017

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