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Promoting public health in a biodiverse agroforest landscape in Guinea-Bissau

Principal researcher: Amélia Frazão Moreira

External principal researcher: Kimberley Hockings (Exeter University)

Research group: Environment, Sustainability and Ethnography


Keywords

Public health | Biodiversity conservation | Guinea-Bissau

Funding Institution

The Darwin Initiative

Partners

Exeter University (coord.); Robert Koch Institute; Instituto da Biodiversidade e das Áreas Protegidas (Guiné-Bissau); NADEL-Associação Nacional para o Desenvolvimento Local e Urbano

State

Open

Start date

17-01-2019

End date

30-06-2022

Reference

DIR25S1\10013


Abstract

This project will minimise risks of infectious disease in humans and wildlife at Cantanhez NP, Guinea-Bissau, by developing an evidence-based public health campaign; a hot-spot map identifying areas of high human-wildlife interaction and key habitat for protection; increased capacity for long-term biodiversity and health monitoring; an infectious disease outbreak and conflict mitigation response program. By strengthening collaboration among local communities, Government, local NGOs, WHO and scientists, we seek to achieve multi-stakeholder engagement in long-term public health and conservation strategy.

Team

Full members

Hannah Parathian

Environment, Sustainability and Ethnography