Africa Science Focus

Preventing the next pandemic

August 17, 2022 SciDev.Net Season 3 Episode 18
Preventing the next pandemic
Africa Science Focus
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Africa Science Focus
Preventing the next pandemic
Aug 17, 2022 Season 3 Episode 18
SciDev.Net

Around three-quarters of emerging infectious diseases affecting humans are zoonotic, that is they emerge from wild and domestic animals. These zoonotic diseases cause one billion infections and millions of deaths, mostly in low-income countries, according to the World Health Organization

In this episode of Africa Science Focus, we find out how scientists are taking on this critical issue through farming. Bernard Bett at the International Livestock Research Institute, in Nairobi, Kenya, introduces us to the concept of one health - an intervention approach that recognises the connection of people, animals and plants. 

This piece was produced by SciDev.Net’s Sub-Saharan Africa English desk.

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Around three-quarters of emerging infectious diseases affecting humans are zoonotic, that is they emerge from wild and domestic animals. These zoonotic diseases cause one billion infections and millions of deaths, mostly in low-income countries, according to the World Health Organization

In this episode of Africa Science Focus, we find out how scientists are taking on this critical issue through farming. Bernard Bett at the International Livestock Research Institute, in Nairobi, Kenya, introduces us to the concept of one health - an intervention approach that recognises the connection of people, animals and plants. 

This piece was produced by SciDev.Net’s Sub-Saharan Africa English desk.

Do you have any comments, questions or feedback about our podcast episodes? Let us know at podcast@scidev.net