Uganda field work, Bugiri, proportional piling to assess morbidity and mortality

An animal health worker in Bugiri, Uganda uses the participatory epidemiology method of proportional piling to assess livestock morbidity and mortality (photo credit: ILRI).

Overview

Initiated in 2007, the Participatory Epidemiology Network for Animal and Public Health (PENAPH) connects groups and individuals who apply participatory epidemiology methods in controlling emerging and existing diseases.

The concept arose as a result of applying participatory epidemiology to some projects of the International Livestock Research Institute which bridge human and livestock health.

PENAPH implements a program integrating targeted action research, policy enhancement and education. A focus for experts in participatory epidemiology from around the world, it nurtures collaborative research and diffusion of learning to speed detection of emerging or re-emerging diseases.

As many diseases of public health concern are zoonoses often best detected and controlled in animals, emphasis is placed on building the capacity of veterinary and public health services and educational institutions.

Vision
To improve livelihoods by contributing to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges.

Objective
Maintain a network for participatory epidemiology engaging diverse stakeholders in identifying and solving the world’s most pressing health challenges.

Strategy
PENAPH implements a program integrating targeted action research, policy enhancement and education. A focus for experts in participatory epidemiology from around the world, it nurtures collaborative research and diffusion of learning to speed detection of emerging or re-emerging diseases.

As many diseases of public health concern are zoonoses often best detected and controlled in animals, emphasis is placed on building the capacity of veterinary and public health services and educational institutions.

Partners

  • African Field Epidemiology Network, Uganda
  • African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources
  • Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  • Ecole Inter-Etats des Sciences et de Médecine Vétérinaires de Dakar
  • Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations
  • International Livestock Research Institute
  • Royal Veterinary College, London
  • Vétérinaires Sans Frontières-Belgium
  • Veterinarians Without Borders-Canada
  • World Organisation for Animal Health

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One Response to “Participatory Epidemiology Network for Animal and Public Health”

  1. Desta sisay Says:

    I like the organization,because those stake holder are the main target for preventing disease, I will conducting my thesis on PENAPH.

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