Health
 Uganda
Project #13898

Ecology of Pathogen Transmission in Buvuma Islands

by Tawi Inc.

Summary

This project will generate knowledge on the current ecological environment of the Buvuma Islands with respect to interactions between non-human primates, humans, and domestic animals, while providing a framework in which to explore the potential for emerging infectious diseases in this island community of Lake Victoria.
$850
total raised
1
donor
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

The inhabitants of the Buvuma Islands live in close proximity to domestic animals and primates. The greater the extent of overlap between the non-human primate, human, and domestic animal ecosystems, the greater the risk of pathogen transmission across these species, and the greater the risk of an emergent infectious disease with deadly consequences.

Solution

Forest fragment assays and transects, primate observation, human surveys and interviews, human-fragment observations.

Long-Term Impact

Generation of new knowledge for pathogen transmission ecology in southeastern Uganda, while providing a foundation from which to inform +50,000 island inhabitants of the risks and preventative measures against zoonotic infectious diseases.

Organization Information

Tawi Inc.

Location: Arlington, VA - USA
Website: http:/​/​tawiuw.org
Tawi Inc.
Project Leader:
Eric Obscherning
Executive Director
Madison, Wisconsin United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Find another project in Uganda or in Health that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.