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A FOUR-YEAR research programme exploring factors that drive zoonotic disease transmission in Tanzania was launched last month as part of a workshop held in Arusha, Tanzania. The workshop was opened by Titus Kamani, Tanzania's minister for livestock and fisheries development, who trained as a veterinarian.
The Tanzanian programme includes four projects that are part of the Zoonoses and Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS) initiative, a £20.5 million research and training programme supported by six UK funding agencies involving 11 projects in Africa and Asia (VR, November 22, 2014, vol 175, p 498). The ‘Social, Economic and Environmental Drivers of Zoonoses in Tanzania’ (SEEDZ) project is being led by Sarah Cleaveland and Jo Sharp of the University of Glasgow, and the multidisciplinary research …