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Bloodborne: Hot Zones, Disease Ecologies, and the Changing Landscape of Environment and Health in West Africa

Project description

Investigating disease ecologies in West Africa

Why have biodiversity-rich tropical regions like West Africa, often sites of natural resources attracting western economic interests, become identified as emerging disease hotspots in scientific and popular understanding? The EU-funded VIRHIST project will explore the ecological, economic, political and social forces at play that have made certain West African regions into profitable sites of natural resource extraction, productive enclaves of biomedical research, and hot zones for pandemic threats. By focusing on the history of yellow fever, hepatitis B, Ebola, and other viral infectious diseases, the project will identify the intended and unintended consequences of landscape change and biomedical interventions that have shaped disease emergence and impacted the lives and livelihoods of human and nonhuman beings in West Africa.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-ADG
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Host institution

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Germany

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 499 993,75

Beneficiaries (1)

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 2 499 993,75
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments