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Quantifying Weather and Climate Impacts on Health in Developing Countries

Objective

One of the most dramatic and immediate impacts of climate variation is that on disease, especially the vector-borne diseases that disproportionally affect the poorest people in Africa. Although we can clearly see that, for example, an El Nino event triggers Rift Valley Fever epidemics, we remain poor at understanding why particular areas are vulnerable and how this will change in coming decades, since climate change is likely to cause entirely new global disease distributions. This applies to most vector borne disease. At the same time, we do not know currently the limit of predictability of the specific climate drivers for vector-borne disease using state-of-the-art seasonal forecast models, and how best to use these to produce skilful infection-rate predictions on seasonal timescales. The QWeCI project thus aims to understand at a more fundamental level the climate drivers of the vector-borne diseases of malaria, Rift Valley Fever, and certain tick-borne diseases, which all have major human and livestock health and economic implications in Africa, in order to assist with their short-term management and make projections of their future likely impacts. QWeCI will develop and test the methods and technology required for an integrated decision support framework for health impacts of climate and weather. Uniquely, QWeCl will bring together the best in world integrated weather/climate forecasting systems with heath impacts modelling and climate change research groups in order to build an end-to-end seamless integration of climate and weather information for the quantification and prediction of climate and weather on health impacts in Africa.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/infectious disease/malaria

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP-SICA - Small/medium-scale focused research project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries(SICA)

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 859 552
Administrative Contact
Veronica Shaw (Ms.)

Participants (12)

CENTRE DE SUIVI ECOLOGIQUE
Senegal
EU contribution
€ 210 540
Address
Rue Leon Gontran Damas X Rue Efann Residence
15 532 Dakar
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Assize Toure (Dr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 233 578,50
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlos Manuel Abad Ruiz (Mr.)
EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 249 480
Address
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stefan Eberle (Mr.)
FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE CIENCIES DEL CLIMA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 299 400
Address
Carrer Doctor Trueta 203 3R Pis
08005 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Oriol Palom (Mr.)
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO
France
EU contribution
€ 378 150
Address
Place De Fontenoy 7
75352 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Adrian Tompkins (Dr.)
International Livestock Research Institute
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 291 342
Address
Old Naivasha Rd
00100 Nairobi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stephen Kemp (Prof.)
INSTITUT PASTEUR DE DAKAR
Senegal
EU contribution
€ 285 750
Address
Avenue Pasteur 36
DAKAR Dakar
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mawlouth Diallo (Dr.)
KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY KUMASI
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 155 433,40
Address
Private Mail Bag, University Post Office
ASH Kumasi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sylvester Kojo Danuor (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE CHEIKH ANTA DIOP DE DAKAR
Senegal
EU contribution
€ 150 075
Address
Avenue Martin Luther King
- Dakar Fann
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Amadou Thierno Gaye (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF MALAWI
Malawi
EU contribution
€ 40 500
Address
-
- Zomba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Harry S H Gombachika (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 259 200
Address
Albertus Magnus Platz
50931 Koeln
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andreas Fink (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 86 400
Address
Lynnwood Road
0002 Pretoria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jane Olwoch (Dr.)