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TTP 4: Foodborne diseases

Foodborne zoonoses are taking a massive toll in the world’s poorest communities in sub Saharan Africa. According to the WHO, neglected zoonosis affects majority of poor and marginalized people worldwide every year. Viral, parasitic and bacterial diseases, known to be neglected, are among some of the most common infections affecting about 2.7 billion people who live below the poverty line of less than 2 US$ a day (WHO 2006). Poverty and food insecurity are the main determinants of endemic and emerging zoonotic diseases.

The Food borne diseases and nutritional illness TTP will address the epidemiological links between food and human health including infectious and noninfectious diseases, and show how these factors will influence the effectiveness of control interventions based on risk.

It is led by Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire (CSRS) and National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR, Tanzania), with partnerships involving Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST, Tanzania), Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA, Tanzania), Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI, Tanzania), Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute – Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCRI-KCMC, Tanzania), Muhimbili Health Alliance Science University (MUHAS, Tanzania) and University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM, Tanzania), Biosciences eastern and central Africa – International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI Hub, Kenya), Ecole Inter Etats des Sciences et Médécine Vétérinaires de Dakar (EISMV, Senegal) and Swiss-TPH.


Useful links:

Food Safety & Informal Markets for Animal Products ►

A One Health Approach for the Dairy Chain Development in Sub Saharan Africa ►


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