disease control

This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on disease control. Click different tabs to see news items, research outputs, journal articles, video materials and presentations as well as ILRI projects and people related to disease control. See ILRI research on other subjects

The following remarks are excerpted from an opinion piece written by Bill Gates and published on his Gates Notes blog. 'The first promise of any good politician is to make people’s lives better, and scientific research leading to innovation is one of the best ways to honor that promise . . . .' Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Jan/2017
From the United States comes this good news about a new rule that has gone into effect curtailing use of antibiotics in livestock production with the aim of reducing the rise of antimicrobial resistance to drugs of medical importance. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Jan/2017
Lethal bacteria are showing resistance to more and more antibiotics, and financial and legal hurdles are making it harder than ever for science to create effective new drugs. . . . The arsenal of antibiotics is nearly empty. And significant financial and legal hurdles are getting in the way of the already challenging process of discovering effective new ones. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Dec/2016
Vaccinating cattle in Kenya against East Coast fever sends more girls to school Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Dec/2016
Opinion piece by ILRI scientist Delia Grace on the need to balance between access and excess in tackling the global problem of antimicrobial resistance in animal agriculture.
AgHealth, Dec/2016
This opinion piece, written by ILRI scientist and program leader Delia Grace, was originally published by Devex on 16 Dec 2016. The numbers when it comes to drug resistance are apocalyptic. Already responsible for up to 700,000 deaths a year, the number of victims could reach 10 million by 2050, making superbugs a bigger killer than cancer is today if urgent action is not taken. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Dec/2016
Originally posted on ILRI Asia: Nobody likes getting sick. However, climate change, like higher temperatures, heavier rainfall and higher humidity, is already a given, and diseases highly sensitive to such changes would likely increase over time. Climate change might also make the environment more suitable for diseases to spread, not only among individuals of the…
AgHealth, Dec/2016
Peter Doherty is today patron of two institutes: the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, a joint venture between the University of Melbourne and the Royal Melbourne Hospital researching infectious diseases in humans that became operational in 2014, and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), for whose predecessor, the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases (ILRAD), Doherty served for several years as a board member overseeing the science program. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Dec/2016
Tanzania has been reported to have the third largest livestock population on the African continent comprising 25 million cattle. However, cattle keepers in the country face several challenges that impede their productivity, most notably diseases. As such, access to effective methods of preventing, controlling and/or treating cattle diseases is key. East Coast Fever (ECF) is … Continue reading →
ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Nov/2016
Originally posted on ILRI Clippings: A woman sorts through a heap of garbage at the Dandora dumping site among other people, cattle, pigs and storks, in Nairobi (photo credit: Simon Maina / AFP / Getty Images). Written by Eric Fèvre ‘There are fears that Africa’s next major modern disease crisis will emerge from its cities. Like…
AgHealth, Nov/2016

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Eric Fevre
Professor of Veterinary Infectious Diseases, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool
Hu Suk Lee
Post-doctoral scientist (veterinary epidemiologist)
Michel Mainack Dione
Animal Health Scientist
Theo Knight-Jones
Epidemiologist/Food safety expert - Post-doctoral fellow

People working on disease control

Eric Fevre
Professor of Veterinary Infectious Diseases, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool
Hu Suk Lee
Post-doctoral scientist (veterinary epidemiologist)
Michel Mainack Dione
Animal Health Scientist
Theo Knight-Jones
Epidemiologist/Food safety expert - Post-doctoral fellow