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Executive Dean Publishes Joint-Research Paper


Executive Dean, Professor Sue Welburn has published a joint-research paper today as part of the Springer Nature Sharedit Initiative. The paper, entitled “Addressing vulnerability, building resilience: community-based adaption to vector-borne diseases in the context of global changes” was published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty by Springer Nature.

Professor Sue Welburn


Executive Dean, Professor Sue Welburn

The Springer Nature initiative aims to provide researchers with the platform to share content easily and legally. The provision of links to view-only, full-text subscription research articles, means researchers can easily share their content online including over social media.  

The paper, jointly researched with Bardosh, L.K., Ryan, S., Ebi, K., Welburn, S. and Singer, B., identifies and discusses best practices and conceptual principles that should help to guide future community-based efforts to mitigate human vulnerability to vector-borne diseases. The analysis was focused on seven major climate-sensitive vectors- borne diseases: malaria, schistosomiasis, dengue, leishmaniasis, sleeping sickness, chagas disease, and rift valley fever.

The researchers found that more focused attention and investments are needed in meaningful public participation, appropriate technologies, the strengthening of health systems, sustainable development, wider institutional changes and attention to the social determinants of health, including the drivers of co-infection.

You can find the full paper here: http://rdcu.be/A1PZ