Our work in Northern Botswana is focused on understanding the interaction between the environment, humans, and animals including wildlife and the implications this has to infectious disease transmission dynamics. Our previous work on diarrheal disease identified critical relationships between the environment and human and animal health.
We have launched a new and exciting component of our research. With community project partners, we are looking at how sanitation can influence diarrheal disease. In particular, how fly densities might be influenced by environmental drivers and how, in turn, flies might influence human health.
The Conservation, Food, and Health Foundation (http://cfhfoundation.grantsmanagement08.com/) is providing critical support to this important work.
Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org (CC)