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Participatory Epidemiology

Welcome to the Participatory Epidemiology (PE) website

The website contains:

    Information on the origins and current uses of participatory epidemiology

    A collection of reports, workshop proceedings and training materials

The website was set up in early 2005 and currently hosts material on veterinary uses of participatory epidemiology, drawn mainly from east Africa and the Horn of Africa. In particular, the site has information arising from two projects:

Participatory Approaches to Veterinary Epidemiology (PAVE) Project
Implemented by the International Institute for Environment and Development and the African Union/Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU/IBAR), this project conducted field research in southern Sudan, Kenya and Tanzania to assess the reliability and validity of participatory methods. The project ran from 1998 to 2000, and was funded by the Department for International Development (UK). 

Community-based Animal Health and Participatory Epidemiology (CAPE) Unit
The CAPE Unit was set up in January 2001 in AU/IBAR, Nairobi, with funding from the Department for International Development (UK) and technical support from the Feinstein International Center, Tufts University. The unit promoted policy and institutional change to enable community-based animal health delivery systems, and promote the wider use of participatory approaches and methods in veterinary institutions. A range of awareness-raising, training and field experience activities were supported by the unit up to mid-2004. The unit was absorbed into the new Institutional and Policy Support Team in AU/IBAR in late 2004.  

We'd be interested to hear from other people and organisations who are using PE. If you would like to contact us about the site, contribute a report or experience about PE, or have problems accessing any of the material on the site, please contact: participatory-epidemiology@bigfoot.com

If you are interested in uses of participatory epidemiology in human health, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has information on its website. Click here for the link to the LSHTM pages.

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