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Penn State/NM-AIST Tanzania EcoHealth Partnership

Bringing together faculty, researchers and students at Penn State and the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology in Arusha, Tanzania to develop projects under the umbrella of EcoHealth

Studies that examine interactions between our major focal subjects, including humans, wildlife, livestock, agriculture, disease, water and environment will be developed collaboratively toward the end goal of implementing innovative strategies to improve livelihoods and protect natural resources.

Read more on the website for the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology.

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Fine-scale climate model projections suggest the possibility that population centers in cool, highland regions of East Africa could be more vulnerable to malaria than previously thought, while population centers in hot, lowland areas could be less vulnerable, according to a team of researchers that includes Huck Institutes faculty researcher Matthew Thomas. Fine-scale climate model projections predict malaria at local levels - Full article
More than 29,000 people are signed up for a massive open online course (MOOC) entitled "Epidemics: the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases" that opened this week, led by eight Huck Institutes-affiliated faculty members at Penn State. Thousands fight a virtual pandemic in 'Epidemics' MOOC - Full article
The grant from the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) will fund 3 years of research on the impact of climate and land-use changes on trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) and malaria dynamics in Tanzania's semi-arid Maasai Steppe region. Penn State and the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology receive one of five new grants from the World Health Organization's TDR program - Full article