Reports and Publications
Incorporating hydrology into climate suitability models changes projections of malaria transmission in Africa.
This recent publication highlights some findings of the Floodmal project, a collaboration between the Zambia Ministry of Health and UK university research teams, funded by the UK NERC and collaborating through the Zambezi EcoHealth Partnership. Floodmal has studied the relationship between climate, water and malaria vectors. See article https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-18239-5
ZEP Annual Report 2021
In spite of living through the unpredictability of a another “COVID” year, ZEP and its members achieved some important milestones. Work started on the CIHR funded “Access” project, which builds on and aims to use the predictive capabilities provided by FLOODMAL to strengthen health access by more effective resource mobilization and allocation in the context of flooding.
Various publications to highlight research findings were published and more are under way. Dr. Lesley Johnston completed her Ph.D. and Dr. Inonge Milupi undertook a six-month post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Waterloo. Our 2021 report is brief but highlights the great work that ZEP members continue to do. See the 2021 Annual Report here.
ZEP Annual Report 2020
2020 was a very “special” year. It was also the third year of ZEP’s 3-year strategic plan. With the pandemic influencing plans and activities for most of the year, ZEP colleagues had to make changes and adjustments to earlier carefully laid out plans. Still, many colleagues endeavoured to sustain research and partnership commitments during a period of extreme uncertainty. The 2020 Annual Report captures some research and project updates, as well as colleagues’ reflections on the effects of the pandemic on public health in Zambia.
ZEP Annual Report 2019
A key goal of the ZEP initiative is to conduct research on locally-relevant questions and apply the resulting new knowledge to the situations where the original questions were identified. The 2019 Annual Report traces the development of this unique collaboration and highlights how ZEP colleagues operationalize this model for equitable and sustainable research partnerships. The Zambezi Ecohealth Partnership model includes the use of both societal and scientific knowledge, at all stages of the research process—problem framing, production of solution-oriented knowledge, and the integrated application of new knowledge to relevant challenges.