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Why we should decolonise the narrative on zoonosis for sustainable health, wildlife, livestock and economic growth in Africa

Kock, Richard, Ntoumi, Francine and Zumla, Alimuddin (2022) Why we should decolonise the narrative on zoonosis for sustainable health, wildlife, livestock and economic growth in Africa. Africa at LSE (18 May 2022). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Africa is often framed as a “hot spot” of emerging infectious diseases, based on ill-informed and colonial understandings of zoonoses and their origins. A more accurate picture of what drives a virus with pandemic potential should instead focus on global financial centres that promote destructive forms of development. To better address known and future health concerns in Africa, a narrative change is needed that links evidenced research to the relationship between the environment, livestock, wildlife and growing economies.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/
Additional Information: © 2022 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2022 10:21
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2022 10:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/116194

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