Research funding:

Zoonoses and Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS): Reducing the risk to livestock and people

Co-funding

ZELS is a joint research initiative between the Department for International Development (DFID) and:

Research grant funding total

£18.5M.

Number of projects funded

11, see press release for details.

Purpose

To make a step change in the research evidence available to inform decision makers on how to minimise the health risks associated with the rapidly changing nature of livestock systems in developing countries, focusing on those risks which impact on the livelihoods and health of poor people.

Key aims