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A butcher at an open air wild meat market in Sierra Leone. They have one hand resting on their hip, while they lean on the counter.

Gender, Ebola, Zoonotic Spillover, and the Wild Meat Trade

In the wild meat trade in Sierra Leone, gender identities and gendered roles and responsibilities can put individuals at heightened risk of contracting Ebola and other viral hemorrhagic fevers. Read more ›

Group of people sitting in a circle, reviewing documents in a workshop in Liberia.

Building Physical Barriers and Storage Containers to Reduce Rodent Presence in Homes, Shops, and Storage Areas in Lassa Fever Endemic Communities in Liberia

STOP Spillover Liberia is working with local and national stakeholders to co-design interventions targeting structural and social behavioral change to reduce the presence of rodents in communities. Read more ›

Dr. Gass observing bamboo rats at a farm in Dong Nai province, Viet Nam. Photo Credit: Ha Nguyen

STOP Spillover Interim Project Co-Director Travels to Viet Nam to Evaluate Biosafety Improvements at Wildlife Farms

STOP Spillover Interim Project Co-Director Dr. Jonathon Gass recently traveled to Viet Nam to conduct site visits to wildlife farms with the country’s team on the ground. Read more ›

Headshot of Dr. Konan

Meet STOP Spillover’s Côte d’Ivoire Country Team Lead Dr. Danièle Konan

It comes down to combining efforts of all sectors and together considering all of the risks associated with the emergence of epidemics and pandemics. Read more ›

Headshot of Chann Sambath

STOP Spillover Country Team Lead Chann Sambath Discusses His Vision for Preventing Zoonotic Spillover in Cambodia

STOP Spillover is not about individuals, but instead is a deep collaboration among grassroots, local, regional, national, and global stakeholders. Read more ›

Photo of Mildred Harris

STOP Spillover Country Team Lead Mildred Bembo Harris Shares Her Vision for Preventing Zoonotic Spillovers in Liberia

If we truly want to prevent the next pandemic, we need to take on the big drivers of risks like animal health, land use change, and climate change too. Read more ›

Why Gender Matters for Stopping Spillovers and Future Pandemics

The gendered, social, cultural, and economic determinants people face, as well as the society they live in and their ability to respond and act, affect their risk of spillover exposure, health-seeking behavior, and preventive and response measures. Read more ›

JRA in the context of the Tripartite Zoonoses Guide

You'll Need This in Your Toolbox if You Want to Stop Future Zoonotic Spillovers

For the One Health approach to be successful in preventing future zoonotic spillovers, every sector and stakeholder must use the same risk language so that we are able to understand risks and address them together. Read more ›