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To Reduce Disaster Risk, We Must Recognize and Address Complex Links Between Humans and Wildlife

If we want to prevent the next pandemic before it starts, we need to expand the concept of exposure and look at the larger picture. Read more ›

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5 Big Ways Countries Have Leveraged Their Agriculture and Food Systems to Protect People from Zoonotic Threats

We have learned several big lessons from past experience about how changing food systems can help protect people from zoonotic viruses. Read more ›

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AFROHUN CEO William Bazeyo Discusses the Importance of One Health and How to Stop Spillover in Africa

USAID has made incredible investments in building expertise and infrastructure in One Health across the region, and STOP Spillover has the potential to leverage USAID’s investments and have a major impact. Read more ›

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SEAOHUN Executive Director Dr. Vipat Kuruchittham: We Must Be United to Stop Future Pandemics

SEAOHUN and its country networks work together to develop a resilient and competent One Health workforce to effectively prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats by leveraging education, research, and training excellence provided by member universities. Read more ›

Mapping Outcomes to Stop Spillovers

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our daily lives, most of us the world over now know what it takes to avoid getting sick. We can change our individual behaviors (e.g. wearing masks and avoiding indoor group gatherings) to help minimize the chance of being infected or infecting others. Read more ›

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Stop Spillover Country Team Lead Doreen Birungi Discusses Her Vision for Preventing Zoonotic Spillovers in Uganda

At STOP Spillover we know that outbreaks can start or stop at the country level, and that country-level and country-led interventions are key to preventing and reducing the impact of outbreaks. Read more ›

Introducing STOP Spillover

Strategies to Prevent Spillover (or “STOP Spillover”), is a global consortium funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and led by Tufts University, that takes the next critical steps in understanding and addressing the risks posed by known zoonotic viral diseases with potential to spill over from animals to people. Read more ›