Professor Eric Fèvre
Institute of Infection and Global Health (IGH), University of Liverpool and currently jointly based at the International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya, where I am managing several field-orientated projects that are part of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health.
I lead a group of epidemiologists interested in the biology and control of (re-)emerging diseases, particularly zoonoses, with a focus on understanding the factors involved in risk, transmission, persistence, spread, and, importantly disease burden of pathogens in both human and animal populations. We also have a strong interest in understanding the influence of the physical environment on pathogen transmission.
My group uses field data to acquire a wider understanding of pathogen epidemiology, using this information to inform policy on optimal and cost-effective methods of disease control. I sit on two World Health Organization Advisory Committees on disease burden and economics, and participate in a number of related WHO activities relating to zoonotic diseases - eg "WHO/DFID-AHP meeting on "Control of Zoonotic Diseases: a Route to Poverty Alleviation among Livestock-Keeping Communities" (click here for full text) and the WHO/EU/ILRI/DBL/FAO/OIE/AU Report on the "Integrated Control of Neglected Zoonotic Diseases in Africa: Applying the 'One Health' Concept" (full text) and the WHO/+partners Report on "The Control of Neglected Zoonotic Diseases: Community-based interventions for prevention and control" (full text). I am also a member of the WHO Expert Committe on Human African Trypanosomiasis and the WHO Initiative to Estimate the Global Burden of Foodborne Disease (FERG), as a member of the Parasitic Disease Task Force.