Research goals in emerging and re-emerging infections

  • Estimating disease burden, exploring transmission dynamics and identifying risk factors at the human–animal interface through a One Health approach.

  • Testing and implementing new vaccines, diagnostics and behavioural interventions.

  • Evaluating new treatments for human disease.

  • Conducting implementation research to scale up new preventative and therapeutic interventions.

  • Assessing the burden of antimicrobial resistance in humans, animals and the environment, elucidating mechanisms of resistance, and designing preventive interventions.

  • Determining the burden of vectorborne diseases to inform control and prevention.

  • Developing and implementing sustainable infection control measures in healthcare facilities.

  • Developing evidence-based prevention packages for vulnerable populations at risk of acquiring blood-borne and sexually transmitted pathogens.