Emerging Infectious Diseases – South East Asia Research Collaboration Hub

Region-wide collaboration in areas at most risk of new and emerging disease creates an early warning system which can prevent outbreaks from becoming pandemics.

Forest Health Futures, Liberia

More than one in three outbreaks of new and emerging disease are linked to…

Establishing Biosurveillance Networks in Western Asia

Western Asia represents a regional hotspot for emerging infectious diseases, yet wildlife species that…

Rift Valley Fever

Rift Valley fever (RVF) is considered a disease of special concern around the world and is caused by a virus transmitted by mosquitoes.


Avian Influenza, HIV/AIDS, SARS, and Influenza H1N1: these diseases are not just infamous for their human and economic impact, they also share one common trait.


Land-use change is a significant driver of emerging diseases.

Health & Policy Initiatives

Despite the strong inter-dependencies of people, animals and the environment, wildlife and ecosystem health…

Monitoring the Deadly Nipah Virus

Nipah virus first emerged in Malaysia in 1998, infecting 265 people and resulting in…

Emerging Disease Hotspots

EcoHealth Alliance is working to discover emerging diseases using a first-of-its kind predictive map of disease hot spots. EcoHealth Alliance scientists uncovered the specific factors that make a region predisposed to disease emergence by collecting data on outbreaks over the past 50 years.

Project Deep Forest

Deforestation is the permanent destruction of forests in order to make the land available for other uses such as agricultural and farm expansion, urban planning and extractive industries. An estimated 18 million acres of forest, which is roughly the size of Panama, are lost each year, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).