Biodiversity and Infectious Disease in Madagascar

Project Team

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Research has documented conflicting associations between land use change and infectious disease risk, with some studies finding that deforestation increases disease risk for humans, while other studies find the opposite pattern. This year’s project investigated how human land-use decisions affect the small mammal community and disease transmission around the Marojejy National Park, and the links between biodiversity, infectious disease, and human health in a rural community in Madagascar.

Social Determinants of Health in Rural Madagascar: Wealth, Social Networks, and Access to Health Care

Poster by Courtni France, Stephanie Green, Danielle Lodge and Miranda Metz