Transdisciplinary dialogue among Maya communities on zoonoses

Maya stakeholder meeting_2016

photo by Monica Berger Gonzalez

Together with Prof. Brigit Obrist, Dept. of Anthroplogy, University of Basel and partners from the Universita del Valle, Guatemala, Jakob Zinsstag, president of IAEH, visited a new project site in Peten, Guatemala.

The project aims to implement a transdisciplinary dialogue on surveillance and control of zoonoses among Maya communities.



Jakob Zinsstag is deputy head of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and President of the IAEH. He is interested in the health of mobile pastoralists and zoonoses control in Africa and Asia.

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