SUPA71 leads Work Package 6 in the PANDASIA project, which focuses on communication. It is co-funded by the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom’s Research and Innovation (UKRI). PANDASIA’s primary objectives are to gather social and biological data and model zoonotic spillover rates and disease emergence in high-risk settings in Thailand to identify potential pandemic drivers along nature-rural-urban gradients. With a better understanding of the interactions between the underlying drivers of spillover at the local level, evidence-based strategies for pandemic preparedness and public health measures can be developed and refined. PANDASIA will employ our advancements in prediction to determine, analyze, and model the potential for viral pathogen spillover from One Health (OH) and EcoHealth (EH) perspective points. The research and strategies will be based on community-driven, co-created interventions and communication strategies to improve pandemic health literacy and preparedness in the local community and public health authority. It is anticipated that the implementation of PANDASIA will have immediate local and national benefits, as well as long-term regional and international benefits for society.
More information on PANDASIA can be found at https://pandasia-project.com/