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Regional vulnerability for COVID-19 in Cameroon

The Pan African Medical Journal just published the article “Regional vulnerability for COVID-19 in Cameroon” in a special issue on COVID-19 in Africa. The authors Seth Judson, Kevin Njabo, and Judith Torimiro examine differences in vulnerability to COVID-19 among the ten administrative Regions and two major cities of Cameroon based on epidemiological risk factors and […]

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CBI field station featured in Travel Africa magazine

A researcher visits CBI’s Bouamir Research Station in Cameroon’s Dja Faunal Reserve and recounts her experiences in the latest issue of Travel Africa magazine. Read the entire article “Life in the great forest” in PDF form here. To learn more about CBI’s Bouamir Research Station, visit the Field Stations page.  The PDF article “Life in […]

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Global Health Program Spotlight on Tom Smith

The latest UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine’s Global Health Program (GHP) newsletter features Tom Smith and his ongoing research on the connection between climate change and coronaviruses. The full article is presented below. September 2020 Global Health Program (GHP) Spotlight A UCLA biologist researches the connection between climate change and coronaviruses This month we […]

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CBI works with FieldKit to install tree-mounted radio system in Cameroon’s Dja Reserve

Working with the Congo Basin Institute and Peter Houlihan, the FieldKit team is deploying a series of stations in the Dja Faunal Reserve, one of the largest and best-protected rainforests in Africa.

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Peter Daszak on Nature Insight podcast: Disease X

The Nature Insight podcast features biodiversity expert Peter Daszak, a senior research fellow at the Center for Tropical Research who is a disease ecologist working to predict and prevent outbreaks of zoonotic diseases like COVID-19. “Every single pandemic has a link to wildlife. They are all linked to human, anthropogenic, environmental changes. They emerge through […]

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UCLA partnerships with Africa are changing lives

The July 2020 issue of the UCLA Magazine features the many partnerships developing between UCLA and Africa. Highlighted efforts include those by Tom Smith and Kevin Njabo through their work with the Congo Basin Institute.

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World World Zero features COVID-19 and climate change op-ed by Tom Smith

World War Zero, a coalition addressing climate change, has featured an op-ed by UCLA Professor Tom Smith, co-director of the Congo Basin Institute. “COVID-19 has shown the world the horrors of a pandemic. Climate change is an accelerator for pandemics. It’s time to wake up and take action — our future depends on it.”

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CNN segment featuring CTR Senior Research Fellow Peter Daszak

“We’re very confident that the origin of Covid-19 is in bats, said Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance, a health nonprofit that tracks zoonotic spillover. “We just don’t know where exactly it originated — which bat species exactly. And we don’t know how many others there are out there that could emerge in the future.” Peter […]

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Understanding the coronavirus – a special episode

Peter Daszak, senior research fellow at UCLA Center for Tropical Research and president of the EcoHealth Alliance is featured in a PBS Newshour special podcast on the coronavirus pandemic. Since the first U.S. case was reported in late January, the new coronavirus has turned our lives upside down. But how did we get here? And […]

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UCLA and Africa: A history of partnership, a future of shared progress

by Taleen Ananian and Mike Fricano at UCLA Newsroom The impacts have spanned from health care to ecological preservation On days when Romeo Kamta has to go to his off-campus research station, it doesn’t mean getting in his car and hitting the Southern California freeways. Instead, it means hiking about 20 miles through dense rainforest to […]