Institute of Development Studies One Health stories: telling tales from four years of research 28 April 2016 A multimedia album detailing how an ambitious One Health project is making a difference to people’s lives has been launched. It come at the end of four years of multidisciplinary research into animal-to-human disease transmission undertaken by IDS and 20 partner institutions. The album draws together success stories from the Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium, an ambitious project led by Professor Melissa Leach, Director of IDS. The stories tell how: ·                                 Research in Kenya into the drivers of Rift Valley fever (RVF) led to the creation of detailed risk maps used by the Kenyan authorities in its disease monitoring and containment strategy late last year when an RVF epidemic threatened. ·                                 Work in Zimbabwe mapping the distribution of tsetse flies identified a new trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) prevention strategy both more effective and cheaper than that currently used. ·                                 Studying the ways in which people in Ghana interact with the bats they live among means policymakers and risk communicators can now be better equipped to develop and target public health messages about bat-borne diseases. Please see more: Provided by:  Naomi Marks Project Communications Manager Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium | Twitter @DDDAC_org Livestock, Livelihoods and Health | Twitter @zoonoses_TZ  ESRC STEPS Centre, Institute of Development Studies Tel: +44 (0) 1273 915606