EDF proposes to conduct research into various types of emergent disease – in particular animal to human infections (zoonoses), hospital acquired infections (nosocomials), and the problem of pathogens and biosecurity.
In fact, there are many avenues of research open to EDF that may lead to desired improvements in human health, and those gains are potentially far-reaching. As EDF’s skillset grows, so too can the diversity of its work. However, the key facet of EDF’s work is to address issues that warrant focused research but that in practice receive little attention.
We also aim to educate remote indigenous people about parasite infestations, and improve animal welfare conditions in order to reduce incidental shedding/cross-contamination/transmission of disease to humans.
EDF’s current focus is on research and education on zoonoses.