A workshop to guide research into Kyasanur Forest Disease was held in Bangalore on the 16th August 2018.
Our framing workshop brought together key disease managers and policy makers from State and District level in India and across animal and public health, forestry, and social welfare sectors. This workshop was particularly important because we are following a co-production approach that places stakeholders at the heart of the research and its outputs. The report outlines the process we followed in the workshop, and the key findings from the day. These results include input from stakeholder participants on the key risk factors that make forest communities more susceptible to KFD, their needs for additional information or tools to support disease control strategies, and what a usable and practical decision support tool should look like.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the workshop participants for sharing their in-depth knowledge and helping shape the decision-support tool we are aiming to develop as part of our project.
The stakeholder workshop report is available here: