PANDASIA

is an acronym for “Pandemics Literacy and Viral Zoonotic Spillover Risk at the Frontline of Disease Emergence in Southeast Asia to Improve Pandemics Preparedness.” It is co-funded by the European Union (EU) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The primary objectives of PANDASIA are to gather information on social and biological data, model zoonotic spillover rates, and study disease emergence in high-risk settings in Thailand. This research aims to identify potential pandemics drivers along nature-rural-urban gradients. By better understanding the interactions between the underlying drivers of spillover at local levels, evidence-based strategies for pandemics preparedness and public health measures can be developed and improved. PANDASIA will make use of advances in prediction to determine, analyze, and model the potential for viral pathogen spillover from the perspectives of One Health (OH) and EcoHealth (EH).

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Improvement of

Pandemics Preparedness

Since pandemics arise at a local level, it is crucial to engage with local communities, as well as environmental and agricultural authorities in Thailand, to enhance their health and pandemics literacy. Therefore, PANDASIA will be closely integrated within local Thai communities.

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Hans overgaard

Principal investiagator, wp7 lead

Hans overgaard

Dr. Hans Overgaard

Principal investiagator, wp7 lead

Dr. Hans Overgaard

Principal investiagator, wp7 lead

Grant Information
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2023 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 101095444

Time Frame

2023
Begins of the PANDASIA project
March to May 2023

Scoping visits and meetings with relevant stakeholders

2023
May – June 2023

Summit local ethical approvals to conduct relevant activities with human, domestic and wild animals

2023
July – September 2023

Conduct policy analysis and stakeholder mapping

2023
November 2023

Conduct a systematic review on synthesizing existing knowledge about human environment interactions, ecosystem functioning, human livelihoods, risk behaviors, and perceptions of relevance for spillover events, disease emergence, and pandemics in the GMS, One Health activities in Thailand, and the CITES database.

2023
November 2023

Implement a workshop to discuss results from the policy analysis and stakeholder mapping with relevant stakeholders.

2023
November 2023 – March 2024

Implement a baseline qualitative data collection and quantitative survey, including blood sampling for virological analysis.

2023
April – September 2024

community engagement activities in order to provide preliminary results to communities and relevant stakeholders.

2023
April – September 2024

Mathematical modelling in order to develop ecological, epidemiological and evolutionary conceptual models to enhance understanding of the significance of the general principles and pathways of spillover processes, and to guide the development and analyses of a structurally equivalent, yet more specific, data-driven model.

2023
April 2024 - March 2025

Prepare and implement 3PL intervention in order to create and test a critical public health measure – a pandemic prevention and preparedness literacy (3PL) intervention to reduce zoonotic transmission and pandemic risks.

2023
May - September 2026

Implement endline quantitative survey.

2023
May – December 2027

Dissemination of the final project implementation results and publications.

Grant Information

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2023 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 101095444

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