Health Risks Associated with Urban Wildmeat in Lagos, Nigeria

Project: PhD

Project Details


Assessment of the food safety and infectious diseases risks of the practices, trade and consumption of wild meat Lagos, Nigeria. This will be investigated using the wildmeat value chain mapping approach, thematic analysis, genomic analysis of sampled wildmeat and tissues for identification of zoonotic pathogens and host species, as well as food chain risk assessment using the quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) tool. Findings of this study will aid a better understanding of the impact of wildmeat trade and consumption in urban city centres with regards to zoonotic pathogens amplification and spread. The results will also provide evidence-based data for the development of policies that will promote wildlife conservation, wildmeat food safety standards, and zoonotic pathogens surveillance to ensure better global health outcomes.
Effective start/end date22/04/22 → …


  • Nigeria


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