The research project is organized in four work packages.
- In workpackage 1 we will study local perceptions and practices of disease and care-giving.
- Workpackage 2 identifies locally relevant disease indicators and methods for identification of early warning signals at community level.
- In workpackage 3 we plan to analyze patterns and means of communication using ICT.
- Workpackage 4: Inputs from workpackage 1-3 will be used to develop a smart foresighting system, which will be pilot tested in workpackage 4.
Theoretically, the ambition is to provide cutting-edge contributions to the field of global health security. The main outputs of the project will be a total of four PhD degrees (three from Burkina Faso and one from Denmark), a minimum of 15 publications, five policy briefs, two regional and one national stakeholder workshops, an international conference as well as tools and recommendations for an improved community based system for early detection of infectious diseases.