Observatoires transfrontaliers de l’Environnement, du Climat et des Maladies Vectorielles – site sentinelle de l’Observatoire brésilien Climat et Santé
The objectives of the International Joint Laboratory "Cross-border Observatories of the Environment, Climate and Vector-borne Diseases - Sentinel Sites of the Brazilian Climate and Health Observatory" (LMI Sentinela) are to: structure, strengthen and sustain the integrated approach Geography - Environment - Climate - Health at the Brazilian level, in the sectors of education, research and public policies; strengthen the international visibility of the Brazilian teams carrying this theme.
The environment and its changes, as well as the relations established by human societies with their environments, determine health inequalities and their dynamics in various spatial and temporal scales. The space resulting from the complex interaction of these determinants systems must be understood in a systematic and holistic way and therefore interdisciplinary and multi-scale, including ecology, epidemiology, human and animal health, geography, GIS, data modeling science, etc.
The Mixed Laboratories International are devices that formalize research projects, training and innovation among researchers from the IRD and their partners in the South. A LMI is built around a focused scientific theme and a common platform (eg .: facilities, analytical platforms, equipment , sighting devices, calculating means). LMI partner institutions are willing to work together to build a critical mass of complementary skills committed to converging scientific objectives. A LMI aims to become in the medium term, a reference research center on relevant topics, recognized nationally and internationally.
The expected results of LMI are: the consolidation and sustainability of a Brazilian reference center on the subject Geography - Environment - Climate - Health, nationally and internationally recognized for research, training capacity and support the development of health policies; scientific and technological production enhanced through scientific publication and transfer of technology to managers and local businesses; effective use of data and LMI products by the scientific community, health managers and the general public; creating a critical mass of qualified people in the scientific disciplines of LMI, able to conduct interdisciplinary studies in an international context, to meet the challenges of monitoring, understanding and fight against vector-borne diseases in the context of local and global changes.