The USAID funded PREDICT project developed global surveillance of pathogens that can spillover from animal hosts to people, by building capacities to detect and discover viruses of pandemic potential such as Ebola, NIPAH, Avian Influenza, SARS and other coronaviruses. The project was part of USAID's Emerging Pandemic Threats program and was led by the University of California Davis' One Health Institute, with WCS one core project partner. Details on PREDICT's global impact, news, publications, and training materials can be found on UC Davis' PREDICT website. In the first phase of the project (2009-2014), WCS led activities in Vietnam, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Republic of Congo, Peru and Bolivia. In PREDICT-2 (2014-2019) we concentrated our efforts in Vietnam, focusing on wildlife farms, and Mongolia, with targeted avian influenza surveillance in wild birds, and we continued to support work in Cambodia on bat guano farming and the cross-border rodent trade to Vietnam. In Vietnam, our work identified that coronavirus risk increased along the wildlife trade chain from source in the countryside to urban restaurants.
Read about other project achievements in our final reports:
Watch PREDICT in Vietnam (English) (Vietnamese):
Watch PREDICT in Mongolia (English):
PREDICT Vietnam Project Poster Summaries:
More details on PREDICT activities and achievements can be found in the annual reports: