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2017

Development of a new tool for malaria mosquito surveillance to improve vector control

Burkina Faso

Department for International Development UKAID

Titre : Development of a new tool for malaria mosquito surveillance to improve vector control

Pays : Burkina Faso

Numéro du projet : GB-GOV-13-FUND—GCRF-MR_P025501_1

Organismes de mise en œuvre : University of Glasgow

Durée : Actual Start 01 Apr 2017 // 30 Sep 2019

Objectif
The main goal of this proposal is to develop a quick, easy-to-use and cost effective tool based on mid-infrared spectroscopy analysis to simultaneously determine species, age, and insecticide resistance status of malaria mosquitoes to facilitate large scale surveillance of mosquito vector populations and their disease transmission potential. To achieve this, we will first develop this tool using mosquitoes under laboratory conditions and further optimize and evaluate the technology in the field in collaboration with two of Africa’s leading centers of excellence for mosquito control research. In combination, this programme will allow evaluation of the potential of this tool to be used for : 1 - Determination of the species and age of the three major African malaria vector species - to be completed in Year 1 2 - Assessment of the insecticide resistance status of major Africa malaria vectors (Aim 2) - to be completed in Year 2 This tool would be transformative for entomological surveys, enabling critically important insights to assist the control of malaria vectors and the fight against this disease. Furthermore, the project will enable knowledge exchange and capacity building in LMICs by facilitating technology transfer and training at the Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania, and the Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé in Burkina Faso. These institutes are at the forefront of new mosquito control development and implementation in Africa. The partnership created through this project will enable us to transfer a highly promising mosquito surveillance tool directly into the hands of those who will be leading malaria elimination programmes both within and beyond Africa.

Financement : UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Project budget : £517,993

Présentation (UKAID)

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