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African Vector Control: New Tools

Objective

The AvecNet consortium will develop practical solutions to the current limitations of vector control strategies in Africa using a combination of translationally-aware, state of the art science and end user analysis to ensure successful development and uptake of the new and improved approaches to malaria control and elimination. Our carefully balanced, multidisciplinary team of European and African experts includes vector biologists, engineers, epidemiologists, social scientists and leaders of large supranational consortia. These partners are all prominent members of global vector control research programs having unique specialization in Africa-centric projects.
Together we have developed a proposal focused specifically to address the three major research challenges that confront efforts to interrupt mosquito-mediated transmission of malaria in Africa:
1. The need for practical strategies to prolong the efficacy of existing insecticide-based vector control methods,
2.The need to develop new interventions that target all major malaria vectors, that are simultaneously effective, socially acceptable and sustainable,
3. The impact of the major demographic and environmental changes occurring in Africa on malaria epidemiology and control.
These research activities are cross-linked by specific tasks to reinforce our commitment to ensure sustainability, engage all stakeholders and strengthen research capacity in Africa.
Overall, the project will add significant value to the international research effort in vector control by taking forward the state of the art and translating this into new or improved control tools that will be trialled within the time frame of this project. The studies planned in this collaborative project will provide scalable solutions, giving the solid platform upon which ongoing and future vector control programmes can be built.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/infectious disease/malaria

Call for proposal

FP7-AFRICA-2010
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP-SICA - Large-scale integrating project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries(SICA)

Coordinator

LIVERPOOL SCHOOL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE
Address
Pembroke Place
L35QA Liverpool
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 4 038 680,18
Administrative Contact
Hilary Ranson (Dr.)

Participants (16)

IFAKARA HEALTH INSTITUTE TRUST
Tanzania
EU contribution
€ 1 976 362,34
Address
Kiko Avenue Off Old Bagamoyo Road Plot 463
Dar Es Salaam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gerard Killeen (Dr.)
SCHWEIZERISCHES TROPEN- UND PUBLIC HEALTH-INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 1 026 717,04
Address
Socinstrasse 57
CH-4002 Basel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pie Müller (Dr.)
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH
Tanzania
EU contribution
€ 222 113,98
Address
Sokoine Luthuli Drive Ocean Road
255 Dar Es Salaam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
William Kisinza (Dr.)
PANEPISTIMIO KRITIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 314 296,36
Address
University Campus Gallos
74100 Rethimno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eleni Karkanaki (Ms.)
AFRICAN MALARIA NETWORK TRUST

Participation ended

Tanzania
EU contribution
€ 170 041,50
Address
Ring Street Off Rose Garden Road 302
33207 Dar Es Salaam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Wen Kilama (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 444 147,19
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Heather Ferguson (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 520 199,96
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Aldo Liccardi (Dr.)
MINISTERE DE LA SANTE
Burkina Faso
EU contribution
€ 1 682 577,31
Address
03 Bp 7009
7003 Ouagadougou
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bibata Convolbo (Ms.)
LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE ROYAL CHARTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 228 803,77
Address
Keppel Street
WC1E 7HT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jana Sabinovska (Ms.)
THE REGISTERED TRUSTEES OF THE RESEARCH FOR EQUITY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH TRUST
Malawi
EU contribution
€ 13 959,42
Address
Po Box 1597
Lilongwe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bertha Simwaka (Dr.)
INNOVATIVE VECTOR CONTROL CONSORTIUM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 374 517,15
Address
Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine Pembroke Place
L3 5QA Liverpool
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tom Mclean (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 350 132,62
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Xavier Boucherle (Dr.)
KENYA MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 123 673,33
Address
Off Mbagathi Way
00200 Nairobi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bryson Alberto Ndenga (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 367 163,98
Address
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wendy Harle (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 84 099,22
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jane Prewett (Mrs.)
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 62 503,65
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Zinovia Papatheodorou (Ms.)