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Innovative tools and strategies for surveillance and control of dengue

Objective

Current surveillance systems and control efforts are clearly insufficient to combat dengue in endemic countries and to prevent spread to previously uninfected areas (including Europe). We will focus on the following aspects of the call: better diagnosis, surveillance, prevention as well as prediction and/or prevention of the spread of Dengue fever to previously uninfected regions (including Europe) in the context of climate change. We will develop a rapid diagnostic assay for resource limited settings that can be used as point-of-care, is portable, provides rapid results and is inexpensive. Novel tools for vector monitoring will be tested. We propose to develop a comprehensive, early warning, laboratory-based sentinel surveillance system that integrates clinical, entomological, environmental, socio-economic, and weather/climate indices to evaluate predictive capability for epidemic dengue. The aim is to translate this information directly into improved tools for surveillance (early diagnostic assays, early warning systems and predictive models, risk maps, improved tools for vector surveillance). Furthermore, we will test the impact of a novel community-based strategy on the reduction of dengue incidence in school aged children. Lastly, the integrated information on trends of importation of dengue, global mobility patterns, and vector distribution under changing climate conditions will improve our current understanding of the risk of introduction into previously uninfected areas, in particular Europe. Web based predictive tools, models and maps will be produced. The information will be disseminated to relevant agencies, academia and policy makers and will translate into improved surveillance and control.

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2011-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP-SICA - Small/medium-scale focused research project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries(SICA)

Coordinator

UMEA UNIVERSITET
Address
Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 466 424
Administrative Contact
Annelies Wilder-Smith (Prof.)

Participants (13)

MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND NUTRITION
Sri Lanka
EU contribution
€ 854 711,52
Address
De Saram Place
10 Colombo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hasitha Tissera (Dr.)
TWISTDX LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 58 602
Address
Victoria Street Faulkner House
AL1 3SE St Albans
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Brooks (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA
Malaysia
EU contribution
€ 301 112,69
Address
Lembah Pantai
50603 Kuala Lumpur
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sazaly Abubakar (Prof.)
Oxitec Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 400 107,20
Address
Miton Park 71
OX14 4RX Oxford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bill Fleming (Mr.)
MAHIDOL UNIVERSITY
Thailand
EU contribution
€ 539 942
Address
Ratchawithi Road 420/6
10400 Bangkok
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pattamaporn Kittayapong (Dr.)
LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE ROYAL CHARTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 205 996,80
Address
Keppel Street
WC1E 7HT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jana Sabinovska (Ms.)
SCHWEIZERISCHES TROPEN- UND PUBLIC HEALTH-INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 282 170,40
Address
Socinstrasse 57
CH-4002 Basel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stefan Moergeli (Mr.)
INSTITUT PASTEUR
France
EU contribution
€ 184 472
Address
Rue Du Docteur Roux 25-28
75724 Paris Cedex 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nadia Khelef (Dr.)
UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 549 810,80
Address
Im Neuenheimer Feld 672
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Eisenhauer (Mr.)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
Singapore
EU contribution
€ 306 006,99
Address
Lower Kent Ridge Road 21
119077 Singapore
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Duane Gubler (Prof.)
INSTITUTO DE SALUD CARLOS III
Spain
EU contribution
€ 229 802,40
Address
Monforte De Lemos 5
28029 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Miguel Angel Cabo (Mr.)
Entente interdepartementale pour la demoustication du littoral méditerranéen
France
EU contribution
€ 195 156
Address
Avenue Paul-rimbaud 165
34184 Montpellier Cedex 4
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christophe Lagneau (Dr.)
FUNDACAO DE APOIO A UNIVERSIDADE DE SAO PAULO
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 32 173,20
Address
Avenida Afranio Peixoto 4
05507 000 Sao Paulo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kem Yoshida (Mr.)