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Resurgence of plasmodium vivax malaria in the newly independent states (nis): development of innovative tools for monitoring parasite populations spreading, to potentiate surveillance and control of malaria outbreaks

Objective

The project's goal is to develop modern tools for monitoring and preventing malaria outbreaks, and to integrate them into the surveillance health systems of NIS. The introduction of innovative technologies applied to malaria surveillance may represent a major impulse for a general improvement in monitoring re-emerging infectious diseases . The project will include three NIS with different malaria situations, namely Armenia, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan. The project should fill major gaps in Plasmodium vivid malaria epidemiology in these countries. i.e. distribution and genetic composition of Victoria populations, geographical spread of parasite populations from borders and within the country and vector/parasite relationships. Molecular tools applied to investigate on these aspects shall be adapted in simple and low cost formats and employed at reference laboratory level in conjunction with traditional entomological and parasitological methods.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA
Address
Viale Regina Elena 299
00161 Roma
Italy

Participants (6)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Avenue Agropolis 911
34032 Montpellier
MINISTRY OF HEALTH - ARMENIA
Armenia
Address
Toumanian Street 8
375001 Yerevan
MINISTRY OF HEALTH - AZERBEIDJAN
Azerbaijan
Address
J. Jabbarly 34
370014 Baku
MINISTRY OF HEALTH - UZBEKISTAN
Uzbekistan
Address
Navoi Street 12
700011 Tashkent
UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER II - SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES DU LANGUEDOC
France
Address
Place Eugène Bataillon
34095 Montpellier
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
Denmark
Address
8,Scherfigsvej 8
2100 Koepenhagen