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Innovative tools and strategies for surveillance and control of dengue

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 282589

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2011

  • End date

    30 April 2016

Funded under:

FP7-HEALTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 351 194,51

  • EU contribution

    € 5 606 488

Coordinated by:

UMEA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

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.

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

TWISTDX LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 58 602

UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA

Malaysia

EU Contribution

€ 301 112,69

Oxitec Limited

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 400 107,20

MAHIDOL UNIVERSITY

Thailand

EU Contribution

€ 539 942

LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE ROYAL CHARTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 205 996,80

SCHWEIZERISCHES TROPEN- UND PUBLIC HEALTH-INSTITUT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 282 170,40

INSTITUT PASTEUR

France

EU Contribution

€ 184 472

UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM HEIDELBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 549 810,80

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE

Singapore

EU Contribution

€ 306 006,99

INSTITUTO DE SALUD CARLOS III

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 229 802,40

Entente interdepartementale pour la demoustication du littoral méditerranéen

France

EU Contribution

€ 195 156

FUNDACAO DE APOIO A UNIVERSIDADE DE SAO PAULO

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 32 173,20

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 282589

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2011

  • End date

    30 April 2016

Funded under:

FP7-HEALTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 351 194,51

  • EU contribution

    € 5 606 488

Coordinated by:

UMEA UNIVERSITET

Sweden