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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.
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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)

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IFAKARA HEALTH INSTITUTE TRUST

Tanzania

EU Contribution

€ 1 976 362,34

SCHWEIZERISCHES TROPEN- UND PUBLIC HEALTH-INSTITUT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 1 026 717,04

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH

Tanzania

EU Contribution

€ 222 113,98

PANEPISTIMIO KRITIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 314 296,36

AFRICAN MALARIA NETWORK TRUST

Tanzania

EU Contribution

€ 170 041,50

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 444 147,19

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 520 199,96

MINISTERE DE LA SANTE

Burkina Faso

EU Contribution

€ 1 682 577,31

LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE ROYAL CHARTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 228 803,77

THE REGISTERED TRUSTEES OF THE RESEARCH FOR EQUITY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH TRUST

Malawi

EU Contribution

€ 13 959,42

INNOVATIVE VECTOR CONTROL CONSORTIUM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 374 517,15

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 350 132,62

KENYA MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Kenya

EU Contribution

€ 123 673,33

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 367 163,98

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 84 099,22

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 62 503,65

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 265660

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2011

  • End date

    31 December 2016

Funded under:

FP7-HEALTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 15 400 185,64

  • EU contribution

    € 11 999 989

Coordinated by:

LIVERPOOL SCHOOL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE

United Kingdom