The Capacity Research Unit (CRU), Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, have now completed the four on-site visits and data collection in support of institutional research capacity strengthening at the National Research and Training Center for Malaria (CNRFP), Health Sciences Research Institute (IRSS) in Burkina Faso, Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases (CRID) in Cameroon and the Malaria Alert Centre (MAC) in Malawi.
We are currently holding a training event in Liverpool, bringing together in one place our 10 African postdoctoral fellows. The PIIVeC fellows form the core of individual capacity strengthening activities for the programme. They are post-doctoral level researchers from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Malawi, and Kenya working on various aspects of vector-borne disease control.
PIIVeC staff and fellows attended an event in Liverpool to share knowledge on the Role of Vector Control in Disease Elimination.
The event was opened by Professor Hilary Ranson with sessions on Neglected Tropical Diseases and Malaria PIIVeC work package leader, Professor Charles Wondji chaired a session on Emerging Technologies and Opportunities. The final session on Future Challenges was chaired by PIIVeC work package leader, Professor Philip McCall and included presentations on Vector Control Policy by Dr Eve Worrall, PIIVeC work package lead, and Implementation of Vector Control in Malawi by PIIVeC work package leader Dr Themba Mzilahowa.
On 15 June 2018, the PIIVeC team in Burkina Faso organised a launch event to introduce the project to stakeholders from multiple sectors.
On 09 May 2018 in Yaounde, PIIVeC hosted an event to officially launch the project and engage stakeholders from across multiple sectors.
LSTM’s Professor Hilary Ranson is a plenary speaker at the 7th MIM Pan African Malaria Conference being held in Dakar, Senegal this week.
Researchers at LSTM have been awarded £6.4 million from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) to strengthen the global capacity to control vector borne diseases.