Building the Evidence
Through projects completed by researchers in the UK and partner countries, and through operational research commissioned by partner countries themselves, PIIVeC aims to increase the evidence-base for making informed decisions related to vector control.
Rather than evaluating control tools in isolation, we take a holistic view of the strategies needed to design and implement an integrated, sustainable and effective package of interventions for controlling multiple vector-borne diseases. As such, the themes selected for fellows’ research projects span multiple vector-borne diseases, and are both timely and relevant to the control activities being planned in countries.
Technical vector control advisory groups in each country will help identify, prioritise and commission operational research. The PIIVeC management board will allocate funds from the ‘flexible operational research budget’ and identify fellows and other project partners to deliver on these requests.