Dr Corine Ngufor

Associate Professor

CREC/LSHTM Collaborative Research Programme
CREC/LSHTM Laboratory

Corine Ngufor is Associate Professor of medical entomology at LSHTM with several years of field experience in mosquito biology and vector control. She holds a Masters in the Biology and Control of Disease Vectors and a PhD in medical entomology both from LSHTM. Her PhD focused on the use of insecticide combinations to improve the control and management of insecticide resistant African malaria vectors. Corine started working at LSHTM in 2011 supervising and coordinating several WHO Phase I and II vector control studies across sub-saharan Africa (Tanzania, Cote D'Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Benin). She is currently based in Benin since 2013 where she is lead scientist and manager of the GLP-certified CREC/LSHTM Collaborative Research Programme ( implementing a large portfolio of vector control projects investigating new vector control tools for targeting insecticide resistant malaria vectors in WHO laboratory, semi-field and randomised controlled trials. Corine is a member of the Vector Control Advisory Group of the World Health Organisation, co-chair of the Vector Control Working Group of the Roll Back Malaria partnership and chair of PAMCA Benin Chapter.


Department of Disease Control
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases


Malaria Centre


1. 2017-Present: LSHTM distance Learning module in Malaria (IDM503): Updated course materials on vector control and marking of assignments.

2. 2021 - Present: LSHTM Module 3196: Integrated Vector Management (2021): Lecturing on vector control product evaluation

3. 2017-Present: LSHTM Module 9195: Malaria: from science to policy and practice. Tutoring students and marking of assignments.

4. Supervising PhD Students:

- Thomas Syme (2020) - London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine – Primary Supervisor

- Augustin Fongnikin (2016-2022) - Abomey Calavi University in Benin – Second supervisor

- Abel Agbevo, (2021- present) London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine- Primary Supervisor,

- Josias Fagbohoun, (2023 - present) University of Abomey Calavi, Benin – Second Supervisor

5. Member of advisory committee of PhD students

- 2020-2024: Jackline Martin, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

- 2017-2021: Janneke Snetselaar, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

6. Supervising Masters students from LSHTM for summer projects in Benin

- Aswathy Hariharan, (2023)-LSHTM, MSc

- Isabelle O'Brien, (2023) - LSHTM, MSc

- Jasmine Panzid-Foster, (2023) - LSHTM, MSc

- Harry Pollard (2022) - LSHTM MSc

- Alexis Schneider (2022) - LSHTM MSc

- Alesha Myers (2022) - LSHTM MSc

- Collette Morlino (2022) - LSHTM MSc student

- Kathleen Varvera (2022 - LSHTM MSc

- Dorothy Obuobi (2019) – LSHTM MSc student

- Thomas Syme (2018) – LSHTM MSc student

- Alex Wilson (2018) – LSHTM MSc student

- Rhodri Edwards (2017) – LSHTM MSc student

- Jessica Critchley (2015) – LSHTM MSc student

7. Supervising Masters Students from University of Abomey Calavi, Benin

- Georgine Houetohossou (2021-2022) UAC, Benin

- Euphrasie Obossou, (2021-2022), UAC, Benin

- Imelda Ahanhanzo Glele (2020-2021), UAC, Benin

- Marina Ehoumi (2020-2021), UAC, Benin

8. Developed training manuals and organized and delivered several training courses on laboratory and field evaluation of vector control products to Good Laboratory Practice for staff of Centre de Recherche Entomologique de Cotonou, Benin (2017-present)


Corine's primary research interest is in the development and evaluation of new vector control tools for improved control and management of insecticide resistant disease vectors of malaria and arboviruses. Corine is the manager and lead scientist of a GLP-certified Facility in Benin which generates high quality efficacy data for vector control product registration to WHO standards. Corine evaluates several types of vector control products mostly LLINs, IRS, repellents, ATSB, larvicides etc in laboratory Phase I studies, Semi-field Phase trials, community Phase III studies and community randomized trials. Corine also performs studies to explore ways in which new vector control products can be optimally deployed in combinations, in sequence etc to maximize their potential for improved vector control and insecticide resistance management.

She is currently the Principal Investigator of several vector control research projects in Benin including a large-scale community trials evaluating the efficacy of VECTRON T500, a newly developed IRS products for malaria vector control and for the UNITAID-funded large scale community randomised trials to assess the durability of newly developed dual AI insecticide treated nets (New Net Project) . She is also leading several other malaria research projects in Benin such as the PMI Insights project (MaCRA) investigating the interpretation and reporting of malaria RDTs in Benin and the UNITAID-funded Plus project study evaluating the impact of perennial malaria chemoprevention (PMC) in Benin.

Research Area
Clinical trials
Complex interventions
Disease control
Global Health
Public health
Vector control
Molecular biology
Operational research
Implementation science
Capacity development
Randomised controlled trials
Disease and Health Conditions
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Tropical diseases
Infectious diseases
Emerging infectious diseases
Vector borne diseases
Burkina Faso
Cote d'Ivoire
OECD members
Other small states
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Pre-intervention characteristics of the mosquito species in Benin in preparation for a randomized controlled trial assessing the efficacy of dual active-ingredient long-lasting insecticidal nets for controlling insecticide-resistant malaria vectors.
Yovogan, B; SOVI, A; Padonou, GG; Adoha, CJ; Akinro, B; Chitou, S; ACCROMBESSI, M; Dangbénon, E; Akpovi, H; MESSENGER, LA; Ossè, R; Hounto, AO; COOK, J; KLEINSCHMIDT, I; NGUFOR, C; ROWLAND, M; PROTOPOPOFF, N; Akogbéto, MC;
PloS one
Systematic review of the entomological impact of insecticide-treated nets evaluated using experimental hut trials in Africa
Nash, RK; Lambert, B; N’Guessan, R; NGUFOR, C; ROWLAND, M; Oxborough, R; Moore, S; Tungu, P; Sherrard-Smith, E; Churcher, TS;
Current Research in Parasitology & Vector-Borne Diseases
Efficacy of broflanilide (VECTRON T500), a new meta-diamide insecticide, for indoor residual spraying against pyrethroid-resistant malaria vectors.
NGUFOR, C; GOVOETCHAN, R; Fongnikin, A; Vigninou, E; SYME, T; Akogbeto, M; ROWLAND, M;
Scientific reports
Assessing the efficacy of two dual-active ingredients long-lasting insecticidal nets for the control of malaria transmitted by pyrethroid-resistant vectors in Benin: study protocol for a three-arm, single-blinded, parallel, cluster-randomized controlled trial.
ACCROMBESSI, M; COOK, J; NGUFOR, C; SOVI, A; Dangbenon, E; Yovogan, B; Akpovi, H; Hounto, A; Thickstun, C; Padonou, GG; Tokponnon, F; MESSENGER, LA; KLEINSCHMIDT, I; ROWLAND, M; Akogbeto, MC; PROTOPOPOFF, N;
BMC Infectious Diseases
Indoor spraying with chlorfenapyr (a pyrrole insecticide) provides residual control of pyrethroid-resistant malaria vectors in southern Benin.
NGUFOR, C; Fongnikin, A; Hobbs, N; Gbegbo, M; Kiki, L; Odjo, A; Akogbeto, M; ROWLAND, M;
Malaria journal
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