Dr Corine Ngufor
Corine Ngufor is a medical entomologist 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. Corine started working at LSHTM in 2011 supervising and coordinating several WHO Phase 1 and 2 vector control studies across sub-Saharan Africa (Tanzania, Cote D'Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Benin).
Corine is currently based in Benin since 2013 where she is lead scientist of the CREC/LSHTM Collaborative Research Programme, a GLP-accredited facility, implementing a portfolio of IVCC/WHO/Industry funded vector control projects investigating new vector control tools for targeting insecticide resistant malaria vectors. Her research has contributed substantially to the development of a new generation of vector control products which show great potential to target insecticide resistant malaria vector populations. Corine led the CREC/LSHTM Facility in Benin to becoming the first facility in West Africa to achieve GLP certification for vector control product evaluation. She is also a lead investigator for two ongoing UNITAID, Global Fund and IVCC-funded community trials in Benin assessing the community effect of new insecticide treated nets and IRS products against malaria vectors.
Corine was elected co-chair of the RBM Partnership Vector Control Working Group (2021). She is a member of the steering committee of the i2i project aimed at streamlining the evaluation and registration of new vector control products. She serves in WHO evidence review groups for vector control product evaluation and is also a member of the vector control technical advisory committee of the national malaria control programme in Benin.
Corine's main interest is in the development of novel vector control products for improved control and management of insecticide resistant African malaria vector populations.
Corine contributes to teaching in several modules at LSHTM. She lectures on the Intergrated Vector Management (3176) module and tutors students on the Malaria module (IDM503) and the Vector Biology and Vector Parasite Interactions module (3166). She also supervises students for their summer projects in Benin on various vector control topics. She is primary supervisor for 3 PhD students working on various topics related to improving malaria vector control using novel insecticides in Africa.
- Investigating alternative insecticide delivery systems for malaria vector control
- Evaluating new vector control tools (LLINs and IRS), new public health insecticides and new formulations of insecticides following WHO Phase I, II, III guidelines
- Investigating tactics for delaying and managing insecticide resistance in malaria vectors.
- Monotoring insecticide resistance in malaria vector populations and molecular characterisation of insecticide resistance mechanisms.