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Malaria vector control and surveillance for countries in West Africa nearing elimination

Typical mosquito breeding site in Cabo Verde – one of the countries in West Africa aiming for malaria elimination. © Adilson de Pina
Typical mosquito breeding site in Cabo Verde – one of the countries in West Africa aiming for malaria elimination. © Adilson de Pina

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Several areas in West Africa are nearing malaria elimination, either at a national or regional level. The WADE (West African network for Decision-making for malaria Elimination) is a Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) network set up to exchange expertise and skills within the region and to foster future collaborations to facilitate the road to malaria elimination. The network consists of researchers and Ministry staff from Cape Verde, Senegal, Gambia, São Tomé and Príncipe, Guinea-Bissau and the UK.  

This webinar will present a series of short talks detailing ongoing vector control work from our partner countries or methods which may be useful to consider implementing in the region. We will hear from a range of Ministry staff and researchers.

Presentations will be followed by an interactive discussion with the panellists and audience, to discuss the work presented, as well as to think of future potential opportunities for WADE partners to work towards malaria elimination. 

Speakers 

  • Jackie Cook, LSHTM
    • Introduction to WADE  
  • Adilson de Pina, Malaria Elimination Program, CCS-SIDA / Ministry of Health, Cabo Verde
    • The journey to malaria elimination in Cabo Verde  
  • Neil Lobo, University of Notre Dame
    • The Entomological Surveillance Planning Tool (ESPT) 
  • El Hadji Amadou Niang, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Clinton Health Access Initiative 
    • ESPT  
  • Elves Duarte, University of Cambridge; University of Cabo Verde 
    • Wolbachia as a strategy for malaria vector control  
  • Harouna Soumare, MRC-Gambia, LSHTM 
    • Effect of Ivermectin on malaria vector populations  
  • Melina Campos, University of California Davis 
    • Population genetics of malaria vectors in São Tomé and Príncipe 

Please note that the recording link will be listed on this page when available 

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Follow webinar link. Free and open to all. No registration required.

Contact

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LSHTM Malaria Centre