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GENERAL FACILITY UPDATES

World Malaria Day 2021 Celebration

"Reaching the zero malaria target".
In celebrating World Malaria Day, we used our social media platforms (LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook) to reflect on the work done by our group towards the development of novel vector control tools. With these tools the malaria control community is better equipped to reach the zero malaria target.


We give free education on various processes used in vector control tools evaluation: such as preparation of net samples for WHO/PQ Phase I laboratory evaluation of LLINs.  Learn more on #vectorcontrol​ product evaluation from our website www.crec-lshtm.org.

CREC/LSHTM Health & Fitness Bootcamp

The health and safety of staff of CREC/LSHTM is as much important as our fight against malaria vectors. We rolled out the quarterly CREC/LSHTM Fitness Boot camp this year, with the maiden edition this month. Find a video of the session on YouTube and more media from our website’s Gallery.


Congratulations to Dr Corine Ngufor

Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) has appointed the lead scientist and facility manager of CREC/LSHTM, Dr Corine Ngufor as RSTMH’s Country Ambassador for the Republic of Benin, where her work is based.

UPDATES FROM UNITS

Update on NewNet Project

Our team working on NewNet Project just completed the net durability survey of nets that were in use at households within the study area for 12 months. Learn more about the NewNet project from the NewNet page on our website.

Our Insectary Unit is Expanding

As our overall mission to fight malaria the deadly disease, and our evaluation services for vector control products expands, our demand for test systems increases. We thus, have now added a second annex to our insectary at the main facility, making three different insectary units in all. This insectary will be dedicated to the production of mosquitoes for durability study of next generation nets.


Capacity Building for Interns

Two of our units; the Bioassay Laboratory and Insectary are currently hosting three interns from local universities in Benin, to train and empower them in entomology and evaluation of vector control products. Find out more about our internship/capacity building supports, vacancies, consultancy services, and other research programmes that we support.


MEETING & CONFERENCES

The Mosquitoes Must Die MasterClass
Dr Corine Ngufor, our lead scientist here at CREC/LSHTM taught at the 19th Edition of the #IfakaraMasterClasses on the theme “The Mosquitoes Must Die,” together with Prof. Hilary Ranson, hosted by Hosts: Sheila Ogoma (CHAI) & Fredros Okumu (IFAKARA). Watch full video of the class here.
 

The Mosquitoes Must Die: a MasterClass with Profs. Hilary Ranson & Corine Ngufor


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES & OTHERS
Dr Sylvia Meek scholarship for Entomology (Africa)

In South Africa, Malaria Consortium is proud to announce its partnership with the University of Pretoria, South Africa. The University of Pretoria is supporting one scholarship student for a two-year Master of Science in Entomology based in and supervised by academic staff in the Department of Zoology and Entomology as a research-only programme.

Vacancy at PAMCA: Monitoring Evaluation & Communicaiton Manager

Use the following links to see details for the vacancy.

JOB ADVERT Monitoring, Evaluation Communications Manager

JD Monitoring Evaluation and Communications Manager.docx

Biodata form.docx


 

FUTURE EVENTS

2021 PAMCA Annual Conference

PAMCA 2021 Annual Conference is going virtual! See additional details on the flyer. Or visit their website for details https://pamca.org 


NEW PUBLICATIONS
Efficacy of broflanilide (VECTRON T500), a new meta-diamide insecticide, for indoor residual spraying against pyrethroid-resistant malaria vectors
Corine Ngufor, Renaud Govoetchan, Augustin Fongnikin, Estelle Vigninou, Thomas Syme, Martin Akogbeto & Mark Rowland Scientific Reports volume 11, Article number: 7976 (2021).
 
This latest paper of CREC/LSHTM reports the efficacy of broflanilide (VECTRON T500) for IRS. The data shows that broflanilide has potentials to significantly improve the control of pyrethroid-resistant mosquito vectors and could thus be a crucial addition to the current portfolio of IRS insecticides. Access article here, and visit www.crec-lshtm.org for similar papers on our works.
Systematic review of the entomological impact of insecticide-treated nets evaluated using experimental hut trials in Africa
Rebecca K Nash, Ben Lambert, Raphael N’Guessan, Corine Ngufor, Mark Rowland, Richard Oxborough, Sarah Moore, Patrick Tungu, Ellie Sherrard-Smith, Thomas S Churcher (2021)
 
Resistance of anopheline mosquitoes to pyrethroid insecticides is spreading rapidly across sub-Saharan Africa, diminishing the efficacy of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) — the primary tool for preventing malaria. Read more…

Innovative strategies for vector control
Several chapters of 'Innovative Strategies for Vector Control (Progress in the global vector control response' are now available in Open Access format. Read more...
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