GCRF Partnership for Increasing the Impact of Vector Control (PIIVeC)

Lead Research Organisation: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Department Name: Vector Biology

Abstract

Vector-borne diseases are pervasive, causing massive morbidity and mortality and severely retarding economic development across the developing world. Many of our current tools are inadequate in twenty first century urban environments or failing due to insecticide resistance, and the evidence base for newer interventions remains weak. Selecting the most cost effective, affordable and acceptable tools to reduce the burden of vector borne disease requires an integrated approach involving vector biologists, economists and anthropologists, working in partnership with national ministries of health, planning and finance. In reality, most disease endemic countries lack the capacity to develop evidence based strategies to control these diseases. There is a particularly acute shortage of vector biologists but also an urgent need to attract leading scientists from other disciplines to tackle this major public health crisis.

This proposal will establish a Partnership to Increase the Impact of Vector Control. We will bring together leading research institutes and national disease control programmes from three African countries with exceptionally high burdens of vector borne disease, Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Malawi, to develop evidence based solutions for integrated vector control. Supported by long term mentorship from LSTM and rigorous evaluation of the capacity needs in-country, the Partnership will generate new knowledge and tools, and strengthen national decision-making leading to reduced disease burden and increased resilience for responding to outbreaks.

Technical Summary

Vector-borne diseases are pervasive, causing massive morbidity and mortality and severely retarding economic development across the developing world. Many of our current tools are inadequate in twenty first century urban environments or failing due to insecticide resistance, and the evidence base for newer interventions remains weak. Selecting the most cost effective, affordable and acceptable tools to reduce the burden of vector borne disease requires an integrated approach involving vector biologists, economists and anthropologists, working in partnership with national ministries of health, planning and finance. In reality, most disease endemic countries lack the capacity to develop evidence based strategies to control these diseases. There is a particularly acute shortage of vector biologists but also an urgent need to attract leading scientists from other disciplines to tackle this major public health crisis.

This proposal will establish a Partnership to Increase the Impact of Vector Control. We will bring together leading research institutes and national disease control programmes from three African countries with exceptionally high burdens of vector borne disease, Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Malawi, to develop evidence based solutions for integrated vector control. Supported by long term mentorship from LSTM and rigorous evaluation of the capacity needs in-country, the Partnership will generate new knowledge and tools, and strengthen national decision-making leading to reduced disease burden and increased resilience for responding to outbreaks.

Planned Impact

Capacity
A substantial increase in the critical mass of researchers with appropriate interdisciplinary training, capable of working across the various phases of translational research has been identified as one of the key factors required to increase the impact of scientific innovation on human health. We will invest in 17 young African and UK researchers from multiple disciplines who have the creativity, intellect and determination to make a lasting impact on reducing the burden of vector borne disease. We will allocate resources to promote cohesion between these researchers to increase opportunities for collaboration between disciplines and between countries. Each researcher supported will recruit and train at least two additional junior researchers, further building capacity.

The PIIVeC applicants have an exemplary track record in supporting the careers of young vector biologists in Africa and a firm commitment to providing long term support, e.g. 11 of the 14 recipients of Wellcome Trust Public Health and Tropical Medicine Training and Intermediate Fellowships in this discipline over the past four years were supported by Vector Biology Department at LSTM. However, recognising the challenges in establishing research careers in resource poor settings, this proposal will go beyond supporting the individual scientist by also strengthening institutional capacity to build a vibrant environment to retain excellent African scientists.

Knowledge
The outputs of the research of PIIVeC will lead to evidence-based strategies to tackle multiple vector borne diseases using the most cost effective, sustainable and locally appropriate/ acceptable tools. By strengthening the design and implementation of vector control trials, including the accreditation of at least one field site to international good laboratory practice (GLP) standards, we will accelerate the translational pathway. Enhanced surveillance tools, coupled with advanced mapping approaches will transform each country's ability to plan routine control programmes and respond to outbreaks of vector borne disease.

Integration
Rather than evaluating control tools in isolation, we will take a holistic overview of the strategies needed to design and implement an integrated, sustainable and effective package of interventions for controlling multiple vector borne diseases. Each of our three partner countries will establish multi sectorial technical vector control advisory groups (TVCAGs) to enhance integration of disease control planning and implementation. In all countries, control programmes are currently disease specific, and often run and managed by external providers. However many interventions can target multiple diseases and supporting and empowering the TVCAGs will lead to a more efficient and integrated disease control strategy in country.

Partnership
LSTM has an excellent track record of providing long-term support and mentorship to strengthen the research base in Africa. We have worked with each PIIVeC partner for multiple years on numerous projects but this call provides a unique opportunity to consolidate those partnerships by integrating expertise from multiple disciplines. Capacity to tackle VBDs is in critically short supply in all three partner countries, particularly in Malawi, where there is only one PhD public health entomologist currently active in the entire country (Mzilahowa, co-PI on the current application) and where capacity in allied disciplines is also in extremely short supply. PIIVeC will strengthen south-south partnerships, promoting the secondment of scientists from Burkina Faso and Cameroon, to build capacity in Malawi. In this way we will build three regional hubs, in West, Central and Southern Africa. By investing in the enhancement of research management skills, we will also strengthen our partners' capacity to successfully compete independently for significant international funding.

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description Burkina Faso Technical Vector Control Advisory Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description C Wondji WHO Prequalification Team for Vector control
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact The overall mandate of the VCT-PQ is to build a robust WHO vector control evaluation process that ensures access to safe, effective and high quality products throughout their life-cycle and at the same time flexible enough to encourage new product development; incorporate new science and meet diverse geographic and population needs; contribute to building assessment capacity of member states (national regulatory authorities (NRAs); and, establish guiding principles for the conduct of the work.
 
Description Cameroon Technical Vector Control Advisory Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Economic evaluation of LLIN distribution channels Kenya
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description H Ranson WHO Vector Control Advisory Group
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact The Vector Control Advisory Group defines the global policy recommendations related to vector control for the WHO. Recommendations provided by this group impact the vector control decisions made across the globe.
 
Description Meeting of the national dengue surveillance commitee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Meeting was for sharing the results of dengue surveillance in Burkina Faso, presentation of the dengue epidemiological situation in 2018, major difficulties and looking for solution to overcome the major problems. During the meeting Hyacinthe Toe briefly talked about his PIIVeC protocol, the necessity of performing entomological surveillance in all the sentinel sites where epidemiological data are collected, and offered to share his protocol with other institutes or organisations wanting to support the country in the entomological surveillance.
 
Description PBO nets in Burkina Faso
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Roch Dabire member of technical guidance committee for neglected tropical diseases
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description WHO Guidelines for malaria vector control
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Leslie Choi was a member of the evidence synthesis group that reviewed evidence for the associated WHO publication. Anticipated that the publication will have far-reaching impacts on delivery of malaria control interventions worldwide.
URL https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/310862/9789241550499-eng.pdf?ua=1
 
Description Essential entomological indicators for the assessment of LLINs
Amount $3,900,000 (USD)
Funding ID OPP1200155 
Organisation Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 03/2019 
End 03/2022
 
Description CDC partnership to build capacity in dengue prevention and control for Burkina Faso 
Organisation Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This is a partnership still in the early stages, but which has received support from all partners. LSTM will contribute to the delivery of a short-course on dengue prevention and control, focusing on Aedes surveillance. PIIVeC will contribute financially
Collaborator Contribution CDC will provide technical, logistical, and financial support
Impact No outputs or outcomes yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Partnership for increasing the impact of vector control 
Organisation African Institute for Development Policy
PI Contribution This GCRF award has made possible the Partnership for Increasing the Impact of Vector Control (PIIVeC), which LSTM leads. A key strength of PIIVeC is the availability of a vast range of technical expertise from LSTM researchers who have all agreed to provide training and act as mentors to the fellows conducting research under PIIVeC. In addition to the LSTM members of the PIIVeC management board, this includes epidemiologists (Shabbar Jaffer and Anja Terlouw), evidence synthesis experts (Paul Garner), social scientists (Sally Theobald and Helen Smith), policy experts (Bertie Squire) and M&E experts (Louise Kelly-Hope). Additional members of LSTM-led international consortia promoting vector control to reduce or eliminate diseases such as sleeping sickness (Steve Torr), lymphatic filariasis (Lisa Reimer and Louise Kelly Hope) and dengue (Philip McCall) will be pivotal to the success of this partnership.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, and Malawi bring with them incredible experience and expertise in conducting research on vector borne disease. In addition, they have productive links with communities, quality laboratory facilities, and the necessary infrastructure to support the research goals of the partnership
Impact Partnering contract signed. This collaboration involves multiple disciplines, including entomologists, epidemiologists, health economists, policy analysts, anthropologists, geographers, statisticians, and database scientists
Start Year 2017
 
Description Partnership for increasing the impact of vector control 
Organisation Centre for research on infectious disease
PI Contribution This GCRF award has made possible the Partnership for Increasing the Impact of Vector Control (PIIVeC), which LSTM leads. A key strength of PIIVeC is the availability of a vast range of technical expertise from LSTM researchers who have all agreed to provide training and act as mentors to the fellows conducting research under PIIVeC. In addition to the LSTM members of the PIIVeC management board, this includes epidemiologists (Shabbar Jaffer and Anja Terlouw), evidence synthesis experts (Paul Garner), social scientists (Sally Theobald and Helen Smith), policy experts (Bertie Squire) and M&E experts (Louise Kelly-Hope). Additional members of LSTM-led international consortia promoting vector control to reduce or eliminate diseases such as sleeping sickness (Steve Torr), lymphatic filariasis (Lisa Reimer and Louise Kelly Hope) and dengue (Philip McCall) will be pivotal to the success of this partnership.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, and Malawi bring with them incredible experience and expertise in conducting research on vector borne disease. In addition, they have productive links with communities, quality laboratory facilities, and the necessary infrastructure to support the research goals of the partnership
Impact Partnering contract signed. This collaboration involves multiple disciplines, including entomologists, epidemiologists, health economists, policy analysts, anthropologists, geographers, statisticians, and database scientists
Start Year 2017
 
Description Partnership for increasing the impact of vector control 
Organisation Institute of Research in Health Sciences
Country Burkina Faso 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This GCRF award has made possible the Partnership for Increasing the Impact of Vector Control (PIIVeC), which LSTM leads. A key strength of PIIVeC is the availability of a vast range of technical expertise from LSTM researchers who have all agreed to provide training and act as mentors to the fellows conducting research under PIIVeC. In addition to the LSTM members of the PIIVeC management board, this includes epidemiologists (Shabbar Jaffer and Anja Terlouw), evidence synthesis experts (Paul Garner), social scientists (Sally Theobald and Helen Smith), policy experts (Bertie Squire) and M&E experts (Louise Kelly-Hope). Additional members of LSTM-led international consortia promoting vector control to reduce or eliminate diseases such as sleeping sickness (Steve Torr), lymphatic filariasis (Lisa Reimer and Louise Kelly Hope) and dengue (Philip McCall) will be pivotal to the success of this partnership.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, and Malawi bring with them incredible experience and expertise in conducting research on vector borne disease. In addition, they have productive links with communities, quality laboratory facilities, and the necessary infrastructure to support the research goals of the partnership
Impact Partnering contract signed. This collaboration involves multiple disciplines, including entomologists, epidemiologists, health economists, policy analysts, anthropologists, geographers, statisticians, and database scientists
Start Year 2017
 
Description Partnership for increasing the impact of vector control 
Organisation National Centre for Research and Training on Malaria
Country Burkina Faso 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This GCRF award has made possible the Partnership for Increasing the Impact of Vector Control (PIIVeC), which LSTM leads. A key strength of PIIVeC is the availability of a vast range of technical expertise from LSTM researchers who have all agreed to provide training and act as mentors to the fellows conducting research under PIIVeC. In addition to the LSTM members of the PIIVeC management board, this includes epidemiologists (Shabbar Jaffer and Anja Terlouw), evidence synthesis experts (Paul Garner), social scientists (Sally Theobald and Helen Smith), policy experts (Bertie Squire) and M&E experts (Louise Kelly-Hope). Additional members of LSTM-led international consortia promoting vector control to reduce or eliminate diseases such as sleeping sickness (Steve Torr), lymphatic filariasis (Lisa Reimer and Louise Kelly Hope) and dengue (Philip McCall) will be pivotal to the success of this partnership.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, and Malawi bring with them incredible experience and expertise in conducting research on vector borne disease. In addition, they have productive links with communities, quality laboratory facilities, and the necessary infrastructure to support the research goals of the partnership
Impact Partnering contract signed. This collaboration involves multiple disciplines, including entomologists, epidemiologists, health economists, policy analysts, anthropologists, geographers, statisticians, and database scientists
Start Year 2017
 
Description APPG Malaria & NTDs 2017 Annual Report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact PIIVeC was highlighted in the All-party parliamentary group on malaria and neglected tropical diseases annual report.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description African Health Economics Association (AfHEA 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact abstract for Fadima Bocoum accepted for oral presentation at conference in Accra from 10 to 15 march 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Blue dot festival 'Club Tropicana' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Manned a stall for LSTM at Blue Dot festival raising public engagement of tropical diseases. The stall had various demonstrations and games, predominantly aimed at children but for all ages.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Charles Wondji expert panel MIM 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Charles Wondji, PIIVeC work package 2 lead, was asked to sit on an expert panel on vector control at the 2018 Multilateral Initiative on Malaria conference in Dakar, Senegal due to his expertise in insecticide resistance in malaria vectors. The panel sparked discussion from the audience on the future of vector control and the challenges faced.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description DFID K4D talk and reading pack 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Hilary Ranson was asked to provide a 20 minute overview of the primary challenges related to malaria prevention and control to an audience from the UK Department for International Development (DFID). Her talk and pdf overview was also posted online as part of a learning resource (Reading Pack) by the "Knowledge, evidence, and learning for development" group (K4D).The K4D professional development Reading Packs provide thought-provoking introductions by international experts and highlight the emerging issues and debates within them. They aim to help inform policies that are more resilient to the future
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.heart-resources.org/reading_pack/malaria-key-challenges-potential-solutions/
 
Description Follow up coverage of the Burkina Faso launch event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sagnon Nfale was interviewed by the local media and was featured on local news stations and newspapers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Journee Porte ouverte du CNRST 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Open day of CNRST, Fadima Bocoum participated in the organization and was in charge of public relation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.sidwaya.info/blog/2018/12/09/3es-journees-portes-ouvertes-du-cnrst-un-franc-succes-pour-...
 
Description Justin Pulford LSTM seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Justin Pulford gave a seminar at LSTM titled "Research capacity strengthening (RCS) in low and middle-income countries: time for a dedicated RCS science?". The seminar had an audience of approximately 30 individuals, and was also available as a webcast to allow anyone in the world to access it. The webcast was advertised through PIIVeC and LSTM twitter accounts, and the link was accessed 46 times across 9 countries. The seminar sparked good discussion around research capacity strengthening and how to measure its success.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://lstmed.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=9a663adf-006d-4916-9f1d-a88f00f33ef1
 
Description LSTM press release PIIVeC April 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact LSTM published a press release on its website to increase general awareness about the PIIVeC programme, as well as Hilary Ranson's participation in the MIM conference as a plenary speaker.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.lstmed.ac.uk/news-events/news/professor-hilary-ranson-delivering-plenary-talk-at-7th-mim...
 
Description Larval Source Management: A lost opportunity to increase the evidence base for cost-effective malaria control 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation of a desk based policy analysis of implementation of Larval Source Management for malaria vector control
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Malawi Malaria Annual Review 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Annually at the beginning of the year, the Malawi national malaria control programme (NMCP) conducts a malaria review in order to assess progress in implementation of several malaria control programmes and to discuss challenges.
The meeting involved all the DHOs in the country, District Commissioners, the NMCP, Funders and other implementing partners including the academia. Two days were dedicated for the meeting and it took place at Riverside Hotel in Lilongwe. The key themes during the meeting were, case management, malaria in pregnancy, data capture & quality and malaria commodities.
Besides the selected DHOs and the NMCP, additional presentations were made by MAC (Themba Mzilahowa) and LINK Project. The presentation by MAC focused on opportunities that ICEMR 2 and PIIVeC projects present to the programme for evaluating impact of interventions and efforts to harmonize disease vector control in the country.
Besides the main meeting and the power point presentation, Themba had two side meetings at Ministry of Health Headquarters and WHO Country office. These two meetings were aimed at introducing the PIIVeC project, its objectives and to seek support for the project.

Themba met Dr. Storn Kabuluzi at his office at "Capitol Hill" where they discussed the idea of integrating the various disease vector control technical working groups in order to effectively coordinate control efforts. Dr. Kabuluzi was very open to the idea but was quick to point out that it might take a while before programmes can be fully integrated. Further, he mentioned that the ministry has had similar plans for quite some time and therefore this project could be an opportunity to further advance those ambitions. Themba visited the WHO offices to discuss PIIVeC project with Mr. Wilfred Dodoli. WHO (Lilongwe Office) is willing to support the initiative. However, he pointed out some of the risks involved that would delay the initiative. He mentioned that the current set up of vertical programmes has created "territorial behavior" that would inherently create some challenges or derail the process.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Malawi insecticide resistance management technical working group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) with funding from PMI through Chemonics organized a TWG meeting in Lilongwe on 24th July 2018. Chris Jones and Themba Mzilahowa attended the meeting through direct invitations. The TWG had two key objectives namely, to receive updates from the NMCP on malaria vector control and secondly, was to initiate discussion on the development of an insecticide resistance management (IRM) plan for Malawi.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description PIIVeC launch event Burkina Faso 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Sagnon Nfale organised a launch event in Ouagadougou similar to the event held the previous month in Cameroon. Guests of note included the ministers of health, education, and research. Multiple media outlets picked up the event and it was featured in local newspapers and television. The success of the events in cameroon and burkina faso have inspired future plans for a similar event in malawi.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description PIIVeC launch event Cameroon 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Charles Wondji organised an official PIIVeC launch event to engage with stakeholders in Cameroon. In attendance were the deputy high commissioner to the UK, representatives from multiple ministerial offices in Cameroon, and various media outlets. The event resulted in newspaper articles in 4 different national newspapers. In addition, the PIIVeC PI (H Ranson) was invited later in the week to meet with the UK High Commissioner to debrief him on the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description PIIVeC presentation at WTCGHR annual scientific meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact E Thomsen gave a talk at the Welcomme Trust Centre for Global Health Research In Chester to increase awareness about the PIIVeC programme amongst researchers in the vector control space, especially those who work in Malawi.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description PIIVeC talk at MIM 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A talk was delivered by Hilary Ranson and Edward Thomsen at the 2018 Multilateral Initiative on Malaria conference in Dakar, Senegal. The talk was an overview of the PIIVeC project, introducing attendees to the major streams of work. The talk generated several questions from the audience, and interest in our work was demonstrated through follow up conversations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description PIIVeC twitter account 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The PIIVeC twitter account posts tweets focused on vector control policy and research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://twitter.com/piivec?lang=en
 
Description PIIVeC website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact the PIIVeC website was launched at www.piivec.org. The site gives an overview of the project, the people involved, and the impact of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.piivec.org/
 
Description Presentation at investment planning workshop on Indoor Residual spraying. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This workshop was aimed at informing product develoment/investment decision making of the Innovative Vector Control Consortium who are considering whether to invest in developing a super long lasting formulation of a chemical for indoor residual spraying. Eve Worrall gave a presentation on demand side market issues. As a result of the meeting IVCC decided to pursue the development of long lasting IRS chemistry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Special Kenya Malaria Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Evaluation of alternative bednet distribution channels in Kenya will be shared policy makers, implementers and partners at a meeting focussed on linking malaria research to practice in Kenya. Research outputs will feed into the policy and planning process at country level, and indirectly (via International partners such as USAID/DFID) to the global level.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Various media reports after the first TVCAG meeting in Cameroon 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact News stories were published in 3 local newspapers in Cameroon to highlight the activities of the TVCAG
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit of IRSS research facilities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit of IRSS facilities by colleagues from the University of Ouagadougou and their partners from Japan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description WHO ERG on non-inferiority of nets and IRS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact We presented a Cochrane systematic review on PBO nets to the ERG panel. This highlighted evidence gaps that needed to be addressed by primary authors as well as problems with the reporting of entomological data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Women in Science Symposium at LSTM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A women in science symposium was organised by LSTM post grad students and two PIIVeC work package leads, Eve Worrall and Hilary Ranson, were invited to participate as panel members for group discussions. The event was well-attended by staff at LSTM and was live-streamed on the web to reach a wider audience. The day sparked questions and discussions from the audience, and encouraged open debate on issues of equality and gender in science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.lstmed.ac.uk/news-events/events/achievements-of-women-in-science-inspiring-the-next-gene...