Announcing the successful grant awardees!
Following a competitive two-stage review process, the BOVA Network is pleased to announce the recipients of our pump-priming grants. Eight projects have been selected focusing on basic science, interventions and operational research to address malaria, Aedes-borne diseases and other neglected tropical vector-borne diseases. Interest in applying for the funding was high - we had 52 initial expressions of interest!
The eight projects being funded are as follows:
|Principal Investigator||Project title|
|Prof Adamu Addissie, Addis Ababa University, School of Public Health, Ethiopia||Preventing vector-borne disease outbreaks in emergent peri-urban settings: a transdisciplinary study on the Integrated Housing Development Programme in Jimma, Ethiopia|
|Dr Ulrike Fillinger, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Kenya||Designing low-cost house floors to control tungiasis|
|Prof Steve Lindsay, Durham University, UK||Will raised buildings reduce malaria transmission in sub-Saharan Africa and keep homes cool?|
|Prof Jakob Knudsen, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Denmark||Computer Fluid Dynamic modelling of indoor climate in rural sub-Saharan African houses|
|Dr Francis Mutuku, Technical University of Mombasa, Kenya||Trash to Treasure: Collecting trash for profit to reduce vector breeding sites in Kwale County, Kenya|
|Dr Fredros Okumu, Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania||Using low-cost mosquito-repellent chairs to provide day and night protection against mosquito-borne illness|
|Prof Kamija Phiri,
College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Malawi
Filming the unseen: building malaria out by addressing mosquito flight
|Dr Francisco Saute,
Centro de Investigação em Saúde de Manhiça, Moçambique
Screening mosquito entry points into houses with novel long-lasting insecticidal netting to reduce indoor vector densities and mitigate pyrethroid-resistance
More information on each of the projects will follow in due course.