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.