Area of expertise: Vector-borne diseases
- Higher Education Institution/University
The organization I work for deals in vector control tools such as mosquito nets and house screens. I am the applied entomologist in the organization working on insecticide resistance in Anopheles species , Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. The data I work on can be viewed in an online resistance mapping tool called IR Mapper (www.irmapper.com). I am interested in the network because I believe proper vector control is a multidisciplinary collaboration. Expansion of vector distribution is mainly driven by aspects of the human social economic culture and control can only be permanently successful if specialist in all these aspects are brought together for the common goal.