Salum Azizi

Salum
Azizi

Research Project Manager
Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, PAMVERC Test Facility
Area of expertise: Vector-borne diseases
  • Higher Education Institution/University

Biography

PAMVERC (Pan African Malaria Vector Research Consortium) is an association of research organizations collaborating with industrial partners and NGOs to develop and evaluate novel vector control tools to improve public health in Africa. The KCMUCo-PAMVERC Test Facility provides insecticide testing and other tests relevant to vector control for the benefit of the population. The main objectives of the organization involves; carrying out laboratory screening of novel insecticide formulations, facilitating the development of insecticides for indoor residual spraying against human biting mosquitoes and in particular, malaria vectors, conducting laboratory (phase I) and semi-field (experimental hut) evaluations of insecticide-treated materials including nets and IRS, performing large-scale field trials of vector control tools including indoor residual spraying, long-lasting insecticidal nets, blankets and wall liners and supporting training of students through short or long-term attachment to ongoing research activities. My interest to join the BOVA network membership to is to widen my network of matured and young researchers in the field of vector control. Membership will allow me to discuss for advice, to create connections with researchers of similar interests, get new ideas and understanding what is becoming “important” on vector disease control field and how to effectively take part in it. Membership in this network will update me about the Future Research trends from the selected topics. Become a network member will also enable me to engage effectively in the topics which have potential to form the basis of funding proposals. Lastly becoming a BOVA network member will allow me to easily interact and grow in interdisciplinary knowledge especially on the context of built environment for vector control.

Organisation details

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, PAMVERC Test Facility