Welbeck Oumbouke

Welbeck
Oumbouke

PhD student
Disease and vector control
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Area of expertise: Vector-borne diseases
  • Higher Education Institution/University

Biography

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is a world-class university with the prime goal of improving health worldwide. The department of disease and vector control of the school is actively involved in research covering a broad range of topics. One of these aim at improving our understanding of the relationship between housing and malaria. My PhD focuses on a particular type of housing improvement known as "eave tubes". This new malaria intervention is currently being evaluated in a cluster-randomized trial in central Cote d'Ivoire. The BOVA network provides a great opportunity for scientists working on housing to better their understanding of the range of factors associated to the domestic environment that impact transmission. Filling this gap in knowledge will inform housing characteristics that prevent human-vector contact and therefore transmission.

Organisation details

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine