Social innovation: what works and why?
A community-centred research approach to find new Chagas disease solutions in Paraguay.
TDR Global member profile
Atupele Kapito-Tembo has worked with communities in Malawi on a range of health issues, and has developed a national network of women to help career development planning.
TDR-supported research will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, being held 6-9 November in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition, a booth (no.221) will provide access to the new online implementation research toolkit, plus information about upcoming research and grants.
The second edition of the TDR implementation research toolkit is now available in a new online version. This version goes deeper into the content, incorporates new learning, as well as feedback from the more than 200 researchers, academics, disease control programme managers, policy-makers, health administrators, communication specialists and journalists who have used the original version since 2014.
New approaches to controlling mosquito vectors, particularly as they relate to dengue, were the subject of an African regional workshop held 23-27 October in Mauritius. New genetic control methods that strongly reduce the numbers of mosquito vector densities have been recommended for field trials by the independent Vector Control Advisory Group set up by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Lessons learnt on TDR-supported studies scaling up interventions to reduce mosquito densities have been published. The studies examine the different types of scaling up possible, and provide examples from each of the 4 countries involved: Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay.
A TDR-sponsored study in Uruguay has been published showing recycling significantly reduces the densities of mosquitoes and cuts in half the routine control costs. The research was conducted to identify measures to prevent outbreaks of dengue, which is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito.