This research partners communities and health services to develop and implement environmentally sound methods to reduce the transmission of dengue and Chagas disease. The research groups are analysing ecological conditions influencing transmission patterns, risk factors, the community context and stakeholder environment, and then developing and testing site-specific vector control interventions. The work is being carried out in 7 Latin American countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Uruguay.
It builds on an earlier project between 2006 and 2011 on dengue in India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand.
This project has been implemented by TDR, in a long-term partnership with Canada’s International Development Research Centre and the Pan American Health Organization.
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Holistic research reducing vector-borne diseases like malaria, dengue and Zika
More than 30 research projects are currently being funded, with about 100 students getting their Masters and PhD degrees as part of this work. One of our major projects has been studying how to help vulnerable African communities increase their resilience to diseases like malaria and sleeping sickness.