MODCOVID - Using model-based evidence to optimise medical intervention profiles and disease management strategies for COVID-19 control

Background: Country governments have imposed strict spatial distancing and lockdown measures to reduce infection incidence and associated disease burden of coronavirus infectious disease (COVID- 19). As of April 7th, there is no proven medical or pharmaceutical tool to prevent or treat the disease....

Ongoing
01.06.2020 - 31.12.2022
Research project
Disease Modelling and Intervention Dynamics, Disease Modelling
Melissa Penny
NTDMC - NTD Modelling Consortium

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are at a crucial point in global policy decision making. Huge investments and global efforts have reduced the burden of these diseases in many of the poorest populations of the world. There are still significant investments required to meet the 2020 goals, laid out...

Ongoing
01.03.2018 - 28.02.2021
Research project
SNIS Mosquito Susceptibility - Increased susceptibility to Plasmodium falciparum of insecticide resistant Anopheles in West Africa

This project aims to assess how widespread the susceptibility to Plasmodium of insecticide-resistant Anopheles is, and to assess the risk associated with this phenomenon in relationship with human behavioural changes regarding their use of bed nets and insecticides.

Ongoing
01.10.2015 - 30.09.2017
Research project
WHO TVC - WHO TVC

Increasing coverage of malaria vector control interventions globally has led to significant reductions in disease burden. However due to its high recurrent cost, there is a need to determine if and when vector control can be safely scaled back after transmission has been reduced. We conduct...

Ongoing
15.12.2014 - 15.03.2015
Research project
FIVC - Operational Framework for Integrated Vector Control

Aims
Our goal is to develop strategies for the integrated management of vectors transmitting malaria and other major vector borne for decision making at the country level.

Methods
We propose to develop country-level maps illustrating the distribution of vector-borne diseases (VBDs) and carry out two...

Ongoing
14.11.2012 - 31.07.2016
Research project