Project A:

Collaborating Partners

University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)

Durban, South Africa

Okovango Research Institute, University of Botswana (UB)

Maun, Botswana

University of Zimbabwe (UZ)

Harare, Zimbabwe

National University of Science and Technology

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark

Additional partners are:

  • Country departments of health
  • Country ministries of education
  • Country ministries of environment
  • Community leadership
  • NGOs operating in project sites
  • Country departments of meteorology

Why this project?

There are several factors that influence the occurrence of VBD infections. Most important of these are: climate, ecosystems, human behaviours, vectors and disease parasites.

This project aims to better understand these factors and help vulnerable populations. The researchers want to develop decision-support tools to improve early detection, early action and adaptation mechanisms, to increase population resilience to vector-borne diseases.