Project A:

Research Uptake

Research Uptake Objectives

The project’s outcomes are aimed at addressing challenges presented by the malaria and bilharzia burden. It is important that these outcomes extend beyond the researchers and are used to create awareness amongst communities and national governments and, ideally, that they become incorporated into policy.

The following groups have been identified as stakeholders to whom the research study and its findings should be communicated to. These are in the public sector, civil society, and the private sector.

Public sector:

  • Ministers and advisors
  • Civil servants and departments
  • Elected representatives (the legislature)
  • Political parties
  • Local government and councils
  • International bodies such as WHO and Global Fund

Civil society:

  • Media
  • Churches and religious bodies
  • Schools and universities
  • Social movements and advocacy groups
  • National and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs)

Private sector:

  • Corporations and businesses
  • Business associations
  • Professional bodies
  • Individual business leaders
  • Financial institutions

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.