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Advanced Module on Tropical Vector Biology and Control in Ghana, 2018

Date: 18 -26-06.2018

Location: Cape Coast, Ghana

Vector-borne diseases account for more than 17% of all infectious diseases and cause more than 700 000 deaths annually. To gain a deeper insight into tropical vector biology and control measures Andreas Kudom, medical entomologist and alumnus of the CIH PhD Program Medical Research – International Health, and the CIH Team of the Division for Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine initiated an advanced module in Ghana. The module took place at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) from June 18th to 26th, 2018, as a joint collaboration of the CIHLMU and the UCC.

The participants received a broad overview on the epidemiology of vector-borne diseases, the morphology, systematics and the behavior of arthropods as well as on vector control, insecticide resistance and management. Besides performing practical molecular analyses a field trip to a rural village was on the agenda for mosquito sampling and identification. During a full-day excursion to the Vestergaard-Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research (NMIMR) at the University of Ghana in Accra various resistance tests were demonstrated and an insectary was visited. In summary, the module combined up-to-date knowledge with applied research of medically important vectors.

Save the date for the second run of the advanced module on Tropical Vector Biology and Control from June 17 to 26, 2019!

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or refer to the page of the Advanced Module: Tropical Vector Biology and Disease