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Advanced Module on Tropical Vector Biology and Control in Ghana

18.06.2018 – 26.06.2018

Location: Cape Coast, Ghana

Date: 18. - 26.06.2018

The course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of tropical vector biology and their behaviour with an emphasis on technologies and strategies used for control.

Course Content

  • Basic functional morphology of arthropods of medical importance
  • Habitat ecology of vector mosquitoes
  • Arthropod behaviour and control strategies
  • Mosquito sampling techniques and identification
  • Larval survey
  • Insecticide resistance and mechanisms
  • Methods of evaluation of insecticide susceptibility of mosquitoes and efficacy of insecticide treated nets/indoor residual spraying
  • PCR techniques used for species identification and screening for resistance mutation
  • Insecticide resistance management


The registration deadline is April 15, 2018.

For more information about the module contents and registration, please see the info sheet.


Course Coordinators
Dr. Andreas Kudom – University of Cape Coast (Ghana)
Andrea Kinigadner – CIHLMU Center for International Health (Germany)


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