The intrinsic ability of Anopheles to infect themselves from asymptomatic protors and transmit plasmodia is studied and analyzed in relation to their insecticide resistance status.
In the current context of declining incidence of malaria and the existence of residual transmission, this axis studies the ability of Anopheles to become infected and transmit to asymptomatic carriers or reservoirs. He is also interested in the impact of vector resistance to insecticides on vector competence. Indeed, if the vector can be the target of the anti-vector control, the Plasmodium can also be the target in the vector as it is in its human host. The objective of this axis is therefore to consider the pathogen within its insect host with the intention of identifying innovative opportunities for the fight against the pathogen and / or its infected vector.
[b]Developed projects and partners (logo if possible)[/b]
- Project. Increased susceptibility to Plasmodium falciparum of insecticide resistant Anopheles mosquitoes in West Africa. Funding. Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS). Partners. Swiss TPH; IRD-IRD-URMITE, Sociology Department UCAD