The Country Coordinator for the Partnership to Increase the Impact of Vector Control (PIIVeC), Pro. Njiokou Flobert in the presence of Technical Advisor Prof. Same, Head of Medical Entomology Department Dr. Basile Kamgang, and a host of others, has signed the research contracts of grant recipients for the 2nd round of Operational Research Projects (ORP) at CRID. The ceremony took place at CRID’s conference room on MARCH 12, 2021.
One year after the first set of researchers were commissioned under the PIIVeC Operational Research Projects, the second batch of researchers is now set to generate more evidence for control programs in Africa.
As the PIIVeC Country Coordinator says, the expectation from recipients of ORP grants has not changed “ORP holders must work to produce evidence that would be used to impact decision making in health policies in order to improve vector control of Vector-Borne Diseases” Says Prof. Njiokou
By virtue of signature, six researchers have entered into possession of between £10.000- £12.000 Pounds Sterling (approximately 7 600 000 -9 120 000 Fcfa) to carry out Operational Research in the followings topics:
- Investigating the efficacy of PBO-nets and new generation nets in the context of pyrethroid resistance by Dr. TCHOUAKUI Magellan from CRID;
- Assessing the cartography and transmission role of schistosome vectors in Adamawa region, Cameroon by TCHAMI MBAGNA Mureille Carole University of Yaoundé I;
- Pilot study on the ground larviciding using Temephos to control Simulium damnosum in the Nkam drainage system at the Solleh health area in the Littoral region by ABONG Raphael University of Buea;
- Screening of trypanosomes and feeding behavior of tsetse flies in two dormant sleeping sickness foci of Cameroon: implication for the implementation of vector control by Dr. KANTE TEGUEN Sartrien from University of Dschang;
- Impact of cattle breeder’s knowledge of tics control and prevention: prevalence of tics borne encephalitis and Crimean Congo viruses by SIMO NENG Fredy Brice from the University of Yaoundé I;
- Prevalence and identification of Leishmania species responsible for Visceral Leishmaniasis in Northern Cameroon by Dr. TATEN GOUATEU Aimée from the University of Dschang
According to the ORP grant recipients, this is yet another scientific challenge and opportunity to generate evidence for the next 12 months for control programmes and eventually improve public health.