PIIVeC – country members meet one year after inception

One year after the launch of the Partnership for Increasing the Impact of Vector Control (PIIVeC), member countries to the project hosted at CRID meet in Yaoundé, Cameroon for its first annual meeting.

Delegates at the PIIVeC Annual Meeting, welcome address by Prof Charles Wondji

From symposia, to individual project presentations to focus group discussions, the two day meeting was marked by brainstorming; revisiting projects carried out by scientists; identifying challenges/barriers faced and setting the stage right for the next phase of the PIIVeC project.

focus group discussions

Poster presentations also made it through the day with a confidential jury which selected and awarded the best poster.

As winner of the best poster, PHD student at CRID Yvan Fotso reveals that his research work aims at identifying the DNA based tools to track the resistance on field mosquitos.

Yvan Fotso presenting his work to delegates

This work will help the government and the National Malaria Control programme make informed decisions as far as bed net distribution and tackling resistance is concerned” he adds

Mindful of the continuity of the project and the continuous search for solutions to vector-borne diseases, the PIIVeC project gives opportunity for mentorship; senior scientists working together and leading junior scientists to maintain the chain of research to optimise vector control in Africa.

Delegates’ break exercise

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