12-13 march, Yaoundé

They were several candidates gathered in the premises of the Crid, to hold a job interview for the country coordinator and the Research Career Development Fellows (RCDF) as part of the PIIVEC project which will be launched very soon in Cameroon for a period of five years.

The PIIVEC (Partnerships for Increasing the Impact of Vector Control) is a project led by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) in partnership with research institutes, national control programs in Burkina Faso, Malawi and Cameroon, particularly in the United States. CRID (Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases).

Successful candidates from this interview will work to implement PIIVEC’s vision who is to “increasing the capacity of UK and African scientists to develop sustainable solutions and partnerships to reduce the burden of vector borne diseases”.

In fact, diseases such as malaria, sleeping sickness and dengue are diseases that continue to affect several countries in Africa and elsewhere, and thus constitute a real obstacle to the social and economic development of these countries. Moreover, it should be noted that the control methods that have been set up so far tend to become obsolete and therefore ineffective in overcoming these diseases. Hence the need, or even the importance of recruiting new researchers who will work to achieve the objectives of PIIVEC which are to:

  • Develop evidence-based strategies for the control of vector-borne disease in Africa and increase the utilization of this evidence in national decision-making,

  • Improve integration between disease-specific programmes,

  • Strengthen the resilience of African nations to respond to outbreaks of vector-borne disease,

  • Increase the leadership role of African scientists and vector biologists in global policy making on vector-borne disease.

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