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Where and when human-mosquito interactions occur: a basis for understanding residual malaria transmission

Title of Project

Where and when human-mosquito interactions occur: a basis for understanding residual malaria transmission

Advisor/s

Tom Burkot, Tanya Russell

College or Research Centre

Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine

Summary of Project

Where and when malaria transmission occurs is co-dependent on the movements and activities of both the human and vector populations. This is particularly important is situations where residual malaria transmission remains after universal access and use of malaria preventive services. An understanding of human and vector behaviour is essential to the selection of appropriate interventions to disrupt human-vector contact and minimise residual transmission. This project aims to assess the temporal-spatial location of humans at both fine and broad scales with the ultimate aim of delineating the time and location of residual transmission.

Key Words

Malaria; medical entomology; anophelines; long-lasting insecticidal nets; public health; ecology; Indonesia

Would suit an applicant who

This project will suit an applicant who is interested in conducting applied research aimed at improving malaria vector control operations. The research will require spending time in the field in remote locations, as well as conducting molecular analyses in the laboratory, including ELISA and PCR.

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