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Summary of Week 6 and the course

Having completed Week 6, you have now completed the Global Challenge of Vector Borne Diseases and How to Control Them. Congratulations! Join Professor James Logan for our final video, where …

The need for behaviour change programmes

Changing peoples’ behaviour surrounding vectors (such as usage of bed nets and application of topical repellents) is a vital aspect in the control of vector borne diseases. Professor Val Curtis …

The need for randomised controlled trials

In this step, we will join Dr Anne Wilson as she discusses the need for randomised control trials (RCTs) in vector control. RCTs are considered to be the gold standard …

Integrated vector control: part 1

Now we have learnt about the principles and fundamentals of integrated vector management, we join Dr Gloria Ramirez, Dr Luz Estela Buitrago and Dr Liliana Santacoloma in a discussion group …

The role of research in vector control

In this video, we are again joined by Professor Janet Hemingway. In this interview, Professor Hemingway will talk about the role that research plays in vector control, drawing from the …

Summary of Week 5

Now you have completed the quiz, and have reached the end of Week 5 of The Global Challenge of Vector Borne Diseases and How to Control Them. In this video, …

Cost of vector control

Dr David McGuire will discuss the cost of vector control in this video, using the NgenIRS project of which he is the Programme Director as a case study. NgenIRS is …

GLP

Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) is a set of principles intended to assure the quality and integrity of non-clinical laboratory studies that are intended to support research or marketing permits for …

Sterile insect technique

In this video step, Dr Derric Nimmo will introduce the concept of the sterile insect technique. This is a modern vector control tool which involves the release of sterile male …

Repellents

In this video step, we are joined by Professor James Logan as we take a closer look at repellents as a personal protection method for vector control, in particular topical …

Biology, habitat and diseases of flies

In this video, Dr Ailie Robinson discusses the biology, habitats and diseases of flies. Many fly species are vectors of human disease (did you know that the mosquito is a …