The impact of COVID-19 on global vector control efforts
22 July 2020
This workshop aims to establish the impact of COVID-19 on the current vector control situation in different settings. We will identify gaps in our knowledge and data availability, assess funding and communication needs, and propose mitigation efforts. We will also address how vector control operations might need to change to improve epidemic preparedness and prevent future outbreaks.
BOVA Network 3rd Open Meeting
The third BOVA Network Open Meeting took place on Friday 16th October 2020. The meeting was chaired by Dr Fiona Shenton, BOVA Network Facilitator.
This meeting included:
1. An overview of BOVA’s achievements 2. Final reports from each of our eight pump priming projects 3. Outline of BOVA’s legacy/future steps
The BOVA (building-out vector-borne diseases) Network is an interdisciplinary network focusing on preventing vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue and Zika disease through improving the built environment. Find out more about BOVA by visiting their website.
BOVA Network Third Open Meeting Part 1: Basic Science
(0:00-0:01:08) Introduction Fiona Shenton (0:01:08-0:12:46)-BOVA achievements Steve Lindsay (0:12:46-0:35:17) Computer fluid dynamics modelling of indoor climate in rural sub-Saharan African houses Jakob Knudsen, Daniel Sang-Hoon Lee (0:35:17-0:48.40) Filming the unseen Jeroen Spitzen (0:48.40-1:02:00) Will raised buildings reduce malaria transmission in sub-Saharan Africa and keep homes cool Majo Carrasco-Tenezaca (1:02:00-1:20:58) Panel discussion