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Joint efforts for the Elimination of Malaria in the Peruvian Amazon

Ongoing

Malaria burden severely affects the population living in the Peruvian Amazon, which is also affected by low-living conditions. Currently, the Peruvian government has launched the Malaria Elimination program in the Amazon and requires evidence-based research to improve its program. UNAP is the main university in the Peruvian Amazon and is looking to become a key role player on the development of the region by supporting this elimination initiative. The first steps of supporting UNAP becoming more active on research were initiated through a triangular collaboration between UNAP, UPCH and UAntwerp in 2016 (VLIR SI). Here by, we intend to continue and strengthen this collaboration by actively developing educational and research capacities on epidemiology, data analysis and population genetics at UNAP. Constant training through students/professors exchange, courses given by UAntwerp/UPCH professors at UNAP and joint research related to malaria elimination tools encircle the strategy proposed on this VLIR TEAM projecMalaria burden severely affects the Peruvian Amazon, which is worsened by low-living conditions. Currently the Peruvian government is starting the Malaria Elimination program in the Amazon and requires the research evidence to improve its program. UNAP is the main university in the Peruvian Amazon and is looking to become a key role player on the development of the region by supporting this elimination initiative. The first steps of supporting UNAP becoming more active on research were initiated trough a triangular collaboration between UNAP, UPCH and UAntwerp in 2016 (CLIR SI). Here by, we intend to continue and strengthen this collaboration by developing educational and research capacities on epidemiology, data analysis and population genetics at UNAP. Active and constant training through students/professors exchange, courses given by UAntwerp/UPCH professors at UNAP and joint research related to malaria elimination tools encircle the strategy proposed on this VLIR project.

Intervention type

TEAM projects

Duration

01/01/2018 - 31/12/2021

This project is being implemented in:
Flemish promoter Jean-Pierre Van geertruyden
Local promoter Dionicia Gamboa Vilela
Local promoter Juan Carlos Castro Gomez
Local partner institution Universiteit Antwerpen
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Local partner institution Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Other local partners Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana
Budget € 279.994