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Project Spotlight: Investigation of Malaria Vectors Over 24-hours in Dak Lak Province, Vietnam: Distribution, Behavior and Parasite Infection Rate (DTC Study)

Project Spotlight: Investigation of Malaria Vectors Over 24-hours in Dak Lak Province, Vietnam: Distribution, Behavior and Parasite Infection Rate”

(DTC Study)

Project abstract: 

In Vietnam, malaria is still a public health problem. The DTC study has been carried out to improve our knowledge on the ecology of Anopheles mosquitoes in a malaria-endemic area in the Central Highland of Vietnam, to better understand the composition, distribution, behavior, and vector status of Anopheles species in Dak Lak Province;  and to facilitate vector control interventions and characterize potential sites for future malaria intervention research. 

Vysnova’s Work: 

Vysnova has collaborated with the Military Institute of Preventive Medicine (MIPM), the Australian Defence Force Malaria and Infectious Disease Institute (ADFMIDI), the National Institute of Malariology, Parasitology, and Entomology, Hanoi, Vietnam (NIMPE), and Naval Medical Research Unit. No. TWO (NAMRU-2) to conduct this study. Vysnova provided technical and financial support to collect mosquitoes in locations where malaria transmission occurs in Gia Lai; to develop reports, and to draft the manuscript. The objectives of this study are as follows:

1) Assess the Anopheles species composition in Dak Lak Province;

2) Examine the peak of blood-feeding activity of malaria vectors for 24 hours continuously in Dak Lak Province;

3) Detect the malaria parasite rate in Anopheles species in Dak Lak Province.

 

Vysnova’ support

  • Procurement of supplies, travel, and personnel such as an SME.
  • Develop protocol. 
  • Support of the lab analysis of morphological and molecular identification, malaria parasites detection.
  • Coordination of partners such as MIPM, NIMPE, and the Navy to ensure smooth planning and implementation of the study.
  • Support of manuscript drafting and publication.