The TDR-IDRC Research Initiative Enters its Final Phase

8 March 2017


The research projects in the TDR-IDRC Research Initiative on Vector Borne Diseases in the context of Climate Change are now entering a new phase of data consolidation, evidence synthesis and sharing of new knowledge. Typically, research projects share their findings best within the academic community and less well with other groups. The five research projects of the TDR-IDRC research initiative aim to address this, by working with stakeholders and providing communities, NGOs, and local and national government with information that will make a difference. Through a variety of research uptake activities, from community meetings and sharing evidence briefs and policy briefs, through to educational videos and social media materials, the projects are trying to get the latest on the understanding of vector-borne diseases and climate change out into the wider world.

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The research teams have created a number of products for their stakeholder engagements. Below are samples of these.

Project C video on VBDS in Southern Africa:

Social, environment and climate change impacts on vector-borne diseases in arid areas of southern Africa.

Project B policy briefs:

Malaria in Kenya

Rift Valley fever in Kenya

Project E policy briefs:

Schistosomiasis in Mauritania

Schistosomiasis in Côte d’Ivoire

Malaria in Côte d’Ivoire