Project

Network 2015 PPP JU

Duration
31 December 2015 → 31 December 2016
Funding
Federal funding: VLIR-UOS
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Scientific computing
    • Bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Bioinformatics and computational biology
    • Bioinformatics and computational biology
    • Public health care
    • Public health services
    • Bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Engineering and technology
    • Scientific computing
Keywords
PPP JU
 
Project description

The aim of the project is to evaluate and develop novel, efficient and cost-effective tools that support the nationally on-going tsetse fly and trypanosomiasis suppression, monitoring, evaluation and intervention and in some areas eradication efforts. Trypanosomiasis is one of the top prioritized diseases in Ethiopia with significant contribution to poverty, food insecurity, poor income generation and agricultural underdevelopment. The project has a prospect to yield innovative tools for tsetse fly and trypanosomiasis intervention. The ultimate tools developed by this project have impact on the national efforts on trypanosomiasis and the impact of the tools is going to prevail for the decades to come not only in Ethiopia, but also in other countries in Sub-Saharian Africa.