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The beneficial effects of socio-economic and environmental development on malaria in Africa: an inadvertent side effect or an achievable planning objective?

Monday, December 16, 2013 - 12:30 to 13:30
Venue: Upper Meeting Room, London International Development Centre, 36 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD
Speaker: Dr Jo Lines (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine).  Dr Lines is Reader of Malaria Control and Vector Biology at LSHTM. A full bio can be found here: http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/aboutus/people/Lines.Jo  
Abstract: This talk is about scientific strategies for building malaria out of Africa, using incremental modifications to the man-made rural environment. Politically, the time is right for malaria elimination to be included within national plans for economic development - but exactly what actions are needed to create a stable rural ecology where Anopheles gambiae is present but malaria is absent?

Please RSVP: Luke_Harman@soas.ac.uk