We have extensive experience in executing educational programmes and large-scale behaviour change and intervention studies in developing countries, working with Ministries of Health, local and national governments, NGOs and industry, to build capacity and sustained social impact.

Behaviour change and
intervention studies

We run behaviour change and intervention studies to equip disease-endemic communities with the knowledge and tools to protect themselves from vector borne diseases.

This includes feasibility studies to identify existing vector control practices, knowledge gaps and cultural barriers, followed by a behaviour change programme to change societal behaviours and attitudes towards vector control products and practices at a personal and household level.

In countries such as Brazil and India, we have led highly-successful intervention studies to assess the impact of newly-introduced vector control products and educational messaging within local communities.

Educational programmes

We deliver impactful educational and communication campaigns, using engaging resources to raise awareness and educate hard-to-reach communities on various aspects of public health including COVID-19, malaria, hygiene and vaccines.

We also produce bespoke training packages and educational tools to support in-country operational and decision-making staff, build knowledge and capacity in vector surveillance and control, and drive forward vector borne disease research.

Our recent massive open online courses (MOOCs) on Zika and controlling vector borne diseases have had more than 25,000 people enrol in over 30 countries.

Social Impact

Travel health awareness

Our team of knowledgeable scientists are skilled at explaining complex ideas around travel health and vector borne diseases to the general public, communicating information in a fun and engaging way.

Each year we attend events and conduct real life experiments at science festivals and schools, entertaining, educating and engaging members of the public.

Our informative games and educational materials teach about mosquito physiology, behaviour and habitats, making the latest scientific research on vector control and vector-borne diseases accessible to a lay audience.

Global Vector Hub

The Global Vector Hub, in partnership with the World Health Organisation and the CDC, is a venture that will revolutionise the way we use data for the control of vector borne diseases, globally.

It is an online, open access information resource, network and data-sharing platform, designed to support ongoing vector control research, as well as preparedness and rapid responses to vector borne disease outbreaks.

Through the Global Vector Hub, we can collect vector data and interpret the data to help identify gaps in vector control surveillance and capacities in-country, and provide support for vector control policy and decision making at local and national levels.

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Global Vector Hub