Human, animal and plant infectious diseases in tropical insular environments: surveillance, diagnosis, control and impact

The MALIN collaborative project aims to improve the control of human, animal and plant infectious diseases in Guadeloupe and the Caribbean. The project joins forces of all the Guadeloupean institutions involved in understanding, monitoring and controlling these diseases. Coordinated by Cirad, MALIN relies on a multidisciplinary approach combining microbiology, epidemiology, entomology and socio-economics.

Project start date:

01/01/2014

Project end date:

31/12/2020

Objectives

  • Improve the knowledge, diagnosis and surveillance of human, animal and plant infectious diseases of local interest.
  • Develop alternative and sustainable control methods against these diseases
  • Assess the economic and social impact of these diseases, their surveillance and the associated control methods.
  • Transfer the innovations developped during the project through technical training addressed to the final users
  • Train future local infectious disease researchers and provide ongoing training in key areas (bioinformatics, sequencing, proteomics)

Expected outcomes

  • Innovative diagnostic tools and strengthened diagnostic capabilities in Guadeloupe, at final users's service
  • Strengthened regional health surveillance networks to better protect Caribbean territories from infectious diseases
  • Alternative and sustainable methods of infectious diseases control, based on new vaccine approaches, non-chemical vector control methods and genetic control / resistance use
  • An assessment of the economic and social impact of these diseases, their surveillance and the associated control methods, through innovative cost / benefit analyzes applied to health
  • Strengthened R&D capacities in infectious diseases to place Guadeloupe as the regional leader of infectious disease research

Location

Guadeloupe

Foundings

European Union (European Regional Development Fund), Guadeloupe region, Cirad

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