Diagnosis Management Communication - Malaria Vector Control
Description of the project:
Fast Track Diagnostics is involved in the DMC-MALVEC (Diagnosis Management Communication - Malaria Vector Control) project supported by the European Commissions Horizon 2020 Framework.
Malaria is a life-threatening disease causing more than 500,000 deaths every year in sub-Saharan Africa. Prevention of the disease is best achieved by vector control which relies on the use of insecticides.
Using its vast experience in molecular diagnostics and manufacturing, FTD is contributing to the development of a fully integrated and automated multiplex vector-diagnostic platform (LabDisk) for monitoring the species ID, the infection status of mosquitoes and the insecticide resistance profile of malaria vector populations. This sample-to-answer platform will be interfaced with a custom-made data management software (DDMS: Disease Data Management System) and a modern ICT platform that employs interactive ways of communicating guidelines and exemplifying good practices of successful insecticide resistance management use in the health sector (GAME). The integrated system (LabDisk, DDMS & Game) will be implemented in four sub-Saharan African countries, highly representative of malaria settings and vector control problems, to support informed decision making about vector control and disease management. Furthermore, using its distribution network, FTD will contribute to the deployment to market of the DMC-MALVEC system.