The successful control of disease-carrying mosquitoes requires support from a variety of communities and stakeholders, not least the residents in the areas where interventions are trialled and deployed.
This workshop brings together researchers implementing new forms of public participation in the fight against mosquito-borne diseases, historians exploring past initiatives, designers of research facilities, and social scientists investigating the conditions for sustainable vector control. The meeting will address novel technologies (e.g. gene drives, Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes), as well as more traditional approaches to mosquito elimination.
The workshop is organised by the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (University of Oxford) and the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine (King’s College London), as part of a joint initiative to develop social scientific capacity for community-supported vector control.
If you would like to attend the meeting, please contact Javier Lezaun