Eco-Bio-Social Approach to Dengue in Latin America and the Caribbean

Recent studies have highlighted the importance of ecological, social, economic and other contextual variables in the resurgence and persistence of dengue and Chagas' disease.

This grant will support up to 10 studies of the ecosystem-related biological and social ("eco-bio-social") determinants of the disease, and test community-directed public health interventions targeting the larval habitats of the vectors, in priority areas of endemic countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is expected that the initiative will result in a set of good practices for ecosystem-specific dengue and Chagas' prevention, a research-to-policy framework to guide future interventions and a community of practice on the eco-bio-social approach to vector-borne diseases.

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Start Date

Friday, August 1, 2008

End Date

Saturday, February 1, 2014


58 months

IDRC Officer

Bazzani, Roberto

Total funding

CA$ 6,213,600


North and Central America, South America


Food, Environment, and Health

Project Leader

Bursztyn, Ivana


Network for Health Systems and Services Research in the Southern Cone

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Project Leader

Sommerfeld, Johannes


World Health Organization

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