Climate Variability, Social Change and Dengue in Bangladesh

Since the year 2000, the major cities of Bangladesh have experienced a resurgence of dengue. Dengue is a major public health concern because of its epidemic potential in any one year, and because of the limited understanding of disease transmission dynamics in the country.

This project aims to advance knowledge on dengue transmission, and design community-based prevention and control strategies using an ecosystem approach. Researchers will carry out a serological study in nine city wards in Dhaka with different levels of dengue virus transmission; a clinical study of suspected cases of dengue in two hospitals; entomological surveys in the nine wards already mentioned; and an ethnographic study in three wards to examine the social and ecological factors affecting vector density. Various options for vector control will be explored through a participatory process guided by a sustainable development perspective.

Projet nᵒ

106040

État du projet

Actif

Date de début

Vendredi, février 26, 2010

Date butoir

Dimanche, mars 15, 2015

Durée

48 mois

Agent(e) responsable du CRDI

Beeche, Arlyne

Financement total

CAD$ 595,515

Pays

Bangladesh, Asie centrale, Extrême-Orient, Asie du sud, Canada

Programme

Food, Environment, and Health

Chargé(e) de projet

Prof. Dr. Gias Uddin Ahsan

Institution

North South University

Pays d' institution

Bangladesh

Site internet

http://www.northsouth.edu

Chargé(e) de projet

Dr. C. Emdad Haque

Institution

University of Manitoba

Pays d' institution

Canada

Site internet

http://www.umanitoba.ca