- Use innovative technological strategies in diagnosis, treatment and control to improve health, especially of vulnerable populations.
- Strengthen real-time surveillance of the transmission of endemic infectious diseases in the region.
- Formulate a health intervention called “AmazonID” that seeks to reduce the incidence of Endemic and (re-)emerging infectious diseases with focus on Dengue, Leptospirosis, Malaria and other infectious diseases in a model community located in the surroundings of Iquitos city.
PRESENTATION OF THE PROJECT TEAM
Karine Zevallos Villegas
Viviana Vanessa Pinedo Cancino
Pedro Marcelino Adrianzen Julca
Rosa Del Carmen Miluska Vargas Rodriguez
Overview of available domains of expertise in the project team
The Project team is composed by four faculty with PhD training in Biology, Chemistry- Pharmacy and Human Medicine. The areas of expertise are clinical epidemiology, molecular biology in infectious diseases, clinical laboratory and public health. We have team leadership, experience on project management >10 years in the Peruvian jungle in collaboration with international institutions. This is an interdisciplinary team from the faculties of Medicine, Biology and Pharmacy and Biochemistry.
Comments on the expertise sought for at level of the Flemish HEIs
Latest generation mixed diagnostic platforms
Veterinary expertise with a focus on wild reservoirs
Disease control including Epidemiological surveillance strategies, epidemiological tools and biostatistics
Genetic epidemiology with focus on population genetics and phylodynamics
Genomic platform for surveillance of infectious diseases
Biotechnology a) industrialization to generate income from routine activities and inputs) b) environmental health in communities without access to drainage and waste disposal services
Social sciences including qualitative research methods