Deadline: 5 February 2017
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is seeking applications from eligible entities to perform commissioned reviews on multi-sectoral approaches for the prevention and control of malaria and emerging arboviral diseases.
The overall objective of this call is support a landscape analysis to better identify the knowledge gaps and lessons learnt about the transmission patterns and ecology of mosquito vectors, and the challenges and successes in preventing and controlling the diseases they transmit.
- Industrial activities and VBD transmission, with a special focus on gold mining activities that are strongly disturbing the malaria ecosystems in Africa, Asia and Latin America (particularly the regions of the Amazon). A review on this topic has to include evidence of the outcomes of this activity, and how this problem can be approached and improved through a good health programme.
- Integrated strategies for the prevention and control of VBDs within the context of eco-bio-social approaches. Using dengue as a proxy, this review should assess the full spectrum of health interventions including ‘traditional’ vector control activities as well as the latest ‘state-of-the-art’ tools in population control and disease prevention, and how interventions can be synergized to maximize public health impact.
- Displacement of people and consequences on VBD transmission, examining knowledge on the impact of migration (for reasons of economic or civil unrest or war), displacement of temporary workers and any other population movements. The review should include current public, private and civil society responses that address the problem as well as challenges and missed opportunities.
- Impact of environmental changes including climatic changes and biological changes such as biodiversity loss, and water management on the consequences on VBD cycles and social changes. The review should look at how the interventions are modifying the transmission patterns and the implementation challenges.
- Inter-sectoral collaborations for the prevention and control of VBDs, and how stakeholders are working together to achieve the implementation of a global strategy. This review should not only include examples of initiatives with analysis of the results, but also provide conceptual frameworks for multi-sectoral approaches.
Only 5 proposals will be selected for funding, for a maximum total funding of US$ 25 000 per commissioned review.
Institutions and/or individual consultants are invited to submit collaborative proposals where:
- Two or more institutions and/or consultants are part of the proposal, with at least one of them being an institution or consultant from a low- or middle-income country.
- Academic institutions and/or health services and/or individual consultants holding a regular position are included.
- Institutions/consultants have a background in at least one of the following topics related to emerging vector-borne diseases: surveillance, public health research, medical entomology, vector control, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, epidemiological study design.
- The leading institution/consultant is based in a country where VBDs are a priority health issue or where VBDs are a significant burden of disease.
- Each proposal submitted should include only one review, but applicants can submit more than one proposal. Each proposal will be judged against other similar reviews, and multiple proposals could be selected from one applicant.
How to Apply
Applications should be sent by mail or email at the address given on the website.
Eligible Countries: Armenia, Indonesia, Samoa, Bangladesh, Kenya, São Tomé and Principe, Bhutan, Kiribati, Senegal, Bolivia, Kosovo, Solomon Islands, Cape Verde, Kyrgyz Republic, Sri Lanka, Cameroon, Lao PDR, Sudan, Congo, Rep., Lesotho, Swaziland, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritania, Syrian, Djibouti, Micronesia, Tajikistan, Egypt, Moldova, Timor-Leste, El Salvador, Morocco, Ukraine, Georgia, Myanmar, Uzbekistan, Ghana, Nicaragua, Vanuatu, Guatemala, Nigeria, Vietnam, Guyana, Pakistan, West Bank and Gaza, Honduras, Papua New Guinea, Yemen, India, Philippines, Zambia.
For more information, please visit WHO Call for Proposals.