Learning from Mosquitoes: Collaborating with Research Institutions in Côte d’Ivoire

Research on mosquitoes helps countries make better decisions about how to prevent and control malaria. The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative partners with Côte d’Ivoire’s National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) to support research institutes that are studying mosquito behavior. As mosquitoes continue to develop resistance to some insecticides, scientists must stay one step ahead to ensure the right vector control measures are in place to protect people from malaria.

In this video, we hear from Yolande Niangara, one of many scientists whose study of mosquito behavior is leading to better malaria control strategies in Côte d’Ivoire. In her role with the country’s NMCP, Yolande works with the National Institute of Public Hygiene and the Swiss Center for Scientific Research, two of the four local research institutions that partner with PMI VectorLink. We also meet two of the leading researchers at those institutes, who talk about how they are contributing to Côte d’Ivoire’s progress in the fight against malaria. 

The French version of this video is available on PMI’s YouTube Channel.