Lassane Koala

Medical Entomologist, PhD
Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé (IRSS)/ Direction Regionale de l'Ouest

I am interested in developing new tools for surveillance and control of vectors of onchocerciasis and other NTDs like Lymphatic filariasis and Human trypanosomiasis. My country to begin the process of elimination of onchocerciasis but we face many challenges including the cross-border migration of infested blackflie, the migration of human populations carrying parasites, and the difficulty to achieve therapeutic coverage rates because socio-economic factors. In addition there are still areas where onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis are co-endemic. As a medical entomologist, I am looking to improve or develop new vector control tools in order to contribute to the elimination of NTDs.

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Email: koalalassane [at]
Early career researcher