Being a senior level scientific professional specialized for vector control, I worked upon the different aspect of Entomological work and successfully leading the Department of Vector Biology & Control for more than 30 years with following achievements in my research career. I worked on different aspect of Entomological work and successfully leading the Department of Vector Biology & Control for more than 30 years with following achievements in my research career.I have been deputed as a district coordinator for National Kala-azar elimination programme an initiative put forwarded by GOI. Taking experience from Kala-azar control at Vaishali district (with cases less than 1/10000 per population in year 2016), at present I am actively engaged in developing Zero-Tolerance Kala-azar zone by implementing improved strategies of vector control at 2 more districts(s) viz., Saran and Muzaffarpur of Bihar (assignment put forwarded by GOI). I had developed IRS action plan for Vaishali district and supervised IRS, active case detection in all 16 PHCs of Vaishali district. Monitored and replaced spray of DDT with alphacypermethrine based on my finding of development of resistance in P. argentipes against DDT. Introduction of Hand Compression Pump (HCP) in place of conventional strirrup pump with signifactory result. Shown significant result with implementation of impregnated fiber (Durable Wall Linings), Impregnation of nets, environmental management for vector control. Implemented WHO/TDR project for the Integrated Vector Control management and five TDR/APW for the improvement of IRS for the Kala-azar control.
Along with the above mentioned success, at present I am engaged with important project(s) like research on effect of current insecticide viz., Alphacypermethrine on Kala-azar vector to get it registration to CIB Delhi, Optimising the implementation of synthetic pyrethroid insecticide in IRS for VL elimination, development of insecticide quantification kits for IRS evaluation, rotation of insecticide for resistance management etc.
FOREIGN FUNDING AGENCIES AS PROJECT COLLABORATORSAssociated as a member of central observer team for monitoring of IRS program of National Vector Borne Disease Control Program (Government of India) for Kala-azar Elimination Target Program from the endemic districts of India. Involved in Kala-Azar elimination programme with State Health Society, Bihar. Investigator in KALANET Project, European Commission. Investigator in DBT Project. Co-PI in Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS), Switzerland funded project Co-PI in WHO /TDR APW project-Phase 1-V. Co-PI in World Bank, Washington DC Co-PI in Wellcome Trust, UK, funded project Co-PI in Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), Seattle, Washington, United States, funded project Medical Entomology Unit at ISCII, Madrid, Spain. Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom University of York, UK. WELLCOME TRUST. UK Government Department for International Development (DfID, Kalacore consortium) through Mott MacDonald Co-PI in London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.