Funding for this research was provided by:
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (in partnership with Task Force for Global Health)
Wellcome Trust (092677/Z/10/Z, 085133/Z/08/Z)
Royal Society-Leverhulme Trust (Capacity Building Africa Award)
Received: 8 January 2018
Accepted: 23 April 2018
First Online: 29 May 2018
: IR is a PhD student at the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, with a particular interest in the ecology and epidemiology of vector-borne diseases. MW is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor of Epidemiology) at the Royal Veterinary College and Honorary Lecturer at Imperial College London, focusing on the statistical and dynamic modelling of parasites and vectors. RAC is a Professor of Tropical Zoology at the Natural Resources Institute (NRI) of the University of Greenwich, with expertise in disease vector and non-vector insect ecology and control; he is also a Visiting Professor at the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London. SB is a Lecturer in Geostatistics at Imperial College London working on spatial statistics and epidemiology of infectious diseases of poverty. PBN is the Managing Director of the Yaoundé Initiative Foundation (YIF, based in Cameroon and Imperial College London), originally a specialist in integrated pest management from Wye College, London and with practical and professional administrative African experience. GAM is Emeritus Professor at the Department of Life Sciences (Silwood Park), Imperial College London. DB is the Technical Manager for the YIF, working on vector control. HMD is a pest and vector management specialist with experience in management, research and training for poverty reduction at the NRI, University of Greenwich, with secondments at Imperial College London. PBN, GAM, HMD and TLW are founder members of the YIF. MGB is a Professor of Neglected Tropical Diseases at the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London working on the population biology and transmission dynamics of vector-borne and helminth infections.
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