Disease Control & Elimination
The Disease Control & Elimination Theme’s scientific strategy focuses on investigating the interactions between hosts, pathogens and vectors, and evaluating interventions aimed at interrupting transmission and/or reducing the disease burden. Its research portfolio includes diseases of public health importance in West Africa at different stages of control or elimination, e.g. malaria, bacterial diseases, hepatitis B.
The Nutrition Theme aims at understanding the pathophysiology of diet-disease interactions in order to accelerate the development of more effective next-generation community and clinical interventions. Examples are the studies on iron regulation and relation with infectious diseases such as malaria and bacterial infections; and those on the peri-conceptional diet and the epigenetically-mediated adverse outcomes.
Vaccines and Immunity
The Vaccines & Immunity Theme thrives to understand the ontogeny of immunity to inform the design of vaccines and maximise their impact. Through laboratory science and clinical trials, the theme’s aim is to contribute to the evidence based development and deployment of vaccines