Ongoing projects in the DRUGS Team

Our projects mainly involve aspects of malaria but we are continuously broadening our research topics into other areas of neglected tropical diseases and global health.



    Project title: Predicting vector-borne disease epidemics: Dissemination of risk forecasting using District Health Information Software2 (DHIS2) in Tanzania

    Acronym: PreVBD

    Aim: Forecast epidemic risks of vector-borne diseases in Tanzania, such as malaria and dengue by developing novel spatio-temporal models and further disseminate these risk assessments for targeted and timely interventions through DHIS2.

    Period: 1 June 2020 - 31 May 2025


    National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), United Republic of Tanzania

    State University of Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania

    University of Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania

    Joint Malaria Programme, NIMR, United Republic of Tanzania

    Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center, United Republic of Tanzania

    Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

    University of Gothenburg, Sweden

    Project coordinator: Michael Alifrangis

    Funder: Danida

    Total grant: 11,995,367 DKK

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    Project title: Mitigating climate changes on health in Burkina Faso

    Aim: Support sustainable development by improving the health of people living in and around agricultural and economic growth centres, by development of recommendations to mitigate against challenges of climate change and increase in water-related diseases.

    Period: 1 April 2021 – 31 March 2026


    Institute for Anthropology University of Copenhagen.

    Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santè, Ouagadougou (IRSS).

    Clinical Research Unit of Nanoro (CRUN), Burkina Faso.

    Institute for Disease Modelling, Burkina Faso

    Project coordinator: Pascal Magnussen

    Funder: Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Danida

    Total grant: 11,999,699 DKK

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    Project title: Development of a biosynthetic odor receptor-based biosensor for non-invasive diagnosis in breath

    Aim: Development of a new (non-invasive) diagnostic tool for malaria based on breath.

    Period: 1 January 1 2020 - 31 December 2022


    Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine. Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

    Project coordinator: Maria Dimiaki

    Funder: Lundbeckfonden

    Total grant: 1,999,523 DKK


    Intermittent Preventive Treatment of malaria in infants (IPTi) – The UNITAID project

    Project title: Intermittent Preventive Treatment in infants – Plus’ (IPTi+) project.

    Acronym: IPTi+

    Aim: The overall aim is to reach more children, more frequently, in the first years of life to reduce malaria in young children and infants and save lives by use of the IPTi intervention which will be trialed out in Benin, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, and Mozambique

    Period: 1 September 2021 - 31 July 2025


    Population Services International (PSI)

    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

    Ministries of Health in Benin, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, and Mozambique

    Project coordinator: LSHTM

    Funder: UNITAID

    Grant (Danish part): approx. DKK 5 mill (total: USD 35mill)

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