Joint Malaria Centre & Public Health and Entomology Group Seminar
Photograph courtesy of Kate Buck
Date | Wednesday 19th May 2010
Time | 12.45 – 14.00 p.m.
Place| Room LG6 , Keppel Street Building
Professor Steve Lindsay from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine studies some of the world's most important vector-borne diseases; chiefly malaria. He is a public health entomologist who develops new tools to reduce the transmission of vector-borne diseases.
He was a member of the team in the 1980s that showed that insecticide-treated bednets reduced malaria deaths. More recently, his team demonstrated the importance of house screening to reduce anaemia in children, and that larval control can be an extremely effective method of malaria control in specific situations. He is a strong advocate of the use of Integrated Vector Management.
He has studied vector-borne diseases for nearly 30 years and has worked in The Gambia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Pakistan, Tanzania, Thailand and Uganda. He has published over 130 peer-reviewed papers, many in major international journals.