Neglected tropical diseases

Professor Marc Coosemans

Head, Entomology and Vector Control, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium.

Prof Marc Coosemans has longstanding research experience on insect vectors of diseases and their control. From 1976 to 1978 he evaluated the first pyrethroid insecticides sprayed indoors against malaria vectors in Burkina Faso. In the 1980s, he designed and evaluated a strategy minimalizing the number of rounds of indoor residual spraying (IRS) in the rice field area of the Rusizi Valley- Burundi. Prof Coosemans has chaired the working group of the WHO Pesticide Evaluation Scheme for several years and was also actively involved in Phase II and Phase III trials evaluating new long-lasting ITNs and new products for IRS.