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Dr. Emmanuel Chanda is a Medical Entomologist and Vector Control Specialist/Consultant with vast experience in Vector-borne disease epidemiology and design, implementation, surveillance, monitoring and evaluation of control programmes in the context of integrated vector management (IVM). He obtained a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Biological Sciences (Microbiology) in 2000 and a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Medical Parasitology in 2007, both from University of Zambia, and holds a Doctor in Philosophy (PhD) degree in Tropical Medicine, obtained in 2011, from the University of Liverpool. He has over ten years of experience in establishing appropriate policies, strategies, operational guidelines and tools for IVM for vector-borne disease control. He has worked with national and international teams of diverse social and cultural orientation in different countries. His programmatic experience includes working as chief entomologist and Vector Control Specialist with the national malaria control programmes in Zambia and South Sudan respectively and as a consultant in various countries. He has exceptional competences in operational scale implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of vector control interventions such as indoor residual spraying; insecticide treated nets and larval source management, as well as operational research: integrated entomological surveillance, including insecticide resistance monitoring and management. Dr. Chanda has consulted with the World Health Organization (WHO) in Eritrea and Namibia, United States Agency for International Development/Presidents’ Malaria Initiative (USAID/PMI) in Malawi, Population Services International (PSI) in South Sudan, AngloGold Ashanti and Syngenta in Ghana, on implementation of the IVM strategy and has published several papers in peer reviewed journals. Academic institution experience includes honorary lecturing at University of Zambia and part-time lecturing at Cavendish University and Lusaka Apex Medical University in Zambia. He has a passion for IVM and aims to contribute diligently and proficiently towards the coordination, planning and implementation of scaled-up and effective vector-borne disease control interventions.
Vector-borne disease epidemiology and the design, implementation, insecticide resistance and entomological surveillance, monitoring and evaluation of control programmes in the context of integrated vector management.
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