Strengthening research capacity

DBL - Centre for Health Research and Development, Faculty of Life Sciences, Copenhagen University

DBL - Centre for Health Research and Development (DBL) (formerly the Danish Bilharziasis Laboratory/DBL-Institute for Health Research and Development) is a centre at the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen. DBL has 30 staff members in total, and has 35 PhD students from a number of countries in Africa.

DBL has a long history of work with neglected tropical diseases, including malaria. A major element of DBL's work relating to malaria has addressed building relevant research and disease-control capacity at the individual and institutional level among collaborating African institutions. Currently, four academic staff work on various aspects of malaria, covering control methods, tools, strategies and vector control. DBL’s work on malaria is funded by DANIDA and various foundations, and is based at collaborating institutions in Mozambique, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania and Burkina Faso. At present, six DBL-associated PhD students work within the malaria field.

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