Spatial Repellents for the Control of Vector-borne Disease
Dr. Achee’s research program focuses on the prevention of human diseases caused by insects in resource-poor settings. She has over 15 years international field experience investigating various mosquito control strategies.
Currently, she is helping to lead a multinational team that will determine if a spatial repellent product will protect people from malaria and dengue – diseases caused by mosquitoes that are responsible for sickness and death throughout the world.
The research will be conducted in Peru and Indonesia. Project findings will be presented to the World Health Organization for consideration in recommending spatial repellents to be included in disease control programs. In this way, Dr. Achee hopes to attain the underlying goal of her research which is to improve the quality of life in at-risk populations at a global scale.