STRESS is an MRC-funded project based in the Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve in northern Malawi bringing together experts in tsetse fly and trypanosome biology from Kamuzu University of Health Sciences, the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, the University of Glasgow and LSTM.
To produce an evidence-based tsetse control programme that reduces the risk of Rhodesian sleeping sickness in the local communities surrounding the Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve.
Project lead is Dr Chris Jones.
Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve forms part of the 30,000 km2 Malawi-Zambia Transfrontier Conservation Area in northern Malawi. The Reserve is home to a diverse wildlife including the largest population of elephants in north Malawi. It is also currently where the largest proportion of Rhodesian sleeping sickness cases are reported in Africa.