The 3rd Training School on Optima Control Theory, Mathematical Modeling and Mosquito Control Strategies was held on 2nd – 4th of March 2020 at the Tech Park of Fuerteventura, in Canary Islands.
Academic institutes, institutions and research centers from more than 20 countries inside and outside Europe are taking part in the Training School.
The Training School will be attended by representatives of the Albanian Institute of Public Health, Lappeenranta University of Technology in Finland, ENSTA ParisTech, the Koblenz Institute of Natural Sciences in Germany, the University of Patras in Greece, the American University in Malta, Vrije University in Amsterdam, Skopje Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy in North Macedonia, Bialystok University of Technology in Poland, Goce Delcev University in Macedonia, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, The Italian Mosquito Control Association or the Anastasia Association for Vector Control in Florida, United States, among others.
The Scientific Cultural Association IMAAC-NEXT, whose mission is to save lives and reduce human suffering from vector-borne diseases, are working together with AFRIMAC to create an international response center for Vector Control in Fuerteventura.
Other objectives that were covered in the Training School were the launch of textiles and paints with nano-particles and micro-particles that release repellants based on essential oils that do not harm the environment or human health; the creation of a mathematical modeling software development unit, or the training of communities and people at risk of contracting these diseases, to train future Vector Control professionals, among others.