The malaria mosquito is getting used to insecticides and therefore increasingly bites during the day and outside the home. This means that more needs to be done in addition to the use of mosquito nets in order to further reduce the incidence of malaria.
Rabies is responsible for more than 60.000 deaths a year, mostly young children in Africa and Asia. However, it is a disease that is entirely preventable through vaccination of children and dogs. The World Health Organization wants to eradicate rabies globally by 2030. ITM supports this objective through its research into improved vaccination schedules.
2015 is a crucial year for development cooperation: on the one hand we reach the deadline for the millennium goals and on the other hand we will set course for a new orientation of sustainable development cooperation. Under the motto "Our world, our dignity, our future", the development cooperation of the EU and its Member States will be presented to the main public.
We post our activities on development cooperation on the European Year for Development website.