AFRIMAC has collaboration agreements with scientists of the European project IMAAC

AFRIMAC has collaboration agreements with scientists of the European project IMAAC

The President of the Island Council of Fuerteventura, Blas Acosta, together with the Minister of Economic Promotion, Manuel Hernández, and the Director of the AFRIMAC project, Carlos David Gutiérrez, received this morning Dr. Peyman Ghaffari, Chair of the European project IMAAC, and part of his Management Committee: Virginia Sanz, General Manager, and Markus Schwehm, as the Project Officer, with the purpose of maintaining collaboration agreements with AFRIMAC.

The Association, in turn, has initiated steps to settle on the island of Fuerteventura as the bridge between Africa and Europe, being a strategic location for these scientists that aim to establish control measures against the mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue, zika, chikungunya and yellow fever.

The IMAAC Project includes a network of 150 multidisciplinary scientists in 27 European and 10 non-European countries that are considering control measures that involve new technologies in textile and paint products based on nanoparticles and microparticles that release repellents in a controlled manner to combat mosquito bites. Another of its objectives is to provide training in African countries, as well as to finance micro scientific projects and field studies, besides the organization of conferences at international level, such as the one that will take place in Fuerteventura between March 2 and 4, 2020.

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