Mercy Gloria Ashepet, MG., Liesbet Jacobs, J., Michiel Van Oudheusden, M. & Tine Huyse, T. 2021. ‘Wicked Solution for Wicked Problems: Citizen Science for Vector-Borne Disease Control in Africa’. Trends in Parasitology 37: 93-96. Elsevier. URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2020.10.004 I.F. 9.014.
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At the crossroads of interacting biological, socioeconomic, behavioral, and institutional factors, vector-borne diseases are complex 'wicked problems'. In this article, we argue that citizen science can help in vector control by boosting scientific data collection, tapping into local knowledge, and building durable partnerships between scientists and communities.