Taking into account the traditions and cultures of the respective region, the measures are to be integrated as far as possible into existing health systems in order to achieve greater acceptance. The aim is to develop innovative infection surveillance methods that work even in resource-poor areas and form the basis for effective control programmes. Mobile laboratories and local infrastructures are to be set up which, even in the case of epidemics, enable diagnostics and research in remote regions.
For implementation research, long-term partnerships with institutions in key regions, as well as networks for joint research and the transfer of technology and knowledge are essential. Equally crucial is the deepening of existing cooperation with WHO and other international organisations and institutes that play a role in global outbreak control.
The goal of the BNITM is, together with partners in Germany, to establish an internationally visible research location for implementation research, from which pioneering initiatives for the control and elimination of tropical diseases can emanate.