As a senior malariologist at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Dr Olivier Briët analyzes effectiveness of existing and novel vector control and other integrated malaria control intervention strategies for partners such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the African Leaders Malaria Alliance, the US President’s Malaria Initiative, and the World Health Organization, and provides country support. His scientific research and operational support to national malaria control programs focuses on evaluating and optimizing the effectiveness of existing and novel vector control intervention tools and strategies. He has a strong interest in quantitative evaluation methods.
Previously, while serving as an integrated expert at the Rwandan Ministry of Health, Dr Briët supported the development and implementation of an integrated surveillance and response system for notifiable diseases, and also supported the National Malaria Control Programme. Prior to his work in Rwanda, he developed a malaria forecasting system with the Sri Lanka National Malaria Control Programme. When based in Côte d’Ivoire, he was part of a consortium studying the association between rice ecosystems and malaria and schistosomiasis in West Africa.
Dr Briët earned a Doctor of Philosophy (Magna cum Laude) in Epidemiology from Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and a master’s of Science degree (best of class) in Biology and Control of Disease Vectors (currently known as “Medical Entomology for Disease Control”) from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.