New publication in Parasites and Vectors

Blackfly data from Maria Gloria paper

Using data from the Cameroon blackfly control and monitoring work, along with other field data,  a model has been developed by Maria-Gloria Basañez … [Read more...]

New River Blindness publication

Blind man and wife

YIF has published a new paper entitled "River blindness – A neglected disease transmitted by blackflies (Simulium spp.)" by Jane Che et al. It is … [Read more...]

Graham Matthews technical support

Song Lou Lou dam August 2015

Professor Graham Matthews visited Cameroon in 2017 on behalf of ACTIS to develop an update on what was being done to alleviate the biting of … [Read more...]

Keeping the number of blackflies down

Graph of blackfly numbers on sticky traps 2012 13

The Yaounde initiative has been continuing to treat parts of the Sanaga River between Edea and Monatele to keep the numbers of blackflies as low as … [Read more...]

Could odours be the solution to blackfly control?


The Yaounde Initiative Foundation has been carrying out field research in Cameroon in collaboration with the UK-based Natural Resources Institute … [Read more...]

YIF Directors meet Cameroon Deputy High Commissioner


The Cameroon Deputy High Commissioner, Mr Denis Nyuydzewira, joined YIF Directors, Terry Wiles, Graham Matthews and Hans Dobson for a lunchtime … [Read more...]

YIF Meeting of the Board of Trustees at Imperial College London

Dr Pierre Baleguel, Terry Wiles and Professor Graham Matthew

Dr Pierre Baleguel visited England 11 - 15 May 2011 for a Trustees Board Meeting with the other Directors of YIF, Professor Graham Matthews, Terry … [Read more...]

Update on blackfly control on the the Sanaga River

Blackfly breeding rapids

Many of the people who lived near the Sanaga River have moved out of the area due to the severity of the biting by blackflies (Simulium spp.). Those … [Read more...]

New book on Integrated Vector Management in press

GM book cover

The most recent book by Professor Graham Matthews - YIF Technical Director - is entitled 'Integrated Vector Management' and is due to be published by … [Read more...]

Sanaga River blackfly control project continues

The Yaounde Initiative Foundation (YIF) is carrying out blackfly control on a part of the Sanaga River, funded by AES Sonel, an American/Cameroonian … [Read more...]