Evaluation of the eave tube technology...

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Sustainable, Healthy, Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods

The Sustainable, Healthy, Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods is an exciting project in which IHI works with a consortium of partners from Asia and Africa to 1) develop capacity for improved …

Development of a new tool for malaria mosquito surveillance to improve vector control

Malaria transmission is influenced not only by vector abundance, but as well by demographic traits such as vector species and age structure, as these influence the intensity by which the …

Eave Tubes for Mosquito Control

Eave tubes are 6-inch diameter plastic pipes that are fitted in walls underneath the roof of houses. Mosquitoes are attracted into them when responding to the body odour of house occupants. House entry is prevented by netting fitted inside the tube that is treated with coating that binds powder particles of insecticides. The novel netting has permitted the use of mosquito control insecticides in powder formulations; a fairly noble break through which will help restore effective shelf life of conventional insecticides (Andriessen et al. PNAS 2015). Among other merits, Eave tube technology is easy to install, protect the whole family and kill even the mosquitoes that are resistant to conventional insecticide formulations. With HDIF funding, the project aims to i) install eave tubes in a total of 2000 houses in Mikese, Morogoro and Mbweni, Dar es Salaam ii) measure impact and consumer acceptance, iii) establish a network of public and private stakeholders and iv) initiate activities towards local manufacturing of the technology.–

Lead Scientists:

Ladslaus Mnyone

Stella Kessy 

Issa Lyimo


In2Care, Netherlands, Penn-State University, USA, Biogents, Germany, CTF 2000, Belgium


Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF)

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