Phase III evaluation of DawaPlus 2.0...

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Announcement: Provision of goods and services to IHI in 2019/20

(Dar es Salaam) IHI invites applications from eligible, competent and qualified companies for the prequalification to provide goods and services for the 2019/2020 financial year. Learn more about this here: …

IHI, Bagamoyo council launch anti-worm campaign

(Bagamoyo) Ifakara Health Institute joined hands with the Bagamoyo District Council¬†at the launch of a 12-month campaign aimed to guard children aged 5-14 years in Bagamoyo against schistosomiasis and worms. …

Recent Projects

Calcium supplementation on pregnant women

Project summary This is a trial-based study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It intends to generate evidence for decision-making on the potential non-inferiority of a lower dose …

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 …

Large-scale (Phase III) evaluation of survivorship, biological efficacy, fabric integrity and community acceptability of DawaPlus 2.0 long-lasting insecticidal nets compared with PermaNet 2.0 in Tanzania

To maximise the efficacy of malaria control using bednets it is essential to understand the effective life of Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs): that is the cost per year of protection that they provide. New brands of LLINs require field evaluation before they are recommended for use in malaria vector control. As net wear differs greatly between regions, nation-wide evaluations of LLINs are required. There are also differences in net products that vary in material, insecticide, or fibre impregnation technology. Such differences are still largely unknown and direct comparisons within sites are scarce. To maintain a range of LLINs there is an urgent need to organize 3-year long prospective studies of LLIN efficacy. We are undertaking a Phase III (household randomized) evaluation of DawaPlus LLINs according to standard WHO guidelines and procedures and LLIN durability guidelines. in which we will measure three outcomes: 1) insecticidal activity, 2) fabric integrity 3) survivorship and 4) community acceptability of DawaPlus 2.0 with PermaNet 2.0 LLINs over three years of use by the households under field conditions in Kilombero.

Lead Scientists:

Sarah Moore

Fredros Okumu


TANA Netting


WHO Pesticide Evaluation Scheme (WHOPES)

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