Phase III evaluation of DawaPlus 2.0...

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Study establishes link between gender, extramarital affairs and HIV

Dar es Salaam. A new Ifakara Health Institute study has found “a significant association between lifetime (proxy) extramarital affairs and HIV infection among women only,” with the risk being significantly …

IHI names winners of research, innovation fund

[Right-Left] Getrud, Beatrice, Theckla, and Tutu.Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) has named recipients of the 2017/18 Director’s Research and Innovation Fund. This is an internal funding mechanism aimed to support specific …

Recent Projects

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 …

Demonstrating complete disruption of residual malaria transmission by eliminating Anopheles funestus mosquitoes from rural Tanzanian villages

In rural south-eastern Tanzania, where malaria prevalence has reduced by >60% since 2000, low-to-moderate transmission still persists despite very high coverage with long-lasting insecticidal bednets. Like in most residual transmission …

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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