Phase III evaluation of DawaPlus 2.0...

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Scientists: Target TB interventions on these transmission hotspots

(Dar es Salaam, September 14, 2017). Scientists at Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) have recently adapted a method for identifying tuberculosis (TB) transmission hotpots using a new technique that could revolutionize …

Research Office, Lab Technicians required

IHI is looking for suitably qualified Research Officer and Laboratory Technicians to fill vacant positions in the Laboratory Unit in Bagamoyo. To apply or share, get more details about these …

Recent Projects

Understanding and enhancing approaches to quality improvement in small and medium sized private facilities in sub-Saharan Africa

This is an evaluation study that IHI is conducting in collaboration with London school of hygiene and tropical medicine. The research takes place in the context of an innovative intervention …

Vaccine Delivery Costing Study

As countries drive towards achieving high and equitable coverage of life-saving vaccines, the availability of sustainable, equitable, and predictable financing for vaccine delivery is essential. Over the last two decades, …

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

Partners

TANA Netting

Funders

WHO Pesticide Evaluation Scheme (WHOPES)

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