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Malaria: Call for action to curb insecticide resistance

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) scientist Gerry Killeen has called for the international community to be bolder in adopting new products for existing interventions such as insecticide treated bed nets, so …

Muhas don is new IHI board member

Prof. Kaaya. Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Board of Governors (BOG) has appointed Prof. Sylvia Kaaya member of the IHI Board of Trustees (BOT) effective Wednesday January 10, 2018. The appointment …

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 …

Malaria Mosquito Contamination Device (MCD)

Broadly this three years project was aimed at developing a low-cost and user-friendly mosquito contamination device(s) (MCDs) that can effectively lure, infect and contaminate malaria mosquitoes in realistic tropical settings. A suite of technologies prototype technologies were generated in the course of the project: Eave Tubes, Smart Patch, Powder binding Electrostatic coating, and Outdoor Host seeking Device. Above all, 1800 local houses within Kilombero Valley, Tanzania, were installed with Eave Tubes.

Lead Scientists:

Ladslaus Mnyone

Issa Lyimo

Stella Kessy

Kija Nghabi

Valeriana Mayagaya

 

Partners

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

Funders

European Union

Projects Location

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