Improved IRS: evaluating the neonicotinoid, clothianidin...

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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 …

Phase II Experimental hut and Phase III community study for Evaluation of SumiShield 50WG for Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) in Tanzania

There is a long history of using indoor residual spraying (IRS) for malaria control and it has proved very effective in Tanzania and other countries. However, the usefulness of IRS is under threat due to increasing mosquito resistance to all 4 classes of insecticides. We are evaluating the neonicotinoid clothianidin as an insecticide for IRS in Tanzania.

irs-pic-2This insecticide has good potential for use in IRS against malaria vectors. Laboratory and field trials have shown great promise resulting in the new product being submitted to the WHO Pesticide Evaluation Scheme (WHOPES) for evaluation and recommendation.

By conducting the study in Tanzania we will obtain evidence needed by National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) for their objective to improve Integrated Vector Management to consider new innovations especially those that address the emerging threat of insecticide resistance and preserving the effectiveness of modern malaria vector control.



Lead Scientists:

Sarah Moore

Adam Saddler


National Institute of Medical Research


World Health Organization

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