Improved IRS: evaluating the neonicotinoid, clothianidin...

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Bagamoyo academy pupils briefed on product testing at IHI

(Bagamoyo) The IHI Vector Control Product Testing Unit in Bagamoyo today hosted pupils from Stephen Tito Academy who visited the IHI Kingani site to learn about malaria research. IHI’s Emmanuel …

IHI chief: Hub for innovative minds in the pipeline

(Dar es Salaam) Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Chief Executive Director Dr. Honorati Masanja has unveiled plans to establish an innovation hub in the Institute’s birthplace – Ifakara. IHI Chief Executive …

Recent Projects

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 …

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 …

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

Partners

National Institute of Medical Research

Funders

World Health Organization

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