Article: Window screens can suppress malaria

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(Dar es Salaam & Liverpool) Protecting houses against mosquitoes with netting window screens can suppress malaria, IHI scientists have confirmed.

In an article published today in Lancet Planetary Health, a team from the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), provides evidence that even window screens with no insecticide suppressed mosquito populations and dramatically reduced malaria prevalence in the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam.

The study team has also worked with local and national government partners for over a decade to develop practical affordable implementation systems for community-based application of environmentally-friendly biological insecticides that selectively kill mosquito larvae in puddles, drains, river fringes, ponds and other sundry stagnant water bodies.#

Learn more about the article here: Press Release Window screens can suppress malaria

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