WHO-coordinated multi-country evaluation Implications of insecticide resistance for malaria vector control

WHO Global Malaria Programme, November 2016

4 pp. 115 kB

Bed nets treated with a safe chemical killer still provide significant protection from malaria-carrying mosquitoes, despite the rise in insecticide resistance. A five-year, five-country investigation, coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO) with financial support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is the most comprehensive evaluation ever to assess the impact of insecticide resistance on essential control tools targeted against malaria-carrying mosquitoes – primarily long-lasting insecticidal nets, or LLINs, which have played a central role in cutting malaria cases and deaths worldwide since 2000.

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