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Watch the APMEN Tech Talk "New tools to reach outdoor-biting malaria vectors"

April 7, 2021 - 12:31 -- Malaria World

Bednets and Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) have been the mainstay interventions against malaria in recent decades. Together, these tools have translated in dramatic reductions in global malaria cases. Many nations approaching the pre-elimination phase still have residual malaria, largely as a result of outdoor transmission. While bednets and IRS provide a high level of protection indoors, if properly used, no vector control tools have been found to provide similar levels of protection against outdoor biting mosquitoes in a cost-effective, practical and scalable manner. To address outdoor-biting vectors and residual malaria, we need to find methods to reduce contact between humans and mosquitoes outside the home, either by reducing vector populations, or through personal protection. This webinar will examine some of the options receiving attention as potential useful tools.

Topics

  • Endectocides for Malaria Elimination in the Greater Mekong Subregion by Dr Kevin Kobylinski, Medical Entomologist at the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Entomology
     
  • Transfluthrin-treated products for protection against outdoor-biting mosquitoes by Lina Finda, Research scientist at the Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania
     
  • ATSB® Bait-Stations supporting Malaria elimination by Mr Amir Galili, CEO at Westham

Moderated by Dr Leo Braack, Technical Lead (APMEN Vector Control Working Group), Senior Vector Control Specialist, Malaria Consortium, Bangkok, Thailand.