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World Malaria day: Vestergaard infographic about insecticide resistance

April 23, 2015 - 17:31 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

Vestergaard is celebrating innovation on World Malaria Day with milestones in the fight against insecticide resistance. Learn more about insecticide resistance here.

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Submitted by Awolola (not verified) on

We have ample evidence on the efficacy of PN3.0 in areas with metabolic-based resistance mechanism. We know it works. We must strategise its usage for maximal impact.

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Submitted by Ole Skovmand on

it is not a bit strange that in 3 studies WHopes made, there is no better control of P3 than of P2, but in two studies VF paid for in Nigeria, there is a better control. And here the lead scientist of these studies demand that strategies must be made to maximize its use (that means, it's sales). But i do recognize that the WHO organisation is sending out confusing messages. On one side, you have Whopes directed studies that clearly says that Permanet 3 - and especially Pemanet 3 washed - is not better than P2 on resistant Anopheles and Culex. On the other side you have a new committee of WHO that says that Vf provided evidence that Permanet 3 was in a new category. When you read what this group should use as evidence, it should be transmission impact to recognize a "new paradigme". But the group writes that there was NO evidence of transmission effect of P3 in areas with metabolic resistance, but still they conclude that here is a new paradigme. Maybe WHO has become so eager to show they are flexible, that they forget the rules they defined themselves ?