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Eight Million Treated Mosquito Nets Due Distribution In Cameroon

June 16, 2011 - 12:49 -- Bart G.J. Knols
The article below was contributed by journalist Ntaryike Divine Jr. (Douala, Cameroon) as part of the SjCOOP project in collaboration with MalariaWorld.

The government of Cameroon is verging on enacting one of its biggest efforts yet in its protracting battle against malaria, which has obstinately upheld its status as the country’s leading killer disease.  Over 8 million treated mosquito nets are due distribution by August ending in the malaria-endemic Central African nation which is home to 20 million inhabitants.

Open Access | Bendiocarb, a potential alternative against pyrethroid resistant Anopheles gambiae in Benin, West Africa

July 16, 2010 - 08:22 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Akogbeto MC, Padonou G, Gbenou D, Irish S, Yadouleton A
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:204 (14 July 2010)

After four months, fenitrothion, bendiocarb and the mixture chlorpyriphos/deltamethrin performed effectively against pyrethroid-resistant Anopheles.

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E-interview with Dr. Vincent Corbel (Benin, 1976)

March 19, 2010 - 10:19 -- Bart G.J. Knols

Dr. Corbel is currently a senior researcher at IRD, and based at the CREC in Cotonou in Benin. Following five years of heading the WHO collaborating centre for the evaluation of new public health pesticides he moved to Benin where he undertakes highly interesting studies aimed at improving vector control across Africa.

Sleeping arrangements under long-lasting impregnated mosquito nets: differences during low and high malaria transmission seasons

November 26, 2009 - 07:01 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
S.D. Fernando, R.R. Abeyasinghe, G.N.L. Galappaththy, N. Gunawardena, A.C.R. Ranasinghe, L.C. Rajapaksa
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 103, Issue 12, December 2009, Pages 1204-1210, doi:10.1016/j.trstmh.2008.10.018

Sleeping arrangements under long-lasting impregnated nets (LLIN) were recorded in 2467 households during the low malaria transmission season (May–June 2007) and the same families were followed up during the high malaria transmission season (December 2007–January 2008) in two malaria-endemic areas of Sri Lanka. Approximately 800 households each from the three main ethnic groups were studied. The number of families lost to follow-up was 68.

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