PIIVeC Operational Research Project : Investigating the efficacy of PBO-nets and new generation nets in the context of pyrethroid resistance

Unless insecticide resistance is properly managed, the recent gains in reducing malaria transmission could be lost. Worrying cases of high resistance levels to insecticides are emerging in major malaria vectors leading to extensive loss of efficacy of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) including PBO-pyrethroid nets. Such rise of insecticide resistance is now a major concern…

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation project 2 : Developing field-deployable RT-PCR for vector surveillance

In malaria vector control surveillance, data concerning many important indicators can only be collected via laboratory-based molecular tests (i.e., species confirmation of species complexes, molecular mechanisms of resistance, Plasmodium infectivity). At present, transporting mosquitoes to laboratories for testing is a major rate-limiting step that can lead to months-long delays in receiving data, especially if there…