Reducing Malaria Prevalence in Africa Through New Classes of Insecticide-Treated Nets

Widespread use of insecticide treated nets (ITNs) has dramatically reduced the incidence of malaria in Africa but resistance to pyrethroid insecticides in Anopheles mosquitoes is eroding their efficacy.

In this seminar LSTM Professor Hilary Ranson, Professor Martin Donnelly, Professor Philip McCall, Dr David Weetman and Dr Gareth Lycett highlight how research from the Department of Vector Biology at LSTM on the mechanisms underpinning pyrethroid resistance, and the behavioural response of mosquitoes to ITNS has led to the development of new classes on ITNs mosquitoes.They will highlight how, by working in partnership with different sectors we have developed the evidence base for the public health value of these nets that has led to their widespread deployment across Africa to combat resistant mosquito populations.