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A New Long-Lasting Indoor Residual Formulation of the Organophosphate Insecticide Pirimiphos Methyl for Prolonged Control of Pyrethroid-Resistant Mosquitoes: An Experimental Hut Trial in Benin

Rowland, M., Boko, P., Odjo, A., Asidi, A., Akogbeto, M., N'Guessan, R.
Plos One 8(7). (Jul 23 2013)

Background: Indoor residual spraying (IRS) is widely used for malaria transmission control in sub-Saharan Africa. Resistance to pyrethroids in the mosquito Anopheles gambiae is a growing problem. There is an urgent need to develop long-lasting alternative insecticides to reduce selection pressure for pyrethroid resistance and to provide control wit...

A new world malaria map: Plasmodium falciparum endemicity in 2010

Gething, Peter, Patil, Anand, Smith, David, Guerra, Carlos, Elyazar, Iqbal, Johnston, Geoffrey, Tatem, Andrew, Hay, Simon
Malaria Journal 10(1), 378. (2011)

BACKGROUND:Transmission intensity affects almost all aspects of malaria epidemiology and the impact of malaria on human populations. Maps of transmission intensity are necessary to identify populations at different levels of risk and to evaluate objectively options for disease control. To remain relevant operationally, such maps must be updated fre...

A review of antimalarial plants used in traditional medicine in communities in Portuguese-Speaking countries: Brazil, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé and Príncipe and Angola

Silva, Jefferson Rocha de A, Ramos, Aline de S, Machado, Marta, de Moura, Dominique F, Neto, Zoraima, Canto-Cavalheiro, Marilene M, Figueiredo, Paula, do Rosário, Virgilio E, Amaral, Ana Claudia F, Lopes, Dinora
Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz 106, 142-158. (2011)

The isolation of bioactive compounds from medicinal plants, based on traditional use or ethnomedical data, is a highly promising potential approach for identifying new and effective antimalarial drug candidates. The purpose of this review was to create a compilation of the phytochemical studies on medicinal plants used to treat malaria in tradition...

A world malaria map: Plasmodium falciparum endemicity in 2007

Hay, S. I., Guerra, C. A., Gething, P. W., Patil, A. P., Tatem, A. J., Noor, A. M., Kabaria, C. W., Manh, B. H. , Elyazar, I. R. F., Brooker, S. , Smith, D. L. , Moyeed, R. A., Snow, R. W.

BACKGROUND: Efficient allocation of resources to intervene against malaria requires a detailed understanding of the contemporary spatial distribution of malaria risk. It is exactly 40 y since the last global map of malaria endemicity was published. This paper describes the generation of a new world map of Plasmodium falciparum malaria endemicity fo...

African Dominant Vector Species Bionomic Information

A bionomics data set compiled for VecNet by the Malaria Atlas Project (MAP). These data are the result of a three year abstraction process examining published locational and species-specific studies, and through personal contact with researchers and study authors, to provide spatially explicit evidence-based measures of key bionomic variables pert...

Angola Malaria Indicator Survey 2006-07

Consultoria de Serviços e Pesquisas–COSEP Lda., Saúde–Consaúde, Consultoria de Gestão e Administração em, Lda. [Angola], Macro International Inc.

The 2006-07 Angola Malaria Indicator Survey (AMIS) is the first survey in that country designed to collect nationally representative information on malaria-specific indicators, as part of the MEASURE DHS project. The objectives of the AMIS were to assess household ownership of mosquito nets and their use by children under five and pregnant women; t...

Angola Malaria Indicator Survey 2011 [MIS11]

ICF International, Ministry of Health, ICF International

Malaria is a major public health problem in Angola and is the primary cause of mortality, illness, and absence from school and work. It represents close to 35 percent of the demand for curative care, 20 percent of hospital admissions, 40 percent of perinatal deaths, and 25 percent of maternal deaths. Approximately 3.7 million cases of malaria were ...

Bendiocarb resistance in Anopheles gambiae s.l. populations from Atacora department in Benin, West Africa: a threat for malaria vector control

Aikpon, R., Agossa, F., Osse, R., Oussou, O., Aizoun, N., Oke-Agbo, F., Akogbeto, M.
Parasit Vectors 6, 192. (2013)

BACKGROUND: Owing to pyrethroid resistance in An. gambiae, the carbamate and organophosphate insecticides are currently regarded as alternatives or supplements to pyrethroids for use on mosquito net treatments. Resistance monitoring is therefore essential to investigate the susceptibility of An. gambiae s.l to these alternative products. METHODS: T...

Combination of malaria vector control interventions in pyrethroid resistance area in Benin: a cluster randomised controlled trial

Corbel, V., Akogbeto, M., Damien, G. B., Djenontin, A., Chandre, F., Rogier, C., Moiroux, N., Chabi, J., Banganna, B., Padonou, G. G., Henry, M. C.
Lancet Infect Dis 12(8), 617-26. (Aug 2012)

BACKGROUND: Malaria control efforts and elimination in Africa are being challenged by the development of resistance of parasites to antimalarial drugs and vectors to insecticides. We investigated whether the combination of long-lasting insecticidal mosquito nets (LLINs) with indoor residual spraying (IRS) or carbamate-treated plastic sheeting (CTPS...

Combining organophosphate treated wall linings and long-lasting insecticidal nets for improved control of pyrethroid resistant Anopheles gambiae

Ngufor, C., Tchicaya, E., Koudou, B., N'Fale, S., Dabire, R., Johnson, P., Ranson, H., Rowland, M.
PloS one 9(1), e83897. (2014)

BACKGROUND: New approaches to delivering insecticides need to be developed to improve malaria vector control. Insecticidal durable wall lining (DL) and net wall hangings (NWH) are novel alternatives to indoor residual spraying which can be produced in a long-lasting format. Non-pyrethroid versions could be used in combination with long-lasting inse...