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Insecticide susceptibility monitoring

Watch Prisca Kweyamba introduce Tanzania’s insecticide-based interventions to control malaria. Explore Tanzania’s regular mosquito surveillance.
In this video, Prisca Kweyamba will introduce you to Tanzania’s insecticide-based interventions to control malaria. Explore how the National Malaria Control Programme carries out regular mosquito surveillance.

The Ifakara Health Institute in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, plays an essential role when it comes to keeping track of the possible threat of insecticide resistance. In this video, you will discover how the institute’s team hunts for traces of possible insecticide resistance every year. You will see which tests in the field and in the laboratory are used to detect malaria resistance at an early stage. The corresponding programmes are designed to make Tanzania malaria-free by 2030.


Details of the insecticide resistance monitoring assays seen in this video can be found with the following links:

CDC Bottle Bioassay

World Health Organisation. Test procedures for insecticide resistance monitoring in malaria vector mosquitoes. Second edition, 2018.

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