Insecticide resistance

Insecticide resistance

The past 15 years have seen unprecedented progress in malaria prevention and control. largely through the substantial scale-up of insecticidal interventions targeting Anopheles mosquitoes, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. However, these fragile gains are threatened by emerging widespread mosquito resistance to insecticides. If left unchecked, insecticide resistance could lead to a substantial increase in malaria incidence and mortality.

In May 2012, the WHO Global plan for insecticide resistance management in malaria vectors (GPIRM) was issued to avert this threat by prevent an increase in insecticide resistance hence maintaining the effectiveness of existing vector-control interventions. The WHO Global report on insecticide resistance in malaria vectors: 2010–2016 provides an overview of standard information on insecticide resistance from the WHO database for malaria vectors collated for 79 countries between 2010 and 2016

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