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Dr. Abdullahi Yayaha, a PMI AIRS-trained entomologist, carries out insecticide resistance studies at the Usmanu Danfodyio University Entomology Laboratory. Photo Credit: Okeke Ifeanyi Joseph

Closing Nigeria’s Entomology Knowledge Gap

PMI AIRS trains local entomologists for evidenced-based decision-making in malaria control programs Entomological monitoring plays a key role in malaria control programs. Understanding the behavior of the mosquitoes that carry malaria requires precise data on the vector’s density, feeding time, location, and its resistance to insecticides. Trained entomologists are critical to ensuring the necessary research […]

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The Next Malaria Threat: Insecticide Resistance

The Need for Entomological Monitoring The spread of insecticide resistance has highlighted the importance of entomological monitoring so that key decisions to change insecticides can be made before control failure occurs. In addition, increased use of insecticides for malaria control has led to important changes in mosquito species composition, biting and resting behavior, often with small-scale […]

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New Insecticide Formulation Re-Energizes Fight Against Malaria

AIRS entomological studies funded by PMI find new insecticide formulation lasts up to nine months Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) is one of the most effective ways to prevent malaria. Sprayed on the inside walls and ceilings of homes, the right insecticide can reduce the density and life span of vector mosquitoes so that they can […]

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