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Twenty-four people participated in the ZAP entomology training, including Dr. Mirna Gavidia, a vector control technician working for the Ministry of Health in El Salvador. Photo credit: Diana Romero Arias

ZAP Entomology Training in El Salvador

Entomologists trained in vector control techniques to prevent the spread of Zika In 2015, the first case of the Zika virus transmitted locally in Latin America was identified in Brazil. One year later, more than 33 countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region were affected by the virus and the World Health Organization had […]

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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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