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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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Increasing Women’s Roles in Entomology Pays Off

The PMI AIRS Project in Nigeria Helps Increase the Number of Women in Field Research Although Nigeria is a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, gender inclusion still remains a challenge for the country, particularly in entomology research. Field research often requires spending the entire […]

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Malaria Fighter: Dr. Lazarus Samdi

“The PMI AIRS Project has generated national data on the current insecticide resistance status across Nigeria. This is guiding Nigeria’s National Malaria Elimination Program in the fight against malaria.”   Nigeria Dr. Lazarus Samdi has spent the past 14 years studying mosquitoes and a lifetime fighting malaria, personally and professionally. As a child growing up […]

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