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International Pest Control – March/April 2019 – Vol 61, Nr.2

International Pest Control – March/April 2019 – Vol 61, Nr.2

| April 10, 2019

We don’t get many articles on animal health so it’s good to start this issue with news of an infectious diseases surveillance program in sub-Saharan Africa which aims to build a database of animal parasites covering six countries. Tea plantations are the subject of a project to spread sustainable pest control without the need for […]

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WHO pre-qualification for Fludora™ Fusion to combat malaria

WHO pre-qualification for Fludora™ Fusion to combat malaria

| January 30, 2019

The recent WHO Malaria Report 2018 flagged another stalling in the progress towards elimination of the disease, in part due to development of insecticide resistance in vector mosquitoes to current preventative solutions. There is therefore an urgent need to maintain investment into innovation for malaria vector control; to develop new modes of action but also […]

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Malaria Control: Better Health, Better Future 2016 – Eradicate Malaria for Good

Malaria Control: Better Health, Better Future 2016 – Eradicate Malaria for Good

| September 2, 2016

Following on from the World Malaria Day (WMD) celebration initiative and the subsequent commitment by SCI in 2015 to be part of the global millennium development goal to eradicate malaria, this year’s theme is “Eradicate Malaria for Good”. The millennium development goal is to decrease malaria by 90% by 2030. In spite of the encouraging […]

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Insecticide Resistance: Are We Losing the Battle to Control the Mosquito Vectors of Malaria?

Insecticide Resistance: Are We Losing the Battle to Control the Mosquito Vectors of Malaria?

| August 25, 2016

In the twenty first century malaria still holds a terrible grip on the lives of millions, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. However, since the turn of the millennium there has been a 40% reduction in the incidence of clinical disease, averting an estimated 663 million clinical cases. It has been estimated that the majority of this […]

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Driving integrated vector control in the global sustainable development framework

Driving integrated vector control in the global sustainable development framework

| July 15, 2016

The Aedes mosquito and other vectors of disease are currently receiving unprecedented global attention and scrutiny following recent outbreaks of infectious diseases including Zika and dengue fever and the world is looking for adequate response and a wide range of solutions to tackle these threats to global public health. Controlling these vectors successfully would not […]

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Exploring the world of disease vectors in London

Exploring the world of disease vectors in London

| December 22, 2013

In October 2012, the International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases hosted ISNTD Bites, the  first parasitology and vector-control conference to showcase and discuss major issues surrounding vector evolution and control methods. To continue on the momentum of this event the second ISNTD Bites, a year on, provided emphasis on disease & vector surveillance methods and […]

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News from the ‘ISNTD Bites’ meeting on vector control

News from the ‘ISNTD Bites’ meeting on vector control

| June 14, 2013

The International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ISNTD) is a new, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to a multidisciplinary approach to a set of diseases that have traditionally ranked low down in terms of public health priorities but nevertheless impair the lives of an estimated 1 billion people. The World Health Organisation recognises 17 NTDs, many of […]

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