Nov 03, 2017

Two MCDI Abstracts on Malaria Larvicides and Insecticides Accepted to ASTMH Conference

MCDI Medical Entomologist Godwin Fuseini will be presenting two abstracts at this year's American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting in Baltimore from November 5-9. These abstracts illustrate the use of larvicides and insecticides as malaria control interventions by the Bioko Island Malaria Control Program (BIMCP) in Equatorial Guinea and their impacts.

In a poster presentation, Fuseini will present the abstract, "Effectiveness of community-based larviciding program on malaria vector abundance on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea", which discusses the preliminary use of larval source management (LSM) by the BIMCP in 2015 and its transition into a community-run effort that was monitored and evaluated by the BIMCP. Being that this intervention resulted in an overall reduction of treatment coverage from 2015 to 2016, Fuseini concludes that a community-based LSM program could greatly reduce vector abundance on Bioko Island but only with strong operational support.

Fuseini will also present "Evaluation of the residual effectiveness of Fludora™ Fusion WP-SB, a formulated combination of clothianidin and deltamethrin, for the control of pyrethroid-resistance malaria vectors on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea" during a 15-minute oral presentation on the panel "Malaria: Prevention - Many Points of View" on November 8 from 10:15am-12pm. The presentation will focus on the experimental use of an insecticide during Indoor Residual Spaying on Bioko Island and its effects on controlling vectors which are resistant to the most commonly used type of insecticides for IRS, pyrethroids. Fuseini's work shows that Fludora Fusion was effective under field conditions in controlling pyrethroid-resistant vectors for 8 months on Bioko Island.

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