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2012-05-11 21:01 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
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2012-05-11 21:01 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

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Lessons from the past: managing insecticide resistance in malaria control and eradication programmes
Louise Kelly-Hope,Hilary Ranson,Janet Hemingway
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Dr Louise Kelly-Hope,

Vector Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine,
Liverpool L3 5QA, UK
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The distribution of insecticide-treated bednets to help combat the burden of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa has accelerated in the past 5 years. Additionally, many countries are also considering, or have already begun, indoor residual spraying campaigns. These are positive developments, since vector control has repeatedly proven to be an effective means of reducing malaria transmission. However, the sustainability of these insecticide-based interventions relies on the continuing susceptibility of the anopheles vectors to the limited number of available insecticides. Continual monitoring for early signs of insecticide resistance and the adoption of carefully considered resistance management strategies are therefore required. Regrettably, this essential monitoring component is frequently given a low priority in the push to meet ambitious coverage targets. We outline the key requirements for establishing an insecticide resistance surveillance system and urge all those involved in malaria vector control, either directly or as facilitators, to ensure that these measures are incorporated into control programmes. Failure to act now will inevitably lead to a future breakdown in disease control and jeopardise hopes of eradicating this major public-health problem.
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  • Scientific and technical issues
    • Risk assessment
Background material to the “Guidance on risk assessment of living modified organisms”
Is this document is recommend as background material for the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms”
Section(s) of the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms” this background material is relevant
  • 5. Risk assessment of living modified mosquitoes species that act as vectors of human and animal diseases
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Copyright © 2008, Elsevier
The Lancet Infectious Diseases
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Citation: The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Volume 8, Issue 6, Pages 387 - 389, June 2008