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Rethinking Malaria Control

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Having fundamental knowledge of the biology and ecology of a target species is vital to vector- borne disease control. However, the success of any program hinges on its manager’s ability to mix biology with reality and put all the available pieces together to form a practical and realistic plan.

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H.D. Hudson Announces IRS Vector Control Program Educational Video

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Malaria Education in the Digital Age - H.D. Hudson announces IRS Vector Control Program Educational Video.

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Indoor residual spraying: An operational manual for IRS for malaria transmission, control and elimination.

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This manual has been created by the WHO to enhance existing knowledge and skills, and to assist malaria programme managers, entomologists and vector control and public health officers to design, implement and sustain high quality IRS programs.

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Impact of Indoor Residual Spraying of Lambdacyhalothrin on Malaria Prevalence and Anemia in an Epidemic-Prone District of Muleba, North-Western Tanzania

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The Government of Tanzania introduced indoor residual spraying (IRS) in Muleba district in north-western Tanzania after frequent malaria epidemics.

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Code of Conduct for Spray Team Members

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Good personnel management is vital to the proper execution of any IRS campaign. The following code of conduct incorporates features of one currently being used successfully in several malaria vector control programs

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How Tiny Insects Survive The Rain

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A mosquito's tiny, low-weight body is the key to its ability to survive flying in the rain, according to scientists.

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Genetically Modified Mosquito Could Help Eliminate Malaria

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According to Reuter's reports, European scientists have created the world's first genetically modified malaria mosquito that could one day help to rid the world of the disease that kills an estimated 2.7 million people each year.

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Herb Could Wipe Out Malaria

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The fight against malaria could receive a major boost if the use of a medicinal plant, Artemisia annua, is promoted countrywide.

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Scientist Pokes Holes in Treated Insect Bed-Nets

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A research scientist from the Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute (EHNRI) has sparked off a furious debate by calling for the immediate revision of the insecticide-treated bed-nets (ITNs) as a malaria control strategy for Africa.

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Old, New Diseases Taking Hold

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NEW YORK - Polio and tuberculosis are back. AIDS and malaria continue to infect and kill, and new ailments such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the human variant of mad cow disease keep appearing.

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Malaria Diagnosis in Just Minutes, Instead of Hours

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In an age of multi-million-dollar research grants, a team of researchers at the National University of Singapore has come up with a novel way of counting malaria-infected cells - at a mere cost of $5.

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Be Cautious on DDT

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MINISTRY of Health is planning to spray DDT inside houses to control malaria. Health minister Brig. Jim Muhwezi, this week revealed that Cabinet had already approved the plan.

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DDT use urged by: Jasson Urbach, Free Market Foundation

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Policy makers need to compare the real risks that people face from malaria with the often uncertain and hypothetical risks they may face from using DDT to protect themselves from infection.

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Focus on Residual Sprays, PT. 2

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Residual insecticides applications continue to play a pivotal role in vector-borne disease control programs around the globe.

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Focus on Residual Sprays, PT. 1

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Residual sprays continue to play a pivotal role in the control of vector-borne diseases around the globe.

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Does DDT Have A Place in Today's Malaria Vector Control?

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When Othmar Zeidler first synthesized dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane in the nineteenth century with apparently no particular purpose in mind, he could not have foreseen the controversy that would follow his invention two Centuries later.

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Essential Elements of a Vector Management Program

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This is the first installment of a series of articles aimed at providing our readers with useful information for their vector management programs. More detailed information can be obtained from the editor. Comments and suggestions should be addressed directly to him. We trust this information is useful.

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Malaria Control in Zambia: A New Beginning

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Malaria is a threat to more than 40% of the world’s population. Of the more than 300 million acute annual cases, between 1.1 and 2.7 million people die each year.

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Two New Malaria Treatments Available In 2006

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WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced that, barely six months after the unveiling of the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), the first major activities under the program began this week in Angola and will start next week in Tanzania.

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Progressive Rinse: A new Approach at Reducing Waste from Indoor Residual Spray Campaigns

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The malaria campaign in Gacaca Sector was last year affected by residents' involvement in the sale of the mosquito nets and also using them for fishing activities.

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