Please join us for a week-long virtual panel discussion starting tomorrow, Monday June 25, on the future of malaria vector control and insecticides. Led by community moderator Mike Reddy, Ph.D., we are delighted to have the following guest panelists:
- Prof. Janet Hemingway, Director of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Head of the Innovative Vector Control Consortium;
- Anthony Kiszewski, Associate Professor at Bentley University and visiting scientist at Harvard School of Public Health
- Manuel F. Lluberas, Public Health Entomologist and Executive Director for Public Health at H. D. Hudson Manufacturing Company
In various countries, resistance to DDT, pyrethroid, but also carbamates and organophosphates, has been discovered and is now threatening the sustainability of vector control programmes. Globally, resistance to insecticides is hard to assess as there is no international database for malaria vector surveillance.
Please join panelists and share your perspective and/or answer the following questions:
- How are insecticides used in your area, country?
- What role should insecticides play in anti-malaria efforts going forward?
- What alternative approaches should be considered?
- How can resistance to insecticides be mitigated? Mosaic spraying? Switching insecticides?
- Is there enough political-will and economic support for developing comprehensive, safe, and sustainable approaches?
- What do you think of the WHO Global Plan for Insecticide Resistance Management in Malaria Vectors?
Panelists will start posting tomorrow, Monday June 25, but feel free to post now. We look forward to a fruitful discussion.