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NOT Open Access | Insecticide resistance profiles in malaria vector populations from Sud-Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

August 3, 2021 - 17:27 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
N'Do S, Bandibabone JB, Soma DD, Musaka BZ, Prudhomme J, Habamungu CC, Namountougou M, Sangaré I, Kientega M, Kaboré DAP, Bayili K, Yerbanga RS, Diabate A, Dabire RK, Ouedraogo JB, Belem AMG, Boëte C, Guardiola-Claramonte M, Chimanuka B
Reference: 
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2021 Jul 29:trab116

Insecticide resistance has become a widespread problem causing a decline in the effectiveness of vector control tools in sub-Saharan Africa. In this situation, ongoing monitoring of vector susceptibility to insecticides is encouraged by the WHO to guide national malaria control programmes. Our study was conducted from April to November 2018 in Tchonka (Sud-Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo) and reported primary data on the resistance status of Anopheles funestus and Anopheles gambiae.

High Plasmodium falciparum genetic diversity and temporal stability despite control efforts in high transmission settings along the international border between Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo

December 10, 2019 - 08:30 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Pringle JC, Wesolowski A, Berube S, Kobayashi T, Gebhardt ME, Mulenga M, Chaponda M, Bobanga T, Juliano JJ, Meshnick S, Moss WJ, Carpi G, Norris DE
Reference: 
Malar J. 2019 Dec 4; 18(1):400

While the utility of parasite genotyping for malaria elimination has been extensively documented in low to moderate transmission settings, it has been less well-characterized in holoendemic regions. High malaria burden settings have received renewed attention acknowledging their critical role in malaria elimination. Defining the role for parasite genomics in driving these high burden settings towards elimination will enhance future control programme planning.

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