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A Game Changer for Training in Insecticide Resistance Management: Stories from the Field
In 2015, researchers from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine embarked on an exploration into the use of digital games to support training in insecticide resistance management (IRM). In April 2018, the ETCH Unit was proud to announce the official launch of Resistance 101 and ResistanceSim. While both games cover the topic of IRM, utilisation by professionals in the field of vector control has been versatile, from custom training as part of the Elimination 8 Program to helping spray operators understand the importance of their work and the need to switch insecticides.
Resistance101 is a simple arcade style game that provides users with an interactive and engaging platform for learning the fundamental concepts of insecticide resistance. The game covers eight key learning areas, building consecutively to allow the user to gain a comprehensive and stepwise understanding of insecticide resistance. Resistance101 provides a substantive and visually exciting learning experience through the gameplay, short educational videos, and dynamic flashcards that illustrate each of the concepts covered in each learning area of the game.