Quantifying the impact of insecticide resistance on disease control programmes is critically important but the large number of confounding factors make this difficult to achieve in practice. in Trends in Parasitology outlines some of the associated challenges and current approaches being applied.
Examples of ongoing projects within the Vector Department include:
- Malaria in Insecticide Resistance Africa (MIRA)
- Program for Resistance, Immunology and Surveillance of Malaria (PRISM)
- Impacts of insecticide resistance project
- Investigating impact of insecticide resistance and immune system on Plasmodium falciparum development in the major malaria vector Anopheles funestus in Cameroon
- Impact of insecticide resistance on mosquito's sialome and its effect on vectorial capacity of main African malaria vectors
- Impact of Insecticide Resistance in Anopheles gambiae on mosquito behavior and fitness PhD studentship Angela Hughes, supervised by Ranson and McCall
- Investigate the role of insecticide resistance mechanisms and direct responses to insecticide exposure in Anopheles gambiae vectorial capacity Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellowship Luc Djogbenou.
- Assessment of the role of non-insecticide agrochemicals in selecting resistance to insecticides in the principal malaria vector Anopheles gambiae Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellowship, Dr Mouhamadou Chouaïbou