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United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) visits AFRO II Project in the Kingdom of Eswatini (October 17 to 25th 2019)
The AFRO II project evaluating the feasibility and impact of community-based winter-larviciding on malaria transmission in three southern African countries (Botswana, Namibia and the Kingdom of Eswatini), hosted UNEP communication mission to the Kingdom of Eswatini.
ICIPE partners with LUMIN 8 to evaluate new mosquito trap
The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE: http://www.icipe.org/) is involved as a key technical partner in ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of house-screening and winter-larviciding in the context of integrated vector management (IVM) for sustainable malaria control in six southern African countries: Namibia, Botswana,
Demonstrating the efficacy and impact of community-based winter larviciding with biological control (Bti) in addition to IRS on malaria transmission in Botswana, Namibia and Swaziland
Botswana, Namibia and Swaziland the project target current hot spots of transmission for demonstration projects. Winter larviciding is part of the countries national vector control strategy for malaria elimination but is currently not used extensively.
Evaluating the feasibility and impact of house screening as additional vector control intervention on malaria transmission of in Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Albeit effective, it is now common knowledge that Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and Indoor residual spraying (IRS) will not be sufficient to eliminate malaria in endemic countries. This is because the biological limits of these tools have been defined by the increasing development of insecticide resistance and residual malaria transmission.
Innovative implementation of Integrated Vector Management for disease prevention and control in the WHO Africa Region
Malaria vector control experts from Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe convened at the Happy Valley Hotel in the Kingdom of Eswatini for the first regional coordination and steering committee meeting on the Integrated Vector Management (IVM) also known as AFROII project. The meeting organised by the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO) and supported by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) took place at the Happy Valley Hotel from on 10 to 13 April 2018.