NIMR DG: Technology to combat insecticide resistance


FILE PHOTO: Ibadan Nigeria: A trader displays cartons of different brands of household insecticides and malaria by the roaside.

The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR),  Yaba, on Tuesday called on the Federal Government to provide new technologies through research to combat the challenges of insecticide resistance in Nigeria.

Prof. Babatunde Salako, the Director-General of NIMR, made the call at a scientific presentation in Lagos.

Salako said: “There is a need to move away from a one-size-fits-all approach toward an approach emphasising multiple vector control interventions, yet maintaining effective coverage.

“There are tools with improve efficacy such as Long-Lasting Insecticide Nets with combine insecticide (PBO-Nets), IRS insecticide with proven efficacy and longer residuality and environmental management.

“There is also the need to explore alternative…

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