Innovative thinking on how to prevent malaria

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Malaria elimination will not be possible in many settings with the current available tools. Vector control, our most effective strategy, is now challenged by widespread insecticide resistance and mosquitoes that avoid insecticides in bednets and sprayed indoors by biting outdoors, feeding upon animals or changing their biting times.

The BOHEMIA project, funded by Unitaid, will develop an innovative strategy to complement the existing tools: administer ivermectin (a mosquito-killing drug) to humans and livestock to reduce malaria transmission.

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Ivermectin is an anti-parasitic drug that kills mosquitoes feeding on treated subjects. Mass drug administration of ivermectin to humans and/or livestock tackles residual malaria transmission.

It targets mosquitoes that feed on treated humans regardless of the place and time of biting, as well as mosquitoes that feed partly on livestock and are not routinely exposed to insecticide within the home.

The time has come to
bite them back

Let’s introduce
our work

Ivermectin is an anti-parasitic drug that kills mosquitoes feeding on treated subjects. Mass drug administration of ivermectin to humans and/or livestock tackles residual malaria transmission.

It targets mosquitoes that feed on treated humans regardless of the place and time of biting, as well as mosquitoes that feed partly on livestock and are not routinely exposed to insecticide within the home.

The time has come to bite them back

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Francisco Saúte - CISM

“We need new and disruptive tools against both the vector and the parasite”

We interviewed Francisco Saúte, BOHEMIA country PI for Mozambique, who gave us his view on the BOHEMIA project. Francisco Saúte is scientific director and program director ...
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BOHEMIA Will Develop an Innovative Vector Control Strategy to Kill Mosquitoes and Prevent Malaria by Administering Drugs to Humans and Livestock

Unitaid has awarded a US $ 25.3 million grant to the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) for a project that seeks to reduce malaria transmission ...
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