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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
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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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