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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Caroline Jones, Oxford University

“Reducing inequity is the most effective way of protecting the vulnerable from malaria”

BOHEMIA’s lead social scientist Caroline Jones has 20 years of experience working in sub-Saharan Africa on the uptake and provision of health care with attention on ...
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BOHEMIA Minicensus – Ifakara Health Institute

BOHEMIA Project Begins Fieldwork with “Mini-census” of the Population

After more than a year of planning, the project has launched first census activities, which will collect critical information in preparation for the trial. BOHEMIA has ...
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Mwaka Kakolwa – Ifakara Health Institute

“The opportunity to work with BOHEMIA was the beginning of a long-awaited journey to participate in projects that accelerate the fight against malaria”

We interviewed Mwaka Kakolwa, BOHEMIA trial physician in Tanzania, who gave us her view on the BOHEMIA project. Mwaka Kakolwa’s career in research started in 2010, ...
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