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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Full census Mopeia

UPDATE – The BOHEMIA project completes its census in Mopeia with more than 10,000 households registered

Completed in six months, the census is being followed by mass administration of ivermectin, the backbone of the project. 10,376 households have now been registered in ...
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Inoque Antonio Capece collecting data

POST – Technological Innovation: A Key Element in the Fight Against Malaria

Inoque Antonio Capece is 27 years old and lives in the district of Mopeia, in Mozambique. For the past year, he has been a field worker ...
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Charfudin Sacoor - BOHEMIA Project

“Today humanity has more information and tools to fight malaria but the gains in this fight still create geographical asymmetries ”

In June 2004, Charfudin Sacoor started working at the Manhiça Health Research Centre (CISM), a BOHEMIA Project partner. Since 2010 he has led its Department of ...
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