Satyanarayan Tiwari et al | 23 Jun 2010 | Malaria Journal
Synthetic pyrethroids are potent insecticides most commonly used in the vector control programme. These are applied for indoor residual sprays, space sprays and in impregnated bed nets.
Guofa Zhou et al | 03 Mar 2010 | Malaria Journal
IRS has been rekindled in recent
years, as it is increasingly considered to be a key component of
integrated malaria management.
Donald Roberts | 24 Feb 2010 | Outlooks on Pest Management
Public health insecticides have greatly improved human welfare. In the past century, insecticides were deployed strategically to control numerous human plagues, but successes in those endeavours brought new and unforeseen challenges.
Hasifa Bukirwa et al | 13 Oct 2009 | American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
A single round of indoor residual spraying (IRS) using lambda-cyhalothrin was implemented in a district of Uganda with moderate transmission intensity in 2007. Individual patient data were collected from one health facility within the district 8 months before and 16 months after IRS.
Immo Kleinschmidt et al | 29 Sep 2009 | American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Does scaling up of malaria control by combining indoor residual spraying (IRS) and long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN) enhance protection to populations?
None | 20 Jun 2008 | The National Academies
The Ugandan government recently started spraying insecticides in homes and settlements to combat mosquitoes that spread malaria, the country's leading cause of death. A new report from a committee of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences (UNAS) says that as the spraying continues, the government needs to monitor mosquitoes for resistance to insecticides, and manage the spraying program in ways that minimize resistance. UNAS is a participant in the African Science Academy Development Initiative, a joint effort of several African academies and the U.S. National Academies to advance science-based policy advice in Africa.
Donald Roberts | 24 Oct 2007 | British Medical Journal
About 40% of the world's population, most of whom live in the poorest countries, are at risk from malaria. In Africa alone, malaria kills nearly a million children each year. Although we have the tools to fight malaria, such as insecticides for indoor residual spraying, environmentalist campaigns and some ill conceived decisions on public health policy have limited their use.
Grieco et al. | 08 Aug 2007 | PLoS One
Authors of a study of public health insecticides in PLoS One propose a new classification scheme to characterize chemicals on the basis of spatial repellent, contact irritant and toxic actions.
Patrick E. Duffy & Theonest K. Mutabingwa | 04 Oct 2006 | PloS Medicine
A mid the dire statistics showing a deadly resurgence of malaria, a notable success has been scored in South Africa.
Ameena E Goga | 07 Aug 2006 | Pediatrics
This letter begins a peer-reviewed discussion about the shortcomings of an article published by Eskenazi et al on the effects of DDT on childhood neurodevelopment.