Report of the Twelfth WHOPES Working Group Meeting

15 Jun 2023
World Health Organization
The twelfth meeting of the WHOPES Working Group, an advisory group to the WHO Pesticide Evaluation Scheme (WHOPES), was convened at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, from 8 to 11 December 2008. The objective of the meeting was to review the reports of testing and evaluation of BioFlash GR, a Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis product of Nature Biotechnology Company (Islamic Republic of Iran) for mosquito larviciding, as well as those of four long-lasting insecticidal mosquito nets (LNs) for prevention of malaria: PermaNet 2.0; PermaNet 2.5 (=PermaNet 2.0 Extra); PermaNet 3.0 (Vestergaard Frandsen, Switzerland); and Lambda-cyhalothrin LN (=ICON MAXX-Net) of Syngenta, Switzerland.

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