WHO launches Global Plan for Insecticide Resistance Management in malaria vectors (GPIRM)

May 15 2012
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Today the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Malaria Programme and the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) have launched a global plan to tackle emerging mosquito resistance to insecticides. WHO and RBM are urging affected countries and stakeholders to take action now. They want to make sure we can preserve the effectiveness of current mosquito control tools, such as long lasting insecticidal nets and sprays, and to ensure that a new generation of insecticides is available soon.

For more information on the Global Plan visit who.int/malaria

For more background on the importance of insecticides to some of the tools used to fight malaria and the need to invest in ongoing research and development, you can watch our film which features experts discussing the different tools necessary to tackle malaria, including the use of insecticides.

If you want to hear more from the experts, join the All Parliamentary Party Group on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases session to discuss “The Resistance Challenge” on Tuesday 12 June, at 4pm in Committee Room 9.

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