Mosquitoes resistant to chemicals found in north

Dr Richard Echodu, one of the researchers, examines  samples at Gulu University laboratory on January 24. PHOTO/TOBBIAS JOLLY OWINY

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    The Uganda National Malaria Control Programme (UNMCP) relies on strategies targeting mosquito vectors such as the use of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets, spraying, and larva source management, according to the Health ministry. 
    Uganda has the 6th highest number of annual deaths from malaria in Africa, according to WHO 2019.

Researchers have discovered that mosquitoes have become resistant to chemicals applied during the indoor residual spray exercise by the Ministry of Health in northern Uganda.
The research was conducted by scientists at Gulu University with support from Training Researchers into Vocational Excellence in East Africa (THRIVE), a consortium that operates across East Africa.


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