A pilot multisectoral intervention (OneHealth Approach) for controlling malaria vectors and mitigating insecticide resistance in selected Coastal and Sahelian West African countries.

Project goal

To address malaria vector control in targeted hotspots such as rice fields, riverbeds, and vegetable plots in the four target countries.

Expected results

  • Reduce to more than 50% the densities of Anopheles breeding sites and larval densities in malaria.
  • Reduce to more than 50% the amount of insecticide residues in soil and water (Anopheles breeding sites) compartments in vegetable production sites.
  • Improve (through quality checks) to more than 50% the effectiveness (bio-efficacy and recommended insecticides residues) of the LLINs obtained at the point of sale in the communities
  • Assess the WaSH practices in the health care facilities of the prospected villages.
  • Establish a multisectoral advisory task force under existing integrated vector control (IVC) committees of the NMCP in each of the participating countries.

Deliverables

  • Milestone 2.1 protocols (HPLC analysis of soil, water, and LLINs) developed for sample analysis.
  • Milestone 2.2 Maps of pest susceptibility to pesticides in target vegetable farms made available
  • Milestone 2.3. Training manuals for farmers on good practices for pesticides utilizatio
  • Milestone 2.4. Report on pesticide residues analysis in soil and water samples (breeding sites) before the introduction of good practices for pesticide use
  • Milestone 2.5. Report on pesticide residues analysis in soil and water samples after introducing good practices for pesticide use

Project Location

Benin

Contact

Dr Djouaka, Rousseau (IITA)

Project duration

Start: 31 January 2021
End: 31 January 2023