AvecNet supports MOH and NMCP to tackle resistance



In response to questions from the National Malaria Control Programme in Burkina Faso about how to respond to resistance AvecNet quickly set up two experimental hut trials in areas of high resistance, comparing conventional LLINS with alternative nets that are already commercially available and contain a synergist, designed to mitigate some of the effects of resistance.  Although these nets have been available for a few years, there was no reliable data sets available to the malaria control programme to assess whether these ‘next generation’ nets were worth the additional expenditure.  This information will be available by the end of October and our Burkina partners will work with the NMCP to evaluate whether the data support a change to these new nets.