Insecticide Resistance and Malaria
December 8, 2014
Insecticide resistance has always been a threat to successful control of malaria vectors. Resistance reduces the effectiveness of key components of control programs including long-lasting insecticide impregnated nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS). As efforts to control malaria have intensified, so too have the instances and severity of insecticide resistance increased. This report examines both the current status of the problem and suggested approaches to amelioration. Resistance surveillance and application of surveillance data to the development of affordable resistance management strategies are emphasized. Success will depend on adequate funding and capacity building in all of the malarious countries.