PAMVERC Researchers Prof Mark Rowland and Dr Natacha Protopopoff have published an editorial in the December 2018 issue of Outlooks on Pest Management.
The editorial titled “DAWN OF THE PBO-PYRETHROID LONG LASTING NET – LIGHT AT LAST”, highlights the recent discussion on WHO’s policy change to recommend PBO-pyrethroid LLIN in all areas of pyrethroid resistance mediated by oxidase metabloism following the publication by Protopopoff et al. (2018). Effectiveness of a Long-Lasting Piperonyl Butoxide-Treated Insecticidal net and Infoor Residual Spray Interventions, Separately and Together, Against Malaria Transmitted by Pyrethroid-Resistant Mosquitoes: A Cluster, Randomised Controlled, Two-By-Two Factorial Design Trial.
The editorial also underlines the growing interest in conducting trials on new classes of long-lasting insecticidal nets, with DFID/MRC/Wellcome-Trust and independently UNITAID/Global-Fund and the Gates Foundation stepping in to fill the evidence gap identified by WHO.