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Vector Control

IVCC’s mission is to facilitate innovative approaches to preventing vector-borne diseases by directly targeting the vector which transmits the disease.

Where vector control has been consistently applied in the past (2010-2015), the results have been impressive, with 78% of averted clinical cases of malaria being attributed to insecticidal treated nets and Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS). However, the success of vector control tools is threatened by the development and spread of insecticide resistance.

IVCC is working with a range of partners to facilitate the development of novel and improved public health insecticides, formulations and products to address these challenges.

Malaria is caused by Plasmodium parasites, which are spread to people through the bites of infected Anopheles mosquitoes.

Malaria can, and often does, have a devastating effect on the health, well-being and prosperity of people and communities in malaria-endemic regions.

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a diverse group of diseases that affect people living in tropical and subtropical conditions.

Populations living in poverty, without adequate sanitation and in close contact with infectious vectors are the worst affected.

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IVCC Appoints Nick Hamon as CEO

The IVCC Board of Trustees has appointed a new CEO, Dr...

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UKAID Support New Anti-Malaria Insecticide Development

IVCC receives £12 million...

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Listening and Learning at MIM 2013

IVCC’s stakeholder event in 2013 took place at MIM...

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Bayer CropScience & IVCC Offer New Malaria Tool

Bayer CropScience and IVCC...

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Royal Society Pfizer Award for IVCC Partner

A long-time collaborator of IVCC and LSTM has been...

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WHO Recommends Syngenta's New Long-Lasting Insecticide

Syngenta and IVCC...

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IVCC Scientists in the UK Top 100

A list published by the Science Council last week reveals...

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Preserving the Impact

One of the keys to IVCC's success over the past few years has been the bringing...

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It's Not Just Data

There's a lot of work goes into a good experimental hut trial...

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Enthusiasm and Commitment The Common Link

Over the past few years it's...

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No Single Solution to Eradication of Malaria: Dr Magill

The current control paradigm...

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New Vector Control Products 'Critical'

IVCC’s mission to bring new effective products to...

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'It's Up To Us To Deliver': Vector Control Challenge

A personal view of the...

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Lady Lever Art Provides Backdrop for Stakeholder Event

Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port...

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World's Shortest Job Description: Eradicate Malaria

A personal view of the...

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At the Service of a Great Cause: Eradicating Malaria

After half a working lifetime in...

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Lois Rossi Joins IVCC in Regulatory Strategy Role

IVCC is pleased to welcome Lois Rossi to its team.

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Parliament Urges Continued Commitment to Fight Malaria

Parliamentary report urges...

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Eradicating Malaria Makes Good Business Sense

Creating healthy & prosperous...

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ESAC Chairman Elected to National Academy of Sciences

He was chosen in recognition...

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Princess Royal Opens New IVCC Offices

IVCC will shortly be moving to new offices within the...

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New Anti-Malarial Insecticides for Bednets

Reports in Time magazine today (Jan 13, 2015)...

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Developing Local Vector Control Expertise in Africa

I spent the day with the...

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Accelerating Development of New Insecticides

Even though we know how...

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Malaria Insecticide Entering Early Development Phase

IVCC joined Syngenta Crop...

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Regulation Must Protect but Not Stifle Innovation

Pesticide regulation.

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Why the Words We Use Matters

Why the words we use and the way we...

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How Close Are We to Eradicating Malaria?

The scientific community is divided on...

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Just Around the Corner May Be In Sight

As I discovered recently, while visiting Forde Abbey, a 12th...

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All Mosquitoes are Not Equal

Possibly the most important malaria-transmitting mosquito...

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World Mosquito Day Announcement from Sumitomo & IVCC

Sumitomo Chemical & IVCC...

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African Scientists are the Key to African Challenges

Is it time to recognise that...

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LLINs - Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets

Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) have a substantial...

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Mosquito Nets Increase Agricultural Productivity

Mosquito nets have saved millions of lives since they ha...

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Scientistsare the Unsung Heroes of Our Age

Millions of lives will continue to...

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£1B Ross Fund Will Boost the Fight Against Malaria

Malaria R&D will be boosted by...

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$65M Boost for New Insecticide Use in Africa

A new $65 million initiative to...

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The Menace of Zika

Zika virus is the latest vector borne disease to hit the...

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Don't Take Our Word for It—Vector Control Saves Lives

Malaria rates halved in...

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Major Grant Awarded to IVCC

IVCC announce that it has received its 3rd & largest grant...

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Science Magazine Highlights IVCC Challenge

Science Magazine features...

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Novel Mosquito Net Marks Breakthrough in New LLINs

A novel mosquito net...

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Still Time to Battle Insecticide Resistance

'We must take advantage of the time we now...

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Mosquito Resistance a Growing Concern, says WHO

Mosquito resistance to...

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Secretary of State Announces £25M Fund for IVCC

IVCC is to receive new funding...

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WHO World Malaria Report 2016 Highlights Vector Control

Despite growing mosquito...

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Working in Partnership with Syngenta

IVCC this week attended Syngenta’s 2017 Good Growth...

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IVCC Delivers Good Laboratory Practice to Africa

IVCC has helped...

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Thanks to Heroic Scientists Working to Beat Malaria

IVCC would be nothing...

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IVCC Supports World Pest Day

IVCC is delighted to support the inaugural “World Pest Day”...

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Tech Update June 2017

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IVCC Announces Game-Changing Mosquito Net

IVCC announce a new LLIN has received a recommendation...

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Interceptor® G2 and Insecticide Resistance

Although I have never lived in Africa, I’ve travelled there...

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Tech Update July 2017

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Innovation that Could Help Save Lives

A proposal for a new mechanism to stimulate public...

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Tech Update August 2017

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Tech Update Sept 2017

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What Next for Zika?

A Public Health Emergency of International Concern?

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Mosquitos - A Personal Perspective

Dr Graham Small shares his perspective on Mosquitos...

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Sumitomo Chemical & IVCC Deliver Brand New IRS

Sumitomo Chemical & IVCC...

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Tech Update November 2017

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IVCC Secures Partnership Role with Abt Associates

IVCC is pleased to announce...

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A New Insecticide to be Used to Fight Malaria

Unitaid, IVCC & Japan’s SCC are excited to announce the use...

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Tech Update March 2018

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Agriculture Industry Unites to Help Eradicate Malaria

In coming together...

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IVCC Secures a $18.75M Grant

IVCC secures a $18.75m grant to help eradicate malaria and...

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Tech Update May 2018

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Fighting Insecticide Resistance in Ghana

Ghana shares their story using SumiShield® 50WG

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Reality of Rotation of Insecticdes

Rotation of 3GIRS insecticides in full swing.

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MIM Conference, April 2018

Mozambique Randomized Control Trial

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Working with Partners to Expand the Evidence Base

In the last two years, NgenIRS has been...

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Ghana is Spraying Prisons

All prisons in Ghana targeted for IRS spraying

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Tech Update September 2018

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IVCC to Lead $66M Initiative

IVCC to lead a consortium of partners on a ground-breaking...

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NgenIRS at ASTMH, 2018

The 67th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical...

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Analysis on New IRS Product SumiShield® 50WG in Ghana

NgenIRS partners with Ghana’s AGAMal programme...

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IVCC Welcomes Bayer’s New IRS Solution

IVCC has welcomed the WHO Pre-Qualification...

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Tech Update January 2019

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IVCC Supports Good Laboratory Practice

External Scientific Advisory Committee (ESAC)

Reflections on ZERO by 40

If we could just keep mosquitoes from transmitting...

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ZERO by 40 A Year On

A year ago, the CEO’s of five major R&D crop protection...

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NgenIRS at VCWG 2019

The RBM Vector Control Working Group...

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Progress Towards Malaria Elimination Goals

Say Tchau Tchau to Malaria in the Southern African Region

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IRS, Expanding the Evidence Base

IRS with organophosphate, in addition...

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MMH and the Fight Against Malaria

The Mulanje Mission Hospital (MMH) works closely...

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Mathias Mondy

Dr Nick Hamon

Dr Tom McLean

Dr Derric Nimmo

Dr Svetlana Ryazanskaya

Chris Larkin

Lynn Byrne

Fred Yeomans

Dr Jason Richardson

Dr Julian Entwistle

Dr Graham Small

Dr Sarah Rees

External Advisory Committee (EAC)

Insecticide Resistance Management (IRM)

Integrated Vector Management (IVM)

Liverpool Insect Testing Establishment (LITE)




Application Technology

Interceptor® G2


Fludora® Fusion

SumiShield™ 50WG

Proof of Concepts

Attractive Targeted Sugar Baits (ATSB®)

Spatial Repellents (Push Pull)

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Indo-Pacific Initiative (IPI)

Zika Grand Challenge Projects

Outdoor Biting Control

Surface Chemistry

Insecticide Discovery & Development

L Smedley

Danielle Brennan

David McGuire

Dr Marlize Coleman

Karen Johnson

Lori Lewis

Gary Ward

Christina Berry-Moorcroft

David Worrall

Dr Christen Fornadel

Andrew Deyi Saibu

Dr Alan Ayers

Dr Stephania Herodotou

Dr Michael MacDonald

Richard Adey

Vasanthan Paul John

Dr Owen Jones

Dr Seth Irish

Dr Trevor Perrior

Dr Colin Ruscoe

Dr John Pickett CBE FRS

Dr James Turner

Patrick Rose

Dr Nicole Achee

Dr Werner Bomann

Allison Tatarsky

Dr Anne Wilson

Dr Frank Rosenfeldt

Dr Anthony White

Dr Thomas Churcher

Dr Pascal Housset

Julie Wallace

Dr Philip Welkhoff

Sir Mark Moody-Stuart

Alan Court

Sherwin Charles

Jeremy Lefroy

Duncan Preston

John Ngosa

Molly Robertson

Constance Bart Plange

Dr Francisco Saute

Dr Halima Mwenesi

Dr Joshua Yukich

Juan Manual Urrutia

Kojo Lokko

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Dr Cheong Huat Tan

Professor Tom Burkot

Dr Leanne Robinson

Dr Moses Laman

Dr Tessa Knox

Professor Dennis Shanks

Target Product Profiles (TPPs)

Dual Active Ingredient Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets (Dual AI LLIN)

Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS)

Chemical Analysis

African Trials Facilities

Global Market Access

Resistance Profiling

Vector Expedited Review Voucher (VERV)

Indo-Pacific Initiative (IPI) Advisory Group

Professor Charles Wondji

Professor Matthew Thomas

Dr Jane Bonds

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IVCC Hosts 2019 Stakeholder Conference

Under the conference theme, ‘Partnering for Impact’, IVCC

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IVCC Supporting PAMCA

IVCC had a strong presence at this years’ Pan African Mosquito...

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Larry Norton

Royal Guard®

IVCC Supports Innovative Mosquito Net Initiative

IVCC plays its part in a major milestone which will accelerate...

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Tech Update October 2019

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IVCC Launches Landscape Studies for Indo-Pacific Region

IVCC has published three landscape studies as part of $18.75M grant.

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Dr Elizabeth Chizema-Kawesha

IVCC's Annual Report 2018-2019 Available Now

The IVCC Annual Report 2018-2019 has been published.

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Dr Jennifer Armistead

2 Billion Mosquito Nets Delivered

Global malaria community scale up and distribution of insecticide-treated nets saves and protects millions

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Tech Update January 2020

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Janneke Snetselaar

Jon Schofield

COVID-19, Malaria and IVCC

As the world grapples with COVID-19, there is a renewed awareness of the effects of infectious diseases...

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Accelerating Innovations

Breakthroughs in disease control have come with leaps in understanding and new methods of control.

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Gene Drive - Geek Out!

The subject for this blog is one of my favourites: Gene Drive! Based on a pre-print with great insights...

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NgenIRS Evidence Launch

Evidence material published - The NgenIRS programme resulted...

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Tech Update April 2020

Volcanic Glass Spray Shows Promise

IVCC supports a study, by NCSU, testing indoor residual sprays.

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Lessons from a Tanzanian Insecticide Testing Facility

Identifying the enablers and barriers in the capacity to achieve GLP...

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Dr Welbeck Oumbouke

Jameel Bharmal

Tech Update August 2020

Ensuring Mosquito Net Distribution Could Halve Malaria

LLIN distribution could help halve the number of deaths from Malaria during...

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Professor Joan Cordiner

IVCC's Ambassador Pack

IVCC has developed its new ‘Ambassador Pack’ which is now available digitally or in hard copy version.

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Indo-Pacific Initiative: Delivering through Partnership

On Friday 21st August, APLMA will hold the second of its Malaria Gamechangers roundtable series...

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World Mosquito Day 2020

Today is World Mosquito Day, an event that has been going since 1897 when Sir Ronald Ross declared...

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LITE Has a New Website

LITE has launched a new website. LITE was established by LSTM and funded by IVCC.

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Professor Koen Peeters

Sara McManus

Dr Marie Lamy

Dr Alexandra Cameron

Vector Control MOOC Launched

LSHTM and its ARCTEC team, IVCC and LSTM are launching a brand new MOOC on vector control...

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Dr Angela Harris

Patrick Mulqueen

Modelling Research Fellow Links Up with IVCC

IVCC, in partnership with Imperial College, London, is delighted to welcome Dr Ellie Sherrard-Smith...

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TEDxAberystwyth, Andy Hardy – Drones gathering spatial intelligence for malaria elimination Play Icon

Surface Type in IRS

During my MSc I developed an interest in vector control and carried out my research project with IVCC...

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Helen Fletcher

Tech Update November 2020

Terri-Lee Holmes

John Hughes

World Malaria Report 2020

The World Malaria Report provides a comprehensive update on global and regional malaria data and trends.

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Future David Beckham Announced the End of Malaria

New short film features David Beckham speaking from the future...

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IVCC’s Annual Report 2019-2020 Available Now

Project Proposals

Tech Update January 2021

ZERO by 40 and Insecticide Resistance

The growing threat of insecticide resistance has the potential to undermine the progress against malaria...

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New Routes to Market

In collaboration with private companies and NMCPs, IVCC is working on New Routes to Market...

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Personal Experiences with Malaria

Throughout the years, my experience of malaria has evolved, from personal to professional and a mix...

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Acceleration of LLIN Formulation Development

Avient and IVCC are creating a new masterbatch production laboratory to support R&D for LLINs...

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Accelerating Global Health R&D Report

Tech Update May 2021

Ioana Ursu

Lethal House Lures for Malaria Control

The potential contribution of house-based interventions to malaria control and elimination...

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Dr Jackie Cook

Forest Packs Could Have Public Health Impact

Recent semi-field results from Project BITE show that forest packs containing bite prevention tools...

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Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Trials Facility Granted

IVCC has the pleasure of announcing that Ifakara Health Institute has been granted GLP...

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Innovative technologies for pre-development

Agtech360 - podcast interview with IVCC CEO Nick Hamon

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World Mosquito Day 2021 - 20th August 2021

Tech Update Summer 2021

Dr Keziah Malm

John Gimnig

Dr Gabriela Zollner

IVCC welcomes RTS,S malaria vaccine announcement

VIDEO: Vector Expedited Review Voucher (VERV)

IVCC supports Malaria No More UK report

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IRS Community Trial begins in Papua New Guinea

Last week, indoor residual spraying (IRS) began in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

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Tech Update Autumn 2021

IVCC's Annual report 2021

IVCC's Annual report 2021

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Promising new tools against malaria

Large Scale Epidemiological studies begin for ATSB®

Tech Update Winter 2022

Chi Phan

The Lancet - Dual active ingredient bed net trial

Mitsui’s VECTRON™ T500 under assessment by WHO-PQT/VCP

Bite prevention tools protection

Bite prevention tools significantly protect against landing in Cambodia field trial

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Jeremy Macklin

Tim Ziemer

Empowering women in Malaria programmes

Tech Update Summer 2022

Chief Executive Officer Nick Hamon announces retirement

Kigali Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Summit

All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) visit IVCC

MMV and IVCC launch the Global Health Priority Box 

ATSB®- a potential new outdoor biting intervention tool

Interceptor® G2 (IG2) effective at preventing malaria

Dr Laura Roberts

Remembering Queen Elizabeth II

8th PAMCA Annual Conference and Exhibition

Implementing IRM by rotating IRS products

By Graham Small & Janneke Snetselaar

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Tech Update Autumn 2022

IVCC supports scientists fighting against malaria

IVCC at the ASTMH 2022 Annual Meeting – Seattle

Call for External Scientific Advisory Committee (ESAC)

World Malaria Report 2022

IVCC's Annual Report 2021-2022

IVCC appoints new Chair

IVCC appoints Justin McBeath as new CEO

IVCC attends launch of the WHO's World Malaria Report

Annual Report 2021 – 2022 Annual Reports Icon

New incentive for vector control product innovation

IVCC marks the passing of Colin Ruscoe

Natalie Lissenden

Growing evidence base for WHO policy recommendation

Tech Update Winter 2023

How to make the most of VERV

Justin McBeath

IVCC to attend 18th Annual Meeting of the VCWG

VECTRON™ T500 achieves WHO prequalification

Policy recommendation for new type of ITN

New entomological facility opened by PNGIMR

World Malaria Day 2023

Tech Update Spring 2023

New members join IVCC's ESAC

IVCC attends UK parliament to mark World Malaria Day

Mark Latham

Dr Egon Weinmuller

Dr Samwel Okello

Susan Russell

Jon Bastow

Robin Davies

IVCC strengthens capacity for research at CSRS

ESAC looking for experts in entomology and epidemiology

Ray Nishimoto

Tech Update Summer 2023

Download the Tech Updates highlighting vector biology and control news, publications and resources.

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IVCC at PAMCA 2023

IVCC supports GLP for field trial sites in Africa

Dr. Corine Ngufor

Dr Kate Kolaczinski

Jan Kolaczinski

Giles Galliou

Dr Moses Laman

Sérgio Lopes

Achim Reddig

Laura Vavassori

Melinda Hadi

Allison Tatarsky

Dr Baltazar Candrinho

Barnabas Zogo

Anastasia Isodje

Hilary Ranson

Otubea Owusu Akrofi

Dr Edi Constant

Dr. Damaris Matoke-Muhia

Meera Venkatesan

Jeffrey L. Moe

Dave Malone

Amir Galili

Samuel Asiedu

Susanne Stutz

IVCC at the ASTMH 2023 Annual Meeting

IVCC hosts 2023 Stakeholder Forum

Anne Wilson

Dr Ulrike Fillinger

New experts in entomology and in epidemiology join ESAC

IVCC supports addressing global health issues

Tech Update Autumn 2023

Download the Tech Updates highlighting vector biology and control news, publications and resources.

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World Malaria Report 2023

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