An operational framework for insecticide resistance management planning

Emmanuel Chanda, Edward K. Thomsen, Mulenga Musapa, Mulakwa Kamuliwo, William G. Brogdon, Douglas E. Norris, Freddie Masaninga, Robert Wirtz, Chadwick H. Sikaala, Mbanga Muleba, Allen Craig, John M. Govere, Hilary Ranson, Janet Hemingway, Aklilu Seyoum, Michael B. Macdonald, Michael Coleman

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Arthropod vectors transmit organisms that cause many emerging and reemerging diseases, and their control is reliant mainly on the use of chemical insecticides. Only a few classes of insecticides are available for public health use, and the increased spread of insecticide resistance is a major threat to sustainable disease control. The primary strategy for mitigating the detrimental effects of insecticide resistance is the development of an insecticide resistance management plan. However, few examples exist to show how to implement such plans programmatically. We describe the formulation and implementation of a resistance management plan for mosquito vectors of human disease in Zambia. We also discuss challenges, steps taken to address the challenges, and directions for the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)773-779
Number of pages7
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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