UNDP succeeded to develop the country’s and the world's first Insecticide Resistance Management Plan in 2015

Oct 13, 2015

  World Malaria Report 2012: Insecticide resistance among Anopheles mosquitos has been detected in 64 countries around the world, affecting all major malaria vector species and all four existing classes of insecticides

According to the World Malaria Report 2012, insecticide resistance among Anopheles mosquitos has been detected in 64 countries around the world, affecting all major malaria vector species and all four existing classes of insecticides.

To address global concern on expansion of insecticide resistance and depletion of arsenal of insecticide in vector borne diseases, in partnership with the Global Fund; World Health Organization, the Health Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran and UNDP succeeded to develop the country’s first Insecticide Resistance Management (IRM) Plan in 2015 that is the first IRM plan in the world.

The plan was prepared on the basis of a thorough field study on monitoring susceptibility of vectors to insecticides carried out by a team of national and international professionals under the Global Fund supported project implemented by the UNDP Country Office in Iran.

The document makes a review of situation of insecticide resistance, bionomic of vectors, vector control policy, vector control coverage in the country and at the end provides recommendations on insecticide resistance management including an action plan. Implementation of the plan will ensure prevention/management of insecticide resistance towards malaria elimination.

This plan can be used as a good example for development of IRM national plans in other countries.

 

 

 

  World Malaria Report 2012: Insecticide resistance among Anopheles mosquitos has been detected in 64 countries around the world, affecting all major malaria vector species and all four existing classes of insecticides

According to the World Malaria Report 2012, insecticide resistance among Anopheles mosquitos has been detected in 64 countries around the world, affecting all major malaria vector species and all four existing classes of insecticides.

To address global concern on expansion of insecticide resistance and depletion of arsenal of insecticide in vector borne diseases, in partnership with the Global Fund; World Health Organization, the Health Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran andUNDP succeeded to develop the country’s first Insecticide Resistance Management (IRM) Plan in 2015 that is the first IRM plan in the world.

The plan was prepared on the basis of a thorough field study on monitoring susceptibility of vectors to insecticides carried out by a team of national and international professionals under the Global Fund supported project implemented by the UNDP Country Office in Iran.

The document makes a review of situation of insecticide resistance, bionomic of vectors, vector control policy, vector control coverage in the country and at the end provides recommendations on insecticide resistance management including an action plan. Implementation of the plan will ensure prevention/management of insecticide resistance towards malaria elimination.

This plan can be used as a good example for development of IRM national plans in other countries.

 

 

 

 

 

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