Malaria vector insecticide resistance
Major gains have been made against malaria, with vector control using insecticides an essential component of preventative strategies. Since 2010, resistance of Anopheles mosquitoes to at least 1 of the 4 insecticide classes recommended by WHO has been reported by 60 countries, with resistance to 2 or more classes reported by 50 of these. In order to monitor this growing threat, WHO established in 2014 a global database to track insecticide resistance. It highlights the known presence and extent of resistance in the main malaria vectors, and reveals key gaps in monitoring. Data are used to inform policy and action in line with the Global Plan for Insecticide Resistance Management in malaria vectors (GPIRM).
60of 91 malaria-endemic countries have reported resistance in at least one malaria vector since 2010Global
79of 91 malaria-endemic countries reported monitoring for insecticide resistance between 2010 and 2015By WHO region
Mitigation and management
2012was the launch of the Global Plan for Insecticide Resistance Management in malaria vectors (GPIRM)GPIRM