Test procedures for insecticide resistance monitoring in malaria vector mosquitoes (Second edition)
The Global Malaria Programme has developed a number of tools to support the dissemination, adoption and implementation of this policy guidance by national malaria control programmes. These include key points on the guidance, a Q&A with a WHO technical expert and a webinar.
This second edition provides an overview of two new methods for measuring insecticide resistance (IR): the intensity bioassay and the synergist bioassay. These new methods use the current WHO susceptibility test to measure the intensity of insecticide resistance and to determine one of the main underlying metabolic mechanisms. Data generated by these tests will enable countries to track the evolution of insecticide resistance, inform the development of national insecticide resistance management strategies, and ensure the effective use of available tools.
This new edition supersedes the 2013 edition.
- Framework for a national plan for monitoring and management of insecticide resistance in malaria vectors