Fight against Malaria in Cote D’Ivoire

dinsdag 11 juni 2024
The aim is to bring a new malaria mosquito control product on the market and help protect people in Africa against malaria. EaveTubes are an innovation based on wall tubes with removable gauze inserts, which attract night-active mosquitoes, block them from entering the house, and kill them with biocides. A key feature is In2Care’s static charged gauze, which transfers biocides very efficiently and can effectively kill insecticide-resistant mosquitoes. EaveTubes do not only protect house occupants from mosquito bites, but also reduce mosquito populations such that malaria transmission can be prevented and entire communities are protected.
The EaveTubes, developed by In2Care, will contribute to the fight against malaria. Research indicates that when >70% of households of a community have EaveTubes installed, there is a 47% reduction in annual malaria infections. To obtain WHO registration, a clinical trial has started in 3,000 homes in 17 villages in Cote D’Ivoire.