For a few months now, we’ve discussed a growing threat facing the global fight against malaria -insecticide resistance. Overcoming this challenge is especially crucial in a world where a child still dies every two minutes from malaria. Fortunately, our partners in the private sector continue to develop innovative new products designed to save lives by fighting insecticide-resistant mosquitoes.
BASF, a global leader in chemical development, has recently developed a new generation mosquito net called the Interceptor® G2. The Interceptor® G2 introduces a new class of insecticide to public health, a pyrrole called chlorfenapyr, in combination with alphacypermethrin. The new net is highly effective against insecticide resistant mosquitoes and is the first product based on a new insecticide class to receive an interim recommendation from the World Health Organization (WHO) in more than 30 years. This exciting new development is the result of a collaboration with the Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine over the past decade, showing the power of public-private partnerships to drive breakthrough innovations in the fight against deadly diseases like malaria.
“New resistance management products are desperately needed to prevent mosquito-borne diseases and save lives,” said Dr. Egon Weinmueller, head of BASF’s public health business. “This breakthrough strengthens my personal belief that we really can be the generation to end malaria for good.”
To learn more about BASF’s Interceptor® G2 mosquito net watch the video below or visit their website at www.publichealth.basf.com.