Investigating patterns of pyrethroid and DDT resistance in Anopheles funestus populations in Benin: a study of the distribution and resistance mechanisms, and an investigation of novel resistance-management strategies


  • Dr Rousseau Djouaka

    International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

Project summary

During this Fellowship, Rousseau’s aims are: to better understand the role of Anopheles funestus in the transmission of malaria in Benin; to explore the mechanisms of insecticide resistance developed by this vector; and to suggest alternative resistance-management strategies to overcome recorded resistance mechanisms. Collaborators involved in research implementation are Dr Manuele Tamò (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture), Dr Charles Wondji and Professor Janet Hemingway (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine), and Dr Vincent Corbel and Dr Cedric Pennetier (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France).

This grant was awarded under the scheme's previous name of Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.