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Repellents and New "Spaces of Concern" in Global Health.

Kelly, A. H., Koudakossi, H. N. B. and Moore, S. J. (2017) Repellents and New "Spaces of Concern" in Global Health. Medical anthropology, 36 (5). pp. 464-478. ISSN 1545-5882

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Today, malaria prevention hinges upon two domestic interventions: insecticide-treated bed nets and indoor residual spraying. As mosquitoes grow resistant to these tools, however, novel approaches to vector control have become a priority area of malaria research and development. Spatial repellency, a volumetric mode of action that seeks to reduce disease transmission by creating an atmosphere inimical to mosquitoes, represents one way forward. Drawing from research that sought to develop new repellent chemicals in conversation with users from sub-Saharan Africa and the United States, we consider the implications of a non-insecticidal paradigm of vector control for how we understand the political ecology of malaria.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Domestic space, global health innovation, malaria, resistance, vector-control
Subjects: Malaria > Vector control
Divisions: Ifakara Health Institute > Environmental
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2018 11:51
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2018 11:51

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