World Malaria Day: Syngenta’s contribution

World Malaria Day:
Syngenta’s contribution

help people stay safe

         Our commitment

 to help people stay safe

Syngenta continues global collaborations to combat malaria and help protect African farmers’ health and livelihoods

Nearly half of the world’s population is at risk of malaria, a major public health threat spread through Anopheles mosquitos. It’s responsible for the deaths of around 438’000 people globally in 2015, including many growers.

Increased prevention and control measures have led to a 29% reduction in malaria mortality rates globally since 2010. These gains have been primarily achieved through the use of insecticide treated bed-nets and indoor residual sprays containing pyrethroid insecticides. However, extensive use of these interventions has led to mosquitoes becoming resistant.

To overcome this challenge Syngenta embarked on a collaboration with the Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC), to develop ACTELLIC® 300CS, a novel tool to combat resistance and protect more people. It is estimated that the solution protected around 20 million people from malaria in 2016, reduced the malaria transmission of almost 40% in Eastern Zimbabwe and up to 60% in Northern Ghana.

The solution is a longer-lasting product that is highly effective against resistant mosquitoes. ACTELLIC® 300CS is applied to the interior walls of houses and when a mosquito lands on the wall it picks up a dose of insecticide and dies. A single application offers mosquito control for at least 9 months instead of the 2-3 months offered by conventional products. This has led to a significant reduction in disease malaria transmission.

We have extended our collaboration with IVCC, and additional partners such as UNITAID, to ensure that this technology is accessible to as many of the vulnerable communities as possible. Developing this solution not only contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 3), it helps us meet our commitment of contributing to the health and quality of life of the communities in which we work.

IVCC is a not-for-profit public-private partnership, established as a charity in 2005, whose mission is to improve health by enabling partnerships for the development and delivery of new insect control products; IVCC is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), USAID, UKAID and the Swiss Development Corporation.

 

Helping people stay safe

Helping people stay safe – combating malaria

How indoor anti-malaria sprays work


Indoor spraying works by coating a wall with an insecticide from floor to ceiling. When a mosquito lands on the wall, it picks up a dose of insecticide and dies. Traditional formulations are typically effective for 2-3 months when applies as a spray, which require multiple applications every year, which can be costly. Actellic® 300CS helps families at risk control mosquitos inside their homes just once a year.  

 

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