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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Malaria Centre

Insecticide & Repellent Testing at LSHTM


Please direct all queries relating to Insecticide & Repellent Testing at LSHTM to james [dot] logan [at] lshtm [dot] ac [dot] uk (James Logan.)

Malaria Centre entomologists collaborate with manufacturing industry to undertake testing of new candidate insecticide or repellent products for efficacy, iterative product improvement and registration purposes. We conduct testing for the World Health Organisation (WHO) Pesticide Evaluation Scheme to characterise or verify product performance.

The School also works with the WHO to improve or produce standardised testing guidelines, which we then use as the basis for our own formal testing. LSHTM operates state of the art controlled environment insectaries and insecticide/repellent testing suites in the Keppel Street building and undertakes more sophisticated smallscale field trials using semi field systems, suites of experimental huts, and ‘mosquito spheres’ in West and East Africa through the Pan African Malaria Vector Research Consortium and Ifakara Health Institute.