A new tool developed to complement malaria control efforts in Côte d’Ivoire

In an attempt to provide a solution to the resistance of malaria mosquitoes to conventional insecticides, In2Care has designed a new tool, environmentally friendly and socially acceptable, offering effective protection to communities. The impact evaluation, funded by FID, will enable to quantify its effectiveness in reducing the prevalence of the disease.

Context

In Côte d’Ivoire, malaria remains a major public health challenge. Despite encouraging results in recent years, this infection remains the main reason for medical consultations in the country.

The preventive policy implemented by the government focuses on vector control, through the distribution of long-acting insecticide-treated nets and indoor residual spraying, both approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Innovation

To complement these measures, In2Care has developed a tool, which consists of wall-ventilation tubes that attract, block and kill disease-carrying mosquitoes with a patented static-coated netting whose polarity binds an insecticide powder.

Previous studies conducted by In2Care have shown that these EaveTubes are effective in homes equipped with mosquito nets.

The research activities funded by FID will verify that the tool is also effective without nets. Beyond that, they aim to measure the impact of the EaveTubes in reducing malaria infection.

Expected results

The EaveTubes have the potential to provide community-wide protection against malaria and reduce the number of cases of the disease by half.

  • Reduction in the number of clinical malaria cases in children aged 6 months to 10 years
  • Verification of the process’ cost-effectiveness
  • User adoption rate
  • WHO validation of the EaveTubes’ public health impact

Presentation of the team

In2Care is a private limited company registered and based in the Netherlands, founded and privately owned by a team of entrepreneurs with expertise in medical entomology, healthcare product development and marketing in developing countries.