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Scoping mission for Insecticide Resistance Study in Tagali valley

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• Mosquito larvae being transferred from the collection scoop to sampling bottles.

A scoping mission for an Insecticide Resistance Study was jointly conducted by the Oil Search Foundation (OSF) and the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research (PNGIMR) from 30 September to 2 October 2015 within the Tagali valley of Hela Province, Papua New Guinea. The objective of the scoping mission was to establish if there was a need for a full-scale Insecticide Resistance Study on the local mosquito population as a result of prolonged use of a pyrethroid insecticide.