US FOR MILENNIA, NOW
our time has come to
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See how you can join the global fight against
malaria and get some amazing perks in return!
WE WANT TO HELP
By killing mosquitoes you reduce malaria transmission. Additional tools are needed in higly affected areas. Our implants would synergise with current approaches in the global efforts against malaria, such as bed nets and indoor-spraying of insecticides.
Our innovative approach is based on ivermectin, a drug that is able to kill mosquitoes feeding on treated persons. It is a safe drug, widely used in the tropics for the control of river blind- ness.
Our implant consists of two concentric rods: an active drug- containing core and an external isolating layer of silicone. This allows for mosquito-killing levels of the drug to remain in blood for months.
None of the current tools
MISSION implants would
kill malaria mosquitoes in
At all times.
It protects the
as it only targets
feed on humans.
Some mosquitoes have already
to our more widely
available insecticides. MISSIOŃs unique
mode of action could
circumvent this problem.
BUT WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME
In South-east Asia, malaria parasites have developed resistance to several anti-malarial drugs. And they are starting to show resistance to our current frontline drug artemisinin. If these parasites spread to the rest of the world, particularly to Africa, malaria deaths would rise dramatically.
We need to stop transmission, and the only way is
killing the MOSQUITOES
The idea behind MISSION could be of use against the outdoor-biting Asian mosquitoes.
Do you want to learn more about malaria and the science behind MISSION? Please click here.
Do you have any questions regarding the campaign or our reseach? They might be answered here.