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Hilary Ranson

Professor Hilary Ranson

Professor Hilary Ranson

Research Fellow

Interests and expertise (Subject groups)

Grants awarded

Ensuring the sustainability of malaria vector control.

Scheme: Wolfson Research Merit Awards

Organisation: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Dates: Apr 2013-Mar 2018

Value: £100,000

Summary: Malaria cases have reduced dramatically in the 21st century, thanks largely to the scale up of effective interventions targeting the mosquito vector, such as insecticide treated bednets. However, global management of malaria is at a critical point with the major advances in disease reduction increasingly threatened by the emergence of insecticide resistant vectors. Only a single class of insecticides, the pyrethroids, can be used to treat bednets but resistance to this type of insecticide is now widespread across Africa and increasing in both prevalence and intensity every year. New insecticides for use in public health will not be available before the end of the decade and therefore it is vital we do all that is possible to preserve the efficacy of existing malaria control tools. My research is seeking to understand the causes and consequences of the emerging insecticide resistance in order to develop improved tools to manage resistance and prevent widespread control failure

Scheme: Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship

Organisation: University of Liverpool

Dates: Aug 2001-Aug 2004

Value: £80,268.26

Summary: This project summary is not available for publication.

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