M Rowland


Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Country: UK


  1. Rowland M, Boko P, Odjo A, Asidi A, Akogbeto M, N Guessan R. A new long-lasting indoor residual formulation of the organophosphate insecticide pirimiphos methyl for prolonged control of pyrethroid-resistant mosquitoes: an experimental hut trial in Benin. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e69516 pubmed publisher
    ..An alternative to DDT, giving year-round transmission control in sub-Saharan Africa is now a realistic prospect. ..
  2. Oxborough R, N Guessan R, Jones R, Kitau J, Ngufor C, Malone D, et al. The activity of the pyrrole insecticide chlorfenapyr in mosquito bioassay: towards a more rational testing and screening of non-neurotoxic insecticides for malaria vector control. Malar J. 2015;14:124 pubmed publisher
    ..Testing methods must be tailored to the characteristics and mode of action of each insecticide class. The WHO tunnel test on night-active anophelines is the most reliable bioassay for identifying the toxicity of novel insecticides. ..
  3. Thawer N, Ngondi J, Mugalura F, Emmanuel I, Mwalimu C, Morou E, et al. Use of insecticide quantification kits to investigate the quality of spraying and decay rate of bendiocarb on different wall surfaces in Kagera region, Tanzania. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:242 pubmed publisher
    ..Results suggest that in order to maintain the recommended concentrations with bendiocarb, a second spray cycle should be carried out after three months. ..
  4. Tungu P, Malima R, Mosha F, Lyimo I, Maxwell C, Kaur H, et al. Evaluation of ICON Maxx, a long-lasting treatment kit for mosquito nets: experimental hut trials against anopheline mosquitoes in Tanzania. Malar J. 2015;14:225 pubmed publisher
  5. Howard N, Enayatullah S, Mohammad N, Mayan I, Shamszai Z, Rowland M, et al. Towards a strategy for malaria in pregnancy in Afghanistan: analysis of clinical realities and women's perceptions of malaria and anaemia. Malar J. 2015;14:431 pubmed publisher
    ..Preventive strategy should instead focus on long-lasting insecticidal nets for all pregnant women. ..
  6. Ngufor C, N Guessan R, Fagbohoun J, Subramaniam K, Odjo A, Fongnikin A, et al. Insecticide resistance profile of Anopheles gambiae from a phase II field station in Cové, southern Benin: implications for the evaluation of novel vector control products. Malar J. 2015;14:464 pubmed publisher
    ..The resistance genes identified can be used as markers for further studies investigating the resistance management potential of novel mixture LLIN and IRS products tested at the site. ..
  7. Messenger L, Larsen M, Thomas J, Rowland M. Installation of insecticide-treated durable wall lining: evaluation of attachment materials and product durability under field conditions. Parasit Vectors. 2014;7:508 pubmed publisher
    ..These standardized stress tests will form the basis for comparative evaluations of new types of DL textile, which incorporate non-pyrethroid insecticides to control malaria transmitted by resistant mosquito populations. ..
  8. Hansen K, Grieve E, Mikhail A, Mayan I, Mohammed N, Anwar M, et al. Cost-effectiveness of malaria diagnosis using rapid diagnostic tests compared to microscopy or clinical symptoms alone in Afghanistan. Malar J. 2015;14:217 pubmed publisher
    ..RDTs have significant advantages over clinical diagnosis with minor increases in the cost of service provision. The trial was registered at ClinicalTrials.gov under identifier NCT00935688. ..
  9. Jaffer A, Protopopoff N, Mosha F, Malone D, Rowland M, Oxborough R. Evaluating the sterilizing effect of pyriproxyfen treated mosquito nets against Anopheles gambiae at different blood-feeding intervals. Acta Trop. 2015;150:131-5 pubmed publisher
    ..Combining with a pyrethroid should be an effective approach if susceptible mosquitoes are killed and resistant mosquitoes sterilized. ..

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  1. Oxborough R, N Guessan R, Kitau J, Tungu P, Malone D, Mosha F, et al. A new class of insecticide for malaria vector control: evaluation of mosquito nets treated singly with indoxacarb (oxadiazine) or with a pyrethroid mixture against Anopheles gambiae and Culex quinquefasciatus. Malar J. 2015;14:353 pubmed publisher
    ..gambiae and wash-resistant formulations developed. ..
  2. Cameron M, Acosta Serrano A, Bern C, Boelaert M, den Boer M, Burza S, et al. Understanding the transmission dynamics of Leishmania donovani to provide robust evidence for interventions to eliminate visceral leishmaniasis in Bihar, India. Parasit Vectors. 2016;9:25 pubmed publisher
    ..The suite of data collected can also be used to inform the national programme if supplementary vector control tools, in addition to IRS, are required to address the issues of people sleeping outside. ..
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    Rowland M, Downey G, Rab A, Freeman T, Mohammad N, Rehman H, et al. DEET mosquito repellent provides personal protection against malaria: a household randomized trial in an Afghan refugee camp in Pakistan. Trop Med Int Health. 2004;9:335-42 pubmed
    ..There is a case for giving repellents more prominence in public health as a preventive measure in regions where vectors bite in the early evening or in emergency situations such as epidemics or newly established refugee camps...
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    Rowland M, Freeman T, Downey G, Hadi A, Saeed M. DEET mosquito repellent sold through social marketing provides personal protection against malaria in an area of all-night mosquito biting and partial coverage of insecticide-treated nets: a case-control study of effectiveness. Trop Med Int Health. 2004;9:343-50 pubmed
    ..It was shown that Mosbar prevented biting throughout this period. In regions where mosquito vectors bite during evening and night, repellents could have a useful supplementary role to ITN and their use should be more widely encouraged...