WHAT WE DO

The CREC/LSHTM Collaborative Research Programme

We work with organisations by testing their products (LLINs and/or IRS) to assess their efficacy and impact on vector populations. We also design methods and experiments to test products. Phase 1 testing is performed at the Bioassay Laboratory of the main Facility available at Akpakpa, Cotonou-Benin. Phase 2 testing is done in experimental huts at our field site in Covè, Central Benin.

  • Services

Our servicies include:
  • Laboratory evaluation of insecticide-treated products (i.e. long lasting insecticide treated nets), insecticide treated clothing (i.e. blankets, wall hangings, plastic sheeting), Indoor Residual Spray (IRS), new insecticides, formulations, larvicides etc.
  • Field evaluation of insecticide treated products (i.e. long lasting insecticide treated nets), insecticide treated clothing (i.e. blankets, wall hangings, plastic sheeting), IRS, new insecticides, formulations, larvicides and repellent
  • Evaluation of novel product types which may involve modification of standard methods as well as the development of new experimental procedures
  • Products we test

We test insecticide treated products such as:
  • Long lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs),
  • Insecticides for Indoor Residual Spray (IRS),
  • Insecticide treated clothing/materials (i.e. blankets, wall hangings, plastic sheeting etc.)
  • Larvicides,
  • Repellent
  • Facilities - List
The facilities include: CREC/LSHTM has many facilities and equipment to enable it perform its services. Our insectary and testing rooms (bioassay laboratory, Potter tower room) are temperature and humidity-controlled to provide the optimum conditions for insect rearing and product testing.
The facilities include:
  • Insectary and Animal House
  • Bioassay laboratory
    • Chemical room
    • Potter tower room
    • Testing room
    • Shaker bath room/ Net washing room
    • Block preparation and untreated block storage room
    • Storage room
    • Conference hall
  • Field Site
    • Field laboratory
    • Experimental hut station
  • Data management
    • Data entry room
    • Archive
  • Molecular laboratory

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