Mosquito OVI-Trap Project

Year: 2016
Country: Zambia

Project Description

Some areas of rural Zambia record malaria prevalence rates in excess of 50%. Malaria is a leading cause of illness and death throughout much of Sub-Saharan Africa and the disease especially affects children, who are among the most susceptible to succumbing to the illness. This project proposes the construction and deployment of several custom-made mosquito traps designed to kill the mosquitoes responsible for transmitting malaria. It is hoped that additional sequestration of the vector (the mosquito) will lead to a sharp decline in the prevalence of malaria in the region.