Health experts meet in Dar over use of GMO mosquitoes to fight Malaria

M. Chelangat,  NATION,  2022.

Regional health think thanks led by the African Institute for Development and Policy (AFIDEP), East African Community(EAC) Health department, East African Health Research Commission and Ifakara health institute will be meeting in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for three day starting tomorrow to discuss the development of genetically modified mosquitoes to help in controlling and eliminating malaria.The experts will also be discussing regulatory reforms and policies, given that regulatory frameworks of many African countries do not provide clear guidance on how to develop and test genetically modified mosquitoes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), genetically modified mosquitoes are mass produced in a laboratory to carry two types of genes.

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