Pest Species

Human Malaria Mosquito

Anopheles gambiae
Human malaria mosquito


Ssese Islands

Control Measure


  • Target Malaria is a not-for-profit research consortium developing gene drive technologies to reduce malaria transmission through vector population suppression.
  • Target Malaria collaborate with the Ugandan Virus Research Institute (UVRI) in Entebbe.
  • Field studies in the Ssese archipelago are assessing the population genetic structure of Anopheles gambiae populations.
  • UVRI has an insect containment facility designed to hold genetically engineered mosquitoes.
  • There have been no releases of gene drive-containing mosquitoes.

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Genetically modified mosquitoes to curb malaria

T. Abet,  Daily Monitor,  2021.
Scientists at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) have started breeding mosquitoes with the aim of modifying their genetic materials and releasing them to the environment to curb malaria transmission. The genetically modified mosquitoes, according to the scientists, do not ...