Syngenta’s journey towards saving lives

Global Communications

Did you know that nearly half of the world's population is at risk of malaria? And that 90% of all reported malaria cases are in sub-Saharan Africa? 

According to World Health Organization figures, around 435,000 people globally died from malaria in 2017. Increased prevention and control measures have led to a 29% reduction in malaria mortality rates globally since 2010.

These gains have been primarily achieved through the use of insecticide treated bed-nets and indoor residual sprays containing pyrethroid insecticides. However, extensive use of these interventions has led to mosquitoes becoming resistant.

Dealing with this emerging resistance

On World Malaria Day - April 25 - we highlight Syngenta’s journey to deal with this emerging resistance. “We set out to develop a product that is long lasting, provides almost year-round protection and allows some of the malaria control programs to make some significant cost savings,” says Andy Bywater, Head Marketing Professional Pest Management. 

The result is Syngenta’s ACTELLIC® 300CS, which has been granted formal recommendation by the World Health Organization for malaria vector control. Click on the video above to find out more about the success of ACTELLIC® 300CS and how it is saving lives.

A sincere thank you

Integral to making this happen has been the support from one of our partners, IVCC – a not-for-profit public-private partnership focused on developing long-term, sustainable new products to prevent disease transmission. On World Malaria Day, IVCC have uniquely recognized our contribution to malaria prevention through an open letter expressing their appreciation for having Syngenta as a product development partner. Read the letter here

Read more about our commitment in developing innovative solutions for vector disease control