Development of an Indoor and Outdoor mosquito repellency Cloth.

Problem Statement:
Despite the protection provided by the indoor residual spraying (IRS) and long lasting insecticides treated nets (LLINs, these interventions are jeopardized by the rapid increase of insecticides resistance among mosquito population (Emidi et al., 2017; Kabula et al., 2012; Kisinza et al., 2013). Currently, there is little evidence on approved outdoors interventions for repelling mosquitoes from biting humans while there are outside their homes as well as indoors when insecticide resistance is high. There was a need to develop a novel affordable outfit for repelling mosquito bites both indoors and outdoors. The problem statement is to identify research and Experiment and test for eco-friendly mosquito repellent clothing as well as binding agents and find the optimized concentration of it. 

Background/Literature Review:
Mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, lymphatic filariasis, dengue and chikungunya remain the major source of illness and death worldwide, particularly in tropical and sub-tropical climates (Goddard, 2008; WHO, 2013a). The use indoor residual spraying (IRS) and long lasting insecticides treated nets (LLINs) are the main tools for mosquito control in Africa (Gatton et al., 2013). Development of a mosquito repellency-clothing is seen to be a solution for control mosquito-borne diseases from initially repelling the mosquitoes away. 

General objective: 
To identify and test for environmentally friendly Mosquito repellent clothing as well as binding agents. 

Specific objectives: 
1. To develop effective safe based mosquito repellent outfit material. 
2. To conduct bioassay tests in semi-field environments to assess the efficacy of the developed outfit. 
3. To ensure the supply and accessibility of our mosquito repellency outfit at affordable price among the community.     


Study design: Experimental and Cross-sectional study designs.

Expected outcomes: 
1. Reduced cases of morbidity due to mosquito-borne parasitic and viral infections in the communities. 
2. Protecting human from both outdoor and indoor mosquito bites. 
3. Job creation resulting from mass production of cloth technology. 

Expected outputs: 
1. Validation of an affordable new mosquito repellence clothing technology. 
2. Policy brief for informing policy makers and the population. 
3. Patent of the Outfit technology.