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The Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC) has received $50 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to continue its work to develop new insecticides for the improved control of mosquitoes and other insects which transmit malaria, dengue and other neglected tropical diseases.
IVCC was established in 2005 with an initial grant of $50.7 million over five years from the foundation. Since then, an unprecedented development pipeline of new, reformulated and repurposed insecticides has been established in partnership projects with leading global chemical companies. A suite of information systems and diagnostic tools for the more effective and efficient use of insecticides has also been developed, with these products now nearing the end of their development phase and being readied for rollout in the coming year.