MAÏA protects for more than 8 hours against mosquitoes carrying malaria (Anophele).
MAÏA’s design required more than 250 tests on mosquitoes to identify a formulation that was both comfortable to use and effective against mosquitoes.
In 2019, we then carried out outdoor tests in Burkina Faso (National Center for Research and Training on Malaria) and in Tanzania (Ifakara Health Institute) to find out precisely the full protection time. These tests, following WHO protocols, showed that MAÏA completely protects against malaria mosquitoes for 8 hours in Burkina Faso and 9:30 in Tanzania. Two scientific articles presenting this research will be published in 2020.