Sam Darling, founder of NO MO Foundation and inventor of NO MO repellent is the grandson of Dr. Samuel Taylor Darling (1872 -1925). Sam grew up with a deep awareness of his grandfather's legacy. During the early twentieth century, Dr. Darling was one of the world's...
The Point Reyes Light newspaper wrote an article about the NO MO Foundation's work and Sam Darling, our founder, prior to our GO NO MO crowd funding launch. We have copied it here. The launch party kicked of our fundraiser which is still running strong! If you have...
Supporting Women Distributors of NO MO Repellent Our intention is to involve women as Independent Social Marketers of NO MO repellent in order to provide them with the opportunity to generate income and gain entrepreneurial skills. Why? Because if you...
For 8 hours with no bites, NO MO was tested in a laboratory against a population of Colombian phlebotomine sand flies (Lutzomyia longpalpis).
The objective of the test was to determine the Complete Protection Time of NO MAS repellent (NO MO), when applied at a typical consumer dose, against wild populations of mosquitos in two different habitats.
NO MAS (NO MO) mosquito repellent was evaluated in two farming villages (4 km apart) in the Kassena Nankana district of northern Ghana. We determined its efficacy against local malaria vectors, degree of user acceptance, and its effect on malaria prevalence in households using insecticide-treated bed nets.
In order to estimate the epidemiological efficacy of mosquito repellents in communities, a static probability model is presented to simulate malaria infection during a single transmission season.
For 9 hours, a sample of NO MAS (NO MO), was cage-tested against a colony of 200 female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that were pre-selected for avidity. With a minimum standard of >25 landings in 10 seconds on an untreated control arm, the test was conducted with a biting pressure that was orders of magnitude greater than in nature, and there were no bites.
In a field trial conducted by parasitologists with the University of Ghana, the efficacy of NO MAS (NO MO) was compared with DEET-based repellents against the notorious black fly (simulium damnosum), a vector for river blindness (onchocerciasis).
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