Scale-up of integrated malaria vector control: lessons from Malawi

This paper describes the approaches used to scale up vector control in Malawi, the challenges encountered, the lessons learnt from this experience, and how these lessons have informed vector control efforts. A single intervention-based approach for vector control may have suboptimal impact. Well-coordinated integrated vector management may offer greater benefits. A resistance management plan is essential for effective and sustainable vector control.

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Publication date: June 2016
Source: Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Malaria elimination in Botswana, 2012–2014: achievements and challenges

Botswana’s experience shows some of the practical challenges of elimination efforts. Among them are the substantial movements of human infections within and among countries, and the persistence of asymptomatic reservoir infections.

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Publication date: February 2016
Source: Malaria Journal

High burden of malaria following scale-up of control interventions in Nchelenge District, Luapula Province, Zambia

A paper finding that despite high coverage with vector control interventions, the burden of malaria in Nchelenge District, Zambia remained high from 2006 to 2012. There are several possible explanations, highlighting that quality information at fine spatial scales will be critical for targeting effective interventions and measurement of progress.

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Publication date: April 2014
Source: Malaria Journal

Impact assessment of malaria vector control using routine surveillance data in Zambia: implications for monitoring and evaluation

A comparison of the impact of IRS (15 urban districts) and LLINs (15 rural districts) implementation on severe malaria cases, deaths and case fatality rates in children below the age of five years in Zambia.

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Publication date: December 2012
Source: Malaria Journal