Challenges of implementing a large scale larviciding campaign against malaria in rural Burkina Faso – lessons learned and recommendations derived from the EMIRA project

This study highlights important components and strategies that should be taken into account when planning and running a similar larviciding program against malaria in a resource limited setting. A strong local partnership, meticulous planning with the possibility of ad-hoc adaption of project components and a reliable source of funding turned out to be crucial factors to successfully accomplish such a project.

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Publication date: September 2016
Source: BMC Public Health

EMIRA: Ecologic Malaria Reduction for Africa – innovative tools for integrated malaria control

Larval source management has virtually not been used in Africa since the ban of DDT. Within the light of recent WHO recommendations for Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis use against malaria and other vector species, larval source management could see a revival in the upcoming years. This study analyzes the ecologic and health impacts as well as the cost effectiveness of larval source management under different larviciding scenarios in a health district in Burkina Faso

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Publication date: November 2014
Source: Global Health Action