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.
Malaria control interventions in most endemic countries have intensified in recent years and so there is a need for a robust monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system to measure progress and achievements. Providing programme and M&E officers with the appropriate skills is a way to strengthen malaria’s M&E systems and enhance information use for programmes’ implementation.
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