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

Strengthening individual capacity in monitoring and evaluation of malaria control programmes to streamline M&E systems and enhance information use in malaria endemic countries

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.

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Publication date: April 2016
Source: Malaria Journal

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