Combining Indoor Residual Spraying and Insecticide-treated Net Interventions
Combining Indoor Residual Spraying and Insecticide-treated Net InterventionsImmo Kleinschmidt et al. March 1, 2009
This article analyzes whether combining indoor residual spraying and long-lasting insecticidal nets helps curb malaria infection rates. The study concludes that combining the two methods is effective in reducing malaria infection rates.
"Malaria control and elimination interventions are being scaled up and intensified in current efforts to attain World Health Assembly, Roll Back Malaria, and Millennium Development universal access and coverage targets, to reduce and interrupt disease transmission in countries. The major malaria intervention tools now include long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN), artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT), indoor residual spraying of insecticide (IRS), and intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPT). Since 2007, there have been increasing global efforts toward sustainable scaling up of malaria control to bring about rapid reductions in transmission and move toward long-term goals of malaria elimination and global eradication. (...)
This study reports on a review of current evidence on whether the use of both interventions in combination versus one method alone affords enhanced protection to exposed populations. Results of a literature search and of analysis of recent household survey data from Bioko, Equatorial Guinea, and from Zambezia province, Mozambique, are presented..."
External Linkshttp://www.ajtmh.org/cgi/reprint/81/3/519 ,
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