Encyclopedia of Malaria

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Epidemiological Evaluation of the Effectiveness and Impact of Malaria Vector Control Interventions

  • Immo Kleinschmidt
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8757-9_78-1



Malaria vector control interventions are intended to reduce contact between disease vectors (Anopheles mosquitoes) and human beings, or lessen the overall abundance of disease vectors, or reduce the life span of insect vectors thereby preventing them from becoming infective. Before new vector control interventions can be recommended for public health use, effectiveness in protecting against malaria infection or disease or mortality has to be demonstrated in human populations who receive the intervention, compared to those who do not. Guidelines are being established to determine the level and type of evidence of effectiveness that has to be shown for new classes of vector control tools before they can be endorsed by WHO.

The Decline in Malaria Burden and the Scale-Up of Vector Control

It is estimated that in 2010, there were 219 million cases and 660,000 deaths attributable to malaria, according...


Vector Control Indoor Residual Spray Malaria Prevention Malaria Incidence Protective Efficacy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineLondonUK