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A Climate-based Distribution Model of Malaria Transmission in Sub-Saharan Africa

Craig, M. H., Snow, R. W., le Sueur, D.
Parasitology Today 15(3), 105-111. (3/1/ 1999)

Malaria remains the single largest threat to child survival in sub-Saharan Africa and warrants long-term investment for control. Previous malaria distribution maps have been vague and arbitrary. Marlies Craig, Bob Snow and David le Sueur here describe a simple numerical approach to defining distribution of malaria transmission, based upon biologica...

A new long-lasting indoor residual formulation of the organophosphate insecticide pirimiphos methyl for prolonged control of pyrethroid-resistant mosquitoes: an experimental hut trial in Benin

Rowland, M., Boko, P., Odjo, A., Asidi, A., Akogbeto, M., N'Guessan, R.
PloS one 8(7), e69516. (2013)

BACKGROUND: Indoor residual spraying (IRS) is widely used for malaria transmission control in sub-Saharan Africa. Resistance to pyrethroids in the mosquito Anopheles gambiae is a growing problem. There is an urgent need to develop long-lasting alternative insecticides to reduce selection pressure for pyrethroid resistance and to provide control wit...

A shift from indoor residual spraying (IRS) with bendiocarb to long-lasting insecticidal (mosquito) nets (LLINs) associated with changes in malaria transmission indicators in pyrethroid resistance areas in Benin

Osse, R. A., Aikpon, R., Gbedjissi, G. L., Gnanguenon, V., Sezonlin, M., Govoetchan, R., Sovi, A., Oussou, O., Oke-Agbo, F., Akogbeto, M.
Parasit Vectors 6, 73. (2013)

BACKGROUND: Indoor residual spraying (IRS) was implemented in the department of Oueme-Plateau, southern Benin, in 2008 and withdrawn in 2011, when long lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) were distributed to the communities that were previously targeted by IRS. Did the LLIN strategy provide a better level of protection against malaria transmission th...

Africa - IRS Susceptibility Map

Malaria Atlas Project, MAP, Marianne Sinka

From a series of maps created for VECNet to show continental scale zoning in Africa, Americas, and Asia related to intervention susceptibility. This map depicts zones where there is are endophilic malaria vector species present and where IRS is likely to be a suitable or unsuitable intervention.

Africa - ITN Susceptibility Map

Malaria Atlas Project, MAP, Marianne Sinka

From a series of maps created for VECNet to show continental scale zoning in Africa, Americas, and Asia related to intervention susceptibility. This map depicts zones where there is an exophagic malaria vector species present and where ITNs are likely to be a suitable or unsuitable intervention.

AfriPop Demography

Andrew Tatem, Catherine Linard

Gridded spatial population datasets for Continental Africa (Under-five year old population and Africa women of child-bearing age (15-49yrs) ) and Countries of Africa (Population Density ). • Units: Persons per grid square • Format: ESRI GRID Float • Projection: Geographic (WGS84) Spatial Resolution: Two spatial resolutions available for data down...

Alternative treatments for indoor residual spraying for malaria control in a village with pyrethroid- and DDT-resistant vectors in the Gambia

Tangena, J. A., Adiamoh, M., D'Alessandro, U., Jarju, L., Jawara, M., Jeffries, D., Malik, N., Nwakanma, D., Kaur, H., Takken, W., Lindsay, S. W., Pinder, M.
PloS one 8(9), e74351. (2013)

BACKGROUND: Malaria vector control is threatened by resistance to pyrethroids, the only class of insecticides used for treating bed nets. The second major vector control method is indoor residual spraying with pyrethroids or the organochloride DDT. However, resistance to pyrethroids frequently confers resistance to DDT. Therefore, alternative insec...

Americas - ITN Susceptibility Map

Malaria Atlas Project, MAP, Marianne Sinka

From a series of maps created for VECNet to show continental scale zoning in Africa, Americas, and Asia related to intervention susceptibility. This map depicts zones where there is an exophagic malaria vector species present and where ITNs are likely to be a suitable or unsuitable intervention.

Anopheles gambiae distribution and insecticide resistance in the cities of Douala and Yaounde (Cameroon): influence of urban agriculture and pollution

Antonio-Nkondjio, C., Fossog, B. T., Ndo, C., Djantio, B. M., Togouet, S. Z., Awono-Ambene, P., Costantini, C., Wondji, C. S., Ranson, H.
Malar J 10, 154. (2011)

BACKGROUND: Urban malaria is becoming a major health priority across Africa. A study was undertaken to assess the importance of urban pollution and agriculture practice on the distribution and susceptibility to insecticide of malaria vectors in the two main cities in Cameroon. METHODS: Anopheline larval breeding sites were surveyed and water sample...

Attracting, trapping and killing disease-transmitting mosquitoes using odor-baited stations - The Ifakara Odor-Baited Stations

Okumu, F. O., Madumla, E. P., John, A. N., Lwetoijera, D. W., Sumaye, R. D.
Parasite Vector 3. (Mar 1 2010)

Background: To accelerate efforts towards control and possibly elimination of mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria and lymphatic filariasis, optimally located outdoor interventions could be used to complement existing intradomicilliary vector control methods such as house spraying with insecticides and insecticidal bednets. Methods: We describe ...