Vector Control For Malaria and Other Mosquito-borne Diseases
Report of a WHO Study Group
Technical Report Series, No 857
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241208574 ISBN-10    9241208570
Order Number    11000857 Format    E-book collection (PDF)
Price    CHF    15.00 / US$    18.00 Developing countries:    CHF    10.50
English     1995        97   pages
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Explains how existing tools for vector control, when appropriately used, can help prevent or reduce the transmission of malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases. Noting that vector control operations are often poorly planned and managed, the report aims to encourage the most cost-effective use of different options, particularly in the many areas where shrinking resources and a deteriorating malaria situation make careful planning crucial. With this goal in mind, the report sets out the information needed to help administrators and managers understand the strengths and limitations of different vector control options, recognize the factors that will influence their successful implementation, and make wise decisions. Experiences from around the world are used to demonstrate possibilities and alert readers to potential problems and pitfalls. Advice on conditions governing the continued use of DDT is provided in an annex.
The report has 19 sections presented in four main groups. The opening sections profile the global and regional malaria situation, assess recent trends, and explain the importance of vector control as an essential component of the Global Malaria Control Strategy, adopted in 1992. The second group of sections offers detailed guidelines for the use of four main options: indoor residual spraying, personal protection, including insect-impregnated bednets and other materials, larviciding and biological control, and environmental management.
Entomological services are covered in the third group of sections, which outline the specific entomological techniques required and discuss their role in malaria control. Sections in the final group address questions of management, research, and policy, noting that weak management has been a problem in most programmes.