Vector control and personal protection of migrant and mobile populations in the GMS: A matrix guidance on the best options and methodologies
AbstractGiven their labour or other practices, mobile and migrant populations may have increased exposure to malaria mosquitoes. They are also more likely to have incomplete knowledge of malaria and lower access to preventive measures, and thus require targeted interventions that take into account their specific needs and the nature of their situation. From the broader public health perspective, it is also important to target mobile and migrant populations and their host communities that they pass through, live in or return to with vector control measures given the well-documented link between migration and the spread of malaria in the GMS, particularly in border areas, and the potential spread of multidrug resistant parasites due to population movements in malaria-endemic areas and across borders. This is a toolkit to guide the management and implementation of malaria prevention programmes for mobile and migrant populations in the GMS. It is targeted to people and ogranizations that already have some experience in malaria prevention, particularly national programme managers and programme staff working with mobile groups.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2015). Vector control and personal protection of migrant and mobile populations in the GMS: A matrix guidance on the best options and methodologies. World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/204341