Priorities for Broadening the Malaria Vector Control Tool Kit

Priscille Barreaux, Antoine M G Barreaux, Eleanore D Sternberg, Eunho Suh, Jessica L Waite, Shelley A Whitehead, Matthew B Thomas

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Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) have contributed substantially to reductions in the burden of malaria in the past 15 years. Building on this foundation, the goal is now to drive malaria towards elimination. Vector control remains central to this goal, but there are limitations to what is achievable with the current tools. Here we highlight how a broader appreciation of adult mosquito behavior is yielding a number of supplementary approaches to bolster the vector-control tool kit. We emphasize tools that offer new modes of control and could realistically contribute to operational control in the next 5 years. Promoting complementary tools that are close to field-ready is a priority for achieving the global malaria-control targets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)763-774
Number of pages12
JournalTrends in Parasitology
Issue number10
Early online date28 Jun 2017
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017

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  • Animals
  • Disease Eradication
  • Insect Vectors/physiology
  • Malaria/prevention & control
  • Mosquito Control/standards


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