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Combining next-generation indoor residual spraying and drug-based malaria control strategies: observational evidence of a combined effect in Mali

August 17, 2020 - 13:39 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Joseph Wagman, Idrissa Cissé, Molly Robertson, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2020 19:293, 15 August 2020

Ségou Region in central Mali is an area of high malaria burden with seasonal transmission. The region reports high access to and use of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs), though the principal vector, Anopheles gambiae, is resistant to pyrethroids. From 2011 until 2016, several high-burden districts of Ségou also received indoor residual spraying (IRS), though in 2014 concerns about pyrethroid resistance prompted a shift in IRS products to a micro-encapsulated formulation of the organophosphate insecticide pirimiphos-methyl. Also in 2014, the region expanded a pilot programme to provide seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) to children aged 3–59 months in two districts. The timing of these decisions presented an opportunity to estimate the impact of both interventions, deployed individually and in combination, using quality-assured passive surveillance data.

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