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Optimizing Strategic Insecticide Resistance Management Planning in Malaria Vectors

Chanda, E. (2016) Optimizing Strategic Insecticide Resistance Management Planning in Malaria Vectors. In: Agricultural and Biological Sciences » "Insecticides Resistance". INTECH, pp. 155-187. ISBN 978-953-51-2258-6

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In the past decade, there has been rapid scale-up of insecticide-based malaria vector control in the context of integrated vector management (IVM). But, the continued efficacy ofvec tor control interventions is threatened by the selection of insecticide resistance. Evidence of insecticide resistance operationally undermining malaria vector control programmes is invariably mounting and is resulting in policy changes. Monitoring and management of resistant disease vectors is essential to limit the selection and spread of insecticide resistance and to maintain the effectiveness of vector control. Thus, countries are encouraged to implement pre-emptive insecticide resistance management (IRM) strategies against malaria vectors according to the Global Plan for IRM. However, substantial challenges for implementation exist at country level. The IVM strategy provides a potential platform that could be exploited for enhanced national strategic IRM planning and operationalisation. Nevertheless, significant coordinated response among stakeholders and political commitment is needed for timely and effective policy implementation within the context of a national health system.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Malaria vector control, integrated vector, management strategic planning, insecticide resistance management
Subjects: Malaria > Vector control
Divisions: Other
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2016 05:42
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2016 05:42

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