Vector control and insecticide resistance
Vector control is an essential component of malaria prevention. Such control has been proven to successfully reduce or interrupt malaria transmission when coverage is sufficiently high. The two core, broadly applicable measures for malaria vector control are long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS). In specific settings and under special circumstances, these core vector control interventions can be supplemented by other methods.
This section discusses the core and supplementary methods for vector control. It also outlines the key biological threats to the effectiveness of vector-control interventions and the actions required to address these challenges.