WHO interim position statement – the role of larviciding for malaria control in sub-Saharan Africa

April 2012

World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 21
Publication date: 2012
Languages: English



A range of anti-larval methods is available for control of malaria vectors; this paper focuses on larviciding, which is the regular application of chemical and biological insecticides to breeding sites. This is an interim position statement which presents current recommendations about larviciding for the purposes of malaria vector control and within the context of integrated vector management (IVM) in sub-Saharan Africa. The statement does not address the use of larviciding to control vector species of other mosquito-borne diseases nor in other regions of the world where the context is different.

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