Malaria

WHO guidance for countries on combining indoor residual spraying and long-lasting insecticidal nets

March 2014

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WHO guidance for countries on combining indoor residual spraying and long-lasting insecticidal nets (March 2014)

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Number of pages: 3
Publication date: 2014
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/HTM/GMP/MPAC/2014.2

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Overview

The reduction in disease burden of malaria in recent years has in large part been attributed to the massive scale up of the two main vector control interventions, long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS), particularly in Africa south of the Sahara. A number of countries have deployed the two interventions in combination in an attempt to further reduce transmission.

Based on a few published and unpublished cluster randomized trials conducted in Benin, Tanzania, The Gambia and Sudan, this document presents a summary of the available evidence and provides guidance on the combined use of IRS and LLINs.

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