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Improving the Impact of Vector Control Efforts via Evidence-Based Vector Control: Technical cooperation promoted by AMI/RAVREDA helped introduce a cooperation agenda in the Amazon basin countries aimed at improving the approach to malaria vector control in the Amazon subregion, and furthermore extended to the rest of the countries. In accordance with the World Health Organization guidelines, the project is promoting a strategy to

  • guide vector-control interventions; and
  • promote the rational use of insecticides.

 integrated vector controlThe new strategy is based on:

  • systematically adopting a methodology of stratification,
  • targeting interventions in critical areas,
  • using available epidemiological information to select and evaluate interventions, and
  • forming a 'local study network' for where countries can systematically evaluate interventions using standardized entomological indicators.

The following documents/videos support the above:

The information thereby generated in routine services will make it possible to guide interventions at the local level and, at the same time, create an information system on entomological and operational indicators that will help the different levels in their decision-making:

Monitoring temporal and spatial variations in anopheline resistance to insecticides is identified among the variables that this system will include. In this area, with CDC support, concrete progress was made in 2005 in standardizing methodologies to monitor resistance.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 April 2014 09:00

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