Evaluating the feasibility and effectiveness of Reactive Targeted Parasite Elimination vs. Reactive Case Detection as a community level intervention in response to a passively identified index case: a cluster randomised controlled trial in Namibia

Evaluating the feasibility and effectiveness of Reactive Targeted Parasite Elimination vs. Reactive Case Detection as a community level intervention in response to a passively identified index case: a cluster randomised controlled trial in Namibia

Objectives

Randomized trial to compare the impact of TPE (Targeted Parasite Elimination) versus RACD (Reactive Case Detection) using RDT on malaria incidence. 

Arm 1: RACD as per program + RDT screening and treatment

Arm 2: RACD + IRS with Actellic CS to EA after first reported cases

Arm 3: Focal MDA (household and immediate neighbors) in response to a case

Arm 4: Focal MDA + IRS with Actellic CS

PI Institution(s)

Principal Investigator (PI)

Funding source(s)

Partner(s)

Evaluation of Targeted Parasite Elimination (TPE) in Namibia

Key facts

  • Dates
    Sep 2015 to Aug 2017
    Country
    • Namibia

MESA tags

  • Methodology
    Entomology, Operational research
    Theme(s)
    Drug-based strategies, Elimination strategies, Foci, Surveillance