The effectiveness of long-lasting, insecticide-treated nets in a setting of pyrethroid resistance: a case–control study among febrile children 6 to 59 months of age in Machinga District, Malawi

The effectiveness of long-lasting, insecticide-treated nets in a setting of pyrethroid resistance: a case–control study among febrile children 6 to 59 months of age in Machinga District, Malawi

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Abstract

There has been increasing concern that the effectiveness of LLINs in reducing malaria transmission may be compromised by increasing resistance of malaria vectors to pyrethroid insecticides. Although several studies have examined the effect of pyrethroid resistance on entomological indicators using experimental huts, few epidemiological studies have assessed LLIN effectiveness for malaria control in settings of pyrethroid resistance, and results have been conflicting.

Key facts

  • Dates
    Jan 2012 to Dec 2013
    Funding amount
    $400,000
    Country
    • Malawi

MESA tags

  • Methodology
    Entomology, Epidemiology, Operational research
    Theme(s)
    Impact of interventions, Insecticide resistance, Tools for elimination