Randomized trial of spatially targeted malaria control to virtually eliminate malaria in areas of low and patchy transmission in Senegal.

Randomized trial of spatially targeted malaria control to virtually eliminate malaria in areas of low and patchy transmission in Senegal.

Objectives

The purpose of this trial is to evaluate the extent to which a targeted malaria control strategy combining vector control with indoor residual spraying (IRS) and chemotherapy, delivered by district health staff to villages reporting clinical cases, can virtually eliminate malaria, in an area in central Senegal where malaria incidence is very low and patchy. Secondly we will determine whether, as part of this strategy, chemotherapy should be delivered to all members of targeted communities or only those who have been tested and are known to be infected.

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Key facts

  • Country
    • Senegal

MESA tags

  • Methodology
    Entomology, Operational research
    Theme(s)
    Drug-based strategies, Elimination strategies, Impact of interventions, Tools for elimination