by Mathieu Maheu-Giroux and Marcia C Castro
Malaria Journal 2014, 13:477 (4 December 2014)
Larviciding for malaria control can contribute to an Integrated Vector Management (IVM) approach. This intervention is currently supported in settings where breeding habitats are ‘few, fixed, and findable’, such as urban areas of sub-Saharan Africa, but the knowledge base regarding the cost-effectiveness of larviciding is non-existent. The results of this study support the use of larviciding as a cost-effective intervention in urban areas and managers of national malaria control programme should consider this intervention as part of an IVM approach.