Indoor Residual Spraying: An Operational Manual for Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) for Malaria Transmission Control and Elimination

Second Edition

by Birkinesh Ameneshewa, Chang Moh Seng, John Chimumbwa et al.
World Health Organization, 2015

134 pp. 1.9 MB
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Vector control is the key intervention for global malaria control and elimination efforts. It is critical for the reduction and, ultimately, for the interruption of malaria transmission. Currently, the two most common vector control interventions are long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS). Together, these account for almost 60% of global investment in malaria control. IRS can contribute to the elimination of malaria if rigorously applied. The basic techniques (i.e. how one plans and implements a spray campaign) have remained more or less the same for decades. However, the strategy around IRS management and the context in which it is deployed has changed tremendously in recent years.

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