Rapid reduction of malaria following introduction of vector control interventions in Tororo District, Uganda: a descriptive study

by David W. Oguttu, Joseph K. B. Matovu, David C. Okumu et al.
Malaria Journal, 2017 16:227 – Published: 30 May 2017

8 pp. 1.1 MB

In 2012, Tororo District had the highest malaria burden in Uganda with community Plasmodium prevalence of 48%. To control malaria in the district, the Ministry of Health introduced universal distribution of long lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) in 2013 and added indoor residual spraying (IRS) in 2014. This study assessed malaria incidence, test positivity rates and outpatient (OPD) attendance due to malaria before and after vector control interventions. A rapid reduction in malaria incidence was observed in Tororo District following the introduction of IRS in addition to LLINs. There was no significant reduction in malaria incidence following universal distribution of LLINs to communities before introduction of IRS.

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