Last Updated

30 Dec 2020

Malaria Transmission Consortium

Objectives

Overall Goal: To develop the knowledge base needed to help the malaria control community make rapid and practical decisions about strategies aimed at reducing malaria transmission.

Specific objectives:

  1. Develop a set of standardized measures of malaria transmission (and the biological factors that contribute to transmission) that can be used across a wide range of transmission rates.
  2. Determine how the effectiveness of different vector-targeted malaria control interventions, both alone and in various combinations, is impacted by varying parasite transmission levels.
  3. Assess the relationship between insecticide use in public health programs and the emergence of resistance and the impact of insecticide resistance on the effectiveness of control programs.
  4. Assess the impact of vector behaviors on effectiveness of vector-based interventions and - conversely – the impact of interventions on vector behavior.
  5. Validate the ability of the epidemiological simulations to predict the impact of malaria intervention programs on key entomological and parasitological measures in the study sites using a set of accurate and standardized epidemiological measures that can be used as the input for stochastic simulation models of the dynamics of malaria in each of the study sites.

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