Ivermectin for malaria
In order to eliminate malaria from endemic settings an integrated vector management approach is needed and to tackle residual transmission, there is a need to develop additional vector control strategies that complement Long Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLINs) and Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) by targeting mosquitoes that feed or rest outdoors [ref].
The potential administration of the endectocide drug ivermectin to control malaria transmission is gaining increased attention from the scientific community. Nevertheless, in order to generate strong evidence on whether this strategy should be added to the existing malaria control efforts, a common research agenda is extremely needed [ref].
The overall goal of this deep dive is to describe the landscape of current research projects tackling ivermectin for vector control, with a focus on malaria vectors, through the creation of a comprehensive database of the current research activities.
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This deep dive was showcased in the poster session at the 14th Annual Meeting of the RBM Vector Control Working Group (VCWG) held in Geneva on 30th January - 1st February 2019.