Endectocide and ectocide products for malaria transmission control
“Preferred product characteristics” (PPCs) are key tools to incentivize and guide the development of urgently needed health products. This and other PPC documents have been developed to address the public health need for additional malaria vector control interventions to close current gaps and to provide options to mitigate the evolution and spread of insecticide resistance. The PPC published here describes the characteristics of endectocide and ectocide products deployed with the aim of controlling malaria transmission. These products may be existing drugs that are repurposed for malaria control or new ones specifically developed for this purpose. It is anticipated that product developers and researchers will draw on this information to develop a range of TPPs for products in this potential intervention class.