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Framework for rapid assessment and adoption of new vector control tools

Vontas, John and Moore, Sarah and Kleinschmidt, Immo and Ranson, Hilary and Lindsay, Steve and Lengeler, Christian and Hamon, Nicholas and McLean, Tom and Hemingway, Janet. (2014) Framework for rapid assessment and adoption of new vector control tools. Trends in parasitology, Vol. 30, H. 4. pp. 191-204.

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Abstract

Evidence-informed health policy making is reliant on systematic access to, and appraisal of, the best available research evidence. This review suggests a strategy to improve the speed at which evidence is gathered on new vector control tools (VCTs) using a framework based on measurements of the vectorial capacity of an insect population to transmit disease. We explore links between indicators of VCT efficacy measurable in small-scale experiments that are relevant to entomological and epidemiological parameters measurable only in large-scale proof-of-concept randomised control trials (RCTs). We hypothesise that once RCTs establish links between entomological and epidemiological indicators then rapid evaluation of new products within the same product category may be conducted through smaller scale experiments without repetition of lengthy and expensive RCTs.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Health Interventions > Malaria Interventions (Lengeler)
UniBasel Contributors:Moore, Sarah and Lengeler, Christian
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1471-4922
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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