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Research agenda for preventing mosquito-transmitted diseases through improving the built environment in sub-Saharan Africa

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Shenton, Fiona C, Addissie, Adamu, Alabaster, Graham, Baziwe, Dorothy, Tenezaca, Maria Carrasco, Chinula, Dingani, Jatta, Ebrima, Jones, Robert, Jawara, Musa, Knudsen, Jakob, Krystosik, Amy Robyn, McCann, Robert, Murima, Ng’Ang’a, Mutuku, Francis, Nguela, Rachel Laure, Sanchez, Claudia Nieto, Nix, Emily, Okumu, Fredros, Ruel-Bergeron, Sarah, Spitzen, Jeroen, Tusting, Lucy S, Wilson, Anne ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7387-353X, Wood, Hannah, Bi Zahouli, Zahouli, Davies, Michael and Lindsay, Steve W (2019) 'Research agenda for preventing mosquito-transmitted diseases through improving the built environment in sub-Saharan Africa'. Cities & Health. (In Press)

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Abstract

Mosquito-transmitted diseases are a major threat to health in sub-Saharan Africa, but could be reduced through modifications to the built environment. Here we report findings from a major workshop held to identify the research gaps in this area, namely: (1) evidence of the health benefits to changes to the built environment, (2) understanding how mosquitoes enter buildings, (3) novel methods for reducing mosquito-house entry, (4) sustainable approaches for reducing mosquito habitats, (5) case studies of micro-financing for healthy homes and (6) methods for increasing scale-up. Multidisciplinary research is essential to build out mosquito-transmitted diseases, and not build them in.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special Issue: African Urban Health
Subjects: WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 110 Prevention and control of communicable diseases. Transmission of infectious diseases
WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 240 Disinfection. Disinfestation. Pesticides (including diseases caused by)
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WA Public Health > Housing. Buildings. Public Facilities > WA 795 Housing
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 750 Malaria
Faculty: Department: Biological Sciences > Vector Biology Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1080/23748834.2019.1684771
Depositing User: Mel Finley
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2019 16:02
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2020 10:59
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/13259

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