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Framework for rapid assessment and adoption of new vector control tools

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

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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.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QX Parasitology > QX 20 Research (General)
QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 600 Insect control. Tick control
QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 650 Insect vectors
WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 110 Prevention and control of communicable diseases. Transmission of infectious diseases
Faculty: Department: Biological Sciences > Vector Biology Department
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Depositing User: Lynn Roberts-Maloney
Date Deposited: 18 May 2015 10:33
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2019 17:06


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