The effect of disengagement on efficacy of vector control interventions

Controlling malaria is important for economic growth and poverty reduction in Malawi, as it results in high spending on health care. Prevention of malaria by controlling mosquitoes has proven to be critical in reducing the burden of the disease. However, efforts to control mosquitoes that spread malaria have been negatively affected by the development of resistance to these chemicals in mosquitoes. There is need to take new steps to ensure that the methods that are used in mosquito control are working and are worth investment. New tools that can potentially reduce the number of mosquitoes have been developed, and there is need to assess their effectiveness and sustainability. I intend to assess the effectiveness of using these new tools in controlling resistant malaria mosquitoes in Malawi.