Dissemination of process and impact lessons of malaria control in Afghanistan

Principle investigator(s):Howard, Natasha; Rowland, Mark
Summary:To analyse and disseminate policy-relevant evidence from work initiated under the DFID Knowledge Programme (CNTR 98 6110). Relating to malaria control in a complex emergency context, this includes: (a) IRS insecticide effectiveness for high and low endemicity areas, (b) cost-effectiveness of IRS versus ITNs, (c) ITN delivery and retreatment mechanisms, (d) chemoprophylaxis and drug resistance, and (e) gender and vulnerability considerations.
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Possible influence on policy & practice:Analysis and dissemination will help inform control policy for Afghanistan and policy and practice in other fragile states. Control strategies were scaled up only after operational research had demonstrated efficacy, cultural acceptability, and safety, thus providing a solid evidence base for appropriate malaria policy. Experience in Afghanistan is particularly relevant for the current eradication/elimination agenda.