Evidence Based Research
our aim is to contribute to the improvement of the management and control of malaria and other communicable diseases at all levels of community and health care systems through policy Engagement
Core Work Activities
- Evaluation of five different Long-Lasting Net Products in Chikhwawa district, Southern Malawi
- Vector Competence and Lymphatic Filariasis Transmission in Malawi
- Biting Behaviour of Two Important Malaria Vectors (An. arabiensis and An. funestus) in Two Geographical Areas in Malawi
- Preliminary data on Impact of Combined Scale Up of Indoor Residual House Spray [IRS] and Long-Lasting Insecticide Treated Bednets [LLNs] on development of Pyrethroid Resistance in Malawi.
- Urban Malaria Vector assessment
Use of insecticide treated bed nets remains the backbone of malaria control in Malawi. This study evaluated under field conditions five different net products approved by WHOPES for their longevity.
The aim of the study was to investigate the various mosquito genera and their importance in LF transmission in Malawi. The secondary objective was to study behaviour of the principal mosquito vectors with a focus on their response to public health insecticides. This study is being carried out in Chikhwawa, Mchinji and karonga districts.
This study aims at assessing the biting behaviour of Anopheles mosquitoes. It hypothesises that the rapid scale of malaria interventions will lead to a shift in biting behaviour of the major malaria vectors in the country. This study will be implemented in Karonga and Nkhata Bay districts.
Insecticide resistance poses a serious challenge to the fight against malaria. The threat is aggravated by the rapid scale up of insecticide based control strategies. This study therefore set out to investigate whether rates of resistance were different in areas under LLINs alone versus areas with both LLINs and IRS. The study was carried out in Salima, Dedza, Mangochi and Machinga districts.
The aim of this study was to carry out a rapid assessment of Anopheles sp availability in urban areas of Blantyre district with the goal of providing primary evidence of malaria transmission in urban areas. The study was conducted in Blantyre.