Case study: Vector control for malaria elimination in Botswana: progress, gaps and opportunities.

Abstract:

Botswana has in the recent past 10 years made tremendous progress in the control of malaria and this informed re-orientation from malaria control to malaria elimination by the year 2020. This progress is attributed to improved case management, and scale-up of key vector control interventions; indoor residual spraying (IRS) and long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs). However, insecticide resistance, outdoor biting and resting, and predisposing human behaviour, such as staying outdoors or sleeping outdoors without the use of protective measures, pose a challenge to the realization of the full impact of LLINs and IRS. This, together with the paucity of entomological data, inadequate resources and weak community participation for vector control programme implementation delayed attainment of Botswana’s goal of malaria elimination. Also, the Botswana National Malaria Programme (NMP) experiences the lack of intersectoral collaborations and operational research for evidence-based decision making. This case study focuses on the vector control aspect of malaria elimination by identifying challenges and explores opportunities that could be taken advantage of to beneft the NMP to optimize and augment the current vector control interventions to achieve malaria elimination by the year 2030 as per the Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016–2030 targets. The authors emphasize the need for timely and quality entomological surveillance, operational research and integrated vector management.
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APA

Public Library, A., T.K, K & T.K, K (2024). Case study: Vector control for malaria elimination in Botswana: progress, gaps and opportunities.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/case-study-vector-control-for-malaria-elimination-in-botswana-progress-gaps-and-opportunities

MLA 8th

Public Library, Africana, et. al. "Case study: Vector control for malaria elimination in Botswana: progress, gaps and opportunities." Afribary. Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/case-study-vector-control-for-malaria-elimination-in-botswana-progress-gaps-and-opportunities. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

MLA7

Public Library, Africana, Kgoroebutswe T.K and Kgoroebutswe T.K . "Case study: Vector control for malaria elimination in Botswana: progress, gaps and opportunities.". Afribary, Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024. Web. 26 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/case-study-vector-control-for-malaria-elimination-in-botswana-progress-gaps-and-opportunities >.

Chicago

Public Library, Africana, Kgoroebutswe T.K and Kgoroebutswe T.K . "Case study: Vector control for malaria elimination in Botswana: progress, gaps and opportunities." Afribary (2024). Accessed May 26, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/case-study-vector-control-for-malaria-elimination-in-botswana-progress-gaps-and-opportunities