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View the APMEN Tech Talk "Sampling methods for adult malaria vectors"

March 25, 2021 - 13:42 -- Malaria World

The Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN) Vector Control Working Group is hosting a series of vector-related webinars to keep the elimination momentum.

View the recordings of the APMEN Tech Talk "Sampling methods for adult malaria vectors" - recorded on 28 April 2020

The Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN) Vector Control Working Group is hosting a series of vector-related webinars to keep the elimination momentum.  Vector Control remains the single most effective means for combating malaria. This is mostly done by way of Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN’s) and Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS). To implement effective vector control you need to know which vector species are present in your area, and their abundance. This is done by way of vector surveillance and involves trapping mosquitoes. Historically, the “Gold Standard” for catching malaria vectors has been Human Landing Catches, but increasingly there is a reluctance to using this because of the increasing risk of arboviral infections and other ethical issues. This Webinar explores alternative ways to conduct vector surveillance and the relative efficiencies of these methods.


Topics

  • The efficiency of Cow-baited net traps in sampling malaria vector diversity and abundance by Dr. Brandy St. Laurent, Staff Scientist, Wellcome Sanger Institute
     
  • Comparative efficiency of Double Net Trap and Human Decoy Trap relative to Human Landing Catches by Professor Theeraphap Chareonviriyaphap, Head, Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand
     
  • Comparing malaria vector captures from cow- and human- baited traps by Dr Amelie Vantaux, Contractual researcher, Malaria Molecular Epidemiology Unit, Institute Pasteur of Cambodia

Moderated by Dr Leo Braack, Technical Lead (APMEN Vector Control Working Group), Senior Vector Control Specialist, Malaria Consortium, Bangkok, Thailand