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Application of the Relationship-Based Model to Engagement for Field Trials of Genetically Engineered Malaria Vectors

December 23, 2020 - 09:08 -- Open Access
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Kormos A, Lanzaro GC, Bier E, Dimopoulos G, Marshall JM, Pinto J, Aguiar Dos Santos A, Bacar A, Sousa Pontes Sacramento Rompão H, James AA
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Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Dec 21

The transition of new technologies for public health from laboratory to field is accompanied by a broadening scope of engagement challenges. Recent developments of vector control strategies involving genetically engineered mosquitoes with gene drives to assist in the eradication of malaria have drawn significant attention. Notably, questions have arisen surrounding community and regulatory engagement activities and of the need for examples of models or frameworks that can be applied to guide engagement.

Measuring the wrong parameter for evaluating impact of malaria control

March 14, 2015 - 14:51 -- William Jobin
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In the latest Annual Report of PMI (April 2014), they cite the reduction in mortality rates of children under five as proof of the beneficial impact of the anti-malarial work of PMI. Figure 1 of the report cites the following figures for the 15 PMI focus countries which have the best data. However, as in the past, they have not done a comparison with other countries in Africa. The same is true in general of the reports from the Roll Back Malaria program. For some strange reason they don't want to measure changes in malaria prevalence.

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