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  • Reply to: Eave tubes for malaria control in Africa: an introduction   1 day 8 hours ago
    I totally agree that we need new innovations and I am not saying Eaves do not work. Despite some non-compliance LLINs have had the greatest impact on Global malaria in history and they are ridiculously cheap. IRS offers the chance of new a.i.`s which are currently in WHOPES and should be launched 2017. There are many innovations such as traps, eaves curtains ATSB`s etc. etc. but donors and MOH`s look at cost today not cost over 10 years. We have tried to market stronger nets with minimum 5 year life but the customer only looks at price even if the product is poor quality. So lets see if donors and MOH`s are willing to invest in eaves tubes as a long term measure... only time will tell.
  • Reply to: Eave tubes for malaria control in Africa: an introduction   1 day 21 hours ago
    So John Invest, you say it only takes 20 minutes to spray a house. But the US Presidential Malaria Initiative has been spraying the same houses for 10 years, sometimes twice a year. That gives a cost advantage to permanent measures such as eave tubes, or metallic screens. And putting up bednets is sometimes a nightly chore, and thus often neglected.
  • Reply to: Eave tubes for malaria control in Africa: an introduction   3 days 8 hours ago
    A very interesting paper but I would be interested to know how long it takes up modify a house and install these eaves tubes. I am afraid this may take hours per house compared to minutes to put a net up or 20 minutes to spray a house with IRS. I know the calculation evens out over years but if you have thousands of houses to prepare then is it practical? The same problem arse with eaves curtains, while very effective they never took off mainly because of the labour intensive fitting of them.
  • Reply to: Eave tubes for malaria control in Africa: an introduction   3 days 12 hours ago
    Dear Ole, Some already in press, others under review or being revised. We hope to have these all online soonest. Best wishes, Bart
  • Reply to: Eave tubes for malaria control in Africa: an introduction   6 days 5 hours ago
    thanks for the reference to the summary article, but where are the 7 others ?