Landscape analyses, case studies, literature reviews, and modeling
From 2015 to 2020, the MEI undertook a series of analyses to identify and document critical evidence gaps and best practices in vector control and entomological surveillance, with support from various donors and in collaboration with partners around the world. This body of research included a systematic literature review on the availability and quality of evidence on supplementary vector control interventions (beyond ITNs and IRS); a case study series on vector control management, intersectoral collaboration, and community engagement; and a global landscape analysis on entomological surveillance best practices, among others listed below. Together these findings – generated across diverse geographic and transmission settings – have shaped the MEI’s strategy and approach to providing technical assistance and capacity building in vector control and entomological surveillance.
- A systematic literature review to assess the availability and quality of evidence for supplementary vector control tools, beyond ITNs and IRS, and to identify gaps for further research.
- Geospatial modeling and mapping to identify the drivers and distribution of residual malaria transmission in Africa.
- A technical note on the potential role of aerial spraying for malaria elimination.
- A series of case studies that collate best practices on mosquito control program management, intersectoral collaboration, and community engagement, among other areas, from mosquito control programs across geographic and economic settings.
- Transmission modeling to estimate and optimize the impact of novel vector control tools on malaria transmission in diverse eco-epidemiological settings.