Guidelines

What is the best way to plan and conduct mosquito surveillance in different settings? What questions should we be asking to better guide efforts for more informed decision making, and how can we better utilise the tools and resources we have to do this effectively, and efficiently? This section provides guidance documents for optimal vector surveillance, control mechanisms, lab and insectary procedures, and study design techniques for both Anopheles and Aedes mosquitoes. It also features relevant publications from across the APMEN VCWG Network.

Guidelines

What is the best way to plan and conduct mosquito surveillance in different settings? What questions should we be asking to better guide efforts for more informed decision making, and how can we better utilise the tools and resources we have to do this effectively, and efficiently? This section provides guidance documents for optimal vector surveillance, control mechanisms, lab and insectary procedures, and study design techniques for both Anopheles and Aedes mosquitoes. It also features relevant publications from across the APMEN VCWG Network.

Anopheles
Aedes

Vector surveillance guidelines, strategies, and SOPs

Understanding and documenting the presence and characteristics of local mosquito populations in malaria endemic regions is crucial for the development of targeted and meaningful vector control (VC) interventions. Breeding habitats and behaviours vary according to different Anopheles vectors, and can also be affected by changing epidemiological, ecological, and structural features…

Anopheles: Vector control guidelines, strategies, and SOPs

Implementation of appropriate vector control interventions is crucial to prevent the transmission of malaria and other vector-borne disease. Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs), Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLINs), and Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) remain the core interventions recommended by WHO, as well as the integration of supplementary interventions, such as…

Laboratory and insectary SOPs

While NMCP personnel at central level tend to carry out more sophisticated procedures for mosquito identification, it is the responsibility of sub-national staff to carry out basic entomological surveillance in foci area, including morphological identification and basic bioassays for insecticide susceptibility testing. This section provides guidance on carrying out these…

Anopheles: Study design

Accurately evaluating the effectiveness and efficacy of both current and new vector control tools and approaches is crucial for monitoring and reducing the risk and burden of vector-borne disease in endemic settings. Demonstrating the current, and predicting future, impact of current tools in any setting  should be carried out through…

Publications

A directory of publications from across the VCWG partner Network.

Aedes: Surveillance SOPs

Understanding and documenting the presence and characteristics of local mosquito populations in Aedes endemic regions is crucial for the development of targeted and meaningful vector control (VC) interventions. Breeding habitats and behaviours vary according to different Anopheles vectors, and can also be affected by changing epidemiological, ecological, and structural features…

Aedes: Vector control SOPs

Implementation of appropriate vector control interventions is crucial to prevent the transmission of vector-borne disease. Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs), Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLINs), and Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) remain the core interventions recommended by WHO, as well as the integration of supplementary interventions, such as larval source management,…

Aedes: Laboratory and insectary SOPs

While NMCP personnel at central level tend to carry out more sophisticated procedures for mosquito identification, it is the responsibility of sub-national staff to carry out basic entomological surveillance in foci area, including morphological identification and basic bioassays for insecticide susceptibility testing. This section provides guidance on carrying out these…

Aedes: Study design

Accurately evaluating the effectiveness and efficacy of both current and new vector control tools and approaches is crucial for monitoring and reducing the risk and burden of vector-borne disease in endemic settings. Demonstrating the current, and predicting future, impact of current tools in any setting¬† should be carried out through…

Aedes: Publications

A directory of publications from across the VCWG partner Network.