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Malaria and lymphatic filariasis: the case for integrated vector management

van den Berg, H.; Kelly-Hope, L.A.; Lindsay, S.W.


H. van den Berg

L.A. Kelly-Hope


The global programmes to eliminate both malaria and lymphatic filariasis are facing operational and technical challenges. Available data show that the use of treated or untreated bednets and indoor residual spraying for malaria control concomitantly reduced filarial rates. In turn, mass drug administration campaigns against lymphatic filariasis can be combined with the distribution of insecticide-treated bednets. Combining these disease control efforts could lead to more efficient use of resources, more accurate attribution of effects, and more effective control of both diseases. Systematic integration requires coordination at all levels, mapping of coendemic areas, and comprehensive monitoring and evaluation.


van den Berg, H., Kelly-Hope, L., & Lindsay, S. (2013). Malaria and lymphatic filariasis: the case for integrated vector management. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 13(1), 89-94.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2013
Deposit Date Apr 10, 2013
Journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases
Print ISSN 1473-3099
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 13
Issue 1
Pages 89-94