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Record number 540826
Title A citizen science approach for malaria mosquito surveillance and control in Rwanda
Author(s) Murindahabi, Marilyn Milumbu; Asingizwe, Domina; Poortvliet, P.M.; Vliet, Arnold J.H. van; Hakizimana, Emmanuel; Mutesa, Leon; Takken, Willem; Koenraadt, Constantianus J.M.
Source NJAS Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences (2018). - ISSN 1573-5214
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.njas.2018.07.005
Department(s) Knowledge Technology and Innovation
WASS
Strategic Communication
Environmental Systems Analysis Group
WIMEK
PE&RC
Laboratory of Entomology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2018
Keyword(s) Citizen science - Community participation - Malaria vector surveillance - Mosquito monitoring - Mosquito nuisance
Abstract Despite the implementation of a number of interventions aimed at controlling malaria, Rwanda is experiencing a countrywide resurgence of simple malaria cases over the past five years. To support malaria control, mosquito surveillance activities, such as systematic reporting of the distribution, the diversity and the infectivity rate of malaria vectors throughout the country, have been undertaken. However, mosquito monitoring programmes are not carried out to monitor the impact of all vector control interventions or to determine the distribution of mosquito species in all areas, especially in the remote regions of the country. With a target of reducing malaria mortality by 2020, implementation of mosquito surveillance in those regions is urgently needed as well. In this paper, a Citizen science approach as a capacity resource for malaria vector monitoring for the Rwandan National Malaria Control Programme is presented. The ultimate aim is to complement existing mosquito surveillance currently in place by providing key information on the spatio-temporal distribution of mosquito nuisance and malaria vectors. This will contribute to an insight into the ecology of malaria vectors and thereby to a better understanding of malaria transmission patterns in Rwanda.
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