Intervention Data

ROAD-MAP

Under the leadership of Dr Harry Gibson, the ROAD-MAP team is accumulating an estate of data relating to the distribution of anti-malarial interventions: Bednets, Indoor Residual Spraying, and Anti-Malarial Drugs.

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Bednets

Bednets are also known by their acronyms: ITNs (Insecticide-Treated Nets) and LLINs (Long-Lasting Insecticide-treated Nets). The MAP Africa-cube paper provides evidence that these are the most effective interventions at preventing malaria. We are accumulating data based on manufacturer information and governmental and non-governmental reports.

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Indoor Residual Spraying

This is the process of spraying houses with insecticide. We are accumulating data based on manufacturer information and governmental and non-governmental reports. We are also accumulating data on insecticide resistance, particularly from bottle-assays conducted on mosquitoes collected in the field. Dr Catherine Moyes is leading a major research project into the spatio-temporal dynamics of insecticide resistance.

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Prophylactic Anti-Malarial Drugs

The most commonly used (and effective) therapies are currently Artemisinin Combined Therapies (ACTs). ROAD-MAP is accumulating data based on manufacturer information and governmental and non-governmental reports.

We also are curating a substantial dataset of ACT data for ACT Watch, which is available for download.