Malaria vector research and control in Haiti: A systematic review

Joseph Frederick, Yvan Saint Jean, Jean Frantz Lemoine, Ellen M. Dotson, Kimberly E. Mace, Michelle Chang, Laurence Slutsker, Arnaud Le Menach, John C Beier, Thomas P. Eisele, Bernard A. Okech, Valery Madsen Beau De Rochars, Keith H. Carter, Joseph Keating, Daniel E. Impoinvil

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Abstract

Background: Haiti has a set a target of eliminating malaria by 2020. However, information on malaria vector research in Haiti is not well known. This paper presents results from a systematic review of the literature on malaria vector research, bionomics and control in Haiti. Methods: A systematic search of literature published in French, Spanish and English languages was conducted in 2015 using Pubmed (MEDLINE), Google Scholar, EMBASE, JSTOR WHOLIS and Web of Science databases as well other grey literature sources such as USAID, and PAHO. The following search terms were used: malaria, Haiti, Anopheles, and vector control. Results: A total of 132 references were identified with 40 high quality references deemed relevant and included in this review. Six references dealt with mosquito distribution, seven with larval mosquito ecology, 16 with adult mosquito ecology, three with entomological indicators of malaria transmission, eight with insecticide resistance, one with sero-epidemiology and 16 with vector control. In the last 15 years (2000-2015), there have only been four published papers and three-scientific meeting abstracts on entomology for malaria in Haiti. Overall, the general literature on malaria vector research in Haiti is limited and dated. Discussion: Entomological information generated from past studies in Haiti will contribute to the development of strategies to achieve malaria elimination on Hispaniola. However it is of paramount importance that malaria vector research in Haiti is updated to inform decision-making for vector control strategies in support of malaria elimination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number376
JournalMalaria Journal
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 22 2016

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Keywords

  • Anopheles
  • Haiti
  • Malaria
  • Vector control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Parasitology

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Frederick, J., Saint Jean, Y., Lemoine, J. F., Dotson, E. M., Mace, K. E., Chang, M., Slutsker, L., Le Menach, A., Beier, J. C., Eisele, T. P., Okech, B. A., Beau De Rochars, V. M., Carter, K. H., Keating, J., & Impoinvil, D. E. (2016). Malaria vector research and control in Haiti: A systematic review. Malaria Journal, 15(1), [376]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12936-016-1436-x