The PMI VectorLink Project will support the mapping of anopheline species distribution, composition, and behavior to strengthen support for the malaria vector control decision making process. The Project will also monitor insecticide resistance and intensity; and strengthen local competency for entomological monitoring in the country. Specific objectives include the following:
- Determine the insecticide susceptibility levels of the main malaria vector, Anopheles gambiae l., using the World Health Organization (WHO) tube test and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) bottle tests;
- Determine the spatial and temporal composition and distribution of anopheline species, their behavior, and density;
- Assess the residual efficacy the ITNs distributed in the country, and assess impact on entomological indices;
- Maintain mosquito colonies in the insectary;
- Build national capacity in entomological monitoring.
Success stories from PMI VectorLink Liberia: