About Tony Kiszewski
Between the US Navy and academia, my career spans more than 30 years or work in public health entomology. I have been involved in both the theoretical and applied aspects of anti-vector interventions including the development of spatially-explicit mathematical models as well as fieldwork involving the design, implementation and evaluation of anti-malaria interventions in Liberia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe, and Peru at scales ranging from household to regional levels. I have also conducted research on the vectors of onchocerciasis and Lyme disease.
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Website: http://www.bentley.edu/ Type: Academic Institution Country: United States About: Bentley University is leading business school in the United States dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader and one with the deep technical skills, the broad global perspective and the high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world.
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@Matt I agree that filling holes is probably more locally appropriate and economical in many cases. However, there might be local pushback with regards to filling certain kinds of holes because it interferes with well-engrained practices of using borrow pits for multiple, useful purposes including washing and laundry. Of course, ...
1) Screening 2) Environmental modification 2a) Removing vegetation along waterways and other funestus-specific modifications 2b) Filling in pools, drainage, and other gambiae-specific modifications 3) Larviciding 4) Water level regulation through dams 5) Individual repellent use 6) Fans 7) Others??? How about adding 'Stabilized Earth' to the list? This approach has ...
@Matt "All of the papers you referenced were passive surveys. Not a single one of them involved actually going to a hut in the evening and visually confirming that the net was being used." True, but that makes their results all the more disturbing if respondents felt any pressure to ...
5) The MIS is a passive survey, completely dependent on answers from interviewees who might feel pressured to answer in the affirmative. Given the intensity of education campaigns for net use, many residents might be embarrassed to answer no. There are certainly discrepancies between the results of nationwide surveys and ...
@Max "Models generated with this information could be highly helpful to locate hot spots where limited resources could be applied more cost effectively to malaria control." Good point. Environmental interventions focused on seasonal and geographic hot spots would go a long way towards improving the economics of this approach.