Implementation of Interventions
This section of the RBM toolbox provides users with a number of documents to help in different areas of implementation of interventions for malaria control programs and projects. The known effective interventions recommended in WHO and RBM Partnership guidance include the use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITNs, now long-lasting ITNs or LLINs); indoor residual spraying (IRS); prevention in pregnancy with LLINs and intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp); diagnosis with quality microscopy or rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs); and treatment with effective antimalarial drugs – often recommended to be artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs).
These documents have been collected from a number of sources, and RBM would like to thank all the involved partners.
These documents are categorized as follows:
Several tools focus on vector control interventions. Of note, RBM Partnership and WHO policies and guidance focus principally on LLIN and IRS use for vector control.
Some tools address malaria in pregnant women and infants. Of note, RBM Partnership and WHO policies and guidance focus principally on prevention in pregnancy in moderate to high malaria endemicity settings such as sub-Saharan Africa.
Some tools focus on diagnosis and treatment: Of note, microscopy and RDTs are the methods currently recommended by WHO for parasitological confirmation of malaria; because of variations in parasite species and drug resistance patterns, treatment recommendations vary with local conditions but increasingly emphasize ACTs.
We encourage users to refer to the following websites for additional information:
More information about ITNs can be found under:
- RBM partnership Working Group for Scalable Malaria Vector Control (WIN)
- WHO/GMP: Vector control of malaria
More information on prevention and treatment in pregnancy, can be found under:
More WHO material about Infants and children can be found under:
More WHO material about diagnosis and treatment can be found under: