5308.0: Wednesday, November 15, 2000: 8:30 PM-10:00 PM

Roll-Back Malaria, Roll Back DDT: Implementing Modern Malaria Control Strategies

In 1999, the World Health Organization launched a new initiative to halve the global burden of disease associated with malaria by 2010. A key component of the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) initiative is a shift from reliance on "one-shot" strategies like large-scale house-spraying campaigns using persistent toxic insecticides like DDT, which has declined in effectiveness in many places at the same time that evidence of human DDT toxicity is increasing. RBM will promote early detection, rapid treatment, and multi-pronged interventions, including inexpensive "low-tech" methods such as increasing the availability and use of bed nets. This session will look at the future of malaria control, with emphasis on implementing safe, effective, affordable public health strategies in the field
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Facilitator(s):Robert K. Musil, PhD
Organizer(s):Karen L. Perry, MPA
8:30 PMAn updated toxicological profile for DDT, DDE, and DDD
Christopher T. De Rosa, PhD
8:30 PMSuccesses, failures, and challenges in malaria control: A case study from Nicaragua
Richard Garfield, RN, DrPH
8:30 PMPublic-commercial Partnerships for Sustainable Malaria Control in Africa: the Netmark Project
David McGuire
The following abstracts have been withdrawn by the authors:
WHO initiatives: "Roll Back Malaria" and a DDT action plan
Robert Bos

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA