Vector control methods against malaria must be adapted to the targeted vectors. Control methods against malaria currently depend on deploying insecticide-treated nets, indoor spraying of remanent insecticides and, to a lesser extent, eliminating larval breeding sites. The remanence of the insecticidal effect and efficacy of the vector control must be evaluated. Vector resistance to insecticides is one of the main limitations for use.
The Long Struggle Against Malaria in Tropical Africa investigates the changing entomological, parasitological, and medical understandings of vectors, parasites, and malarial disease that have shaped the programs of malaria control and altered the transmission of malarial infections. It examines the history of malaria control and eradication in the contexts of racial thought, population movements, demographic growth, economic change, urbanization, warfare, and politics. It will be useful for students of medicine and public health, for those who are involved with malaria research studies, and for those who work on the contemporary malaria control and elimination campaigns in tropical Africa.