Malaria Tools

Researchers at Imperial College London developed an individual-based simulation model available to the public for Plasmodium falciparum transmission in an African context incorporating the three major vector species (Anopheles gambiae s.s., An. arabiensis, and An. funestus) with parameters obtained by fitting to parasite prevalence data from 34 transmission settings across Africa. The model is described in detail in the accompanying publication. The model can be used to explore the impact of bednets, indoor residual spraying, mass treatment, IPTi and a pre-erythrocytic vaccine on transmision. Various options are available to define the coverage, start-time and properties of each of these interventions. The software can be installed on PCs running Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 platforms. For more information and to install the software see http://www1.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/about/divisions/publichealth/ide/research_groups/malaria/malariatools/.