Housing and malaria
Guest edited by Dr. Lucy Tusting, Dr. Jo Lines and Dr. Barbary Willey
Improving housing and the built environment is a promising strategy to supplement long‐lasting insecticide-treated nets and indoor residual spraying for malaria control and elimination. An expanding body of evidence indicates that simple modifications that reduce house entry by malaria vectors, such as closing eaves and screening doors and windows, can help protect residents from malaria. However, numerous questions remain unanswered, from the basic science relating to the optimal design of house improvements through to their translation into operational use. This Malaria Journal thematic series on ‘housing and malaria’ collates articles that contribute to the evidence base on approaches for improving housing to reduce domestic malaria transmission.