The iDEM consortium project team with locality managers
Science & Innovation

Intervention for Dengue Epidemiology in Malaysia: The iDEM Consortium

Vector-control has been shown to be highly effective in reducing the density of Aedes populations, but there is limited evidence of its efficacy in reducing the incidence of dengue. Particularly for difficult to treat urban settings, there is a dire need for cost-efficient vector control approaches that combine complementary new tools. To address this gap, we set-up the iDEM project in the urban setting in Malaysia, an endemic country for dengue. iDEM is a consortium of public/private partnership involving the Institute for Medical Research (IMR-Malaysia), the Malaysian Ministry of Health, University affiliated hospital (Lyon-France), Claude Bernard university (Lyon-France), Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC, UK), In2Care (the Netherlands) and Bayer SAS.

The main objective of this cluster randomized controlled trial is to assess the effectiveness of a preventive and proactive integrated vector management on dengue incidence. The trial will run for 2 years and the intervention consists of targeted outdoor residual spraying with K-Othrine Polyzone, the deployment of mosquito traps as auto-dissemination devices (ADDs, In2Care®) and active community engagement activities.

 

Please click the links to learn more about the iDEM project:

Intervention for Dengue Epidemiology in Malaysia, Public Health Magazine article

iDEM pilot phase publication