Kolkata, Aug. 25 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended protection for all people at risk of malaria with effective malaria vector control.

Two forms of vector control - insecticide-treated mosquito nets and indoor residual spraying - are effective in a wide range of circumstances.

Vector control is the main way to prevent and reduce malaria transmission. If coverage of vector control interventions within a specific area is high enough, then a measure of protection will be conferred across the community.

WHO says accelerated research and development (R&D) in new tools for malaria prevention and treatment is key if the world is to eradicate malaria in the foreseeable future: today less than 1 per cent of funding ...