Funding for this research was provided by:
innovative Vector Control Consortium
Received: 28 April 2020
Accepted: 23 July 2020
First Online: 31 July 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The volunteers that participated in this experiment were IHI employees, fully trained and skilled in performing HLC. They were recruited voluntarily through written informed consent, after the risks and benefits of the study procedures and their right to leave at any time during the study was clearly explained. All the mosquitoes used in this experiment were laboratory-reared and free from arboviral diseases. The study was approved by the IHI Institute Review Board (IHI-IRB) and the National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania (NIMR) with certificate number IHI/IRB/No: 024-2016 and NIMR/HQ/R.8a/Vol.IX/2381, respectively. Permission to publish this work was granted from the Director General of NIMR.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests. SJM, JKS and CS conduct contract product evaluation of a number of vector control tools.