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Table 2 The six final topics for scoping reviews chosen by the panel for the VERDAS consortium

From: Approach to identifying research gaps on vector-borne and other infectious diseases of poverty in urban settings: scoping review protocol from the VERDAS consortium and reflections on the project’s implementation

  TOPIC % panelists rating 4 or 5 Mean score
1 Development and implementation in urban areas of low-cost, simple and/or rapid diagnostic technologies for vector-borne and other infectious diseases of poverty >  85%a 4.29 ± 0.87
2 Development of effective surveillance systems for vector-borne diseases in urban settings and translation of data into action 88% 4.29 ± 0.91
3 Evaluation of impact, cost-effectiveness and sustainability of integrated vector management in urban settings to prevent vector-borne diseases 79% 4.08 ± 0.71
4 Transmission dynamics, vectorial capacity and coinfections: impacts on the epidemiology of vector-borne diseases in urban areas 76% 3.90 ± 0.92
5 Evaluation of effectiveness of containment measures of emerging and re-emerging vector-borne and other infectious diseases of poverty 71% 4.00 ± 1.02
6 Housing, hygiene, sanitation and water, waste and infrastructures management in vector-borne diseases prevention in urban areas 63% 3.88 ± 1.07
  1. aScore obtained in Round 2 while other topics score are from Round 3. This topic was automatically included in Round 3 with no objection during round 3. The consensus about this topic was obtained sooner than other topics which explain the order as number one even though topic number 2 has an actual higher final score