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Title: Implementation of integrated vector management for disease vector control in the Eastern Mediterranean: where are we and where are we going?
Authors: Mnzava, A.
Williams, J.
Bos, R.
Zaim, M.
Issue Date: 2011
Language: English
Abstract: Integrated vector management [IVM] is an acknowledged strategy of choice for the prevention and control of vector-borne diseases. The paper describes and documents the progress countries of the World Health Organization [WHO] Eastern Mediterranean Region have made in endorsing and translating the strategy into action at the national level. These include increased political commitment; strengthened intersectoral coordination and partnership; strengthened capacity in entomology and vector control; and scaling up of vector control interventions through universal access. These efforts, however, are compromised by inappropriate institutional arrangements in some countries; weak national capacities to address management of pesticides; development and spread of vector resistance to insecticides, including to pyrethroids; and the expansion of emerging and re-emerging vector-borne diseases. With WHO leadership and support from partners, countries continue to address these challenges head-on
Description: 453-459
Keywords: Disease Transmission, Infections
World Health Organization
Insect Vectors
Subject: Disease Vectors
ISSN: 1020-3397
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