Launching the first postgraduate diploma in medical entomology and disease vector control in Pakistan
AbstractThe Health Services Academy has launched a 12-month postgraduate diploma course in medical entomology and disease vector control. The objective is to create a core of experts trained to prevent and control vector-borne diseases. The course is a response to the serious health and socioeconomic burden caused by a number of vector-borne diseases in Pakistan. The persistence, emergence and re-emergence of these diseases is mainly attributed to the scarcity of trained vector-control experts. The training course attempts to fill the gap in trained manpower and thus reduce the morbidity and mortality due to these diseases, resulting in incremental gains to public health. This paper aims to outline the steps taken to establish the course and the perceived challenges to be addressed in order to sustain its future implementation
Rathor, H.R., Mnzava, A., Bile, K.M., Hafeez, A. & Zaman, S. (2010). Launching the first postgraduate diploma in medical entomology and disease vector control in Pakistan. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 16 (Supp.), 76-81, 2010 http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118025
JournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 16 (Supp.), 76-81, 2010
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Report on the regional consultation on a proposed postgraduate course in medical entomology and vector control, Cairo, Egypt, 29-30 August 2006 World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (WHO-EM/MAL/333/E, 2006)