Malaria

WHO position statement on integrated vector management

May 2008

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World Health Organization

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Publication details

Number of pages: 4
Publication date: 2008
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/HTM/NTD/VEM/2008.2

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Overview

Diseases transmitted by mosquitoes and other insect vectors continue to place a critical burden on the world’s poor, particularly in tropical and subtropical areas. Malaria remains the most important vector-borne disease in public health, and the current intensification of malaria-control efforts includes the delivery of a package of vector-control interventions aimed at controlling transmission. Several other important vector-borne diseases are neglected tropical diseases, and WHO’s Global plan to combat neglected tropical diseases 2008–2015 addresses the challenges of delivering multi-intervention packages that include the promotion of integrated vector management (IVM).