Vector Control Advisory Group (VCAG) on new tools
The World Health Organization (WHO) has established a Vector Control Advisory Group (VCAG) on New Tools to serve as an advisory body to WHO on new forms of vector control for malaria and other vector-borne diseases. This is an advisory group jointly established by the WHO Global Malaria Programme (GMP) and WHO Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD).
The VCAG has the following functions:
- To review and assess the public health value, “proof of principle” (epidemiological impact) of new tools, approaches and technologies; and
- To make recommendations on their use for vector control within the context of integrated vector management in multi-disease settings.