Neglected tropical diseases

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).

Functions

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.

Terms of Reference of VCAG [pdf 49kb]

Current VCAG members

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