The World Health Organization just published a new toolkit for Integrated Vector Management (IVM) for vector borne diseases in SSA.
According to WHO, IVM is “rational decision-making process for the optimal use of resources for vector control”. Sub-Saharan Africa suffers from a high burden of vector borne diseases that include: malaria, lymphatic filariasis, dengue, cutaneous leishmaniasis,
visceral leishmaniasis, onchocerciasis, human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) and schistosomiasis. It also includes information on other viral diseases (Rift Valley fever, West Nile fever, chikungunya,yellow fever) and trachoma.
Malaria has re-surged in some central African countries despite good efforts that have been made in the past 15 years toward full control and possible elimination .The resurgence may be due in part to poor IVM programs. This new toolkit should help National Malaria Control Programs to streamline their own toolkit, and refocus on malaria control.
Link leads to: https://malariaworld.org/sites/default/files/A%20toolkit%20for%20IVM%20in%20sub-Saharan%20Africa-eng_2016.pdf