Lymphatic filariasis

Handbook for integrated vector management

WHO/Department of control of neglected tropical diseases

Publication details

Editors: Dr A. Drexler/Integrated Vector Management (IVM)
Number of pages: vi, 67 p.
Publication date: June 2012
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 150280 1
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Integrated vector management (IVM) is a rational decision-making process to optimize the use of resources for vector control. The aim of the IVM approach is to contribute to achievement of the global targets set for vector-borne disease control, by making vector control more efficient, cost effective, ecologically sound and sustainable. The intention of this handbook is to provide to the managers of vector-borne disease control programmes, other officials in health and other sectors involved in vector-borne disease control with necessary guidance and an operational framework for the implementation of IVM.

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