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WHO guidance note on capacity building in malaria entomology and vector control

September 2013

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World Health Organization

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Number of pages: 3
Publication date: 2013
Languages: English

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This paper reviews capacity needs in malaria entomology and vector control within national health systems, focusing on the public health vector biologist cadre at both the national and subnational levels. This paper does not address entomological capacities at national universities and research institutes.

The paper notes the need to expand and adapt entomology and vector control skills to include an epidemiological approach and to take better advantage of the revolution in information management and communication technology, but equally important to providing the right skills, is to ensure there are adequate career opportunities for trained entomologists in the national health system.

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