1st IVM stakeholders' meeting, WHO/HQ, Geneva, Switzerland, 11-13 November 2009
The first WHO Integrated Vector Management (IVM) stakeholders' meeting has developed a roadmap aimed at strengthening evidence-based decision-making for new initiatives.
Participants to the meeting have also recommended the setting up of a partnership mechanism to facilitate effective information sharing and foster better collaboration with regards to the implementation of Integrated Vector Management programmes.
The meeting, held between 11-13 November 2009 at WHO headquarters in Geneva was attended by about 60 representatives from different institutions and programmes. Delegates from national vector-borne disease control programmes, government-supported agencies, academia, international organizations and staff from WHO Secretariat also participated in the three-day meeting.
IVM is a rational decision-making process for the optimal use of resources for vector control. The approach seeks to improve the efficacy, cost-effectiveness, ecological soundness and sustainability of disease-vector control.
The ultimate goal of IVM is to prevent the transmission of vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, Japanese encephalitis, leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis and Chagas disease.
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