Progress and prospects for the use of genetically modified mosquitoes to inhibit disease transmission

Report on planning meeting 1: Technical consultation on current status and planning for future development of genetically modified mosquitoes for malaria and dengue control

Authors:
WHO/TDR

Publication details

Publication date: 1 April 2010
Number of pages: 68
Languages: English

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Summary

The use of genetically modified mosquitoes (GMMs) for disease control has social, economic and ethical implications, so it is important that the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners provide guidance to countries on these issues. In collaboration with the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), TDR has developed a series of planning meetings on Progress and prospects for the use of genetically modified mosquitoes to inhibit disease transmission. These technical and public consultations will focus on current status and planning for future development.