Global vector control response 2017–2030
The Global vector control response 2017–2030 (GVCR) provides a new strategy to strengthen vector control worldwide through increased capacity, improved surveillance, better coordination and integrated action across sectors and diseases.
In May 2017, the World Health Assembly adopted resolution WHA 70.16, which calls on Member States to develop or adapt national vector control strategies and operational plans to align with this strategy.
Resolution WHA70.16: An integrated approach for the control of vector-borne diseases
Priority activities set out in the GVCR fall within 4 pillars that are underpinned by 2 foundational elements:
Pillars of action
- Strengthen inter- and intra-sectoral action and collaboration
- Engage and mobilize communities
- Enhance vector surveillance, and monitoring and evaluation of interventions
- Scale up and integrate tools and approaches
- Enhance vector control capacity and capability
- Increase basic and applied research, and innovation
Successful implementation of the GVCR will require strong country leadership, advocacy, resource mobilization and partner coordination, along with regulatory, policy and normative support.
The GVCR was developed through a fast-tracked and broadly consultative process co-led by the WHO Global Malaria Programme (GMP), WHO Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD), and the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR). It is currently available in final format in English. Draft versions in 5 other languages are currently being updated and finalized.
- Framework for a national vector control needs assessment
- Vector control
- Commentary: Renewed push to strengthen vector control globally
- WHO fact sheet on vector-borne diseases
- Malaria entomology and vector control
- Vector control for neglected tropical diseases
- Research on vectors, environment and society