The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria provided financial grants to Bhutan to incorporate latest malaria control interventions and to scale-up its Vector-borne Disease Control
Anupriya Patel were also present during the meeting along with Health Minister of Delhi Shri Satyender Jain, Mayors of the Delhi Corporations and senior offers of the Union Health Ministry and Delhi Government, officials from National Vector-Borne Disease Control
Programme (NVBDCP), Medical Superintendents of Central Government hospitals such as AIIMS, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Safdurjung, National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), CPWD etc.
The traditional method of vector-borne disease control
was based on the empirical knowledge; however, it was most crude, laborious, expensive, erroneous, and time consuming, whereas the remote sensing and GIS techniques are scientific, accurate, fast, and reliable.
For example, climate change awareness will be introduced in the National Vector-borne Disease Control
Program (VDCP), ARI and diarrheal disease programs and water and sanitation programs.
Global Insecticide Use for Vector-Borne Disease Control
As a part of the Vector-Borne Disease Control
Programme in Tamil Nadu, several training programmes have been conducted to medical officers of the PHCs, district entomologists, health inspectors and laboratory assistants of the Tamil Nadu Public Health Department and also to private practitioners with a special emphasis on the dengue-related clinical symptoms, collection and transportation of clinical samples along with prescribed case sheet, reporting of results and action to be taken in their respective areas to prevent major outbreaks.
Her interests include employing spatial analysis tools to better understand chronic and infectious disease epidemiology, medical entomology, and global vector-borne disease control
Reported by: E Daza, I Lopez, A Alcala, A Patino, V Frias, La Guajira Health Svc; G Alvarez, MA Garcia, V Riano, Vector-Borne Disease Control
Program; R Rodriguez, Ministry of Health; J Boshell, Virology Laboratory, VA Olano, E Martinez, LI Villarreal Entomology Laboratory, LA Diaz, F Rivas, V Cardenas, Field Epidemiology Training Program, National institute of Health, Colombia.
The National Vector-borne Disease Control
Program (NVDCP) at the Namibia Ministry of Health and Social Services effectively controls the spread of malaria with interventions such as spraying dwellings with insecticides, distributing mosquito nets treated with insecticides, using malaria tests that can give accurate results within 15 minutes, and distributing medicines that kill the parasite.