"As we progress our disease vector control
solutions through the use of our Oxitec technology, we shall extend Sam's legacy even further, as he saw, seemingly earlier than anyone, the great human tragedy that Zika will represent if the Aedes aegypti mosquito is not significantly suppressed.
Aedes aegypti mosquitoes were reared in the insectary of the Department of Medical Entomology and Disease Vector Control
at Health Services Academy, Islamabad.
Carbamate was mainly used for livestock disease vector control
, and organophosphate was used seasonally for crop pest control among a small proportion of households.
Matthews (emeritus, pest management, Imperial College, London) has advised the WHO, and been directly involved with disease vector control
Speaking to the media Prof.Dr.Humayun Rathor Coordinator MEDVC and Ex - WHO Regional Advisor on Disease Vector Control
for 22 countries said: "The objective of this workshop is to answer the key question: How to stop the onslaught of Dengue in Pakistan with the help of WHO guidelines."
(UNEP20) lb) Moreover, the COP-SC report (UNEP 201 la) stated that "there was broad support for the recommendation by the DDT expert group that DDT was needed in some countries for disease vector control
." It is simply impossible to construe this statement as "anti-DDT."
By far the largest amounts are produced in India for the purpose of disease vector control
. In China, the average annual production during the period 2000-2004 was 4,500 metric tons of DDT, but 80-90% was used in the production of Dicofol, an acaricide, and around 4% was used as additive in antifouling paints.
According to a press release, 1st Convocation of the Health Services Academy was held at Convention Centre here to award the degrees and gold medals, to the top position holder, graduates passed out from 1996 onward, of Masters of Public Health, Master of Science in Public Health and Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Entomology and Disease Vector Control
(a) National Institute of Malaria Research (ICMR), New Delhi; (b) Integrated Disease Vector Control
(NIMR), Field Unit, Ranchi, India
Based on available evidence, and in the absence of a better and affordable alternative, DDT will continue to be used for disease vector control
, as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), while further research clarifies the health impact of its use by indoor residual spraying (IRS).
Rashid Jooma, Director General, Ministry of Health, Government of Pakistan inaugurated a 12-month postgraduate diploma program in Medical Entomology and Disease Vector Control
for health professionals.
Integrated Disease Vector Control
(IDVC) project had its beginning in Kheda district of Gujarat way back in 1983.