Evidence for Vector Control
Don't just take our word for it — check out independent evidence for the effect good Vector Control programmes have on saving lives and improving health.
Vector control is a highly cost-effective way to prevent malaria. One person can be protected for one year at a cost of US$2.20 with insecticide-treated nets and US$6.70 with indoor residual spraying.
World Health Organization articles
WHO Global Malaria Programme
“Vector control is a central, critical component of all malaria control strategies”.
Global Plan for Insecticide Resistance Management. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2012, pp 102-108.
WHO Global Malaria Programme:
“The effectiveness of insecticide-treated net interventions in reducing the burden of malaria has been amply demonstrated in a variety of epidemiological settings.”
Insecticide-treated mosquito nets: a WHO position statement. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2007.
Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization:
“Vector control is an important element of strategies used to control major vector-borne diseases globally, and chemical control remains the most widely used approach.”
Global Insecticide Use for Vector-borne Disease Control: a 10-year assessment (2000-2009). 5th edn. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2011.
World Health Organization: Vector-borne Diseases.
“The only method to reduce the transmission of dengue virus is to control vector mosquitoes and protect against mosquitoes bites.”
“Prevention and control of leishmaniasis require a combination of strategies including control of sand-flies and their animal hosts (including dogs and cattle), … .”
“Vector control, such as spraying of houses and use of bednets, is the most effective method of preventing Chagas disease in Latin America.”
Fact Sheet No.387. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2014.
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