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Title: Vector Control Progress Report From Lahore to Esfahan....


1
Vector Control Progress Report From Lahore to
Esfahan....
  • Abraham Mnzava
  • Scientist, Vector Control
  • RBM WHO/EMRO

2
What was recommended in Lahore
  • WHO to strengthen national capacity through
    revitalization of national and regional
    training/collaborating centres
  • Provide technical cooperation to monitor and
    manage insecticide resistance
  • WHO to ensure the functioning of the EMNVR and
    strengthen national capacity to monitor and
    manage insecticide resistance
  • Provide technical cooperation to MS in the
    planning, implementation, evaluation, monitoring
    and coordination of malaria control

3
What has been achieved since Lahore
4
Capacity strengthening
  • Entomology and vector control capacity is weak in
    many countries
  • In some of these countries there is no national
    focal point for vector control
  • Training in entomology and vector control at Ain
    Shams University, Cairo
  • Following countries involved SAA, YEM, SUD and
    IRQ
  • Training is for both short and long-term

5
Institutional strengthening
  • Two requests to designate/re-designate
    institutions as WHO Collaborating centers
  • The Research and vector control Training Center
    at Ain Shams University was re-designated
  • Designation of the second centre from Iran is
    still in progress
  • In some of these countries there is no national
    focal point for vector control
  • The BNRTI in Wad Medan, Sudan will continue to
    host the Regional training course in vector
    control bi-annually

6
Technical support
  • Continued to provide technical support in the
    planning and implementation of vector control
    activities to MS
  • Somalia for strengthening VC activities and ITNs
    in particular
  • Saudi Arabia VC activities and monitoring
    insecticide resistance
  • Afghanistan ITN implementation
  • Morocco monitoring insecticide resistance
  • Yemen national vector control training

7
Technical guidelines and strategies
8
Regional IVM Strategic Framework
  • Strategy was finally endorsed and published
  • Next step is for countries to conduct VCNA
  • Leading to development of national IVM plans of
    actions
  • Being a country-driven process the following is
    the status
  • Djibouti planning national consensus/partners
    meeting in October
  • Pakistan requested RO for support
  • Afghanistan recruiting a Consultant to conduct
    VCNA and plans to hold consensus meeting in
    August/Sept.
  • Sudan requested RO for support/facilitation of
    process
  • What about other countries?????

9
National ITN Strategic Plans
  • Countries were supported to develop and finalize
    strategic plans
  • Draft report of the Abha meeting is available
  • Five countries have ITN plans (SUD, AFG, DJI,
    YEM, SAA)
  • Two countries have communication plans (COMBI) to
    implement ITNs
  • South Sudan is finalizing its plan in June
  • Experience from countries indicate that
  • Such plans provide a vision where do we want to
    be in 2010?
  • Stay focussed
  • A means for mobilizing additional resources
  • Provides a platform for national coordination
  • Where are we in PAK, IRA and SOM??

10
Regional Strategy on Pesticide Management
  • Following joint WHO/UNEP/FAO meetings in Tunis
    and Amman
  • Identifying major problems of managing pesticides
    both structural and legislative in nature
  • These problems will be highlighted in the next
    presentation on VCNA
  • A draft report of the Jordan meeting is available
    including the Regional Strategy
  • Countries are now expected to develop plans as
    part of the IVM national plans
  • ROs (EMR AFR) and HQ are planning a training
    course of TOT in September for OMA, SUD, YEM and
    MOR

11
Regional guidelines on monitoring insecticide
resistance
  • Guidelines are being finalized and will be
    published
  • Concluding discussions on the two regional
    reference centres
  • Some staff from the two centres may require
    specialised skills in biochemical and molecular
    tools
  • Two candidates from Sudan have admission in South
    Africa for MSc degrees in this field however we
    lack funds
  • Refresher training course is planned at the end
    of the year for people involved in monitoring
    insecticide resistance
  • Countries were supported with kits from the RO
    stock (SUD, SOM, IRA, IRQ, SYR, EGY, SAA, YEM,
    PAK, AFG, MOR, JOR)
  • Need reports from these countries MOR has 10
    functional sites
  • Reported insecticide resistance in SAA for
    Culicines against Temephos
  • This area could be an important site for
    resistance management strategies
  • First meeting of the EMNVR is planned for 2005

12
Global strategies/initiatives
13
Global strategies/initiatives
  • A global IVM framework has been developed and is
    in press it builds on our regional experiences
    region represented by Oman
  • A working group recently reviewed the various
    vector control strategies/interventions for
    different epidemiological settings Oman and
    Egypt represented EMR
  • Almost all the countries of EMR participated in
    the INC 7 in Geneva as part of the Stockholm
    Convention
  • Countries party to the Convention are requested
    to report regularly their use on DDT
  • WHO was tasked to develop such tools for
    reporting
  • Such draft tools/questionnaire were field-tested
    in 5 countries (SUD, OMA, MOR, DJI and PAK)
    have 4 reports except PAK
  • Summaries of findings will be shared with you
    during the VCNA session

14
Operational Research
  • RBM supported two OR studies in Pakistan and in
    Yemen
  • Through TDR small-scheme grants a number of VC
    studies were supported providing key answers to
    field operational problems e.g.
  • Application of temephos for larval control
    weekly or bi-weekly
  • Use of larvivorous fish in special settings
  • Peoples sleeping behaviour and use of ITNs
  • This year of 27 approved grants 6 are vector
    control-related

15
Challenges and the way forward
  • Vector control/health systems weak to deliver
    available tools
  • There is no way countries can achieve targeted
    coverages for epidemiological impact
  • There is urgent need to strengthen national
    capabilities and infrastructures by way of
  • Appointing well qualified/experienced national
    IVM focal points
  • Establishing structures and career paths for VC
    personnel
  • Through implementation of IVM foster
    intersectoral collaboration for joint planning
    and implementation

16
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