In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic we cannot afford to lose sight of the need for effective vector control against vector-borne diseases like dengue, malaria, Chagas disease or leishmaniases.
This workshop aims to establish the impact of COVID-19 on the current vector control situation in different settings. We will identify gaps in our knowledge and data availability, assess funding and communication needs, and propose mitigation efforts. We will also address how vector control operations might need to change to improve epidemic preparedness and prevent future outbreaks.
Chair: Dr Frederik Seelig
Partnerships Manager, The Global Vector Hub; LSHTM, UK
Professor James Logan
Head of the Department of Disease Control, LSHTM
Founder and Director of ARCTEC
Dr Raman Velayudhan
Unit Head, Veterinary Public Health, Vector Control and Environment unit (VVE), Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases (UCN/NTD), World Health Organization (WHO). Geneva, Switzerland.
Dr Damaris Matoke-Muhia
Senior research scientist, Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI); Director of Capacity Building, Gender Mainstreaming, and Career Progression, Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA), Kenya.
Dr Grayson Brown
Executive Director, Puerto Rico Vector Control Unit; Puerto Rico.
This workshop is brought to you in collaboration between Global Vector Hub and The Global Health Network.