The Global Challenge of Vector Borne Diseases and How to Control Them
Examine the global challenge of vector-borne diseases and how vector control practices can reduce the risk to public health.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone who has an interest in learning more about arthropod disease vectors, their fascinating biology, and how they are controlled.
It is ideal for health workers, vector control researchers, as well as those working and living in countries affected by vector-borne diseases.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Describe the lifecycle of mosquitoes, sandflies, tsetse flies, triatoma bugs, and ticks
Describe the distribution of these arthropods and diseases transmitted
Explore and understand the control methods used against these vectors
Evaluate the pros and cons of different vector control strategies
Describe examples of successes in vector control
Describe how to implement control strategies most effectively and how to design robust studies to collect scientifically rigorous data