MSPTM 2019 Annual Scientific Conference
13 - 14 March 2019
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

Abstract

Title

EVIDENCE-BASED RESEARCH IN PROSPECTIVE OF VECTOR PREVENTION AND CONTROL

Type
Oral Presentation - Invited Speaker
Theme
Scaling Up Efforts in Tropical Disease and Vector Control through Evidence-Based Research
Topic
Vector Biology & Control

Authors

Main Author
Chee Kheong Chong1
Presenting Author
Chee Kheong Chong1
Co-Author

Authors' Institution

Department / Institution / Country
Deputy Director-General of Health (Public Health) / Ministry of Health Malaysia / Malaysia1
Content
Abstract Content

The increasing trend of certain Vector Borne Diseases such as dengue and zoonotic malaria has become more challenges in the vector borne disease control. Therefore, Ministry of Health Malaysia has implemented new approaches based on the evidence based research results. The use of novel method such as Wolbachia Mosquito in dengue prevention is the way forward for Malaysia. More research is required in zoonotic malaria in view to have more effective control measures for this diseases. A process of scaling-up an innovative intervention must be based on a transdisciplinary approach of the ecological, biological and social determinants. Major advances by scientists are revealing new insights to novel interventions and approaches in scaling-up efforts to prevention and control of vector borne diseases. Such evidence-based research has highlighted further questions about both the basic understanding of the disease and efforts to develop new tools. The existing evidence-based researches that highlighted the urgent need for novel research to be operationalized. Inability to effectively scale-up any interventions and predict public health impact over larger area will result in failure of any prevention programs. 

In conclusion, control of vector borne diseases shall not consist exclusively for a single approach but it should comprise of the environment management and integrated approach by multiple agency. Evidence based research will assist the programme manager in monitoring and planning of the control measures. 

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