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National Guidelines on Integrated Vector Management (IVM) 2020

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National Guidelines on Integrated Vector Management 2020

The National Guidelines on Integrated Vector Management (IVM) 2020 has disseminated by Epidemiology and Diseases Control Division (EDCD), DOHS to provide comprehensive information on vector control methods and standards.


  • To develop a multisectoral approach to the vector control at the national and local level.
  • To provide evidence-based recommendations on the appropriate choice(s) of vector control options.
  • To support the programme managers in effective implementation and management of vector control interventions.
  • To provide information and guidance to programme managers on entomological tools and surveillance.

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Target audiences

The guidelines have been developed primarily for programme managers, health professionals, environmental health services professionals and for the field level staff for implementing the vector control activities at the local level.

The guidelines are also intended for use by Ministry of Health and Population, Ministry of Finance, international development partners, NGOs, donors and funding agencies to support decision-making on the selection of interventions and procurement of appropriate vector control products.

Key elements of an IVM strategy

  • Advocacy, social mobilization and legislation: Promotion and embedding of IVM principles in designing policies in all relevant agencies, organizations and civil society; establishment or strengthening of regulatory and legislative controls for public health; empowerment of communities.
  • Collaboration within the health sector and with other sectors: Consideration of all options for collaboration within and between public and private sectors; application of the principles of subsidiarity in planning and decision-making; strengthening channels of communication among policy-makers, vector-borne disease programme managers and other IVM partners.
  • Integrated approach: Ensure rational use of available resources by addressing several diseases, integrating non-chemical and chemical vector control. 
  • Evidence-based decision making: Adaptation of strategies and interventions to local ecology, epidemiology and resources, guided by operational research and subject to routine monitoring and evaluation. 
  • Capacity building: Provision of the essential material infrastructure, financial resources and human resources at national and local level to manage IVM strategies on the basis of a situational analysis.

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