PS3-1 : Global health security – Towards multisectoral collaborations to confront the increasing threat of vector-borne diseases

Background:

The diseases which are transmitted by mosquitoes, flies and other arthopods (vector-borne diseases, VBDs), account for about one quarter of all infectious diseases, with more than 80% of the world’s population at risk from at least one VBD, and more than half at risk from two or more.

These risks are dynamically changing with the reduction of some diseases such as malaria and the increase of others due to many confounding factors that include not only human action against these diseases, but also population mobility, land use and deforestation, extractive industries, changes in agricultural and water management practices, and climate change, among others. The transmission patterns of these diseases are driven by vector-host-pathogens relationships where natural conditions, human societies and vector parameters are dynamically interacting.

Multi-sectoral approaches are thus key for developing shared and sustainable goals and strategies.

This parallel session will present a landscape analysis, knowledge gaps and lessons learned about some transmission patterns and ecology of different vectors, and the challenges and successes in preventing and controlling the diseases they transmit.

It will also highlight the importance of the inter-sectoral/multi-sectoral collaboration and will discuss how best the stakeholders could work together to achieve the implementation of a global strategy with reference to the Sustainable Development Goals.

 

General objective of the session:

The objective of the session is to illustrate the advantage of addressing vector-borne diseases through inter-sectoral/multi-sectoral collaboration and to discuss how stakeholders could work together to achieve the implementation of a global strategy with reference to the Sustainable Development Goals.

 

Speakers:

Gross KarinChairmanSDCSwitzerland
Boutsika KonstantinaSwiss TPH Switzerland
Fouque FlorenceWHO TDRSwitzerland
Rashad Abdul-GhaniYemen
Morales Alfonso RodriguezPerou
Sari Jana Fitria Kartika Indonesia

PS : Parallel session PS-1 : Health system