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Multisectoral Approach for the Prevention and Control of Vector-Borne Diseases A conceptual framework
Abstract The emergence, transmission and distribution of vector-borne diseases (VBDs) are determined by the pathogens, the vectors, the environment, the socioeconomics and the health system. These factors exceed the capacity of ministries of health and the health sector and require the involvement of many other sectors and stakeholders. Consequently, collaboration among sectors is essential to reach the “triple billion” goals. The synergy created by multisectoral approaches (MSAs) contributes to advancement of several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) simultaneously. This document was prepared to support Member States and other relevant actors in the fight against VBDs through the use of concerted, facilitating, inclusive, participatory and sustainable MSAs. The document presents a conceptual framework covering the essential elements of successful multisectoral collaborations, which is based on systematic reviews of evidence from programmes for the prevention and control of VBDs. A coordination pathway and a sectoral pathway are described, and guidance is provided for a non-exhaustive list of sectors. Case studies provide real-life situations. Although the guidance document is based on lessons learnt from practices in countries, the conceptual framework remains theoretical. There is no single “silver bullet”. Users of the guidance document should adjust and adapt the recommendations to their context to ensure a multisectoral strategy that best responds to local needs.
Integrating health in urban and territorial planning: A sourcebook
Integrating health in urban and territorial planning is a sourcebook for urban planners, city managers, health professionals, and all those interested in the basis for our collective wellbeing. This sourcebook is the latest result of the close and longstanding collaboration between UN-Habitat and the World Health Organization, also demonstrated by the 2016 publication, Global report on urban health: equitable healthier cities for sustainable development. Integrating health in urban and territorial planning is a sourcebook for urban planners, city managers, health professionals, and all those interested in the basis for our collective wellbeing. This sourcebook is the latest result of the close and longstanding collaboration between UN-Habitat and the World Health Organization, also demonstrated by the 2016 publication, Global report on urban health: equitable healthier cities for sustainable development. The sourcebook – for urban leaders, health and planning professionals – provides the health dimension in the practice and implementation of urban and territorial planning. It is designed as a tool to assist national governments, local authorities, planning professionals, civil society organizations and health professionals, by helping to improve planning frameworks and practice through the incorporation of health considerations, at all levels of governance and across the spatial-planning continuum. The sourcebook is meant to complement and support the implementation of the International. Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning (IG-UTP) for improved environments and wellbeing. The guidelines, approved by the UN-Habitat Governing Council in 2015, are a set of universal planning principles for the improvement of planning and management at all levels. The IG-UTP advocate for urban and territorial planning as an integrated and participatory decision-making process to plan and manage our cities and territories in a holistic manner This sourcebook builds on the extensive work of the World Health Organization with regard to urban health and health across sectors, offering practical guidance on how to integrate health into urban planning and governance. It is a useful tool for those involved in implementing the United Nations’ New Urban Agenda, which sets global standards for sustainable urban development. It is a step further in the understanding that health is not only an outcome but also an essential input for urban and territorial planning, articulated in the 2016 World Health Organization document entitled Health as the pulse of the New Urban Agenda.
Bartlett Review 2019: Designing Out Disease
The Bartlett Review 2019
Second WIN International Conference on “Integrated approaches and innovative tools for combating insecticide resistance in vectors of arboviruses”, October 2018, Singapore
Inside and Out: Building Advice for Vector-Borne Disease Prevention
6 Dec 2019
World Malaria Report 2019
Overview The World malaria report 2019 provides a comprehensive update on global and regional malaria data and trends. The report tracks investments in malaria programmes and research as well as progress across all intervention areas: prevention, diagnosis, treatment, elimination and surveillance. It also includes dedicated chapters on the consequences of malaria on maternal, infant and child health, the “High Burden to High Impact” approach as well as biological threats to the fight against malaria. The 2019 report is based on information received from more than 80 countries and areas with ongoing malaria transmission. This information is supplemented by data from national household surveys and databases held by other organizations.
World Health Organisation
Implementing the International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning for improved health and well-being -Synthesis report
International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning Handbook
Infravec2 is an international and interdisciplinary infrastructure project on insect vectors of human and animal disease, including mosquitoes, sandflies, other flies, and ticks.
Extension Guidelines for Pest/ Vector Management in Human Habitations
The National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (a unit under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare), Government of India, Hyderabad recently published a book entitled “Extension Guidelines for Pest/ Vector Management in Human Habitations”, looking at the zoonotic diseases transmitted by various common vector groups. The book has 14 chapters contributed by renowned experts in their fields of specialization having experience of around 30 years. The book is being circulated to all Public Health Departments, Local bodies and other extension agencies for adoption of simple and real time operational procedures (SOPs) for containing the vectors as well as pests in common human habitations. Although emphasis was given for Indian conditions, most of the management techniques would be common in other countries also.
National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE)
Compendium of Inspiring Practices: Health Edition International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning
This collection of 20 case studies gives practical information to those involved in city planning on how to address the issues encountered with an approach that puts peoples’ health at the centre of design. The main purpose of gathering such information is to illustrate concretely what is needed in order to apply the key principles of the International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning that were approved by UN-Habitat’s Governing Council in 2015, and the benefits that will be gained by doing so. The examples in this Health Edition are those that actively contribute to human health through the improvement of the built and natural environment. Exploring the relationship between health and planning creates opportunities for more integrated planning practices and strengthens both the health and planning disciplines. These inspiring examples, and the lessons learned from them, will motivate all actors to include health into urban policies and city strategies.
Going Green , A Handbook of Sustainable Housing Practices in Developing Countries