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Table 1 Integrated Vector Management (IVM) implementation phases

From: Integrated vector management: The Zambian experience

Phase Activities Purpose Time
Introduction Designation of national focal point To spearhead IVM October 2004
  Training of national focal point To develop the National Action Plan November 2004
  National steering committee constituted To review and adopt WHO guidelines for VCNA February 2005
  Vector Control Needs Assessment To determine gaps in policies, legislation and capacity May 2005
  National Stakeholders Consensus Workshop To adopt VCNA report and endorse IVM as national strategy June 2005
  Draft country specific IVM guidelines produced To adapt strategies to local conditions 2005
  Capacity building workshops on IVM conducted To train provincial and district personnel 2005
  National Entomology laboratory upgraded To enhance evidence-based decision-making 2005
  Five district selected to conduct epidemiological assessments and develop district action plan To operationalize IVM (IRS, ITNs, Larviciding and E. management). 2005
Consolidation Quarterly national IVM committee meetings conducted To ascertain functionality of IVM structures Every quarter
  Yearly review of the national action plan To incorporate and address policy and regulatory issues Yearly
  Conduct trainers of trainers workshops To strengthen capacity for vector control Yearly
Expansion IVM training workshop conducted To scale up interventions to 19 districts November 2006