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Table 1 Key elements of an integrated vector management strategy [16]

From: Consolidating strategic planning and operational frameworks for integrated vector management in Eritrea

No. Element Description
1. 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
2. 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, VBD programme managers and other IVM partners
3. Integrated approach Ensure rational use of available resources by addressing several diseases, integrating non-chemical and chemical vector control methods and integrating with other disease control methods
4. 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
5. 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 situation analysis