Integrated Vector Management

Integrated Vector Management (IVM) is defined by the World Health Organisation as “a rational decision-making process to optimize the use of resources for vector control”*. IVM is based on the promotion and use of a range of interventions – alone or in combination – selected on the basis of local knowledge of the vectors, diseases and the many factors that affect transmission. The IVM approach addresses several diseases concurrently, because many vectors can transmit more than one disease and some interventions are effective against several vectors. IVM will reduce the pressure imposed by insecticides to select for insecticide resistance.

IVM requires a management approach that improves the efficacy, cost effectiveness, ecological soundness and sustainability of vector control interventions using the available tools and resources. In the face of current challenges to vector control, the IVM approach is vital to achieving both national and global targets for vector-borne disease control.

Sumitomo Chemical fully supports the principles of IVM. Our range of products can be used to assist in IVM based control strategies by integrating both non-chemical and chemical vector control interventions with other disease control solutions. We are committed to developing innovative solutions which will contribute further to the IVM portfolio of available products and to reducing not only malaria but also many other vector borne diseases.

* WHO/HTM/NTD/VEM/2012.3

For more information on IVM see
http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2012/9789241502801_eng.pdf