Paper VIII Integrated Methods of Vector Management

Unit I : IVM approaches, importance and advantages: Fundamentals of IVM - Appropriate methods in vector management - Criteria for vector control options

Unit II :Eco-environmental Systems: Food chain / Web – Prey and Predator interactions - Principles of an eco-epidemiological approach to address multiple vector borne diseases - Water Management

Unit III: Agriculture and Public Health Practices: Water, Fertilizers, Pesticides effects on insects - Integration of IPM and IVM – Regulation and Policy related to vector control – Environmental & health Impact Assessment – Implementation of IVM Strategy

Unit IV: Community participation: Community participation in vector management - Community empowerment – sustenance of participation – Inter-sectoral collaboration

Unit V: Information, Education and Communication: KAP assessment – Communication strategies such as communication for behavioral impact (COMBI)/ behavioral change and communication (BCC)


  • Field visits: Urban, Rural Transect walk – Epidemiological investigations

  • Food chain / web – construction

  • Developing IVM strategy – in a given situation

Last Updated on:18/09/2019