Integrated Vector Management (IVM) is a rational decision- making process for the optimal use of resources for vector control. The purpose of IVM is to provide guidance to the WHO Regions for development their own training curriculum adapted to the needs and conditions in each Region, The curriculum of IVM should not duplicate, but be compatible with, the existing specialized courses on medical entomology and vector control by concentrating on the management aspects of IVM. Consequently, little attention is paid in this curriculum on general entomology, epidemiology or methods of vectors control and disease control. Separate documents which elaborate on these issues are available or will be prepared as reference materials.


In Preparation of the curriculum, special care has been taken to ensure consistency with the operational framework presented in the IVM Handbook, to create clarity on the issue of IVM. This is achieved by using the same titles and sequence of modules corresponding with the Handbook chapters. Cross-references are made to the Handbook.


The IVM strategy aims to involve various stakeholders from health and other sectors at different level of administration, as well as community representative in joint planning and implementation of vector control activities. Therefore, the core curriculum targets a broad audience, ranging from those with no background in vector-borne disease control to vector control specialists. Modules can be selected according to the target group, as explained in the introduction.


VCRC has conducted the regional training on IVM during the period 19 – 13 October 2011. 

Last Updated on:18/09/2019