WHO Environment and Public Health

Community-centered environmental health services for the control and prevention of priority infectious diseases

This research initiative is in line with WHO-TDR strategy and fully aligned with the mandate and thrust of the Vectors, Environment and Society unit. The goal of this research program is to contribute to strengthening environmental public health through access of community centered environmental health services for the control and prevention of priority infectious diseases, including vector-borne diseases.

Global Health Asia was selected as the lead technical support organization, assisting with the coordination of an international expert panel and producing the guiding document that will form the basis of a call for proposals as well as the guidance for the selected programs awarded contracts.

Besides assisting in the interaction with the expert panel, GHA will provide:

    1. a publication plan (for a manuscript, preferably in book form) – draft table of contents, brief description of chapters; timelines, identification of publisher

 

  • a final manuscript ready for submission to a scientific publication: focused on public health interventions, in general, but with an emphasis on vector-borne diseases and related threats and the population health vulnerabilities that result from changes in the socioecological systems (including climate change).