Dr.Hans Overgaard

Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway

Imagine there are no vector-borne diseases! Globally, mosquitoes and other vectors, cause more than 700 000 deaths annually. Approximately, 80% of the world’s population are at risk, including most countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The global health community has agreed to reduce mortality from vector-borne disease by at least 75% by 2030. To achieve this, improved vector control tools and innovations are extremely important. The Asia-Pacific is characterized by a large diversity of human-vector-environmental settings presenting particularly challenging vector control scenarios. This conference will convene scientists, professionals, stakeholders, visionaries and trendsetters to discuss novel and innovative technologies, strategies and solutions to address current and emerging challenges for effective vector control in the region. The conference will provide opportunities to share experiences and strengthen capacity and collaboration. The outcomes of the conference will be a new vision for vector control for an increasingly complex reality driven by global change. Therefore, the theme of the conference is Reimagining Vector Control: Innovations for our changed world.