Prof. Dr. Sylvie Manguin

French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), France

The Asia-Pacific conference on mosquito and vector control (AMV) will be a very significant event with about 1500 participants from around the world. This conference is scheduled at a carrefour where malaria is decreasing, moving towards elimination in this region of the world, while arboviruses are still increasing, generating outbreaks in tropical countries and spreading to temperate regions as well. The AMV conference is a great opportunity to move forward towards an enhanced knowledge on mosquitoes and improvement of vector control based on innovative and green strategies for protecting humans, animals and the environment in a One Health concept.