Dr. Raman Velayudhan
Vector Control Unit, World Health Organization (WHO)
Dr Raman Velayudhan, MSc, PhD is at present Unit Head, Veterinary Public Health, Vector Control and Environment unit (VVE) unit, in the Global Neglected Tropical Diseases Programme of World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva. He is the global focal point for dengue prevention and control, Integrated Vector Management and coordinates other arboviral vector-borne disease control activities at WHO. In his present assignment, he also supports the secretariat for the Vector Control Advisory Group. He is also a recipient of the WHO DG’s reward for excellence (2017) as a member of the Zika incidence management team. He joined WHO in 1989 and has worked in the Solomon Islands, Fiji and the Philippines. His expertise includes malaria control, filariasis elimination and control of soil-transmitted helminths and schistosomiasis.
Before joining WHO, Raman worked for the Govt of India at the Vector Control Research Centre, Pondicherry (WHO collaborating centre) where his primary responsibility included evaluation of insecticides and teaching master’s degree students in Medical Entomology. He has also undertaken in-service training in Tropical Epidemiology. He has over 45 peer-reviewed publications and has steered the development of several documents and guidelines for WHO. This includes the dengue guidelines, the global strategy for prevention and control of dengue, the handbook on integrated vector management, the Global Vector Control Response (2017-2030) and the Global Arbovirus Initiative etc.