|Agricultural Development and Vector-Borne Diseases (FAO - HABITAT - UNEP - WHO, 1996, 91 p.)|
The World Health Organizations Slide Set Series on vector biology and control meets the need for visual training aids illustrating the fundamentals of vector biology, behaviour and control. Intended for use in seminars, briefing sessions and classroom lectures, the sets offer a rare opportunity to view different vectors in their favourite habitats, see the diseases and destruction they cause and observe the application of control measures under real conditions around the globe.
Each set consists of a series of colour slides accompanied by explanatory notes. Within each set, slides and notes are organized by topic to form a series of self-contained presentations. Eight of the twelve sets concentrate on a single vector or group of vectors, drawing upon WHO experience to present a global view of the related public health problems and recommended measures for control. Three sets provide training in environmental management and in the operation, maintenance and repair of equipment. The present set highlights the vector-borne disease aspects of agricultural development and aims to promote the human health dimension of the concept of sustainability.
Regardless of the topic, each set challenges students to understand the magnitude of problems posed by vectors and the difficulty of applying the theory of control to real conditions in the field. The sets can also be used to instruct operational staff in the correct use of insecticides, biological agents, sanitary measures and other methods of control.
Other sets in this series include
Aedes aegypti · Cockroaches · Environmental Management for Vector Control · The Guinea Worm · Hand-operated Compression Sprayers · The Housefly · The Intermediate Snail Hosts of African Schistosomiasis · Malaria Vectors · Motorized Pesticide Application Equipment · Rodents · Sandflies