Driving forces behind a growing interest in Integrated Vector Management include the need to overcome challenges experienced with conventional single-intervention approaches to vector control as well as recent opportunities for promoting multi-sectoral approaches to human health.
In any vector based disease, the most important process in controlling it is monitoring the vector population (Surveillance). This surveillance is important to prioritize the area for treatment and vector control measures.
By providing the tools (ICT & Geoinformatics) to better understand surveillance results, Integrated Vector Management Officers across Nigeria can optimize their own surveillance programs.
Extension personnel can use the system for educating the public and potentially save human lives.
Hence, the integration of ICT & Geoinformatics in vector surveillance ought to be a fundamental skill for modern Integrated Vector Management officers across the Globe