ARCTEC and colleagues at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have launched an early version of the Global Vector Hub (known as ‘GVH-Beta’) to address the likely neglect of vector borne diseases during the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘GVH-Beta’ will bring together researchers and health workers to share knowledge on how to protect communities, build capacity and manage health systems.

This interactive resource is a pared-down version without the data and networking aspects of the full version, which will be launched subsequently.

The focus is on providing bespoke resources on vector control to assist in capacity building, and to provide comprehensive information packs for different groups of users (health workers; humanitarian aid workers; vector control programme operators; researchers) and diseases (malaria, dengue, Chagas and Leishmaniases).

You can visit the platform here: https://globalvectorhub.lshtm.ac.uk/