More than half the world’s population is at risk of vector-borne diseases, yet no single, all-encompassing resource for researchers and health workers involved in vector-borne disease control exists.
The Global Vector Hub is a global first. It is an open access, interactive resource that not only has the capacity to transform vector research and vector control programmes, but revolutionise our preparedness and ability to respond quickly and effectively to vector-borne disease outbreaks, around the world.
For the first time, we aim to bring together researchers and health workers on the largest scale ever seen, cutting across several disciplines, diseases and vectors around the world. The movement towards this expansive and comprehensive approach to vector control cannot be achieved alone. We need you on-board! The Global Vector Hub is designed for and owned by you – the vector community.
The Global Vector Hub aims to transform the way vector control and vector research communities operate and communicate, by providing a platform for sharing and disseminating data and information on vectors.
The Global Vector Hub aims to transform the way vector control and vector research communities operate and communicate, by providing a platform for sharing and disseminating data and information on vectors, through -
A database and integrated map
The Global Vector Hub includes a real-time, interactive disease and vector information function. This will take the form of a searchable database with an integrated map, giving the user current and relevant surveillance, control and research data and information about any country at the click of a button.
Research tools, guidelines and training packages
The Global Vector Hub is building capacity and establishing a solid community of practice. Users are able to download bespoke training packages, educational materials and research tools for laboratory and field research as well as operational control, specific to their vector of interest, geographic area and discipline.
The Global Vector Hub will host and share user interactions, experiences and expertise. This will ensure that lessons are learned, gaps identified and impact is demonstrated and shared in every region.
Network of Networks
The Global Vector Hub connects the vector world on a scale never seen before. It hosts a searchable global registry of researchers, research labs and field sites with their research and control capacity, as well as information on academic, government, not-for-profit, industry led-organisations and research institutions. This will transform collaborations between individuals and groups with known vector related associations.
The Global Vector Hub will play a crucial role in the elimination of diseases that threaten the lives of more than half of the world’s population. It is fully aligned with the World Health Organization’s "Global Vector Control Response 2017-2030", which calls for the re-alignment of vector control programmes and a comprehensive approach to vector control, supported by increased technical capacity, strengthened monitoring systems and improved infrastructure. The Global Vector Hub will not only significantly facilitate the achievement of national health objectives, but also contribute towards the internationally recognised Sustainable Development Goals 1, 3, 10 and 16.
The Global Vector Hub is being led by Professor James Logan and Dr Trudie Lang with significant input from Steering Committee members, Dr Raman Velayudhan (WHO), Dr Angi Harris (CDC), Dr Seth Irish (CDC), Professor Roseli Santos (Sergipe University), Dr Gloria Ramerez (Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia), Jeffrey Hii (Malaria Consortium), Professor Mary Cameron (LSHTM), Professor Mark Rowland (LSHTM), Professor Steve Lindsay (Durham University), and Dr Lucy Tusting (University of Oxford).
The Global Vector Hub is managed by Dr Sophie Stewart (ARCTEC) and Grace Power (LSHTM). Dr Robert Jones (ARCTEC), Chelci Squires (ARCTEC), Dr Thomas Ant (LSHTM) and Dr Christopher Rice (ARCTEC) continue to provide specialist support throughout the development of the resource.