Islamabad. April 17 (APP): The National Institute of Health (NIH) has established a National Medical Entomology Reference Laboratory in Pakistan for vector and mosquito surveillance. According to the National Institute of Health, the US Embassy in Islamabad. Deputy Chief of Mission Andrew Shroff inaugurated the National Entomology Reference Lab. This lab will help the health department in surveillance and management of malaria, dengue and leishmaniasis and other vector-borne diseases.
The National Entomology Reference Lab will also assist public health authorities in improving vector surveillance, control measures and research capacity in the country. The National Entomology Reference Lab is for entomological surveillance and prevention of vector-borne diseases. The laboratory will contribute to the control of vector-borne diseases through technical assistance, training and research on vector control strategies.
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