A joint initiative by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and the US Environmental Protection Agency
Increasing pressures from pests that vector or cause diseases demand effective vector control measures that meet the needs of the public health community and ensure public and environmental safety. The organisers have jointly initiated the International Public Health Pesticides Workshop in consultation with stakeholders to improve the availability of products to control public health pests in industrialised and disease endemic nations.
The purpose of the meeting is to identify new approaches, processes, and implementation strategies that will lead to development and approval of new public health pest control tools. The outputs of the meeting will complement on-going global public health efforts and include a framework for conducting global reviews of new public health pesticide products.
The conference was held at the Headquarters of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health located on London's South Bank. Over a 100 people attended from 22 countries in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.