June 22, 2020
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and ARCTEC have announced the launch of an early version of their Global Vector Hub (GVH), GVH-Beta.
The GVH is a community-led, online, open-access information resource, network and data-sharing platform. It is designed to support ongoing vector control research, preparedness and rapid responses to vector-borne disease outbreaks. This early version is being made available in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, to address the continuing need to fight vector-borne diseases.
Specifically, the GVH-Beta focuses on resources for vector control to assist in building capacity and provides comprehensive information packs for its users (including health workers, humanitarian aid workers, vector control programme operators, researchers and the general public) targeting diseases such as malaria, arboviral diseases, Chagas disease and leishmaniasis.
The full version of this valuable resource, including data and networking features, will be launched shortly.
The GVH is funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 ZikaPLAN project and a BBSRC grant.