Priorities and needs for research on urban interventions targeting vector-borne diseases: rapid review of scoping and systematic reviews

Infect Dis Poverty. 2016 Dec 1;5(1):104. doi: 10.1186/s40249-016-0198-6.


This paper highlights the critical importance of evidence on vector-borne diseases (VBD) prevention and control interventions in urban settings when assessing current and future needs, with a view to setting policy priorities that promote inclusive and equitable urban health services. Research should produce knowledge about policies and interventions that are intended to control and prevent VBDs at the population level and to reduce inequities. Such interventions include policy, program, and resource distribution approaches that address the social determinants of health and exert influence at organizational and system levels.

Keywords: Intervention; Urban health; Vector-borne diseases.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Arthropod Vectors*
  • Communicable Disease Control*
  • Health Policy*
  • Humans
  • Systematic Reviews as Topic*
  • Urban Health*