Medical entomology is the study of insects and other arthropods that affect human health. It involves the study of the biology, ecology, and control of insect vectors of human and animal diseases. Disease vector control is a branch of medical entomology that involves the prevention and control of diseases by eliminating or reducing the population of vectors that transmit disease. This may involve the use of pesticides, methods of trapping and killing vectors, or other methods of population control.
NTI Institute of health management was established in 2022 as an in-services training institute under the Ministry of Health, Government of Pakistan. NTI has been striving to provide an academic and professional environment for its student. It offers a very comprehensive, board-based public health curriculum, and dynamic learning experiences with highly qualified and trained faculty.
Pakistan and other regional neighboring countries are suffering from different Vector Borne Disease (VBDs) such as Dengue. Malaria, Leishmaniasis plague, CCHF, and other arbo-viruses that keep resurging or re-emerging causing considerable mortality and mordability. Pakistan specifically has faced severe health concerns due to the recent dengue, malaria and leishmaniasis outbreaks.
Recognizing the need for the capacity building in Medical Entomology and Disease Vector Control. Health Services Academy launched 12 months Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Entomology and Disease Vector Control (PGD-MEDVC) with the goal to fill the gap by training high quality students in the area of Medical Entomology and Disease Vector Control.