Call for public consultation ̶ Development of Target Product Profiles (TPPs) for Wolbachia infected Aedes aegypti population replacement intervention

World Health Organization,  WHO,  2022.

WHO aims to reduce the global burden of dengue by 25% by 2030. To reach this goal, it is imperative to provide control programmes with sustainable vector control tools. Wolbachia, a symbiotic bacterium that occurs naturally in many insects, has been successfully transferred into the Aedes aegypti mosquito and has been found to reduce the transmission of the dengue virus. Some studies have also shown that this intervention could be sustained for more extended periods. The WHO Vector Control Advisory Group has assessed this intervention and confirmed its public health value for dengue control. WHO has identified a need to develop the Target Product Profiles (TPPs) of current and emerging vector control products to support their optimization. Consequently, a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) was established by WHO to define optimal and minimally acceptable characteristics for developing the TPPs. The TAG is being supported by the WHO secretariat.

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