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Scientific Committee on Vector-borne Diseases

The medical community needs to stay vigilant against the threat imposed by emerging and resurging vector-borne diseases. This is particularly true in the face of demographic and societal changes, genetic alterations in pathogenic organisms, insecticide and drug resistance, and global warming. The Scientific Committee on Vector-borne Diseases will study these issues and advise on the prevention and control strategies.

Prof. John Wingate SIMON, M.H.

Dr. Albert AU Ka-wing
Prof. Paul CHAN Kay-sheung
Dr. Shirley Veronica CHUK Sheung-ying
Dr. Raymond HO Lei-ming 
Dr. Henry KONG Wing-ming
Dr. Thomas LAI Sik-to
Mr. LEE Ming-wai
Dr. Janice LO Yee-chi, JP
Dr. QUE Tak-lun
Prof. Joseph Sriyal Malik PEIRIS, S.B.S.
Dr. Howard WONG Kai-hay
Dr. WU Tak-chiu

Scope of Advice

1. To advise the Controller, CHP on scientific basis of the public health actions aimed at protecting the community from vector-borne diseases; and
2. To review and develop strategies for public health management of vector-borne diseases and their risk factors in the light of changing epidemiology and advances in medical science.

Papers Discussed / Recommendations