We build on our expertise to protect lives
Our 360º mission in vector control is to leverage our history, expertise and innovation capacity to enable vector-borne disease programs to protect life.
We have a heritage in vector control spanning more than 60 years and a team of over 50 people around the globe which support our activities in the fight against vector-borne diseases. We continue to build on this long-term commitment and expertise in order to continue to provide solutions that protect people where they live, work and play.
Bayer signed the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases 2012 to with external institutes.
The London Declaration help eliminate certain neglected tropical diseases and increase international awareness through global advocacy. We support several advocacy groups – of both institutions and NGOs – which are committed to putting this story onto the agendas of politicians, opinion-makers and the media.By raising awareness on issues that concern vector control, we hope to start a conversation with a broader audience, thus creating a foundation for future partnerships. We cultivate global expert networks through our partnerships
In order for Integrated Vector Management to operate effectively, the products which are used within in must be used properly in order to be most effective. So we deploy experts to train local teams from national vector control programs on the correct use of our products. Bayer facilitates networking (e.g. through the organisation of international workshops) in order to increase the impact of local entomology training.
Since 1985, we have also published the Bayer Public Health Magazine which covers a range of vector control issues with informative articles that focus on important issues written by experts in the field.
Engaging in partnerships to combat vector-borne diseases is a key aspect of our 360° Vector Control approach. These can extend from multi-stakeholder initiatives with governments and NGOs to collaborative research projects with universities and business initiatives. We find that sharing knowledge and know-how gives us inspiration and provides us with an opportunity to share new ideas on prevention and control across geographically relevant areas.
Bayer is involved in various partnerships with other organisations such as the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC), GBCHealth*, AMP* and is a member of the private sector delegation for Roll Back Malaria Partnership.