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ICMR-Vector Control Research Centre

Director's Desk

Dr. Ashwani Kumar
Director, ICMR-VCRC Puducherry

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ICMR- Vector Control Research Centre (VCRC), established at Pondicherry (now Puducherry) in July 1975, is one of the permanent institutes of the Indian Council of Medical Research, Department of Health Research, Government of India. VCRC has been engaged in basic and applied research with the primary objective of finding newer methods and developing strategies of vector control for the control of vector borne diseases. The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated the VCRC as a collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Lymphatic filariasis and Integrated Vector Management. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India in 2000 recognized the Centre as one of the Institutes of Excellence in India for Courses in Health Training.

Vision: Vector-borne disease free India

Mission:

  • Develop strategies for prevention and control/elimination of vector bornediseases.
  • Develop epidemiological surveillance tools for vector bornediseases.
  • Undertake human resource development activities to meet local/state/national/regional challenges.

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