Senior Correspondent: An international expert team will arrive in Dhaka tomorrow (Aug 21) in order to help Bangladesh to control Aedes mosquitoes.
The joint expert team includes International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and World Health Organization (WHO).
To tackle the diseases caused by Aedes mosquitoes, the joint IAEA-FAO-WHO expert team will visit Bangladesh from August 21 to 23, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday.
IAEA has approved the expert mission following an initiative taken by Bangladesh Embassy and Permanent Mission in Vienna, with the support of the Health Services Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and the Ministry of Science and Technology, after the dengue fever outbreak in the country.
The work of the expert team - consisting of Rafael Argilés Herrero and Danilo de Oliveira Carvalho, technical officers of the Insect Pest Control Section at the joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, and Rajpal Yadav, scientist, Vector Ecology and Management, Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, WHO – is expected to help Bangladesh in successfully tackling the diseases caused by the Aedes mosquito population in the country.
“We’re trying to avail best possible scientific know-how to tackle the Aedes mosquito. We thank IAEA for prompt response to support Bangladesh in this time of need,” said M Abu Zafar, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh in Vienna.
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