Urban and Vector Control

Providing services to various multinational pesticide companies on product development and quality control of common household insecticide products. It also serves as a collaborating center to the World Health Organization for the global distribution, preparation, storage and improvement of WHO test kits for susceptibility/ resistance studies of pests of public health importance as well as the WHO in vitro micro-test plates for monitoring antimalarial drug resistance.

The unit also organizes an annual workshop on biology and control of vector and urban pests since 1992 to provide training to personnel from various multinational pesticide companies, governmental and research organizations from Asia-Pacific region.

Dr. Hamdan Ahmad (VCRU Director) [ hamdana@usm.my  ]