Neglected tropical diseases

Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) laboratories

Certification of Good Laboratory Practice laboratories for testing vector control products

To meet the needs of a high-quality management system for product evaluation, WHO was tasked to transform and align the vector control product evaluation process with that of current WHO practices for medicines, vaccines and diagnostics. The major expected outcome was to develop a GLP-compliant, high-quality control system that can test vector control products and generate high-quality data.

Since 2017, the WHO Vector Ecology and Management unit has been involved in strengthening capacity of research laboratories towards compliance with OECD principles of GLP for testing of vector control products submitted by pesticide manufacturers. The trial data generated by such laboratories will be of high quality and globally acceptable for WHO prequalification or national registration of pesticides or other tools for vector control.

List of laboratories

  • WHO Western Pacific Region
    • Institute for Medical Research (IMR), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia*--
      CERTIFIED on 3rd May 2019

      Contact person:
      Dr Nazni Wasi Ahmad;
      Medical Entomology Unit
      Infectious Disease Research Centre
      Institute for Medical Research
      Jalan Pahang 50588
      Kuala Lumpur
      Wilayah Persekutuan, 50588

    • Vector Control Research Unit (VCRU), Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
    • Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention (ICDC) China, Beijing, China*
  • WHO South-East Asia Region
    • National Institute of Malaria Research (NIMR), New Delhi, India*
    • Vector Control Research Centre (VCRC), Puducherry, India*
  • WHO Region of the Americas /Pan American Health Organization
    • Centro de Investigaciones de Plagas e Insecticides (CIPEIN), Buenos Aires, Argentina*
    • Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil*
    • National Institute of Health (NIH), Bogota, Colombia
    • Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (UADY), Merida, Mexico

* WHO Collaborating Centres