American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) Endorses One Health Approach
September 26, 2014—In a letter to the One Health Initiative team, American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) President Steve Mulligan said, “…The One Health Initiative provides the ideal platform for this exchange of ideas and can serve as a transformative model for researching and discovering new methodologies for ensuring the health of our natural world.” Please read complete letter http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/One%20Health%20Initiative.pdf.
Provided by: Sarah B. Gazi, CAE, AMCA Executive Director, 1120 Route 73, Suite 200, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 Tel. 856-439-9222 Fax: 856-439-0525 - www.mosquito.org - twitter.com/AMCAupdates - facebook.com/ - AmericanMosquitoControl
According to Joseph M. Conlon, AMCA technical advisor, “The American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) was founded in New Jersey on June 26th 1935, is an international association of individuals and organizations interested in mosquito and other vector control. Our mission is to provide leadership, information, and education leading to the enhancement of health and quality of life through the suppression of mosquitoes and other vector transmitted diseases and the reduction of annoyance levels caused by mosquitoes and other vectors and pests of public health importance.
The membership includes, but is not limited to: students, researchers, professors, regulators, mosquito control district superintendents, workers, commissioners, trustees and many others. Typically, states that have significant mosquito problems have 50 – 100 members, with some states having in excess of 150 members. The total budgets for mosquito control in the United States exceed $450,000,000.00
The total 2014 membership is over 1700, including over 200 international members in 80 countries. An annual conference is held in various parts of the United States every spring. Typically 800 to 1,000 delegates worldwide attend the conference to share the results of scientific and operational studies.
Each year the week that includes June 26, Mosquito Control Awareness Week, is celebrated across the country to educate the public about mosquitoes, mosquito-borne diseases and to demonstrate the importance of mosquito control, especially to children and young adults.
Many members conduct mosquito training courses and educational activities for schools and other organizations throughout the United States.
The AMCA publishes The Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association quarterly. This refereed journal is the premier publication reporting research for mosquito control in the world. Wing Beats is the quarterly operational publication for the AMCA that presents practical information to mosquito control workers. The AMCA Newsletter is published 6 times per year and brings current news from the various AMCA regions to the membership. The AMCA Website: http://www.mosquito.org or www.mosquito.org serves to educate the public and communicate with the membership.”
Note: The One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team: Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP ▪ Bruce Kaplan, DVM ▪ Thomas P. Monath, MD ▪ Jack Woodall, PhD ▪ Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH is delighted to welcome AMCA as a One Health supporter. Indeed, AMCA is considered an invaluable public health resource operating in the true spirit of One Health, i.e. as a multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary collaborative organization.
AMCA is posted on the One Health Initiative website’s Supporters page http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php (scroll down) as a One Health organizational supporter. In addition AMCA is listed on the One Health Initiative website’s Reciprocal Links page http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/reciprocal_link/RECIPROCAL%20LINK%20September%2025,%202014%20.pdf (scroll down); see http://www.mosquito.org/links.