Aware of the health and biosecurity risks of vector-borne diseases, the Institute of Public Health (IPH) of the Republic of Macedonia in the period 2014-2017, was being involved in the EU-funded MediLabSecure project  ( The goal of this project was to improve readiness for keeping the health and safety of the population through

  • building an integrated monitoring system,
  • strengthening capacities for recognizing potential risks,
  • harmonization and validation of diagnostic methods,
  • strengthening the capacities for entomological testing – for the systematic identification of the arbovirus vectors (the key for determining mosquitoes and control)
  • multidisciplinary risk assessment of different vector transmissible infections,
  • implementation of public health measures for control of vectors at the national and regional level by creating a network of medical and veterinary virological laboratories, as well as medical entomology in 19 countries from the Mediterranean and the Black Sea region.

Within the project, 17 posters were prepared for education of healthcare workers, veterinarians and the general population.

Panel 1 – Title
Panel 2 – What is a vector?
Panel 3 – The life cycle of insects
Panel 4 –  Aedes mosquitoes
Panel 5 – Anopheles mosquitoes
Panel 6 – Culex mosquitoes
Panel 7 – Phlebotominae / Sand flies
Panel 8 – Culicoides / Midges
Panel 9 – Progress in research
Panel 10 – Black flies / Simulium
Panel 11 – Tsetse fly
Panel 12 – Bugs / Triatominae
Panel 13 – Lice
Panel 14 – Fleas
Panel 15 – Climate change and globalisation
Panel 16 – Ticks
Panel 17 – Credits

The English version of the posters can be found on