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15th annual meeting of the RBM Partnership to End Malaria Vector Control Working Group

15th Annual Meeting of VCWG
Geneva, Switzerland
3 - 5 February 2020

03 - 02 - 2020 to 05 - 02 - 2020
Hotel Moevepick, Geneva, Switzerland

The 2020 Vector Control Working Group annual meeting had the largest participation to date!

The RBM VCWG 15th annual meeting was another exciting gathering of over 310 participants from over 54 countries with broad representation from endemic countries, research and academia, operational control programs and private sector. The meeting continued to be an effective forum for best practice sharing and hearing about the challenges experienced in countries in the implementation of effective vector control. It was also an opportunity to learn about new tools and access programs (NgenIRS and New Nets Project) which are being deployed in operational or research phases.  The meeting presentations included both the existing core interventions as well as new methods to address residual transmission. Insecticide Resistance Management was an enduring theme and countries are at various levels of deployment of the new tools which are available to address insecticide resistance both LLINs and IRS. The meeting is a platform for dialogue around how countries can move towards elimination. Countries reiterated the need for stratification to enhance targeting of interventions; entomological monitoring was also identified as key, and the role of the private sector and academia in ensuring that the right vector tools are available, was also emphasized.

General Information

Meeting Report (EN) 

Meeting Report (FR)

Photo Gallery

Agenda (for work stream agendas, please visit the individual work stream pages)

List of Participants (to be updated)

List of Posters

Travel Preparation Booklet

Brief Update (before meeting)

Plenary Presentations

Day 1

Keziah Malm & Justin McBeath - Welcome to the VCWG-15

Matthew Boslego - Update from the RBM Partnership to End Malaria

Fred Binka - The Lancet Commission on Eradication: country perspectives on practical approaches on implementation for impact (a panel discussion)

Inputs from countries at the panel discussion:

Day 3

Jan Kolaczinski - Update on recent, ongoing and future GMP work on malaria entomology and vector control

Rajpal Yadav - Update on Global Vector Control Response

Birkinesh Ameneshewa - Feedback from the ANVR (2000 - to-date)

Leo Braack & Htin Kyaw Thu - APMEN

Prosper Chaki - PAMCA

Samira Al-Eryani - Strengthening Vector Surveillance and Control: EMRO capacity-building activities

Chadwick Sikaala - SADC Malaria Elimination Eight: Secretariat Feedback

Kunizo Mori - Mitsui Chemicals Agro

Susie Nasr - Global Fund Perspective on Vector Control – Next Funding Cycle

Updates from other RBM Working Groups

Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group

Malaria in Pregnancy Working Group

Social Behaviour Change Communication Working Group

Case Management Working Group

Work Stream Presentations

For work stream presentations, please visit the individual work stream event pages:

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