15th annual meeting of the Vector Control Working Group
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.
Agenda (for work stream agendas, please visit the individual work stream pages)
Inputs from countries at the panel discussion:
- Helen Hiwat-Van Laar - Suriname
- Ahmad Raeisi - IR Iran
- Lamin Jarju - The Gambia
- Muhammad Mukhtar - Pakistan
- Philip Okoko - Nigeria
Updates from other RBM Working Groups
Work Stream Presentations
For work stream presentations, please visit the individual work stream event pages: