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Kigali, Rwanda

April 15–17, 2024

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Plenary: introductions, objectives, key updates

Welcome, new elected co-chair announced, introductions of participants Justin McBeath, VCWG El Hadji Amadou Niang, VCWG

Overview of agenda and objectives for VCWG-19 Corine Ngufor, VCWG

Opening Remarks:

Progress towards malaria elimination in Rwanda Emmanuel Hakizimana, Director Vector Control Unit, RBC/Malaria and Other Parasitic Diseases Control Division

Update from RBM Partnership to End Malaria Daddi Wayessa, RBM Partnership to End Malaria

Updates on malaria vector surveillance and control Seth Irish, WHO GMP

WHO vector control products prequalification updates and implementation roadmap for the new ITN guideline Geraldine Foster, WHO-PQT/VCP

Global Fund update on vector control financing Kate Kolaczinski, The Global Fund

PMI malaria vector control policy and strategy updates Sarah Zohdy, PMI

Unitaid’s vector control portfolio: an overview and update Kenny Onasanya & Rachel Evans, Unitaid

Work stream meetings
WS1: Enhancing Impact of Core Interventions

Welcome participants, meeting overview (WS1) Allan Were, Mary Kante

TT2: Global Insecticide Resistance (IR) and Vector Control (VC) trends and their implications for new tools, with a focus on impact and resistance monitoring

Panel presentations and discussion: Field experience with new tools (PBO nets, newer IRS, chlorfenapyr), with a focus on impact and resistance monitoring.

TT4: Optimizing VC resources – Implications of Global IR and VC trends for national planning, global funding, prioritization, and domestic financing

Panel presentations and discussion: Ghana

TT3: From Policy to Practice: approaches on engaging private sector in vector control
TT1: Improving the effectiveness of ITN campaigns: net design, frequency of distribution, and digitizing campaigns
Addressing non-biological threats: ITN quality, access and use, durability/replacement
WS2: Expanding the Vector Control Toolbox

Work stream updates Derric Nimmo, Eric Ochomo

TT2: Innovations in vector control and vector surveillance
   Spatial repellents: research updates and general discussion

Expert Panel

Shifting the conventional paradigm on evaluating interventions

Lenson Kariuki, NMCP Kenya; Steve Harvey, JHU; Ingrid Chen, UCSF; Nicole Achee, University of Notre Dame

TT2: Advances in new tools - Genetic control tools for malaria control
TT2: Advances in new tools - House modification and vector proofing
TT1: Larval Source Management
TT3: Anthropology and human-centered design

Wrap up Derric Nimmo, Eric Ochomo

WS3: Implementing the Global Vector Control Response

Welcome & Work Stream updates Chadwick Sikaala & Anne Wilson

TT1: Integrated Vector Management
TT2: Capacity and Collaboration

Samson Kiware, PAMCA; Chadwick Sikaala, E8; Muhammad Mukhtar, APMEN

TT3: Anopheles stephensi response
TT4: Vector control in humanitarian emergencies
Final Plenary

Welcome Chair: Corine Ngufor

Exhibition Fair, 3-minute pitch:

IVCC strategy update Justin McBeath, IVCC

PAMCA 2025 conference Corine Karema, PAMCA

Introducing the new global Elimination Interest Group Baltazar Candrinho, NMCP Mozambique; Allison Tatarsky, UCSF

The role of vector control in malaria eradication: where are we? Helen Jamet, BMGF

Roundtable discussion and closure

Climate change, climate related emergencies and vector control

Panel presentation and discussion:

Work Stream highlights, next steps/Way forward in 2024-2025 Corine, El Hadji