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Geneva, Switzerland
Wed, 28-1-2015 - Fri, 30-1-2015


Participants in the 10th annual Vector Control Working Group meeting on 28-30 January exceeded 200 and engaged in an intensive discussion on emerging technical and political issues, the 2015 work plan, and the future structure of the RBM Partnership.

Insecticide resistance was a core concern and Dr Pedro Alonso, Director of the WHO Global Malaria Programme in his introduction, stated, “This is the greatest current threat to the future of malaria control and to the sustainability of the achievements of recent years.” More than 50 percent of international funding for malaria control is spent on vector control commodities and prevention activities which accounts for the majority of 4.3 million deaths prevented since 2000.

Another major talking point of the meeting was the future shape of the RBM Partnership. The Task Force on Architecture and Governance, currently reviewing the structure and function of the Partnership, includes members of the VCWG and other working groups. Playing an essential role for malaria control in fostering a common vision, the VCWG has been invited to give inputs into this process. This was the first annual meeting of the VCWG funded entirely by participants.

General Information

Meeting Report

Meeting Agenda

List of Participants


Abraham Mnzava - Vector Control Policy Updates and Priorities

Christen Fornadel - Maintaining Effective Vector Control in Light of Increasing Insecticide Resistance

Egon Weinmueller - Perspectives from Crop Life International Vector Control Team

Florence Fouque - TDR Strategy in Vector Control: Past achievements, on-going projects, future opportunities/challenges

Helen Prytherch - GMAP2: Current Status and Next Steps

Jacob Williams - Meeting Objectives and Agenda

Jo Lines - Achievements and Way Forward for VCWG

Konstantina Boutsika - Membership, Information Exchange and Budget

Mar Velarde - MESA Track

Mike Reddy & Dan Strickman - Supporting Accelerate to Zero: The BMGF Malaria Vector Control Research Agenda

Summary Day 1


Ahmad Raeisi - Demonstrating cost-effective and sustainable larval control methods in an urban setting as an alternative to the use of chemical methods

Henry Owusu - Comparability between insecticide resistance bioassays for mosquito vectors: time to review current methodology?

Karl Malamud-Roam - The IR-4 Public Health Pesticides Inventory – A New Tool for Integrated Vector Control Management

Kevin Kobylinski - Ivermectin mass drug administration to humans as a potential tool for malaria elimination

Melinda Hadi - Insecticide resistance in malaria vectors: latest updates from IR Mapper

Marlize Coleman - Enabling tools to support sustainable vector control

MESTO Sprayers: Professional Indoor Residual Sprayers (IRS) & Vector Control Use


Capacity Building for IRS Work Stream

Continuous LLIN Distribution Systems Work Stream

Durability of LLINs in the Field Work Stream

Entomological Monitoring and IVM Work Stream

Housing and Malaria Work Stream

Larval Source Management Work Stream

Consensus Statement VCWG AMP MIP

Optimizing Evidence for Vector Control Interventions Workstream

Outdoor Residual Malaria Transmission Work Stream