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Thu, 18-3-2021

In 2021, five virtual events replaced the annual face-to-face meeting of the Working Group


General Information

VCWG work stream matrix

VCWG brief update

List of Participants


Session 1 - Restructuring of VCWG work stream, call of interest and refreshed focus

Meeting Report Session 1 (EN)

Agenda Session 1

Recording Session 1


Abdourahmane Diallo - RBM Partnership Strategic Plan 2021–2025

Justin McBeath & Keziah Malm - The first restructure of the Vector Control Working Group in five years!

Hannah Koenker & Allan Were - Enhancing the impact of core interventions work stream - evolution, structure and future plans

Allison Tatarsky & Sheila Ogoma - Expanding the vector control toolbox work stream - evolution, structure and future plans

Mark Hoppé & Chadwick Sikaala - Implementing the Global Vector Control Response - evolution, structure and future plans


Session 2 - Updates from the vector control community

Meeting Report Session 2 (EN)

Agenda Session 2

Recording Session 2


Jan Kolaczinski - Update on recent, ongoing and future Global Malaria Programme work on malaria entomology and vector control

Raman Velayudhan - Global Vector Control Response (2017-2030) An update

Kate Kolaczinski & Patrick Okello - The Global Fund’s support to vector control

Rick Steketee - Partnering in the fight to end malaria: what's new on PMI's agenda

Nick Hamon - Delivering a toolbox of disruptive vector control innovations for malaria eradication

Joseph Wagman - Maintaining malaria vector surveillance in the context of COVID-19 mitigation

Updates from the Working Groups

Malaria in Pregnancy

Social Behaviour Change

Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation


Session 3 - Work stream 1: Enhancing the impact of core interventions

Meeting Report Session 3 (EN)

Agenda Session 3

Recording Session 3


Hannah Koenker & Allan Were - Introduction to Task Forces – for discussion at end

Neil Lobo - The Entomological Surveillance Planning Tool (ESPT): Evaluating interventions based on functionality and gaps in protection

Tom Churcher - Optimising the deployment of vector control tools against malaria

Sarah Burnett - Experience working directly with countries to support country-led national decision-making processes using their available data sources (Brief remarks)

Saraha Rabeherisoa - Comparative study of the protective efficacy of the distribution of isolated LLINs and LLIN+IRS in two regions with high malaria transmission in Madagascar

Joe Wagman & Julia Mwesigwa - Interim update from the New Nets Project pilot evaluations

Amelia Bertozzi-Villa - Patterns of net ownership, retention, and use in sub-Saharan Africa

Stephen Poyer - Streamlined ITN durability monitoring

Angus Spiers - Making the case for method validation

Rosemary Lees - Developing consensus SOPs for evaluating nextgeneration ITNs



Duncan Athinya & Melinda Hadi - Work stream 1

Michael Coleman - Work stream 1


Session 4 - Work stream 3: Implementing the global vector control response

Meeting Report Session 4 (EN)

Agenda Session 4

Recording Session 4


Mark Hoppé & Chadwick Sikaala - VCWG WS3 presentation

Willem Takken - Innovative strategies for vector control - Progress in the global vector control response

Fiona Shenton - Building out vector-borne diseases: Research on innovations and pathways for scaling-up

Kristin Saarlas - The Health Campaign Effectiveness Coalition

Lucia Fernandez - New developments in the WHO DHIS2 entomological surveillance toolkit

Tessa Knox & Amanda Murphy - Initiatives to strengthen vector surveillance in the Pacific so as to optimise vector control effectiveness

Emily Dantzer - Key findings from a global landscape analysis on entomological surveillance best practices

Dennis Aribodor - The need for multiple approaches to the control of vectors cannot be overemphasized

Anne Wilson - Introduction to the 'Controlling emergent Anopheles stephensi in Ethiopia and Sudan' (CEASE) project

Arran Hamlet - Predicting the public health impact of Anopheles stephensi invasion on the transmission of falciparum malaria in Ethiopia

Jo Lines - The spread of Anopheles stephensi through East Africa is causing increasing concern amongst malaria control programme managers


Session 5 - Work stream 2: Expanding the vector control toolbox

Meeting Report Session 5 (EN)

Agenda Session 5

Recording Session 5


Sheila Barasa & Allison Tatarsky - Introduction, scene setting, workplan

Win Han Oo & Julia Cutts - Evaluation of the effectiveness of topical repellent distributed by village health volunteer networks against Plasmodium spp. infection in Myanmar: A steppedwedge cluster randomised trial

Eric Ochomo - Spatial repellents for the control of vector borne diseases

Richard Allan & Laura Paris - Operational research on vector control in emergencies

Elliott Dossou-Yovo - Rice intensification: could climate change interventions help African malaria elimination?

Htin Kyaw Thu - Community engagement for vector control: key learning from APMEN VCWG workshop

April Monroe - Unlocking the human factor to increase effectiveness and sustainability of vector control tools

Mario Avila - Using the Entomological Surveillance Planning Tool (ESPT) to integrate human behavioral and entomological data towards identifying gaps in protection in Guna Yala, Panama

Mathias Mondy - Attractive targeted sugar baits (ATSB): the development pathway of a new product class

Laura Norris - GM & Gene Drive Mosquitoes: Product Development Pathway

Mamadou Coulibaly - Making lab and field progress towards the development of gene drive mosquitoes for malaria control in Africa

Carlos Chaccour - Endectocides: current state



Tiago Canelas - Eave tubes, work stream 2