RBM Partnership to End Malaria 18th Annual Meeting of the Vector Control Working Group

February 6-8, 2023  

The RBM Partnership To End Malaria Vector Control Working Group Annual Meeting convenes the global malaria vector control community to exchange best practices and relevant research for current and future malaria vector control operations. This year’s event is taking place at the Moevenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra, Ghana. 

PMI VectorLink’s Senior Entomologist/Regional Technical Advisor Sheila Ogoma is a co-chair of RBM VCWG’s “Expanding the Vector Control Toolbox” work stream. In addition, PMI VectorLink will be participating through the following oral and poster presentations. The full agenda can be found here: 

Oral Presentations:

Monday, February 6

Physical and insecticidal durability of new ITNs in four sub-Saharan African Countries; 2:40 pm GMT

Presenter: Keith Esch, PMI VectorLink

Policy, People and Resources: Why some countries have scaled up with School-based distribution, others have not, and subsequent recommendations; 4:15 pm GMT

PresenterKetty Ndhlovu, Zambian National Malaria Elimination Programme 

Tuesday, February 7

Assessing entomological impact of a pilot larval source management using aerial spraying with drones in two districts in Madagascar; 11:20 am GMT

PresenterJoseph Chabi, PMI VectorLink 

Applying a standardized, molecular entomology data labeling system in Ghana to effectively integrate into central DHIS2 database; 3:05 pm GMT

PresenterEdem Obum, PMI VectorLink 

Poster Presentations:

Monday through Wednesday, during lunch break (12:30 – 2:00 pm) and afternoon break (4:00 – 4:30 pm)

Experiences and Lessons Learned from Introducing Klypson and 2GARD in Zambia and Madagascar

Locally Led Community Mobilization at Scale for IRS in Uganda’s Eastern Region

Reflecting Back on Implementation of Facility-Based ITN Distribution in Ghana Using 7 years of DHIS2 Data 

Different Approaches to Measure the Quality of Facility-Based ITN Distribution 

Implementation of Larval Source Management to Control Anopheles stephensi in Ethiopia 

Strengthening Systems for Improved Vector Control Data Management and Use