Streamlined Durability Monitoring of Insecticide-Treated Nets (ITNs) Distributed During the 2021 Mass Campaign in Kenya

The study is to monitor the durability of Insecticide-Treated Nets (ITNs) distributed through mass campaigns in two locations in Kenya, Busia and Kakamega Counties. All three aspects of ITNs durability: insecticidal effectiveness (Bio-assays) and physical condition of nets (integrity) will be assessed directly while the loss of nets (attrition) will be assessed indirectly. The basic design is that of a cohort study where a represe[...]

Enhancing Women’s Role in the Control of Vector-Borne Diseases

Women play a pivotal role in society and are often key agents of change in programs to combat public health challenges. Women face specific barriers at work and in the communities that may include exclusion from participating in decision making, discrimination, lack of protection and fewer opportunities for career progression. Strengthening the capacity of women in vector control, promoting their participation in leadership, and a[...]

Anopheles 1000G Genomic Project: Opportunity to Fill Data Gaps

Malaria elimination in Africa requires complementary new tools that can be used alongside existing ones, such as LLINs, to rapidly crash malaria vector populations and malaria transmission. Genetical biocontrol approaches, such as the use of gene-drive mosquitoes for population suppression or replacement offer potential high-impact interventions to achieve this goal. However, successful implementation of such interventions will re[...]

Anopheles Genomics Project Phase II Building Sustainable Capacity in Vector Genomics and Bioinformatics in Africa.

Executive Summary Advancements in molecular biology tools have led to expansion in genomic disease surveillance, particularly in vector borne disease (VBD) research. This is exemplified by the progress of phase I of the project and targeted at exploring the genetic diversity of the Anopheles gambiae complex, the primary malaria vector in Africa, and its associations to various phenotypes, with specific focus on vector genomics. P[...]

PAMCA Capability Statement

Introduction:  The Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) is a Pan-African led collaborative network addressing the control and elimination of vector-borne diseases through integrated management of vectors in Africa. Launched in 2013, PAMCA brings together scientists, researchers, public health professionals, donors, civil society, and other key stakeholders to collaborate on the control and elimination of vector-borne [...]