Vector Control Working Group (VCWG)
- Reference documents
- Dr Michael Macdonald (WHO)
Dr Jo Lines (LSHTM)
- Working Group Secretariat: :
- Dr Konstantina Boutsika (Swiss TPH)
- RBM Secretariat Focal point:
- Dr Jan Van Erps
Tel.: +41 22 791 5867
- Next meeting:
Description of Group:
The purpose of the RBM Vector Control Working Group (VCWG, formerly known as "Workgroup on Insecticidal Nets, WIN") is to facilitate alignment of partners on strategy and 'best practice' to rapidly scale-up malaria vector control interventions particularly insecticide treated nets (ITNs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) in order to meet targets for malaria control.
VCWG aims to develop a consensus on strategic issues for going to scale with ITNs (LLINs), IRS and other malaria vector control methods and share best practices. It also identifies emerging research questions and needs related to going to scale and communicate these to appropriate partners. Finally it promotes public-private partnerships for innovation in malaria vector control, including development of new products and production capacity.
For further information, please refer to the VCWG Revised Terms of Reference adopted at the 18th RBM Board meeting in May 2010.
Structure of the Vector Control Working Group:
This diverse partnership has been structured around eight complementary work streams, collaborating over the last year to respond to specific threats and challenges to global malaria vector control efforts: