Vector Control Working Group

12-14 July 2017Bangkok, Thailand

APMEN Vector Control Working Group Meeting 2017

12-14 July, Sukosol Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

Meeting Chair: Dr Christina Rundi (APMEN Vector Control Working Group Chair)
Meeting Vice-Chair: Dr MRSS Bandara (APMEN Vector Control Working Group Vice-Chair)

Day 1: Wednesday 12th   July 2017 – Capacity strengthening
8.30-9.00 am

Meeting Welcome
Session Chair: Dr Christina Rundi (APMEN VCWG / Ministry of Health, Malaysia)
Inauguration: Opening remarks and welcome
Background, objectives and expected outcomes of meeting
Introduction of participants
Overview of new APMEN/APLMA Co-Secretariat, role of the APMEN Co-Directors, and VCWG Management
Overview of APMEN VCWG Chair and Co-Chair nominations and voting procedures
House-keeping business
Representative from Thailand MoPH - Dr. Wichai Satimai, Senior Expert in Prevention Medicine
Dr Jeffrey Hii (APMEN VCWG / Malaria Consortium)
All participants
Dr Effie Espino (APMEN)
Dr Effie Espino (APMEN)
Ms Hannah Edwards (APMEN VCWG / Malaria Consortium)
Session   1. WHO position of vector control in elimination settings and updates
Session Chair: Prof Gao Qi (APMEN SRWG / Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases)
Regional Action Framework for Malaria Control and Elimination in the Western Pacific Region 2016-2020
Regional Action Framework for Malaria Control and Elimination in the South East Asia Region
Update on WHO Malaria Surveillance Guidelines pertaining to entomology & vector control
Dr Rabindra Abeyasinghe (WHO WPRO)
Dr Deyer Gopinath (WHO Thailand)
Dr Rabindra Abeyasinghe (WHO WPRO)
All participants
Coffee break and group photo
Session   2. Network-to-network information sharing 
Session Chair: Ms Marvi Rebueno Trudeau (Pilipinas Shell Foundation)
Elimination 8 (E8) Southern Africa Regional Initiative – African experiences in mosquito control management and elimination programmes, capacity building in entomology, and information sharing with APMEN countries
Perspective and benefits of RBM-APMEN linkage: information sharing, capacity building and representation at RBM meetings
Open Q&A and Discussion
Dr Chadwick Sikaala (Elimination 8 (E8) Secretariat, Namibia) [remote]
Dr Michael Macdonald (RBM VCWG)
All participants, open forum
12.00 –1.00pm

Session 3. Strengthening   vector control and entomology capacity in APMEN
Chair:  Dr Rose Nani (Ministry of Health, Malaysia)
Global Vector Control Response 2017-2030 (with focus on capacity building,   training opportunities and vector control needs assessment)
Regional training centres, improving collaboration & networking with regional training institutions and NMCPs (followed   by update of training inventory) 
Mahidol University training opportunities
Kasetsart University training opportunities
Sylvia Meek scholarship
Industry   offering training opportunities:
Vestergaard training program on insecticide resistance monitoring
Syngenta: ICON Academy
Bayer Learning lab: a comprehensive online training platform
Q&A, discussion
Dr Rabindra Abeyasinghe (WHO WPRO)
Ms Cecil Hugo( ACTMalaria, Manila)
Dr Jetsumon Prachumsri (MVRU, Mahidol University / APMEN VCWG)
Dr Ratchadawan Ngoen-klan (Kasetsart University)
Dr Jeffrey Hii (Malaria Consortium)
Mr Maneesh Sharma (Vestergaard)
Mr BI Tay (Syngenta)
Mr Say Piau Lim (Bayer Crop Science)
All participants
Coffee Break

Session 3 cont’d. Group Work   Discussion
Session Chair: Dr Rabindra Abeyasinghe (WHO WPRO)
Overview of past APMEN activities and milestones in capacity strengthening; plans for 2017 and 2018 capacity building activities
Group Work
  • Three groups, groups to rotate through topics:
Topic A: Priority topics for future APMEN-organized capacity building training and fellowships based on country priorities and gaps
Topic B: Ideas for improving collaboration with regional training institutions and priorities for training curricula and degree programs based on country priorities and gaps
Topic C: The role for APMEN/APLMA at high-level support for entomology capacity building, including developing career pathways
Dr Christina Rundi (APMEN VCWG / Ministry of Health, Malaysia)
Group facilitators
(A1) Allison Tatarsky / (A2) Cecil Hugo

(B1) Michael Macdonald  / (B2) Prakash Ghimire
(C1) Marie Lamy / (C2) Marvi Rebueno Trudeau
Presentation of group work
Group/topic facilitator to present/summarise key points
Final Q&A, comments
Session Chair: Dr Rabindra Abeyasinghe (WHO WPRO)
Day closing remarks

6.30 pm
Opening Ceremony Dinner
Assoc. Prof. Pratap Singhasivanon
Day   2: Thursday 13th July 2017 – Technical issues and current research
Summary minutes of previous day sessions
Member country representative
8.45-10.15   am
Session 4. Insecticide resistance 
Session Chair: Dr Effie Espino (APMEN)
8:45-9.00 am
9.00-9.20 am
9.20-10.00 am
10.00-10.15 am
Update on IR vector mapping and revised WHO IR procedures
The use and interpretation of data from WHO tube bioassays, CDC bottle bioassays and molecular data from a programmatic perspective 
Group Work
  • Two groups to rotate topics:
Topic A: Priorities and technical support required to implement GPIRM and IRM including Aedes
Topic B: Ideas for improving data sharing
Summary of group key points
Dr Rabindra Abeyasinghe (WHO WPRO)
Dr Bill Hawley (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
All participants
Group facilitators:
(A1) Bill Hawley / Senarath Bandara
(A2) Caroline Maxwell / Neil Lobo
(B1) Rabindra Abeyasinghe / Rose Nani
(B2) John Gimnig / Deyer Gopinath
Coffee break

Session   5: Updates of vector control and entomological surveillance in Burden   Reduction and Elimination settings (Turbo Talks)
Session Chair: Dr Jetsumon Prachumsri (MVRU Mahidol University / APMEN VCWG)
Theme   1. Vector Surveillance
Improving entomological intelligence for evidence based vector control and malaria elimination
Community driven entomological surveillance experience from Zambia
Community driven vector control & surveillance: Malaysia and Indonesia experiences
Tools for entomological surveillance, foci assessment and prevention of introduction: experience from Sri Lanka
Mapping malaria vectors for malaria elimination in Thailand
Theme   2. Outdoor and residual malaria transmission
Indoor and outdoor biting survey conducted by APMEN 2013-2015
Magnitude of residual malaria transmission in Thailand and Vietnam
Relevance of seasonal farm-forest activity, shelter-vector ecology for personal protection
Theme   3. Vector control tools
Retreatment programme of conventional nets:  tools, experiences and impact on malaria in Vietnam
Use of long lasting hammock nets and pyriproxyfen formulations for Anopheles and Aedes control
Is there a role for IRS in Asia-Pacific region?
 Dr Neil Lobo, (University of California San Francisco / University Notre Dame)
Dr Chadwick Sikaala (Elimination 8, Namibia) [remote]
Dr Rose Nani (Ministry of Health, Malaysia)/Dr Budi Pramono (Ministry of Health, Indonesia)
Dr Mihirini Hewavitharane (Anti-malaria Campaign, Sri Lanka)
Mr Pongsakorn Sadakorn (BVBD, Ministry of Health Thailand)
Dr Christina Rundi (APMEN VCWG / Ministry of Health, Malaysia)
Ms Hannah Edwards (Malaria Consortium / APMEN VCWG)
Jeffrey Hii (Malaria Consortium / APMEN VCWG)
Dr Vu Duc Chinh (NIMPE, Ministry of Health, Vietnam)
Dr John Lucas (Sumitomo Chemical Co)
Dr Michael Macdonald (RBM VCWG)
1.05-2.00 pm

2.00-3:30   pm
Session   6: Group work for discussion on current research and drafting of APMEN VCWG   research agenda
Session Chair: Dr Tatsuo Mizuno (MNM-Japan)
2.00-3.10 pm
3:10-3:30 pm
Group work
  • Three groups to rotate topics:
  • Output = to list research priorities and ideas for:
Topic A: Vector Surveillance
Topic B: Outdoor transmission
Topic C: Vector control tools
Presentation of group work
Group/topic facilitators to present/summarise key points
Q&A, final comments
Group facilitators 
(A1) John Gimnig / Chang Moh Seng
(A2) Dr Ratchadawan Ngoen-klan / Allison Tatarsky
(B1) Hannah Edwards / Caroline Maxwell
(B2) Neil Lobo / Patchara Sriwichai
(C1) Michael Macdonald /  Mike Reddy
(C2) Jeffrey Hii / Yasmin Williams
3:30-3:45 pm
Coffee break
3:45-5.30   pm
Session   7: Industry & New tools innovations
Chair:   Dr Mike Reddy (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
3.45-4.00 pm
4.00-4.15 pm
4.15-4.30 pm
4.30-4.45 pm
4.45-5.00 pm
5:00-5:30 pm
5.30-5.45 pm
5.45-6.00 pm
Product development for malaria and dengue vector control
Innovation to Impact (I2I): Accelerating vector control products to market
Regulation and registration process of LLIN/LLIHN, repellents products for domestic and export markets, and the role/process of Ministry of Health on product testing
Yamaha Unmanned Systems (UMS) for vector control
Conclusions of last year’s working group on regulatory practices by other APMEN countries
Group   work discussion on following topics:
Output   = Inputs to APMEN position statement to APLMA on requirements for   registration of VC products and public health goods
Topic   A: Supply   side issues
Topic   B: Demand side issues
Presentation of group summary
Final Q&A/comments
Dr Nick Hamon (Innovative Vector Control Consortium) [remote]
Dr Angus Spiers (Innovation to Impact (I2I))
Mr Somchai Preechathaveekid (FDA, Thailand)
Mr. Tomohiro Nagura (Yamaha)
Mr Say Piau (Bayer Crop Science)
Small group discussions moderated by:
Lorina McAdam  / Siddhi Aryal (A1);
Marvi Rebueno Trudeau / Angus Spiers (A2)
Michael Macdonald / Yasmin Williams (B1);
Tara Seethaler / Bill Hawley (B2)
6.00-7.30   pm
Session   8: Fair Trade café 

Interactive display with industry partners on innovative tools and products;
Questionnaire for NMCP participants

Day   3: Friday 14th July 2017 – VCWG organisation
8.45-9.00 am
Summary minutes of previous day sessions
Member country representative
9.00-9.15   am
Session   9: Update and overview of Mekong Outdoor Malaria Transmission Network (MOMTN)
Session   Chair: Prof Chang Moh Seng (University of Malaysia, Sarawak) 
9:00-9.15 am
  • Announcing the Business Plan of MOTMN for Asia-Pacific Region
Prof Theeraphap Chareonviriyaphap (Kasetsart University)
9.15-10.15   am
Session   10: APMEN VCWG concept proposals (Clearinghouse and VCNA)
Session   Chair: Prof Chang Moh Seng (University of Malaysia, Sarawak)
9.15-9.30 am
9.30-9.45 am
9.45-10.00 am
  • Concept of APMEN VCWG “Clearinghouse” of sharing and harmonizing of regional vector control best practices
Q&A / Discussion on clearinghouse
Concept proposal for vector control needs assessment (VCNA) – a participatory technical and management needs assessment of APMEN country partners
Q&A / Discussion on VCNA
Ms Allison Tatarsky (University of California, San Francisco, Global Health Group)
All participants
Dr Siddhi Aryal (Malaria Consortium)
All participants
Coffee break

Session 11. APMEN VCWG   wrap-up/business meeting 
Chairs:   Dr Christina Rundi / Dr Senarath Bandara (APMEN VCWG Co-Chairs)

a.             Discussion on what was achieved last year
b.             Review of draft VCWG Workplan
c.            Fellowships and training – overview of protocol for applications, selection of fellowship committee members
d.          Governance issues
e.          Funding overview for 2017-2018 / plans for fundraising
f.              Vote for Chair and Co-chair              
Dr Senarath Bandara (APMEN VCWG / Malaria Consortium))
Dr Christina Rundi (Ministry of Health, Malaysia)
Dr Effie Espino (APMEN)
Dr Effie Espino (APMEN)
Dr Jetsumon Prachumsri (APMEN VCWG / MVRU Mahidol University)
APMEN Country Members and Partner Institutions
Closing remarks
Dr Christina Rundi
12.00-1.00 pm
Lunch and depart

Download APMEN VCWG 2017 summary document.