Vector Control Working Group

3-5 September 2018Bangkok, Thailand


3-5 September 2018, Century Park Hotel, Bangkok

Moving Towards Vector Surveillance and Response System for Malaria Elimination

Meeting Objectives

  1. General meeting
    1. Update from WHO Global Malaria Programme on surveillance manual and guidelines regarding vector surveillance. Followup of the Global vector control response 2017-2030 and insecticide resistance.
    2. To discuss regional and sub-regional solutions to the challenges and barriers in strengthening entomological capacity, vector surveillance and response activities.
    3. To review and exchange information and experience of advances, good practices and studies for outdoor malaria transmission, including estimates of malaria attributed to outdoor transmission in selected countries.
    4. To discuss implications of outdoor transmission and country efforts for malaria elimination.
    5. To introduce and discuss concepts of access to and pre-qualification of new and existing vector control technologies, Product Development Partnerships and Vector Control Resource exchange.
  2. Business meeting
    1. To summarize and identify the key priorities to be included in the VCWG 2018-2019 workplan, and elevated to the 2019 APMEN AGM meeting and Ministers
    2. Election of new co-chairs

Expected outputs

  1. Recommend priority actions to address regional gaps in vector surveillance tools and programmatic capacity for vector control
  2. Engage clear commitment by country partners to share specific SOPs and guidelines to support development where capacity/guidance is lacking, via the VC Resource Centre
  3. Engage partners from a range of sectors to exchange information, review available tools and collectively explore solutions to meet these challenges via the VC Resource Centre
  4. Support ongoing mechanisms, facilitated by partners, for communication and sharing of best practices among entomology and vector control unit in the Asia-Pacific region
Monday 3rd September
Welcome and Opening Remarks
(5 minutes each)
Welcome (Christina Rundi)
Welcome (Dr Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai, Director General of MoPH)
Welcome (Dr Chongrak Wachrinrat , President Kasetsart University)
Welcome (Dr Suthipun Jitpimolmard, Director TRF)
Welcome (Dr Daniel Kertesz, WHO Representative for Thailand)
Dr Christina Rundi
09:00-09:10Meeting agenda, objectives and outputsDr Pradeep Srivastava
09:10-09:20Group photo
Session 2: Poster presentations – Responding to the challenges to implementing, coordinating, and sustaining entomological surveillance and response activities, including Technical Assistance needs (Café style)
09:20-09:30Introduction to session (Jeffrey Hii, Malaria Consortium/APMEN)
(Working break inc coffee/tea)
Group work #1-  Situational analysis of VC programme
Group 1: National elimination by 2020 and PoR (4 countries)
Group 2: National elimination by 2025 (7 countries)
Group 3: National elimination by 2030 (4 countries)
Group 4: High to moderate burden (5 countries)
Presentations of group work (10 mins each)
Chair – Dr Jeffrey Hii
Nominated CP Facilitators
12:30 – 13:30Lunch
Session 3: Updates on entomological surveillance, vector control monitoring and evaluation, and the challenges for implementation of Global vector controlChair – Dr. Md.Khalilur Rahman
13:30-13:45Recent WHO guidance relevant to entomology and vector controlDr Tessa Knox, WHO
13:45-14:00Update of WHO vector control needs assessment for NMCPs in Asia-Pacific regionDr Sean Hewitt, WHO/ consultant
14:00-14:15Malaria Vector Monitoring in Asia-Pacific region: how are we doing relative to other areasDr Tom Burkot
14:15-14:30Planning tool for entomological surveillance in elimination settingsDr Neil Lobo
(working break)
Group work #2-  Targeting risk groups with VC and potential solutions
Group 1: National elimination by 2020 and PoR (4 countries)
Group 2: National elimination by 2025 (7 countries)
Group 3: National elimination by 2030 (4 countries)
Group 4: High to moderate burden (5 countries)
Chair – Dr. Tho Sochantha
Nominated CP Facilitators
16:20-17:00Group presentations (10 mins each)TBA
18:00 – 20:00Cocktail evening
Tuesday  4th September
08:00 -08:30Registration
08:30- 08:40Summary of Day 1 Group work #1
Dechen Pemo
Session 4: Insecticide resistance monitoringChair TBC
08:40- 08:50Malaria vector insecticide resistance monitoring and status in the Asia-PacificTessa Knox
08:50- 09:05Sibling species ID and review of outdoor biting vectorsProf. Theeraphap Chareonviriyaphap
09:05- 09:15Mapping insecticide resistance of Anopheles sp. and Aedes sp. vectors in ThailandDr Rathchadawan Ngoen-klan,
09:15- 09:25Field evaluation of transfluthrin agaist an exophagic malaria vectorsChutipong, Kasetsart University
Session 5: Outdoor Malaria Transmission – anthropological, surveillance and new tools
Session 5a – Residual malariaChair – Ferdie Salazaar
09:25- 09:40Residual malaria transmission: definition and scopeDr Tessa Knox
09:40- 09:50How much residual transmission in GMS: Thailand and Viet NamDr Jeffrey Hii
09:50- 10:00How much residual transmission in Africa including driversDr Fredros Okumu
10:00- 10:10Q&A
Session 5b – Entomology and vector surveillanceChair – Dr. Than Naing Soe
10:25- 10:35Role of entomological Surveillance in active foci investigation in MalaysiaDr Perada Wilson
10:35- 10:50Update on Human Decoy trap for sampling exophilic mosquitoes in IndonesiaDr Neil Lobo and Dr Frances Hawkes
10:50- 11:00Barrier fence for mosquito surveillance and vector controlDr Tom Burkot
11:00- 11:15IHI research in vector surveillance & new tools and training: south-south linksDr Fredros Okumu
11:15-12:30Group work #3-  Programmatic gaps for ento surveillance and potential solutions
Group 1: National elimination by 2020 and PoR (4 countries)
Group 2: National elimination by 2025 (7 countries)
Group 3: National elimination by 2030 (4 countries)
Group 4: High to moderate burden (5 countries)
Facilitators/ Moderators TBC
Session 6 – Intersects of human and vector behavior – evidence for solutionsChair - Dr. Vu Duc Chinh
13:00- 13:10Effects of indoor residual spraying using bifenthrin on Anophelesspecies composition, abundance, feeding behaviors, and susceptibility to pyrethroids in malaria ecosystems of East and South ThailandDr Adisak Bhumiratana
13:10- 13:20Contribution of daytime biting behavior of malaria vectors to outdoor exposureDr Amelie Vantaux
13:20- 13:30Seasonal change of Anopheles population in teak plantation and slash and burn cultivation area in relation to population migration and receptivityDr Masatoshi Nakumara
13:30- 13:40Strategies to control outdoor biting malaria vectors in North ThailandDr Wannapa Suwonkerd
13:40- 13:50Private sector distribution of subsidized treated hammock nets to forest goers in VietnamDr Joselyn Neukom
13:50- 14:00Addressing risk factors and human mobility to inform targeted Malaria Elimination Strategies in GMSDr Koen Peeters
Session 7 - Accelerate access to vector control commodities and technologies in Asia Pacific [1]Chair – Dr. Bambang Siswanto
14:00- 14:10Standardized Technology Access Mapping and Pathways System, or “STAMPS”Ms Allison Tatarsky
14:10- 14: 25Updates on pre-qualification of vector control products and collaborative registrationDr Marion Law
Addressing capacity gaps in management and practice of public health pesticides for vector control in countries at risk of malaria and other major vector-borne diseases
14:25- 14:35Product Development Partnership: landscape studies of technical gaps and access to new vector control tools in Asia-PacificDr Jason Richardson
14:35- 14:45Pilot of Vector Control Resource centre and pilot trial for sharing and harmonizing of regional vector control best practicesDr Michael McDonald
14:45- 15:00Q&A
Session 8: Network-to-network information sharing and capacity buildingChair – Prof. Xiao Ning
15:15- 15:25Online Research Exchange Network to support entomology/vector control in the Asia-Pacific RegionDr Michael Macdonald
15:25- 15:35The Global Vector HubDr James Logan
15:35- 15:451st International Malaria Vector Surveillance for elimination course Jeffrey Hii, Malaria Consortium/APMEN)Dr Cecil Hugo
15:45-15:55Field training on the feasibility of Human Decoy Trap, Barrier Fence and Human Double Net in ThailandDr Jeffrey Hii
15:55-17:00Group work #4-  The role of APMEN: solutions and moving forward
Group 1: National elimination by 2020 and PoR (4 countries)
Group 2: National elimination by 2025 (7 countries)
Group 3: National elimination by 2030 (4 countries)
Group 4: High to moderate burden (5 countries)

Wednesday  5th September – APMEN VCWG Business Meeitng

Chair: Christina Rundia and Pradeep Srivastava
08:15- 08:30Summary of day 2 presentationsMs Mao Sokny
08:30- 08:40Action points of 1st World Malaria Congress, summary of AGM 2017 and presentation of DashboardDr Effie Espino
08:40- 08:55Review of draft VCWG Workplan 2019 and Fellowships and training – overview of protocol for applications, selection of fellowship committee membersChristina Rundi
08:55- 09:25APMEN GIS fellows (Malaysia, Bhutan, Thailand, Sri Lanka): joint presentationStudents
09:25- 09:40Fellowship presentation (video)Norzihan Binti Md Hassan
09:40- 10:00Vote for Chair and Co-chairMyo Min/ Christina Rundi
10:00 – 10:15Coffee Break
(15 mins each)Group work presentations (GIS)Dr Shin-Hyeong Cho
11:15-11:30Summary of 2018 VCWG meeting and position statement for AGMChristina Rundi
11:30-11:45Evaluation of meeting and presentation of voting resultsMyo Min
11:45-12:00Closing RemarksChristina Rundi and Pradeep Srivastava – official handover to newly elected chair(s)

[1] A side meeting will be held afternoon 05 September to discuss in the detail the VCAP, a platform that resulted from the APMEN VCWG meetin last July 2017. Attendance is by invitation.

Download APMEN VCWG 2018 summary document