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9th PAMCA Annual Conference and Exhibition – 2023: Complete Series

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MESA, Spain

Countries: Ethiopia

Published: 15/09/2023

The MESA Correspondents are early career volunteers who bring you cutting-edge coverage from malaria conferences in real time. The summaries of the new learnings are shared online, expanding access to the event. The MESA Correspondents program is a collaboration between MESA and the conference organizers.

This report from the 9th PAMCA Annual Conference and Exhibition “Reorienting surveillance and management in the context of emerging threats of disease vectors”, which took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on September 17 – 21, 2023, is brought to you by the MESA Correspondents Akua Obenewaa Danquah Yirenkyi, Ashu Fred Ayukarah, Augustino Mmbaga, Helga D.M. Saizonou, Julius Ichodo, Ndey Bassin Jobe, and Temesgen Ashine, with the support of a former correspondent Leslie Diane Nkahe.

Senior editorial support has been offered by Zawadi Mboma (Grants and Contracts Officer / Senior Research Scientist, Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania) and Billy Tene (PAMCA Cameroon Chapter Executive Member / Research Scientist, Center for Research in Infectious Diseases, Cameroon).

The Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) was established in 2009 and registered in Kenya in 2011 as a Non-Governmental Organization. PAMCA is an African member-based professional body that brings together stakeholders in the field of vectors and vector-borne diseases (VBDs) control including scientists, public health professionals, vector control specialists, affected communities and other stakeholders to work together and adopt best practices for the control and elimination of VBDs in Africa and worldwide.

PAMCA’s core mandate consists of capacity building for VBDs surveillance and elimination, building collaboration and partnership with key stakeholders in the VBDs elimination agenda, knowledge management of VBDs sciences and best practices, strengthening the role of women in vector control to achieve gender empowerment, inclusivity, and equity, and strengthening governance structures for organizational sustainability. PAMCA aims at connecting African-based public health entomologists, public health professionals and other actors engaged in vector control and elimination efforts in Africa, working towards a common vision of “An Africa free of vector-borne diseases.”

PAMCA Chapters: The purpose of the formation of PAMCA country chapters is to enable PAMCA to achieve its mandate and its vision of providing leadership, information, and education in Africa at all levels and thereby lead to the improvement of health and quality of life through the suppression of mosquitoes and other arbo-viruses. Read more here.

Published: 15/09/2023

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