The Pan African Malaria Vector Research Consortium (PAMVEC)
Project Duration: 2008 – 2024
About the Project.
The Pan African Malaria Vector Research Consortium (PAMVERC) was founded in 2008 as a consortium of three African Based insecticide and vector control testing sites. They are located at Moshi and Muheza in Tanzania and in Cotonou, Benin. The individual trial sites have historical collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).
PAMVERC was established to bring together unique features of each trial site produced by the location of the sites in different ecological regions of Africa.
Project Vision and Mission
Accelerating the development of new vector control tools and strengthening research capacity through product development and evaluation
Delivering the highest level of excellence as an OECD GLP-compliant Test Facility in the evaluation of vector control tools for research collaborators, industrial partners, and regulatory authorities.
Objectives of PAMVERC
To carry out laboratory screening of novel insecticide formulations
To facilitate the development of insecticides for indoor residual spraying against mosquitoes and in particular, malaria vectors
To carry out laboratory (Phase I) and Phase II (semi-filed) experimental hut evaluations of vector control tools including nets and IRS
To perform large-scale field trials (Phase III) of vector control tools including indoor residual spraying, long-lasting insecticide nets, blankets, wall liners, and other novel tools
To support the training of students through short or long-term attachments to ongoing research
Within PAMVERC there is an opportunity for collaborative research on a broad spectrum of vector control topics ranging from insecticide testing to regional control of malaria.