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.

Prof. Franklin Mosha

Project Vision and Mission

Vision Statement

Accelerating the development of new vector control tools and strengthening research capacity through product development and evaluation

Mission Statement

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.