Dear PAMCA colleague, partner & friend,
You will be aware that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has now affected nearly every country across the globe. At PAMCA we have been closely monitoring the situation to make an informed decision about whether to go on with the 7th Annual Conference and Exhibition.
After careful deliberation with PAMCA’s Board of Directors, Local Organising Committee colleagues and partners, we have taken the decision to postpone the conference initially planned to take place on 21-23rd September 2020 in Accra, Ghana.
We have agreed that the Annual Conference & Exhibition will now take place in 2021; and we will communicate the precise dates in the coming months. This postponement also applies to all pre-conference workshops that were scheduled to take place this year.
We understand that some of you will have submitted abstracts via our online portal. You will have the possibility to revise the submitted abstracts via our website for next year’s conference. If you have any further questions, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
After a successful conference last year in Yaoundé, we know that many of you will have been hoping to join us this year in Accra, but we felt that current events and the pressure that venues, organisations and countries are under, meant the event would not be viable this year. Your health and wellbeing is also of paramount importance to us.
We are closely monitoring the situation, and will be in touch again in the coming months for updates. Wishing you, your family, friends, and organisations our best wishes at this challenging time.
Dr. Prosper Chaki, Prof. Charles M. Mbogo,
Executive Director, PAMCA, President, PAMCA Board of Directors,
Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA)
It’s time to stand united and say No to NTDs!
On January 30th, PAMCA joins the global health community to celebrate the first-ever World NTD Day, and mark the beginning of a decisive year in the fight to eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases. This new awareness day brings together global health experts, civil society advocates, community leaders, and policymakers to help end NTDs for good.
We are committed to support this campaign and look forward to joining our partners to launch the World NTD Day and highlight the impact of NTDs around the globe. Thank you to everyone who has been at the frontline supporting the activities so far, and we hope that we continue the journey together as we mark the day this Thursday!
On January 15, 2020, the Aspen Institute in Washington DC announced the 2020 class of the New Voices Fellowship, a groundbreaking program that equips experts from developing countries to play a more powerful role as advocates and policymakers in the global development discussion.
“New Voices Fellows are uniquely positioned to influence global development policies,” Fellowship Director Andrew Quinn said. “Their world-class expertise, paired with lived experience of basic development challenges, gives them important insight into how policy can translate into progress on the ground.”
The 2020 Class of New Voices Fellows includes 25 Fellows from 16 African, Asian and Latin American countries.
Damaris Matoke-Muhia has been selected as an Aspen New Voices Fellow, 2020! Damaris is a senior research scientist at Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) & Director of capacity Building, Gender Mainstreaming, and Career Progression, Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) undertaking research in vector-borne diseases control.
She holds a PhD in Molecular Medicine and a Masters in Biotechnology. In addition to her extensive experience working in disease prevention and vector control, Damaris is passionate in mentoring young career scientists and advocates for the advancement of the careers of women scientists.
The entire PAMCA community takes this opportunity to congratulate Damaris for being selected as an Aspen New Voices Fellow!