Call for Applications

Women in Vector Control Workshop

21-22 September, 2019 | Hilton Hotel, Yaoundé, Cameroon

This program is supported with funds from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Theme :Strengthening the Role of Women in the Control of Vector Borne Diseases

Women are often key agents of change in programs to combat public health challenges, including Vector-Borne Diseases (VBDs). Advancing their participation in disease management and promoting their leadership involvement in the workplace can contribute to better control of VBDs.

The Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) is an African professional body that brings together actors in the field of vectors and vector-borne disease control. PAMCA exists to provide a platform for capacity building, knowledge sharing and collaboration for concerted vector control initiatives in the African continent. There is need to build capacity in women leaders in vector control in Africa. PAMCA will conduct a mentorship workshop that brings together senior and young women in the field of vector control. The 2-day workshop will explore gaps and challenges including soft skills and technical knowledge that hinder leadership capabilities and visibility of African women in vector control.

The workshop seeks to enhance the confidence and capabilities of women by elaborating on the building of strong personal relationships and scientific goals through networks and partnership and by exploring practical skills and tools such as leadership, work ethics and communication.

Workshop Objectives

  1. Conduct a situation gap analysis of women participation in the control of VBDs.
  2. Develop practical tools that enable visibility of women in vector control in Africa.
  3. Develop a structured programme for strengthening the capacity of WIVC in Africa.

Who can apply

Applications are invited from women in Vector Control, who are actively working on VBDs in Africa. Applicants must be citizens in an African country.

Important Dates

Call for applications opens: 1 May 2019 | Application deadline: 30 June 2019, 23:59 EAT  | Notification of funding: by 31 July 2019

PAMCA WIVC Travel Bursaries

The travel bursary is available for Women in Vector Control via competitive application to PAMCA Secretariat.

These travel bursaries will support attendance to a 2 day Mentorship Workshop on 21st – 22nd September 2019 and 6th PAMCA conference Meeting, which is taking place on 23rd - 25th September 2019, at Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Costs Covered

The travel bursary will cover an economy return air ticket to and from Yaoundé Cameroon, visa processing fee (where applicable), accommodation, and meals during the workshop and conference.


  • The applicant must have already submitted an abstract or plan to present their work during the 6th PAMCA conference.
  • The travel grant is only available to Women in Vector Control in the African Continent.
  • You must submit abstract for the 6th PAMCA Conference to be considered

How to apply

Funding is available to Africa based early career women PAMCA members.  Applicants must apply to become a member if not already one.   Membership is open to all those with an interest in the field and the Association, and can join via the below link