PAMVERC is an alliance of African research institutes and trial sites for evaluation of insecticides and vector control tools. They are located at Moshi, Mwanza and Muheza in Tanzania, Cotonou in Benin, and more recently, Bouake in Côte d’Ivoire. The individual trial sites have unique expertise in vector control product evaluation and have historical collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
PAMVERC was established to unite an African group of research institutes working on applied vector control centered in contrasting ecological regions which are representative of Africa. The sites cover the spectrum of malaria-transmitting mosquito species in Africa – An. gambiae s.s., An. arabiensis and An. funestus – with a broad range of resistance mechanisms threatening control, in areas of endemic, epidemic, coastal, highland, lowland transmission. PAMVERC is a forum for undertaking collaborative research on a broad range of vector control topics from insecticide testing to community trials to regional control of malaria. It has special relationship with the IVCC.
PAMVERC’s mission is to work in collaboration with research organizations and industrial partners to develop and evaluate novel vector control tools that will have a positive impact in the near and medium future on health in Africa.