Events and Meetings already held
Vector Control Advisory Group (VCAG)
Date: 10–14 February 2014
Venue: M505, WHO headquarters
Objective: The current session will review and assess the public health value of nine products. VCAG is an advisory body which fills an important gap in the screening of new tools for vector control and works closely with the WHO Programme for Pesticide Evaluation Scheme (WHOPES). It was jointly established by the Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases and the Global Malaria Programme.
The Preventive Chemotherapy and Transmission Control (PCT) unit of the Department has 4 meetings scheduled at WHO HQ from 17–21 February 2014. They are as follows:
17 February 2014
The meeting will discuss the epidemiology of soil-transmitted helminthiases and advances on the use of historical data for mapping and development of mathematical models predicting changes during control activities.
18 February 2014
Discussions of the 5th Meeting of NTD-Strategic and Technical Advisory Group (STAG) Expanded Working Group on Monitoring and Evaluation of Preventive Chemotherapy will focus on monitoring drug efficacy.
19 & 20 February 2014
The 5th meeting of NTD-STAG Expanded Working Group on Monitoring and Evaluation of Preventive Chemotherapy will discuss national programme needs and disease-specific indicators.
21 February 2014
The 5th Technical Review meeting of Preventive Chemotherapy Data will discuss how to improve data sharing and harmonization of reporting of epidemiological nature.
2nd Working Group on Capacity Strengthening
Date: 09–10 January 2014
Venue: WHO/HQ, Geneva
Discussion will focus on how to strengthen the capacity of national control programmes to accelerate scale-up of existing interventions towards meeting NTD Roadmap targets.