APPG on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Meeting: 13 November 2018

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Malaria & Neglected Tropical Diseases

invites you to a meeting to discuss

Partnering to combat insecticide resistance: update on a new pilot project designed to accelerate access and lower the cost of bed nets treated with new insecticides

Date and Time:

Tuesday 13th November

16:00-18:00

Venue:

Committee Room 20, Palace of Westminster (POW)

House of Commons

London SW1A 0AA

 

 

 

 

 

Gains in malaria control over the past two decades have been largely due to global efforts to increase access to insecticide treated bed nets. These gains have recently stalled and we are not on track to meet the 2030 SDG targets for malaria. Resistance to the insecticides used on standard nets is spreading and nets treated with new insecticides are needed to help reinvigorate global progress against malaria. The Global Fund, UNITAID, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative and the Gates Foundation have partnered with net manufacturers and National Malaria Control Programmes in pilot countries to implement a project designed to accelerate the market entry and ensure the cost-effectiveness of new nets. The pilot project will generate vital evidence around these new nets and facilitate volume purchasing that supports price reductions. Rapid scale up will save both lives and money.

 

 

The panel will include:

  • Professor Charlotte Watts, Chief Scientific Advisor – The UK Department for International Development
  • Kate Kolaczinski, Manager of Malaria Vector Control (Catalytic Funds) – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • Ana Alvarez Nieto, Programme Officer (New Nets Project) – UNITAID
  • Tom McLean, Innovation and Access team – Innovative Vector Control Consortium
  • Egon Weinmuller, Retired/ Advisor Head of Business Management Global Public Health – BASF

 

Please RSVP to APPG coordinator: vecchion@parliament.uk

Please bring invitation and ID and use the Cromwell Green entrance and allow at least 20 minutes to pass through airport-style security