Neglected tropical diseases

8th Vector Control Advisory Group (VCAG)

Date: 14–16 May 2018
Venue: HQ, Geneva, Switzerland

The WHO Vector Control Advisory Group (VCAG) was established to assess the public health value of new product classes in vector control. VCAG guides innovators in data and documentation requirements, and advises WHO on the public health value of new tools, technologies and approaches for malaria and vector borne neglected tropical diseases.

General Objectives

  • To assess the public health value of new vector control tools and approaches submitted for evaluation to WHO.
  • To provide guidance to product developers on data requirements and study designs to generate the evidence required for a VCAG assessment.
  • To provide guidance to WHO and its policy advisory groups (MPAC and STAG) on the public health value of new tools and approaches, including updates on evidence gaps preventing such assessment.

Observers may apply to the Secretariat to attend the Open Sessions of the meeting on 14 May 2018 at vcag@who.int.