About Pamca

What

The Pan-Africa Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) is a professional body comprised of mosquito control and research professionals from Africa and beyond.

Why

The overall objective of the Organization is to promote control of and research on mosquitoes and to disseminate information on the bionomics of mosquitoes and related subjects across Africa and worldwide.

How

The specific objectives of PAMCA are:

  • Improvement of the life quality of the people by reducing the mosquito nuisance level.
  • Promotion of African co-operation and participation in mosquito control projects in Africa and developing countries.
    Promotion of the study, prevention and control of mosquito-borne diseases.
  • Development and implementation of new materials, techniques and tools for mosquito control.
  • Enhancement of control measures based on Integrated Vector Management approaches by favoring methods with low toxicological profile and low environmental impact.
  • Organization of educational and training courses, visits and staff exchanges between the members of the Organization in order to achieve better professional skills in accordance with the objectives of the Organization.
  • Promotion of general public and authority’s awareness about mosquito control and related subjects.

Governance Structure

Board of Directors

 PAMCA is governed by a board of management responsible for directing and overseeing the operations of the organization; the administration and the general membership. Members are drawn from Kenya, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Cameroon and United Kingdom.

PAMCA was established in 2009 at the 5th Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) Pan African Malaria Conference in Nairobi and incorporated in Kenya in 2011 as a Non-Governmental Organization under the Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Act (Cap 19) of 1990 of Kenyan laws.

The board of directors is currently comprised of five members – four male and one female. The board holds quarterly meetings where decisions are made based on the majority rule. The members are professionals from different field in the health sector hence bringing a wealth of knowledge and diversity to the association.

The Executive Director is responsible for directing the affairs and transactions of the association, and ensures the preparation and implementation of the organisation’s activities.

PAMCA Secretariat

The management structure ensures the day to day function of the organisation and is headed by the Executive Director. The other management members are; Programme Manager and Communications Officer. The management ensures planning, organising and coordination of the association’s activities. The management is also tasked with the responsibility of ensuring the association meets its mandate to members and other partners.

Membership

PAMCA is a membership organization and members constitute part of the governance structure and therefore a very important aspect of the organization. We ensure effective participation of members in our activities.

The members of PAMCA are a group of committed experts whole sole interest in PAMCA is to make professional contributions to the development and implementation of new techniques and tools for mosquito control. Membership is open to professionals with sound interest in mosquito research, vector borne diseases and related subjects across Africa and beyond. Membership is open to students, individuals, research institutions, the private sector and industry practitioners engaged in mosquito research and related subjects. PAMCA’s mandate is to create an enabling environment in Africa for all stakeholders in mosquito control to work together in partnership to synergise mosquito control efforts and to disseminate related knowledge and advances in mosquito control. It aims at connecting African based entomologists, public health professionals and other actors engaged in vector control and the reduction of disease burden in Africa, and work towards a common vision of “An Africa free from mosquito-borne diseases.