1st Annual PAMAfrica Consortium Meeting

25 Jun 2021
Photo: @EDCTP

Message from EDCTP Executive Director Dr Michael Makanga

''EDCTP is committed to supporting high-quality research and development on urgently needed tools to close the chemoprevention and treatment gaps, and to provide new impetus to achieving the ambitious malaria control and elimination goals.

''The PAMAFRICA annual consortium meetings play a very important role towards strengthening the North-South collaboration and fostering bi-directional exchange of information on the ongoing and planned studies on the portfolio of antimalarial products in development.''

On behalf of the PAMAfrica Portfolio and Strategy Management Committee (PSMC), MMV and CISM are co-hosting the first annual PAMAfrica consortium meeting.

This virtual meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, 13 and Thursday, 14 October 2021 between 9.00 – 12.00 AM CET. 

The objective of the meeting is to build a collective sense of awareness and ownership of the PAMAfrica project, including its contributions to the global malaria elimination agenda, to share the status of Work Packages and outline upcoming priorities for 2022.

Day 1:

Setting the scene

Four high-level speakers will provide their perspectives on the vital importance of strong strategy, leadership and partnerships in the drive to develop and deliver novel antimalarials.

Defeating malaria – what will it take

Dr Wells (MMV) will provide an overview of the overarching role of PAMAfrica in the fight against malaria. He will set the stage for presentations on the need for enhanced quality manufacturing capacity and strengthened research capability that will support the long-term impact of the PAMAfrica project.

Day 2:

Day 2 is devoted to a granular discussion on the status and 2022 priorities for each of the five PAMAfrica Work Packages, led by project leaders with contributions from participating sites.