About Us

Our mission is to reduce the impact of vector-borne diseases and contribute to their eventual elimination by improving the product development landscape for vector control tools, supporting enhanced evaluation processes, facilitating sustained quality of vector control products and improving their judicious and safe use with a focus on shortening time to market.

Our vision is a development environment for vector control products conducive to dialogue, innovation and investment and which efficiently delivers a steady stream of new, quality tools to those who need them most, and safeguards their continued effectiveness.

Man conducting indoor residual spraying of a rural African house

Indoor residual spray operator, PMI. Credit: Brant Stewart, RTI, 2014

Rationale

Approximately 80% of the global population is at risk from vector-borne disease leading to over 700,000 deaths annually, predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa. Vector borne diseases, such as malaria, dengue, yellow fever and Zika and chikungunya pose a huge threat to the world, affecting not only health outcomes, but also serve to slow economic growth and put additional strain public health systems.

Scale up of vector control tools such as ITNs and IRS have played a pivotal role in reducing the mortality and morbidity rates associated with many vector-borne diseases. However, progress is threatened primarily due to insecticide resistance and the need for more effective tools against outdoor and day biting vectors. New tools are rapidly needed to allow countries to maintain an effective portfolio of vector control tools to ensure effective coverage of their populations.

Net Distribution In Mwanza, Tanzania 2016

Net Distribution In Mwanza, Tanzania, Riccardo Gangale/VectorWorks, Courtesy of Photoshare, 2016

Approach

I2I’s work focuses on four overarching objectives:

  • Innovation: Creating a more conducive environment for innovation and product development;
  • Efficiency: Improving evaluation pathways to allow streamlined data generation to accelerate registration and uptake of new tools;
  • Quality: Developing rigorous quality assurance systems to ensure the lasting impact of new products;
  • Dialogue: Improving dissemination and understanding of WHO pre-qualification processes with vector control stakeholders;

I2I convenes vector control stakeholders such as global and country policy makers, product developers, donors, regulators, academia and programme implementers to streamline the evaluation and registration of new vector control tools.

IRS spray operator with family during IRS campaign, Rwanda, 2014

IRS spray operator with family during IRS campaign, Rwanda, Brant Stewart, RTI, PMI, 2014

Areas of Involvement

Leadership Team

Angus Spiers

Director

Angus Spiers

Arianna Braccioni

Programme Manager

Arianna Braccioni

I2I Technical Team

Robert Sloss

Industry Group Chair

Robert Sloss

Steering Committee

The role of the Steering Committee members is to:

  • Provide independent expertise and actionable guidance to support strategic direction of I2I programme;
  • Agree objectives and workplans with I2I Leadership Team;
  • Promote accountability of the I2I Leadership Team in attaining programme objectives;
  • Work to actively support I2I to achieve its aims and objectives;
  • Monitor progress and performance of the I2I programme;

Mark Hoppe

IRAC and Methods Representative

Mark Hoppe

Chris Kanema

Regulatory Representative

Chris Kanema

Corine Karema

Africa Policy Representative

Corine Karema

Marion Law

Regulatory Representative

Marion Law

Dave Malone

Product Development and GLP Representative

Dave Malone

Corine Ngufor

GLP and Testing Representative

Corine Ngufor

Hilary Ranson

Methods Representative

Hilary Ranson

Graham Small

GLP and Methods Representative

Graham Small

Sheila Tamara Shawa-Musonda

Africa Policy Representative

Sheila Tamara Shawa-Musonda