Bula, Talofa, Halo, Mālō e lelei, Kia Orana, Mauri!
The PacMOSSI project is a regional partnership between Pacific Island countries and 12 international institutions working to combat mosquito-borne diseases throughout the Pacific. It comprises a series of initiatives jointly coordinated by James Cook University, the World Health Organization, and the Pacific Community, with funding from the Australian and French governments.
With support from the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD) and the European Union (EU), we are working on a collaborative project to increase capacity to combat mosquito-borne diseases in Pacific Island Countries and areas.
- Our joint initiatives aim to mitigate mosquito-borne diseases threats across PICs through improved vector surveillance and control.
- Our team consists of credible and well-respected individuals and organisations backed by a consortium of partners with expertise in mosquito-borne disease control.
- We focus on preventing current and emerging arboviral and parasitic diseases transmitted by mosquitoes in PICs such as dengue, chikungunya, Zika virus disease & malaria.
- We collectively aim to provide useful, practical information and support to PICs that align with WHO recommendations and guided by PIC governments.
Determine vector surveillance & control strength and needs in Pacific Island countries.Learn more
Training tailored to the needs of vector borne diseases control program staff influencing vector surveillance and control best practices, mosquito species identification & insecticide resistance testing.Learn more
Pacific Island country staff will be trained to use a web-based data management system to support country & regional mosquito surveillance.
Provide grants to support development of country-specific operational-research to generate local data to improve vector surveillance and control.Learn more
Country specific strategic plan aligned with best practice
PacMOSSI will work with national vector borne disease control programs to develop country specific workplaces aligned with best practice.
Meet the Management Team
PacMOSSI activities are managed by James Cook University, the World Health Organization and the Pacific Community (SPC). Members of the PacMOSSI Management Team are:
Professor Tom Burkot
Co-Lead for PacMOSSI
Mosquito-Borne Diseases, Group James Cook University, Cairns, AustraliaE: email@example.com
Dr Tanya Russell
Co-Lead for PacMOSSI
SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW
Mosquito-Borne Diseases Group, James Cook University, Cairns, AustraliaE: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Amanda Murphy
Vector Surveillance and Control Specialist
Pacific Health Security & Communicable Diseases (PSC)
World Health Organization Division of Pacific Technical Support (DPS), Suva, FijiE: email@example.com
Dr Salanieta Saketa
Secondary contact for country partner enquiries
Surveillance, Preparedness and Response Program, Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, FijiE: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Tessa Knox
Malaria and other vector-borne diseases
World Health Organization Vanuatu Country Office, Port Vila, VanuatuE: email@example.com