October 2, 2023 (Honolulu, HI) – Last month, the Pacific Island Vector Management Council (PIVMC) held its first in-person meeting since the pandemic during the Pacific Vector Control and Outbreak Response Training in Hilo, Hawai╩╗i. The PIVMC is organized into three tiers: a board, members including U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Island (USAPI) vector management supervisors and staff, and partners from government agencies, academic institutions, and other non-governmental organizations. To address mosquito challenges in the USAPIs, the Council is crucial to implementing the endorsed Regional Vector Management Strategic Plan. The plan supports individual jurisdictions╩╗ efforts to address the threats of vector-borne diseases and establish a coordinated regional approach to maintain capacities between outbreaks and prevent mosquito-borne diseases.