This Integrated Mosquito Control Package is intended to assist a Ministry of Health (MoH) in the design and implementation of a comprehensive mosquito control program tailored to the country’s parameters to protect its population against malaria, Dengue fever vectors and other mosquitoes. To do this, it works with the national malaria and Dengue fever control programs in three major areas. These include:

  1. Assessment of Current Practices. A multi-disciplinary team of professionals will travel to the country to meet with the national team and:

    1. determine the state of the mosquito control program and what is currently available regarding to facilities, logistics, insecticides and application equipment that can be employed in an integrated mosquito control program;

    2. locate the source(s) of mosquitoes affecting the population in and around selected cities, identify these mosquitoes with regards to potential disease transmission (malaria, Dengue fever, encephalitis, etc.) and propose the best course of action to suppress those populations in the shortest amount of time possible.

  2. Technical Capacity. Using the information obtained above, work with the program managers to establish a technical training program aimed at filling any technological and practical gaps pertaining to integrated mosquito control with the goal of training field technicians in the identification of the mosquitoes present and determining the best mix of interventions for their control. These technicians will then be used to develop a public health education program aimed at involving as much of the local population and possible and instruct and interact with the general population and other ministries (water, education, public works, transportation, etc.) so that a truly integrated vector control program can be implemented.

  3. Program Implementation. Assist the vector control program managers in the developing or fine tuning entomological and epidemiological surveys to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the mosquito control methods selected and deployed. The surveys will provide valuable feedback regarding the efficacy and efficiency of the selected vector population suppression methods and guide in adjusting them as necessary.

  4. Long Term sustainability. As the program progresses and the field teams become more adept at managing and administering the mosquito control program, it will be progressively transferred to the local government while remote, technical support is maintained.

  5. The Future. In light that mosquitoes require standing water to complete their life cycle, the mosquito control team will maintain close and frequent contact with the ministry of water to minimize the possibility that water supply and distribution systems do not become future sources of mosquito breeding.

Technical Training and Capacity Building on Vector Control

TOPICS COVERED INCUDE:

  • Overview of mosquito-borne diseases and their impact

  • Country-specific Vectors, their Biology & Bionomics

  • Mosquito Surveillance, Monitoring & Sampling tools

  • Disease Surveillance & Monitoring

  • Module I: Vector Control Methods (chemical & biological)

  • Insecticide Resistance Prevention & Management

  • Geographical reconnaissance & Geocoding in  Mosquito Control

  • Module II: Control strategies, policies & procedures for a comprehensive mosquito control plan

  • Module III: Budgeting, procurement cycles, payroll, record keeping and reporting documentation for vector control

  • Module IV: Supervision & Management

  • Module V: Public Relations

  • Module VI: Micro Planning & Implementation

  • Module VII: Putting it all together: Practical & realistic exercises

  • Module VIII: Drafting &  Evaluating country- & area-specific plans

  • Module IX: Project/Program Management

  • Module X: Total Quality Management

  • Module XI: Training the Trainers

  • Mosquito Control Equipment: Use, Calibration, Maintenance & Repair

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