Technical Training and Capacity Building on Vector Control

Our Integrated Mosquito Control Package is intended to assist Health Departments, Ministries of Health (MoH), and public and private organizations or institutions design and implement a comprehensive mosquito control program tailored to the specific parameters of the area. It is intended to deploy as many tools in the mosquito control toolbox available to our clients based on the local parameters and protect its population against nuisance and disease-carrying mosquitoes. To do this, we work directly with our clients in three major areas, including:

Assessment of Current Practices. One or more members of our multi-disciplinary team of professionals will travel to the area to meet with the local team and:

  1. Evaluate the mosquito population suppression plan, determine the state of the facilities, training, community engagement, logistics, insecticides, and application equipment that can be employed in an integrated mosquito control program;

  2. Locate the source(s) of mosquitoes affecting the human and/or population in and around selected area, assess their importance with regards to potential disease transmission (malaria, Dengue fever, encephalitis, etc.) or nuissance  and propose the best course of action to suppress those populations in the shortest amount of time possible.

Technical Capacity. Using the information obtained above, establish a technical training program aimed at filling any technological and practical gaps pertaining to integrated mosquito control with the goal of training local staff in the identification of the mosquitoes present and determining the best mix of interventions for their control. Where possible, they will be used to develop a public health education program aimed at involving as much of the local population and possible and local authorities so that a truly integrated vector control program can be implemented.

Program Implementation. Assist in 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.

Long Term sustainability. As the project progresses and local teams become more adept at managing and administering their program, it will be progressively transferred to them while remote, technical support is maintained.

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 clients to minimize the possibility that water supply and distribution systems do not become future sources of mosquito breeding.

SOME OF THE TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

  • 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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HC 1 Box 13526, Río Grande, PR 00745

1.787.355.7397; 1.787.403.1501; 1.904.425.1689

manuel@mosquitoden.com; debbie@mosquitoden.com

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