Malaysia will hold its fourth training course in Integrated Vector Management (IVM) on October 29 to November 3, 2014. IVM is a rational decision-making process to optimize the use of resources for vector control. The aim of the IVM approach is to contribute to achievement of the global targets set for vector-borne disease control, by making vector control more efficient, cost effective, ecologically sound and sustainable.
This course aims to develop in-country team equipped with necessary knowledge and skills to support capacity building and application of IVM approach. Upon completion of this course, it is hope that the participants could be able to recognize the important locally-prevailing vectors of human disease, perform and train others regarding in IVM strategies, and develop an action plan for implementing pilot activity on IVM.
Candidates expected to attend the training should be directors and/or officials who are currently responsible or involved in vector control review development, training, implementation, monitoring and evaluation at either national/provincial or municipal/district level. They are expected to have adequate reading, writing, and verbal skills in English. They should be able to communicate effectively in English and interact constructively with colleagues from different social, political, and cultural backgrounds.
The organizers are expecting 30 participants; 20 local and 10 international participants. The course will be conducted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in a span of six days.
The course would cover the six (6) modules (as below). There will be pre and post test as a tool to evaluate participants’ knowledge and the effectiveness of the course.
1. The Basics
a. Dengue Epidemiology
b. The Vector
2. Methods of Dengue Vector Control
a. Environment Management
b. Personal and Household Protection
d. Chemical Control – Adulticiding
e. Novel Methods and Tools for Vector Control
3. Surveillance and Monitoring Tools
a. Vector Surveillance
b. Insecticide Resistance Monitoring
c. Disease Surveillance
d. Indicators for Monitoring and Evaluation
4. Organization and Management
a. Principles of Integrated Vector Management
b. Planning of Vector Control
c. Response to Disease Outbreaks
d. Sound Practices of Pesticides Use, Transport, Storage and Disposal
5. Collaboration and Participation
a. Intra and Inter Sector Collaboration
b. Community Participation
6. Field Work
a. Field trip visit (vector control intervention)
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