Training of for trainers safe and effective residual spraying against vectors of dengue, chikungunya and Zika

Venue: James Cook University, Cairns, Australia

Date: 9-13 October 2023

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A PacMOSSI workshop will be held 9-13 October 2023 in Cairns, Australia to increase the capacity of Pacific Island Countries and areas to conduct high quality, safe and effective Residual Spray activities to reduce vector-borne diseases. The workshop will target the needs of staff of Ministries of Health expected to train spray operators. A training-of-trainer approach will be used, which requires that participants watch an experienced trainer teach, complete the exercises and then practice teaching segments to other participants. The workshop will cover residual spraying indoors and in perifocal and outdoors areas for Aedes vectors. Note that the PacMOSSI program will also procure spray equipment (machines, spares parts, PPE) for shipment to participating countries but insecticides will not be provided.