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

Date: 9 to 13 October 2023

Venue: James Cook University, Cairns, Australia


Aims of the workshop

The PacMOSSI workshop was a training of trainers designed to develop a cohort of trainers who will assist in building spray operator capacity to conduct quality, safe and effective residual spraying against Aedes vectors in the Pacific.

The objectives were for participants to be able to by the end of the workshop:

  1. Recount key requirements for quality, safe and effective residual spraying indoors and in harbourage sites of Aedes vectors
  2. Understand and teach:
    1. how to sensitise householders and prepare houses for spraying
    2. how to target spraying to specific locations and areas within locations
    3. correct spraying techniques for hand-compression sprayers and motorised backpack mist-blowers
    4. correct handling, use, maintenance and disposal of spraying equipment and supplies
    5. correct completion of spray activities, including tracking/reporting

Meeting resources

Press release

JCU press release: see here

More photos available through the Google Photos album shared with participants