Tue. Dec 10th, 2019

US CDC Vector App – Training

08-12-18                                                                                   

Media Release

Ministry of Health Environmental Health Officers Trained on US CDC Vector App

Environmental Health Worker testing the CDC APP in the field during the training.

Environmental Health Officers (EHO’s) from the Ministry of Health & Medical Services were this week trained on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Epi Info Vector Surveillance Application.

This training on the use of the mobile app facilitated by Dr Rebecca Levine from the CDC will certainly boost the EHO’s in their mosquito surveillance program.

This new method of vector surveillance will be piloted in the Central Division early next year and is anticipated to enhance rapid access to information on hot spot areas for mosquito breeding.

The information gathered through this mode will be a vital tool for decision makers in efficiently and effectively planning and implementing interventions.

The 2 day training was jointly funded by the Ministry of Health and US State Department TechCamp grant awarded to the Ministry earlier this year.

Meanwhile the Ministry of Health and Medical Services continues to uplift the health service delivery with new innovations and this is certainly a milestone achievement in the fight against mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue fever.