Malaria and Vector Borne Diseases Intensive 5 Day Training Course - Mombasa, Kenya

This intensive and engaging course will train programme managers and technical staff in how to develop and implement evidence-based malaria and vector borne disease control programmes. It will give you a comprehensive insight in to the operational and practical ways the full range of vector borne diseases (VBD) can be controlled during humanitarian crises including malaria, dengue fever, ebola, leishmaniaisis and fly control among many others.

Malaria & Vector Borne Diseases course details

The 5 day course is taught by a team of highly experienced specialist experts from the relevant teaching fields. It is designed to be highly participatory, with a problem-based approach to teaching and learning. Throughout the workshop participants will be encouraged to actively take part and to share their experiences and lessons learned. Teaching methodologies used will include lectures, problem solving exercises, role playing and practical demonstrations including Rapid Diagnostic Tests, clinical danger signs, Indoor Residual Spraying and larviciding.

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

• Identify risk factors for vector borne disease infections and outbreaks including Malaria, Dengue, Ebola, Sleeping sickness, Leishmaniasis, Rift Valley and many others and gain an understanding of the epidemiology of different types of diseases and prioritise key control measures.

• Understand the principles of vector borne disease control including, as appropriate, surveillance and monitoring, case management (diagnosis, treatment and patient care) and effective personal and community protection strategies.

• Prepare and plan for effective priority interventions for the acute emergency context and modify programme approaches according to changes in the situation as the situation moves towards post emergency phase to reconstruction.

• Determine the most effective combination of tools and coordination of efforts with national and international partners to address the crises.

• Monitor and evaluate the impact of interventions.

• Identify operational and technical problems requiring field research and quantify project needs for proposal and budgeting development.

Fee information

Fee information: $1,950 USD (NGO rate), $2,450 USD (Business rate). The fee covers all training materials, 5 nights’ accommodation and full board.

How to register

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