International Malaria Vector Surveillance for Elimination Course

18 - 28 November 2018KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

1st INTERNATIONAL MALARIA VECTOR SURVEILLANCE
FOR ELIMINATION COURSE 2018Jointly organized by Ministry of Health Malaysia, APMEN and ACTMalaria

18th – 28th November 2018, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

A. INTRODUCTION

Malaria control and elimination in the Asia Pacific region is at a critical juncture. While national strategies are shifting from long-term, traditional control or containment to Malaria Elimination, the entomology and vector control services are needed to shift their strategies and build capacities in order to achieve this. Key areas where vector control must be strengthened include: surveillance and risk-area stratification; effective personal protection and vector control, especially among the mobile migrant population; and building sub-national capacities to guide local decision-making in foci investigation and elimination.

To facilitate progress toward strengthening regional entomological and vector control capacity, Ministry of Health Malaysia, APMEN and ACTMalaria Foundation will jointly convene the first international training course in Malaria Vector Surveillance for national programme entomologists.

The aim of this training is to contribute to achievement of the regional targets set for malaria elimination, by making vector control more efficient, cost effective, ecologically sound and sustainable.

This training course is co-funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) through APMEN, President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) / USAID through ACTMalaria / WPRO / WHO.

B. OBJECTIVE

This course aims to develop the capacity of entomologists involved in malaria control and elimination programmes. Upon completion of this course, the participants would be able to perform tasks and train others regarding conventional and newer techniques in mosquito identification, collection and rearing and strengthen malaria entomological surveillance, monitoring and evaluation (including managing malaria foci, performing insecticide resistance tests and contact bioassays).

C. Learning Objectives

There are five learning modules that will equip and support entomologists with necessary knowledge and skills to support capacity building and application of entomological and vector control strategies.

These topics were identified as priority topics at the recent APMEN VCWG meeting held in Bangkok, Thailand in 2017.

  1. Use Anopheles species identification key and describe the main biochemical and molecular methods used in the identification of mosquito vectors
  2. Rear and maintain Anopheles mosquitoes under insectary conditions and understand the specifi­c requirements and methods for mosquito rearing.
  3. Determine resistance to insecticides using the WHO susceptibility test kit (adults) and CDC bottle bioassay including intensity of resistance, synergist-insecticide bioassays and biochemical tests to determine mode of resistance
  4. Assess durability of Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) and determine the residual efficacy of an insecticide-treated net at any particular time after distribution
  5. Apply adult and larval mosquito collection methods for focal investigations in areas of new or persistent malaria transmission to determine why there is transmission or why the disease is not responding to the measures being applied, and to identify the best approaches to control.

D. CANDIDATES SELECTION CRITERIA

Candidates should have had previous training on basic or applied entomology and currently practicing as field entomologist of malaria control and elimination programmes, involved in training, implementation, monitoring and evaluation at either national or state/ regional or provincial level. They are expected to have adequate reading, writing, and verbal skills in English and are computer literature. They should be able to communicate effectively in English and interact constructively with colleagues from different social, political, and cultural backgrounds. The candidates should be in service for at least 5 years before retirement.

PROGRAMME

DATE
TIME
AGENDA
VENUE: BENTONG, PAHANG
DATE: 18th – 23rd NOVEMBER 2018
18th Nov 2018
Sunday
1400 - 1500
Arrival in Bentong
1500 - 1700
Check in
1700 - 1730
Tea Break
1900 - 2000
Dinner
19th Nov 2018
Monday
(Day 1)

0800 - 0945
Opening Ceremony
0945 - 1000
Group Photograph
1000 -1030
Tea Break
1030 - 1130
Pre-test
1130 - 1230
Module 1: Introduction
1.1 Introduction to the WHO e-learning module on MEVC
Speaker: Ms Cecilia Hugo
1230 - 1400
Lunch
1400 - 1500
Module 1: Introduction
1.2 Role of Entomological Surveillance in Elimination Programmes (WHO)
Speaker: Matt Shortus, WHO Representatives
1500 - 1600
Module 1: Introduction
1.3 Vector control Response in Elimination; Management of Insecticide Resistance (WHO)
Speaker: Matt Shortus, WHO Representatives
1600 - 1630
Tea Break
1630 - 1730
Module 1: Introduction
1.4 Malaria Elimination Programme - Malaysia
Speaker: Dr Jenarun Jelip
1900 - 2000
Dinner
2000 - 2200
Self-study using WHO e-learning module
20th Nov 2018
Tuesday
(Day 2)

0800 - 0900
Module 1: Introduction
1.5 Bionomics of Dominant Vectors in Asia Pacific
Speaker: Dr Jeffrey Hii
0900 - 1000
Module 2: Sampling of malaria vectors
2.0 Sampling techniques (including the transport, preservation and storage)
Speaker: Dr. Leopoldo Rueda
1000 - 1030
Tea Break
1030 - 1230
Visit to Bentong District Health Office
1230 - 1400
Return to Hotel / Lunch
1400 - 1630
Module 2: Sampling of malaria vectors
2.1 Briefing/ preparation for the adult mosquito collection (1 h in hotel)
- Recording and Reporting
- Use of GPS or iPhone with GPS
Speaker: Dr. Leopoldo Rueda
Facilitator: Dr. Jeffrey Hii, Mr. Kamilan (Selangor), Mr. Topek (NVBCP), Mdm Norjaiza (Kelantan), Mr. Mazlan (Pahang), Mr.Mohd Hisyamudin (Negeri Sembilan), Mr Azahari (IMR) & Mr Shakirudin (IMR)
1630 - 1700
Tea Break
1700 - 1715
Travel to Kg Janda Baik
1715 - 2200
Module 2: Sampling of malaria vectors
2.2 Night Adult mosquito collection; Spot mapping/ GPS
Speaker: Dr. Leopoldo Rueda
Facilitator: Dr. Jeffrey Hii, Mr. Kamilan (Selangor), Mr. Topek (NVBCP), Mdm Norjaiza (Kelantan), Mr. Mazlan (Pahang), Mr.Mohd Hisyamudin (Negeri Sembilan), Mr Azahari (IMR) & Mr Shakirudin (IMR)
21th Nov 2018
Wednesday
(Day 3)

0730 - 0815
Module 2: Sampling of malaria vectors
2.3 Larval Sampling/ Mapping
Speaker: Dr. Leopoldo Rueda
Facilitator: Dr. Jeffrey Hii, Mr. Kamilan (Selangor), Mr. Topek (NVBCP), Mdm Norjaiza (Kelantan), Mr. Mazlan (Pahang), Mr.Mohd Hisyamudin (Negeri Sembilan), Mr Azahari (IMR) & Mr Shakirudin (IMR)
0815 - 0830
Travelto Kg Sum Sum
0830 - 1100
Module 2: Sampling of malaria vectors
Practical
  • Larval Sampling/ Mapping
Speaker: Dr. Leopoldo Rueda
Facilitator: Dr. Jeffrey Hii, Mr. Kamilan (Selangor),Mr. Topek (NVBCP), Mdm Norjaiza (Kelantan),Mr. Mazlan (Pahang), Mr. Mohd Hisyamudin (Negeri Sembilan), Mr Azahari (IMR) & Mr Shakirudin (IMR)
1100 - 1115
Return to Hotel
1115 - 1145
Tea Break
1145 - 1230
Module 2: Sampling of malaria vectors
Practical
  • Sample Processing
Speaker: Dr. Leopoldo Rueda
Facilitator: Dr. Jeffrey Hii, Mr. Kamilan (Selangor), Mr. Topek (NVBCP), Mdm Norjaiza (Kelantan), Mr. Mazlan (Pahang), Mr. Mohd Hisyamudin (Negeri Sembilan), Mr Azahari (IMR) & Mr Shakirudin (IMR)
1230 - 1400
Lunch
1400 - 1700
Module 2: Sampling of malaria vectors
2.4 Identification of Adult
Speaker: Dr. Leopoldo Rueda
Facilitator: Dr. Jeffrey Hii, Mr. Kamilan (Selangor), Mr. Topek (NVBCP), Mdm Norjaiza (Kelantan), Mr. Mazlan (Pahang), Mr. Mohd Hisyamudin (Negeri Sembilan), Mr Azahari (IMR) & Mr Shakirudin (IMR)
1700 - 1730
Tea Break
1730 - 1900
Module 2: Sampling of malaria vectors
Practical
  • Processing of Field Collection (Adult- Gravid for egglaying; Larvae - preserved in 70% EoH)
Speaker: Dr.Leopoldo Rueda
Facilitator: Dr. Jeffrey Hii, Mr. Kamilan (Selangor), Mr. Topek (NVBCP), Mdm Norjaiza (Kelantan), Mr. Mazlan (Pahang), Mr. Mohd Hisyamudin (Negeri Sembilan), Mr Azahari (IMR) & Mr Shakirudin (IMR)
1900 - 2000
Dinner
22nd Nov 2018
Thursday
(Day4)
0800 - 1030
Module 3: Surveillance, monitoring and Evaluation of vector control
3.0 Monitoring and Evaluation of VC including Indicators
Speaker: Dr Jeffrey Hii
1030 - 1045
Tea Break
1045 - 1100
Travel to Kg OA Hulu Chemperoh
1100 - 1300
Module 3: Surveillance, monitoring and Evaluation of vector control
3.1 Cone bioassays (Wall and Net)
Speaker: Dr Jeffrey Hii
Facilitators: Mr. Kamilan, Mdm Nor Jaiza (Kelantan), Ms Perada Wilson Putit (NVBCP), Mr. Topek (NVBCP),
Mr. Mazlan (Pahang) & Mr. Mohd Hisyamudin (Negeri Sembilan),
1300 - 1315
Return to Hotel
1315 - 1430
Lunch
1430 - 1730
Module 2: Sampling of malaria vectors
2.5 Identification of Larvae
Speaker: Dr. Leopoldo Rueda
Facilitator: Dr. Jeffrey Hii, Mr. Kamilan (Selangor),Mr. Topek (NVBCP), Mdm Norjaiza (Kelantan), Mr. Mazlan (Pahang), Mr. Mohd Hisyamudin (Negeri Sembilan), Mr Azahari (IMR) & Mr Shakirudin (IMR)
1730 - 1800
Tea Break
1900 - 2000
Dinner
2000 - 2200
Module 3: Surveillance, monitoring and Evaluation of vector control
Practical
  • LLIN Durability Monitoring
Speaker: Dr Jeffrey Hii
Facilitators: Mdm Nor Jaiza (Kelantan), Ms Perada WilsonPutit (NVBCP), Mr. Topek (NVBCP) and Mr Mazlan (Pahang)
23rd Nov 2018
Friday
(Day 5)
0800 - 1000
Module 2: Sampling of Malaria vectors
2.6 Prepare (unknown) specimens for transport
Speaker: Dr. Leopoldo Rueda
Facilitator: Dr. Jeffrey Hii, Mr. Kamilan (Selangor),Mr. Topek (NVBCP), Mdm Norjaiza (Kelantan),Mr. Mazlan (Pahang), Mr. Mohd Hisyamudin (Negeri Sembilan), Mr Azahari (IMR) & Mr Shakirudin (IMR)
1000 - 1030
Tea Break
1030 - 1200
Module 3: Surveillance, monitoring and Evaluation of vector control
Practical
  • Result Interpretation
  • 24 H Reading; Analysis, Recording and reporting of results
Speaker: Dr Jeffrey Hii
Facilitators: Mr. Kamilan, Mdm Nor Jaiza (Kelantan), Ms Perada Wilson Putit (NVBCP), Mr. Topek (NVBCP),
Mr. Mazlan (Pahang) & Mr. Mohd Hisyamudin (Negeri Sembilan)
1200 - 1230
Check out
1230 - 1400
Lunch
1400 - 1600
Travel to Shah Alam
1600 - 1630
Check in at Best Western Hotel, Shah Alam
1630 - 1700
Tea Break
1900 - 2000
Dinner
VENUE: VECTOR LAB, SELANGOR
DATE: 24th– 27th NOVEMBER 2018
24th Nov 2018
Saturday
(Day 6)
0800 - 0830
Travel to Vector Lab
0830 - 1000
Module 2: Sampling of Malaria vectors
Practical
  • Identification of Adult and mounting
(field collection: 5 adult unknown species)
Speaker: Dr Leopoldo Rueda
Facilitators: Dr. Jeffrey Hii, Mr. Kamilan (Selangor), Mdm Aszlina (Selangor), Mdm. SafnatulSalisa (NVBCP) and Mr. Mohd Hisyamudin (Negeri Sembilan)
1000 - 1030
Tea Break
1030 - 1230
Module 2: Sampling of Malaria vectors
Continue Practical
  • Identification of Adult and mounting
(field collection)
Speaker: Dr Leopoldo Rueda
Facilitators: Dr. Jeffrey Hii, Mr. Kamilan (Selangor), Mdm Aszlina (Selangor), Mdm. Safnatul Salisa (NVBCP) and Mr. Mohd Hisyamudin (Negeri Sembilan)
1230 - 1400
Lunch
1400 - 1600
Module 2: Sampling of Malaria vectors
Practical
  • Identification of Larvae and mounting
(field collection: 5 larvae unknown species)
Speaker: Dr Leopoldo Rueda
Facilitators: Dr. Jeffrey Hii, Mr. Kamilan (Selangor), Mdm Aszlina (Selangor), Mdm. Safnatul Salisa (NVBCP) and Mr. Mohd Hisyamudin (Negeri Sembilan)
1600 - 1630
Tea Break
1630 - 1730
Module 2: Sampling of Malaria vectors
Continue Practical
  • Identification of Larvae and mounting
(field collection: 5 larvae unknown species)
Speaker: Dr Leopoldo Rueda
Facilitators: Dr. Jeffrey Hii, Mr. Kamilan (Selangor), Mdm Aszlina (Selangor), Mdm. Safnatul Salisa (NVBCP) and Mr. Mohd Hisyamudin (Negeri Sembilan)
1730 - 1800
Submission of collections and specimens to Dr. Leopoldo Rueda
1800 - 1900
Return to Hotel
1900 - 2000
Welcome Dinner Officiate by Deputy Director-General of Health (Public Health)
25th Nov 2018
Sunday
(Day 7)
0800 - 0830
Travel to Vector Lab
0830 - 0930
Module 4: Insecticide Resistance Monitoring
4.0 WHO test procedures for IRM in malaria vector mosquitoes
Speaker: Dr Adeline Chan (CDC Atlanta) and Mdm. Rafidah Ali (IMR/NVBDCP)
0930 - 1000
Module 4: Insecticide Resistance Monitoring
4.1 Preparation Of CDC bottle assay
Speaker: Dr Adeline Chan (CDC Atlanta) and Mdm. Rafidah Ali (IMR/NVBDCP)
Facilitators: Mr. Kamilan (Selangor), Mdm Sharifah Milkah (NPHL), Ms Perada Wilson (NVBDCP), Mdm Rosilawati (IMR), Mdm. Fadzillah (Melaka) and Mdm. Aszlina (Selangor)
1000 - 1030
Tea Break
1030 - 1230
Module 4: Insecticide Resistance Monitoring
4.2 Susceptibility tests with discriminating concentration
Speaker: Dr Adeline Chan (CDC Atlanta) and Mdm Rafidah Ali (IMR/NVBDCP)
Facilitators: Mr. Kamilan (Selangor), Mdm Sharifah Milkah (NPHL), Ms Perada Wilson (NVBDCP), Mdm Rosilawati (IMR), Mdm. Fadzillah (Melaka) and Mdm. Aszlina (Selangor)
1230 - 1400
Lunch
1400 - 1530
Module 4: Insecticide Resistance Monitoring
4.3 IR Monitoring Synergist- insecticide bioassays as a proxy for metabolic resistance mechanisms
Speaker: Dr Adeline Chan (CDC Atlanta) & Mdm Rafidah Ali (IMR/NVBDCP)
Facilitators: Mr. Kamilan (Selangor), Mdm Sharifah Milkah (NPHL), Ms Perada Wilson (NVBDCP), Mdm Rosilawati (IMR), Mdm. Fadzillah (Melaka) and Mdm. Aszlina (Selangor)
1530 - 1600
Module 4: Insecticide Resistance Monitoring
4.4 CDC bottle assay
Speaker: Dr Adeline Chan (CDC Atlanta) & Mdm Rafidah Ali (IMR/NVBDCP)
1600 - 1630
Tea Break
1630 - 1730
Module 4: Insecticide Resistance Monitoring
Practical - CDC bottle assay
Speaker: Dr Adeline Chan (CDC Atlanta) & Mdm Rafidah Ali (IMR/NVBDCP)
Facilitators: Mr. Kamilan (Selangor), Mdm Sharifah Milkah (NPHL), Ms Perada Wilson ( NVBDCP), Mdm Rosilawati (IMR), Mdm. Fadzillah (Melaka) and Mdm. Aszlina (Selangor)
1730 - 1800
Return to Hotel
1900 - 2000
Dinner
26th Nov 2018
Monday
(Day 8)
0800 - 0900
Travel to Vector Lab
0900 - 1000
Module 3: Surveillance, monitoring and Evaluation of vector control
IR WMR form for IR reporting to WHO
Speaker: Matt Shortus, WHO Representatives
1000 - 1030
Tea Break
1030 - 1230
Module 4: Insecticide Resistance Monitoring
4.5 Insecticide Resistance Monitoring – WHO Test Tube with discriminating concentration (24H reading & Data analysis)
Speaker: Dr Adeline Chan (CDC Atlanta) & Mdm Rafidah Ali (IMR/NVBDCP)
Facilitators: Mr. Kamilan (Selangor), Mdm Sharifah Milkah (NPHL), Ms Perada Wilson (NVBDCP), Mdm Rosilawati (IMR), Mdm. Fadzillah (Melaka) and Mdm. Aszlina (Selangor)
1230 - 1400
Lunch
1400 - 1600
Module 4: Insecticide Resistance Monitoring
4.6 Insecticide Resistance Monitoring - Synergist insecticide bioassays (24H reading & Data intepretation / analysis)
Speaker: Dr Adeline Chan (CDC Atlanta) & Mdm Rafidah Ali (IMR/NVBDCP)
Facilitators: Mr. Kamilan (Selangor), Mdm Sharifah Milkah (NPHL), Ms Perada Wilson (NVBDCP), Mdm Rosilawati (IMR), Mdm. Fadzillah (Melaka) and Mdm. Aszlina (Selangor)
1600 - 1730
Module 4: Insecticide Resistance Monitoring
4.7 Insecticide Resistance Monitoring – CDC bottle assay (24H reading & data analysis)
Speaker: Dr Adeline Chan (CDC Atlanta) & Mdm Rafidah Ali (IMR/NVBDCP)
Facilitators: Mr. Kamilan (Selangor), Mdm Sharifah Milkah (NPHL), Ms Perada Wilson (NVBDCP), Mdm Rosilawati (IMR), Mdm. Fadzillah (Melaka) and Mdm. Aszlina (Selangor)
1730 - 1800
Tea Break
1800 - 1830
Return to Hotel
1900 - 2000
Dinner
2000 - 2200
Self-Study
27th Nov 2018
Tuesday
(Day 9)
0800 - 0930
Travel to IMR, Kuala Lumpur
0930 - 1030
Module 5: Colonization of Anopheles Mosquito
5.0 Method of Anopheles rearing and colony
Speaker: Dr Rohani Ahmad (IMR)
Facilitator: Mdm Rosilawati (IMR)
1030 - 1100
Tea Break
1100 - 1300
Module 5: Colonization of Anopheles Mosquito
5.1 Insectary criteria and management
Speaker: Dr Rohani Ahmad (IMR)
Facilitator: Mdm Rosilawati (IMR)
1300 - 1400
Lunch
1400 - 1500
Module 5: Colonization of Anopheles Mosquito
5.2 Forced mating (insemination/ artificial mating) method
Speaker: Dr Rohani Ahmad (IMR)
Facilitator: Mdm Rosilawati (IMR)
1500 - 1630
Visit to Insectarium in Institute Medical Research (IMR), Jalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur
1630 - 1730
Return to Hotel
1900 - 2000
Dinner
2000 - 2200
Self Study
28th Nov 2018
Wednesday
(Day 10)
0800 - 1000
Post-test / Course Evaluation
1000 - 1030
Tea Break
1030 - 1200
Closing Ceremony
1200 - 1230
Check out
1230 - 1400
Lunch
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