The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), through its Entomology Department, trained disease surveillance officers, vector-borne program managers, and entomologists on basic entomology at Mabitac, Laguna on May 20 to 25 (Batch 1) and May 27 to June 1 (Batch 2).
During the training, Region IV-A Entomologist and Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit Manager John Bobbie Roca emphasized the importance of the course in planning and developing effective vector control strategies in CALABARZON. Meanwhile, RITM entomologists Mary Ann Ammugauan, Leah Antoinnette Olaso, Christian Paul Salamante, and Brian Bacay served as resource speakers on vector entomology and provided technical assistance in conducting vector collection activities during field activities.
A total of 28 participants for Batch 1 and 31 participants for Batch 2 took part in the “Training on Basic Entomology for Disease Surveillance Officers and Vector-borne Program Managers” organized by the Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit of Regional Office IV-A (CALABARZON), in partnership with the Regional Vector-Borne and Malaria Program.
by Ma. Patricia Lansang, Project Evaluation Officer II, Communication and Engagement Office