Thiès Entomology Training

By Peace Corps Senegal
April 22, 2014

How many Peace Corps Volunteers does it take to demonstrate the "Knock Down, Spray, Catch" theory? Peace Corps Senegal and SLAP hosted an Entomology Training at the Thiès Training Center 19-20 April 2014 for eight volunteers interested in Malaria prevention projects. Third-year Peace Corps Volunteers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Rita Weiss coordinated the training which covered the role of medical entomology in malaria intervention and prevention, and basic anatomy and life cycle of mosquitoes. Volunteers sprayed and collected mosquitoes for research purposes during a demonstration of the "Knock Down, Spray, Catch" theory. SLAP's Moussa Diagne and Ngayo Sy facilitated with Cheikh Lo from LEVP in Dakar and the CDC's Dr. Ellen Dotson. 

Entomology Training
Multilingual entomologist and high school teacher, Cheikh Lo, makes sure Peace Corps Volunteer Eric can see the anatomical differences between mosquitoes. Eric can now identify the differences with the naked eye. Peace Corps Senegal and SLAP hosted an Entomology Training at the Thiès Training Center 19-20 April 2014 for eight volunteers interested in Malaria prevention projects. Photo by Rita Weiss
Entomology Training
Entomologist, Dr. Ellen Dotson, assists Peace Corps Volunteer Thomas with mosquito identification. Peace Corps Senegal and SLAP hosted an Entomology Training at the Thiès Training Center 19-20 April 2014 for eight volunteers interested in Malaria prevention projects. Photo by Rita Weiss
Entomology Training
SLAP Trainer, Moussa Diagne, explains the anatomical differences between species Anopheles, Culex, males and female mosquitoes. Peace Corps Senegal and SLAP hosted an Entomology Training at the Thiès Training Center 19-20 April 2014 for eight volunteers interested in Malaria prevention projects. Photo by Rita Weiss
Entomology Training
The group does a knock-down Spray Catch practicum in the Thies neighborhood of Medina Fall with SLAP and CDC trainer guidance. Peace Corps Senegal and SLAP hosted an Entomology Training at the Thiès Training Center 19-20 April 2014 for eight volunteers interested in Malaria prevention projects. Photo by Rita Weiss
Entomology Training
Peace Corps Volunteer Yanelli gets some hands-on mosquito identification experience. Peace Corps Senegal and SLAP hosted an Entomology Training at the Thiès Training Center 19-20 April 2014 for eight volunteers interested in Malaria prevention projects. Photo by Rita Weiss
Entomology Training
The group does a knock-down Spray Catch practicum in the Thies neighborhood of Medina Fall with SLAP and CDC trainer guidance. Peace Corps Senegal and SLAP hosted an Entomology Training at the Thiès Training Center 19-20 April 2014 for eight volunteers interested in Malaria prevention projects. Photo by Rita Weiss

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