Thiès Entomology Training
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.