A week long training conducted for malaria workers on data collection and slide testing ended, Thursday.
The training was part of preparing malaria workers for an indicator survey to be conducted in the provinces.
Malaria Vector Borne Disease Programme within the Ministry of Health facilitated the training.
More than 60 malaria workers participated in the training.
Principal Investigator of Vector Borne Disease Control Programme Lyndes Wini said the training was conducted to brief participants on data collections and answering questionnaire using tablets.
“Workers will be using tablets while on the field to ask questions and get answers,” Wini explained.
He added the participants were also briefed on slide testing of blood for malaria.
Wini encouraged participants to work together while on the field.
The workers will be deployed starting this week, and will be out for eight weeks in all the provinces except Renbel.
He said while out there, they will check people’s blood, spray, and collect data.
“Malaria affects more people than dengue so this survey is important,” Wini said.
He called on the public to assist the workers by allowing their homes to be sprayed.