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Vector Control Unit Staff attend 89th AMCA Annual Conference

From left: Hilton Robinson - Vector Control Supervisor, Zatanya Handfield - Vector Control Coordinator, Deon Wilson - Vector Control Supervisor.

The Environmental Health Department Vector Control Unit attended the 89th American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) Annual Conference held in Reno, Nevada, from February 27 to March 3.

The team comprised Ms. Zatanya Handfield - Vector Control Coordinator, Mr. Deon Wilson - Vector Control Supervisor, and Mr. Hilton Robinson - Vector Control Supervisor.

Ms. Handfield in commenting on the event, stated: “This conference was a great opportunity for the Vector Control Unit team members to stay up-to-date with the latest research and advancements in mosquito control.

“Attending the AMCA Annual Conference allowed the team to connect with other professionals in the field and learn about new technologies, strategies, and best practices for controlling mosquito populations.

“As a science/education, not for profit public service association, the AMCA plays an important role in promoting the health and well-being of communities worldwide by advancing the science and practice of mosquito control.”

The Environmental Health Department noted that it is committed to safe-guarding the public against vectors, which can cause diseases such as Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika in the TCI.

This conference, according to the Environmental Health Department, along with a number of other coordinated activities in partnership with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the UK Health Security Agency, are aimed at strengthening the TCI's Vector Control Unit and the important services it delivers to communities throughout the TCI.


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