National Consultant, Dr. Munish Joshi and IEC/BCC consultant, Rajender Thapar from directorate of National Vector Borne Diseases Control Programme (NVBDCP) Delhi visited Nagaland to review indoor residual spray activities and observance of anti-malaria month in Nagaland.
During their stay in Nagaland, the team visited Kohima, Phek and Dimapur for reviewing the programme activities.
In continuation of reviewing the programme, a training of malaria technical supervision of the state was conducted for two days where they trained on LQAS (Lot Quality Assurance Sampling) to be conducted in each district.
Dr. P.K. Phukan, state monitoring and evaluation consultant of Assam National Vector Borne Diseases Control Programme was also present to impart the training.
Further, a co-ordination meeting was organised between state district programme officers for malaria control and DPO’s from Caritas India, which is a partner of National Vector Borne Diseases Control Programme under Global Fund Round 9 Project for the north eastern states.
Presentations on overview of GFATM Round 9 project were presented by Dr. M. Joshi from directorate of National Vector Borne Diseases Control Programme and Rudy Gangte, project manager, Caritas India Delhi.
Discussions were held on integration issues so as to provide a united front to fight malaria.
State representatives and Caritas India representatives presented their views on integration.
The training of MTS and integration meeting was chaired by Dr. Neiketou Angami, state programme officer, National Vector Borne Diseases Control Programme (Nagaland) who gave direction on organizing LQAS as well integration of National Vector Borne Diseases Control Programme and Caritas India activities.
He also presented an overview of malaria control activities in Nagaland.
The meeting concluded with vote of thanks by Ketholeho, senioe entomologist National Vector Borne Diseases Control Programme.