Improving the Local Government Dengue Fever Prevention Skills — Using Examples of “Breeding Site Elimination Mentoring Project” and “Breeding Site Elimination Project”

DOI: 10.6525/TEB.20170725.33(14).002

Chin-Sheng Chi, Pi-Long Liu, Jen-Te Wang, Jui-Wei Hsieh

2017 Vol.33 NO.14

Correspondence Author: Chin-Sheng Chi

  • Southern Regional Center, Centers for Disease Control,Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan


In 2015, severe dengue fever outbreak occurred in Tainan City in Taiwan. Breeding site elimination was urgently needed. The Central Epidemics Command Center of dengue fever and Tainan City government planned “Breeding site elimination mentoring project” and “Breeding site elimination project” to train local government and volunteers to become skillful breeding site elimination personnel. After that, the trained skillful personnel began to assess the outcomes of breeding site elimination measures and to improve the community mobilization in epidemic communities. A total of 529 qualified personnel and 51 excellent personnel of breeding site elimination were qualified in “Breeding site elimination mentoring project.” Furthermore, the Breteau index levels of all epidemic communities were lower than those during the implementation of “Breeding site elimination project” and achieved the goal of the project to lower the density of dengue vector mosquitoes. We hope that the skillful personnel could become the key persons and mentors in dengue vector controls and strengthen the breeding site elimination in Tainan City. The experiences of vector control can be inherited and rooted in local governments.