It is hard to believe that five years have already flown by since we implemented the “Baa Atoll Mosquito and Dengue Fever Control Project” on the Baa Atoll in the Maldives.
The Baa Atoll was the first UNESCO biosphere preserve in the Maldives. It is an incredibly beautiful set of islands, in a tropical marine paradise! In 2012 Four Seasons sponsored an extensive project including all of the 13 local island of the Baa Atoll with the objective of improving mosquito control to protect the local people from Dengue Fever. Twelve young college age volunteers worked 6 days a week, sometimes 12-15 hours a day to implement the project. I was in awe of their dedication and passion for the project. Seven volunteers were students at U.C. Santa Cruz in California and five volunteers were Maldivian from the capital island of Male.