About Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week
With the continued presence of mosquito borne diseases such as Dengue and Chikungunya, and the arrival of Zika in the Region, it is a crucial time to bring the Region together to ‘fight the bite’.
This year Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week event takes place from the 6th to the 12th of May 2019. The annual event is a collaborative initiative between the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
The event is designed to strengthen existing initiatives in the Region and mobilise the public to take action and eliminate mosquito breeding sites. The overall theme ‘Small bite, big threat’ and the slogan ‘Fight the bite, destroy mosquito breeding sites’, remains the same.
The objectives of Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week are:
- to promote education, awareness and community participation in vector control;
- to promote communication and cooperation;
- to maintain vector control activities on the political and community agenda; and
- to serve as platform for integrated activities.