Caribbean Awareness Week



6- 12 May, 2019


Bringing the Region together to protect communities against diseases such as Dengue, Chikungunya, Zika spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, and Malaria spread by the Anopheles mosquito.





Click here for materials to help with the planning of your country's events and activities.



Here is a list of useful links on mosquito control and the prevention of mosquito borne diseases




Find out what our member states have been doing for Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week.




Click here for the contact details of CARPHA, PAHO/WHO and CARICOM.



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.




Activities Around the Region


Aedes Aegypti



Mosquito awareness is a key priority in Anguilla. A week of activities is scheduled and preschoolers have lend their voices to mosquito jingles.

Poster of activities
Jingle - preschoolers of the Bethel Methodist School
Jingle - Maranatha Methodist School
Photos - Educating preschoolers about mosquito awareness and prevention
Photos - Public Sensitization of the importance of mosquito Prevention 


Aedes Aegypti

British Virgin Islands


The British Virgin Islands takes action against mosquitoes. 

View BVI's Environmental Health Division Media Report 2018 titled "Community Unites Against Mosquito Bites"


Aedes Albopictus

CARPHA Mobile Game


CARPHA has developed a mobile game to help young people learn how to keep their surroundings mosquito free as they zap those pesky mosquitoes.  The game, Zapaquito, can be downloaded free on Google Play.


Aedes Aegypti