Caribbean Awareness Week

 

 

7- 13 May, 2018

 

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

 

 
 
 
 

Toolkit

 

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

 
 
 

Resources


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

 
 
 

Activities

 

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

 
 
 

Contacts

 

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 7th to the 13th of May 2018. The annual event is a collaborative initiative between the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
 
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
 

Anguilla

 

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