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 plan 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.


Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Competition


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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’.
At the 17th Special Session of the CARICOM Heads of Government on public health threats in November 2014, the Heads approved a proposal for the establishment of an annual "Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week”, to be observed by Member States with support of CARPHA, CARICOM Secretariat in partnership with PAHO. 
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 and communities 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


Caribbean Mosquito Awareness 2019 Competition

View Competition Guidelines here

Links to resources about mosquito borne diseases

Click here for PSAs, posters and Memes



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 Aegypti


Dominica takes action!

View Dominica's activities for 2019



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