Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week is an effort of the countries and territories of the Americas, promoted by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), to raise awareness and work with communities on the links between mosquitoes and the diseases they transmit, such as dengue, chikungunya, Zika, and yellow fever.
The 2017 theme focuses on increasing the responsibility of health workers in hospitals and primary care services for disseminating information and talking with patients about measures to eliminate mosquito breeding sites and personal protection strategies to prevent the transmission of diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, Zika, and yellow fever. The theme also focuses on maintaining the care levels, alerting government workers, stakeholder groups and sectors, and the general population to this issue.
This year slogan continues to build on the same slogan used in 2016:
Small bite, big threat. Fight the bite, destroy mosquito breeding sites