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CARPHA survey to help reduce impact of mosquito-borne diseases

by: - August 8, 2018
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(CMC) The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is to conduct a survey to determine the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of Caribbean people concerning mosquito-borne diseases.

The survey, which is being funded by the European Union, will also be carried out in several Caribbean countries.

The first survey, which begins on Thursday in Barbados, is being held in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

A government statement issued there said that the findings will guide the development of programmes and interventions to reduce the impact of mosquito-borne diseases.

The statement said that data collectors, wearing identification badges, will be visiting communities to ask a series of questions, and using their phones and mobile devices to fill out the questionnaires.

Interviewees will remain anonymous and all information collected will be confidential.