Caribbean Health Ministers Agree On Vector Control Measures | RJR News


Caribbean health ministers have joined their counterparts from elsewhere in the Americas in agreeing to implement a series of actions over the next five years to more effectively control the vectors that transmit diseases such as malaria, dengue, Zika and Chagas disease.

 

The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), which organised the meeting on Monday, said that the aim of the plan is to prevent communicable diseases of this type and reduce their spread.

 

PAHO director Dr. Carissa F. Etienne said the populations most affected by vector-borne diseases are those living in conditions of vulnerability and far from health services.

 


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