Stakeholder meeting today to build approach for mosquito elimination


PHILIPSBURG–All is set for today’s information exchange session regarding the prevention of mosquito borne diseases.

The aim is to build a stronger, smarter and more collaborative approach to eliminate mosquitoes, it was stated in a press release on Monday.

Interested persons, business owners, community councils/leaders, institutions and organisations are urged to attend the “Community Stakeholders Meeting for Health, Recovery and Development,” about the elimination of mosquito borne diseases, which will be held in the Conference Room at the Government Administration Building from 7.00pm to 8.30pm.

The outcome of stakeholder sessions is expected to contribute to the initiative designed to provide various vector control, education, community engagement and mosquito monitoring efforts in St. Maarten.

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) has already consulted with the relevant bodies relating to the techniques, technologies and chemical usage currently deployed in St. Maarten and/or proposed by initiative partners during this initial deployment.

The opportunity is being provided for community stakeholders to share their views regarding a concerted community effort to eliminate mosquito breeding sites in the country.

The meeting is also relevant for healthcare providers, agriculturists/farmers, contractors, travel agencies, tourism and hospitality sector businesses, the media, garbage contractors/collectors, pest exterminators and tire repair shops and garages.

Source: The Daily Herald