Stakeholders urged to attend vector programme meet Tue.


PHILIPSBURG–Business owners, community councils/leaders, institutions, organisations and interested persons are urged to attend the Community Stakeholders Meeting for Health, Recovery and Development,” which will be held in the conference room of the Government Administration Building on February 20, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

The session will focus on prevention measures for mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika, chikungunya and dengue. Work opportunities with the vector programme will also be presented.

According to a press release, during the session, community stakeholders will get a chance to share their views regarding the recovery and development of St. Maarten. 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.

This first information meeting will seek to get feedback from citizens, businesses, industry professionals, organisations, community councils and officials on how best to provide immediate critical support for vector programmes.

The objective is to work to reduce current and future public health threats in local communities; maximizing positive citizen behaviour and participation; supporting underserved communities; and providing collaborative and independent support.

The stakeholders meeting is a collaborative effort of the Collective Prevention Services (CPS), the Netherlands National Institute for Public Health RIVM of the Dutch Ministry of Public Health, Welfare and Sport, and Vector Stars.

Persons, businesses and organisations can also provide written feedback and suggestions via email: by March 15. Feedback can be submitted also in hard copy to the CPS office at W.G. Buncamper Road #33, Vineyard Building Office Park. For additional information, call tel. 542-1122, 542-1222, 542-1322 or 542-1570.

Source: The Daily Herald