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A survey to determine the knowledge, attitudes and practices of residents concerning mosquito-borne diseases, begins in Barbados on Thursday, August 9.

The exercise will be carried out by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in association with the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

The public is advised 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.

The survey, which is being funded by the European Union, will be carried out in several Caribbean countries.  Its findings will guide the development of programmes and interventions to reduce the impact of mosquito-borne diseases.

joy.springer@barbados.gov.bb

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