Online Program

Sin Mosquitos, No Hay Dengue (Without Mosquitoes, There is No Dengue)

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 : 2:05 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

Charles Chen, BS, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
Hannah Artman, BA, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
Amanda Randall, BS, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Miami, Miami, FL
In recent years, dengue has become a pervasive issues in global public health affectin nearly 2.3 million people in the Americas in just 2013 alone. The implications of dengue in Panama are evident, more specifically, in San Blas where the indigenous tribe of the Guna is situated. The video will provide some background information on dengue, as well as information on a project conducted by University of Miami graduate students to help teach about dengue and mosqioto avoidance techniques. A card game, called Humans versus Mosquitoes, developed by the University of Miami School of Communication was adapted and used by the graduate students to provide education to the youth on how to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Advocacy for health and health education
Diversity and culture
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
Discuss an innovative public health project that was implemented in San Blas, Panama. Describe an educational card game used to teach students about mosquito avoidance to prevent the spread of Dengue.

Keyword(s): Advocacy for health and health education

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been integral in the administration of the public health project in San Blas, Panama. My interests as a Masters of Public Health (MPH) candidate has been in global health and health inequities.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.