Updated Apr 23, 2019
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Youth Engagement and Contribution, Agriculture Water Management, Citizen Participation and 3 MoreSEE ALL
Youth Engagement and Contribution, Agriculture Water Management, Citizen Participation, Health, Infectious & Vector Diseases and Prevention & VaccinationSEE LESS
Brazil and Peru
Brazil and PeruSEE LESS
The cryptic breeding sites sought out by A. aegypti pose growing challenges for municipal surveillance programs. Highly adapted to human environments, they breed in and around homes and utilize small, hidden sources of water. The scale of surveillance needed to control A. aegypti is now beyond that of any municipality. Our innovation educates, builds awareness, fosters vigilance, and promotes elimination of mosquito breeding sites in homes and schools.
Kids to the rescue! Armed with a fun app and an understanding that they can make a real, continuing contribution to improving health outcomes for their families and in their own communities, kids are challenged to seek out the cryptic habitats of the mosquito vector responsible for transmitting Zika, dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever and other arboviruses. They use the app to locate, report, and eliminate breeding habitats of mosquito disease vectors.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||10|
|New Implemented Countries||Togo, Vietnam|
|Recruit||gamification team (2-3), advisors (business model for sustainability not profit)|
|New Feature||now optimized for Aedes aegypti/albopictus, future versioning: disease specific version for malaria|