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Campaign essentials

Goal and objectives


The campaign aims to raise awareness about the threat posed by vectors and vector-borne diseases and to stimulate families and communities to take action to protect themselves.


Families living in areas where diseases are transmitted by vectors know how to protect themselves.

Travellers know how to protect themselves from vectors and vector-borne diseases when travelling to countries where these pose a health threat.

In countries where vector-borne diseases are a public health problem, ministries of health put in place measures to improve the protection of their populations.

In countries where vector-borne diseases are an emerging threat, health authorities work with environmental and relevant authorities locally and in neighbouring countries to improve integrated surveillance of vectors and to take measures to prevent their spread and proliferation.