There are many ways to get involved in World Health Day. Here are some ideas.
Check what vector-borne diseases are a threat to you, at home and before you travel
- Talk to your local health-care provider
- Contact your local health or environmental authority
- If necessary, take steps to protect yourself and your family from contact with vectors
Join in local activities
- Find out what activities are going on in your local area to celebrate World Health Day and join in, or organize your own!
Ministries of health and health authorities
- Organize meetings with environmental and educational authorities to determine what more can be done to protect people from vector-borne diseases in your country/communities.
- Distribute posters and leaflets about vector-borne diseases, what is being done by authorities to address the problem, and what action people can take to protect themselves.
- Write articles about vector-borne diseases and its consequences in your country.
- Interview health experts about measures that are being taken at local/national level in support of vector control and protection against vector-borne diseases.
- Profile individuals in your community who have been affected by vector-borne diseases.
- Join forces to inform your constituents about why vector-borne disease is a global health problem and what can be done to reduce the risks.
- Host discussion groups in your community about the steps people can take to protect themselves from vector-borne diseases, and to let people know what services are available.