Community Councils, Businesses, Organizations and Interested Persons Invited to Meeting about Mosquito Prevention Measures

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GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Interested persons, business owners, community councils/leaders, institutions and organizations, are invited to a “Community Stakeholders Meeting for Health, Recovery & Development,” on Tuesday, February 20, to share views with respect to the prevention of mosquito borne diseases such as Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue.

The objective is also to rebuild and strengthen normal vector activities and surveillance operations for the benefit of protecting the local citizens and preventing current and future public health challenges as it relates to mosquito borne diseases.

The community stakeholders meeting will take place in the Conference Room at the Government Administration Building from 7.00PM to 8.30PM.

The opportunity is being provided for community stakeholders to share their views regarding the recovery and development of Sint Maarten.  The meeting is also relevant for healthcare providers, agriculturists/farmers, contractors, travel agencies, tourism and hospitality sector businesses, the media, garbage contractors/collectors, pest exterminators, and tire repair shops and garages.

Everybody has a part to play in building Sint Maarten into a stronger, smarter, and a more collaborative community where it concerns the fight against mosquito borne diseases.

The stakeholders meeting is a collaborative effort of the Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), the Netherlands National Institute for Public Health (RIVM) from the Dutch Ministry of Public Health, Welfare and Sport, and VectorStars.

Persons, businesses and organizations can also provide written feedback and suggestions via email:vector-control@sintmaartengov.org by March 15, 2018.  Feedback may be submitted also in hard copy to the offices of CPS at the W.G. Buncamper Road #33, Vineyard Building Office Park.

For additional information, you can call: 542-1122, 542-1222, 542-1322 or 542-1570.