Un programa escolar para el control del dengue en Honduras: Del conocimiento a la práctica

Translated title of the contribution: A school program for dengue control in honduras: From knowledge to action

Gustavo Adolfo Ávila Montes, Roxana Araujo, Elli Leontsini, Gabriel Orellana Herrera, Y. Eduardo Fernández Cerna

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Abstract

The Environmental School Program (PEA, for its Spanish acronym), a dengue control initiative focused on primary schools that took place during 2005-2010 in several cities in Honduras, is described. The environmental health program was designed to increase knowledge and develop skills in the identification and control of Aedes aegypti breeding sites, as well as in water and solid waste management. The results, as measured by behavioral change and reduced larval indices, were satisfactory in the majority of the participating schools. The initiative involved not only children, but also their parents and teachers. In addition to reducing larval indices, PEA was successful in promoting community participation in environmental issues, particularly Aedes control. The inclusion of this educational content in the primary school curriculum in Honduras remains pending.

Translated title of the contributionA school program for dengue control in honduras: From knowledge to action
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)518-522
Number of pages5
JournalRevista Panamericana de Salud Publica/Pan American Journal of Public Health
Volume31
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2012

Keywords

  • Aedes
  • Dengue
  • Environmental education
  • Environmental health
  • Health education
  • Honduras
  • School health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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