Literature Review (2): Challenges and barriers to participation in vector control interventions in the prevention of Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika
UNICEF’s regional office for Latin America and the Caribbean (LACRO) worked with the Universidad del Norte of Colombia (UNINORTE) in developing a literature review in search for evidence on risk communication and community engagement in the context of the Zika outbreak response. This effort will help guide the design and the update of national and local communication strategies for Zika response.
This report presents a set of considerations regarding barriers to social and community participation in controlling vector interventions when preventing Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika.
After an exhaustive literature review, three types of barriers were identified: lack of a clear public policy in the vector management, deficits in personnel in charge of managing the vector, and scarcity of facilitating elements to promote community participation in activities and programs related to vector control.