Thursday, November 30, 2023

The Environmental Minga of the Botanical neighborhood seeks to combat the proliferation of disease-carrying mosquitoes

The main goal of the collaborative work day is to combat the spread of diseases transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, and covers a wide territory of 140 blocks in the Botanical District. This activity is part of a series of preventive actions designed to raise awareness in the community about the importance of eliminating the possible breeding sites of the aforementioned mosquitoes.

Brigades made up of members of SENAPA, the National Emergency Secretariat and the Municipality of Asunción went door to door during the day, carrying out activities to raise awareness and control. The ñati´ũ, or Aedes aegypti mosquito, lays eggs in containers with stagnant water, so eliminating these reservoirs is essential to fight against diseases transmitted by this vector.

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The environmental minega is not only aimed at cleaning public spaces, but also at educating citizens about the importance of keeping their homes and surroundings free of possible breeding sites. Active community participation is required, with empowered citizens joining the collective effort to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases.

In addition to focusing on homes, the importance of preventive action in work and leisure spaces is emphasized. It is important that every citizen assumes the responsibility of contributing to the elimination of these breeding sites, not only as a personal protective measure, but as a commitment to the health of the community. The environmental minga in Barrio Botánico emphasizes the effectiveness of collaboration between government entities and the community in the fight against vector-borne diseases.

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