The World Health Organization (WHO) dedicated its 2014 World Health Day (April 7) to concerns regarding vector-borne diseases including malaria and dengue. Experts from the University of Miami gathered on campus to talk about the risks and actions necessary to prevent individuals from these ‘small bites with big threats’.
Clay Ewing wrapped up this day-long event with a rousing game of Humans vs. Mosquitoes (the card game). The game was so well received that Dr. Sherri Porcelain, Ph.D, MPH, at UM is interested in bringing the game to Panama as part of her summer public health course that provides situated learning to public health students. Students will adapt Humans vs. Mosquitoes for use with the Kuna Indians in rural Panama. Stay tuned from notes from the field!
For more information about UM’s World Health Day, please visit: UM Experts Target the Small Bites and Big Threats Posed by Mosquitos (April 2014)