Prevención del ZIKA en Guatemala

Frutera is carrying out activities to prevent Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya

In partnership with the Independent Banana Producers Association-APIB- and the Ministry of Health in Tiquisate, Escuintla, Frutera carried out several activities for disease prevention in the communities of San Francisco Madre Vieja and Huitzitzil. Among the activities, a spraying event day was carried out in all the households in these communities, benefiting 585 families.

The President of the Community Development Council-COCODE-of the community of Huitzitzil, said: “This kind of event days are of great benefit to our community because they help prevent the spread of Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika. We need health support and without Frutera’s help we would not have been able to have this event day”.

In addition, the first phase of eradication was carried out by removing from home water deposits the larvae of insects that cause Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya. After this eradication phase, the homes were sprayed to remove the adult insects.
Another activity consisted of training families on Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya prevention, conducted by the Health Area of the municipality of Tiquisate.