Vector-borne diseases are a big threat in India. In recent years, the incidences of malaria, dengue have increased manifold. We all know the causes of these diseases but yet, lack of proactive response is making the situation go out of control. Every year we are not only suffering from these vector-borne diseases but are also losing many people to death due to these diseases
i) Awareness Building: One of the key ways of preventing vector-borne diseases is to build awareness. We should also educate them about the breeding of carriers like mosquitoes. We need to go house to house educating people on how they should not let water to accumulate around their areas. This is a very positive preventive action. Much of vector-borne diseases can be under control if we take positive preventive measures through generating awareness.
2) Positive Proactive Actions: Along with awareness building, actions are important. One very successful step has been taken by Abhinna Group through the distribution of PermaNet, which is an insecticide-treated net. This product, which has been approved by WHO, has been helpful at keeping mosquitoes at bay while we are sleeping. Like this, if we can promote the usage of mosquito nets and use it ourselves, we can keep ourselves safe from mosquito bites which are the primary cause of such diseases.
3) Make Medical Support Possible: From Malaria to Dengue, timely intervention can do a lot. So, if we know and suspect someone is suffering from Malaria we must ensure that we give him timely medical intervention in the form of doing a blood test on time, giving medicines, etc. This is especially true for rural areas where medical support does not reach
It is possible to curb vector-borne disease if all of us take a combined effort which is effective enough for prevention as well as for cure. Like the Abhinna group, all of us must come forward and make a difference for this very important health cause.