Mosquito-borne disease and community engagement in high-income countries: scoping review

Allen, Tammy, Topp, Stephanie, and Crouch, Alan (2019) Mosquito-borne disease and community engagement in high-income countries: scoping review. In: [Presented at Global Health Security 2019]. From: Global Health Security 2019, 18-20 June 2019, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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Background & Aim: High-income countries in sub-tropical and tropical regions are at increasing risk of Aedes mosquito borne disease outbreaks. As the Aedes mosquito predominately lives and breeds in and around people's homes, engaging communities in mosquito borne disease management is an important part of preventing disease outbreaks. Historically government led strategies have dominated community engagement efforts rather than empowering or co-production strategies designed and led by the community. A scoping review was conducted in 2018 to:

1.To describe the community engagement approaches used in aedes mosquito-borne disease management within high income countries, and identify any reported outcomes of these methods

2.To characterize the extent to which empowering approaches are included as part of these community engagement approaches

Method: A systematic search was conducted of peer-reviewed literature using electronic databases MEDLINE (OVID), Informit, CINAHL and Scopus published between 2004 and 2018. Grey literature was also searched primarily through key Mosquito Association websites.

Results & Conclusions: Twenty studies matched the review criteria. Community engagement strategies within each study were critiqued against eight community empowerment domains. Results showed few community engagement strategies incorporated more than one domain of empowerment. Review suggests over reliance on government led approaches. The rationale for using predominantly government led approaches was not clear; further research is required to understand the barriers to employing empowering approaches in mosquito management in high-income countries.

Item ID: 59168
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Keywords: Mosquito borne-disease, Community engagement, High-income countries
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Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2019 00:24
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111712 Health Promotion @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9604 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species > 960411 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Urban and Industrial Environments @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920413 Social Structure and Health @ 50%
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