Between January 2018 and August 2019, a major outbreak of dengue fever hit Reunion Island, with almost 25,000 confirmed cases, and 18 deaths [source: Santé publique France].
To limit its effects, PIROI implemented a dengue awareness programme. Its purpose was to raise public awareness of the disease and how it is spread; encouraging people to adopt the best preventive behaviour and contribute to efforts to combat the epidemic in coordination with other public health actors.
PIROI has used this experience to develop activities and tools to raise awareness of the diseases transmitted by the tiger mosquito.
The best practices that emerged from this project were shared with National Societies to facilitate the strategic and operational implementation of similar awareness activities in the Indian Ocean territories.