Bayer Mosquito Learning Lab
The world’s population is at risk of vector-borne diseases today and dengue presents a serious global health challenge which must be addressed. It is a complex disease, with its vectors highly adaptable and well suited to the ever-changing world which we all live in.
2.5 billion people worldwide live in dengue endemic areas and the number of countries suffering outbreaks in the recent months alone is overwhelming: Argentina, Brazil, Singapore, the Philippines, Vietnam, India, Kenya, Salomon, Thailand and the list goes on. In Malaysia alone, the number of dengue cases has risen by 33.7% in April within the same period last year (source: Department of Health, Malaysia).
Fighting against dengue is our top priority and we strongly advocate an integrated approach that combines sustainable vector control measures with surveillance systems and also engaging dengue vector control experts from all over the world; in our continued efforts towards developing effective solutions for managing dengue and its vectors.
Training and education is a critical component under the Bayer 360° Vector Control model and this is especially true for dengue, where the community plays a crucial role in managing the potential outbreaks of this disease.
For many years, governments and other organisations have been actively running dengue awareness and education programs, which as we all are well aware, will always continue to be an ongoing task. And Bayer has developed an education tool – Mosquito Learning Lab, as a complement to these activities.
It is an online learning platform developed by Bayer for the community to learn more about mosquito-borne diseases – how to manage the disease and its vectors; and the many different ways the public can achieve to prevent dengue in and around their homes.
With this tool, you have the opportunity to learn with the aid of a visual trainer. The platform is interactive and engaging, testing you in your knowledge and skills in scenarios which are representative of what happens in real life.
Let’s work together in our fight against dengue.Access to the Bayer Mosquito Learning Lab
We have developed a customized version of the Bayer Mosquito Learning Lab with the latest information on dengue and zika, included a basic and advanced quiz to test your knowledge, and a form to give us feedback. This version has been developed in collaboration with the National Environment Agency (NEA) and the South West Community Development Council (CDC) in Singapore.
Once you have completed the training, we invite you to share the link http://denguelearninglab.bayer.sg with your friends and family, to spread the awareness on Dengue and Zika, and the relevant control measures to manage the disease!