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Forty-five and fifty-five gallon drums are one of the primary breeding sites for Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in Jamaica. While the Ministry of Health (MOH) Vector Control Unit has identified water drums as one of the two most proliferous sources of mosquitoes on the island, there is a strong need to understand the full extent of the environmental, structural and behavioral challenges related to water storage, including but not limited to water drums, and the resultant Aedes aegypti breeding sites. 

Gender is a cross-cutting issue that can inform decision making and best practices in all health areas. HIV care and treatment, for example, has benefitted from increased attention to gender inequities over the past decade. 

This report is based on the information collected as part of a capacity assessment and planning exercise under the Nepal – HC3 Project. Information was collected through a desk review of key National Health, Education, Information and Communication Centre (NHEICC) documents, a participatory assessment and planning process, and in-depth interviews with internal staff at the central level.

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