Fabiola Ignacio Metodio, Facilitator

Fabiola Ignacio Metodio (centre) and two brigadistas share baseline evidence with community members in Guerrero’s Costa Grande.

The most important change for me is that children retain the information and they are the ones who let their mothers know about the presence of larvas, since they are the ones who are most interested in the information… Also, knowing that the places that used to be breeding sites no longer are.

When we make follow-up visits to their homes, the children already know about the mosquito’s life cycle and even tell us where larvas are found… and their parents also let us know that their children tell them they don’t want to catch dengue fever.

The work of brigadistas and coordinators has made a big contribution, because if the brigadistas weren’t as interested in and devoted to this, I don’t think that we would be moving forward, since they are the ones who live here and know the people. As for the coordinators, they provided us with training that I put into practice and shared with the brigadistas.