In Jamaica, residents with inconsistent access to piped water often store water in containers to supplement their water supply, inadvertently creating breeding sites for the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits the Zika virus. A key insight for Breakthrough ACTION was that many households prefer to keep their water drums uncovered to catch and store rainwater. The team reimagined products that would eliminate the need for traditional lids and allow for open storage water collection while preventing mosquito breeding sites. Prioritized prototypes included the “Snapper Locker” mesh lid, “Bansquito” spatial repellent, and “Natty Ban” larvicide-lined adhesive strip. This Jamaica Mosquito Control Spotlight provides an overview of how Breakthrough ACTION applied the SBC Flow Chart to develop these solutions.

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