The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) are seeking to understand what Caribbean people know about the links between climate change and their health through a survey being carried out via Caribbean mobile phone network, Digicel.
The survey targets adults, 18 years and older, across 10 Caribbean countries: Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Lucia and Barbados. It is also available on partner social networks and at this link.
Respondents will be asked to complete a short questionnaire which should take about ten (10) minutes and participation is entirely voluntary, anonymous, and individual data will not be shared.
The survey is a critical tool to gain baseline information for the European Union funded 5-year project aimed at empowering Caribbean action for climate and health. It is being implemented by the PAHO and brings together project partners including CARICOM, the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, the Caribbean Public Health Agency, Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology and the UWI. Other UN agencies and universities like St George’s University will also participate.