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Color the chinches!

Salvadorean Primary School Project to Educate Children on How to Prevent Chagas Disease

Illustrated below is a simple tool used by elementary schools in El Salvador to teach children how to identify chinches picudas, or the specific triatomine insect Triatoma dimidiata that is the main vector transmitting the Trypanosoma cruzi parasite and hence, Chagas disease. Below is the sheet given to the pupils to color and a photo of the children engaged in the activity. This material was developed by the PAHO/JICA collaborative project with the Ministry of Health of El Salvador.

Coloring sheet (in PDF)
picture of a chinche for children to color

Schoolchildren participating in the activity
(original size in JPG)
Salvadorean schoolchildren coloring the chinche

JICA project in El Salvador | Activities to Fight Chagas in El Salvador | 
IPCA Subregional Initiative | PAHO Chagas Page