Health

Clean up campaign shows positive outcomes

The one month ‘Clean up’ and ‘Fight the Bite’ campaign has led to a decrease in the number of dengue cases and in the country. Minister for Health Hon. Jone Usamate revealed this in a press conference this afternoon. USAMATE: “Some of the data that was provided for us to measure of how well mosquitoes are breeding […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

June 16, 2016 5:16 pm

The one month ‘Clean up’ and ‘Fight the Bite’ campaign has led to a decrease in the number of dengue cases and in the country.

Minister for Health and Medical Services Hon. Jone Usamate. (Nacanieli Tuilevuka/Newswire)
Minister for Health and Medical Services Hon. Jone Usamate. (Nacanieli Tuilevuka/Newswire)

Minister for Health Hon. Jone Usamate revealed this in a press conference this afternoon.

USAMATE: “Some of the data that was provided for us to measure of how well mosquitoes are breeding and there are an index used by the World Health Organisation that showed that some of our parts of Fiji. Just because of this exercise some of this places has come way down. Dengue fever cases has decreased because of the clean up campaign and we have seen a positive outcome. “

The National Advisor for Communicable Diseases Dr Mike Kama revealed that about 50-60 cases of dengue cases was reported to health centers weekly.

National Advisor Communicable Diseases Dr Mike Kama (Nacanieli Tuilevuka/Newswire)
National Advisor Communicable Diseases Dr Mike Kama during a press conference this afternoon. (Nacanieli Tuilevuka/Newswire)

He said following this campaign, the data had showed that it had dropped to 15-20 cases a week.

KAMA: “We saw a positive outcome of this clean up campaign. Most of the diseases remain constant like Zika it still remains on 17. It doesn’t mean that the clean up campaign rolls out today this where it all ends. I urge the public to keep on with cleaning. There was 50 to 60 cases of dengue cases was reported to health centers weekly. The data had showed that it had dropped to 15-20 cases a week. This was a positive outcome of the clean up campaign.”

Minister Usamate encouraged the public to continue with the clean up.

The clean up campaign and fight the bite campaign ended today.

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