Nasinu

Health minister joins in clean up campaign

In a bid to strengthen awareness  on the ‘Clean Up Fiji – Fight the Bite’ campaign Minister for Health and Medical services Hon. Jone Usamate worked with community members in clearing mosquito breeding sites along the Dalaitokatoka road yesterday. USAMATE: “I encourage everyone to take responsibility and clean up. Not just their own compounds but join […]

Salote Qalubau

May 18, 2016 11:49 am

In a bid to strengthen awareness  on the ‘Clean Up Fiji – Fight the Bite’ campaign Minister for Health and Medical services Hon. Jone Usamate worked with community members in clearing mosquito breeding sites along the Dalaitokatoka road yesterday.

His Excellency President Jioji Konrote and Minister for Health and Medical Services Jone Usamate during the 'Fight the bite' campaign in Valelevu, Nasinu on Monday. (MOH)
His Excellency President Jioji Konrote and Minister for Health and Medical Services Jone Usamate during the ‘Fight the bite’ campaign in Valelevu, Nasinu on Monday. (MOH)

USAMATE: “I encourage everyone to take responsibility and clean up. Not just their own compounds but join in on cleaning their communities as a whole”.

He urged all Fijians inclusive of Government Ministries, NGOs, private companies and businesses to join the cause and tap into preventive measures in order to crack down on  mosquito breeding places.

Meanwhile, amidst the clean up Minister Usamate conversed with a resident of Valelevu Jonati Cama.

Minister for Health and Medical Services Hon. Jone Usamate with Jonati Cama. (MOH)
Minister for Health and Medical Services Hon. Jone Usamate with Valelevu resident Jonati Cama. (MOH)

Mr. Cama said that it was encouraging to see the Health Ministry and the other government Ministries working to help prevent an increase in mosquito-borne diseases.

CAMA: “This is the first time that I have seen this happen in my area and to see the Hon. Minister for Health leading this cleanup. It is a good example for all of us and to engage in cleanups as such as well.”

The national ‘Fight the Bite’ and ‘Clean Up Fiji’ campaigns will continue for a month.

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