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Zunheboto observes anti-malaria month

By EMN Updated: Jun 26, 2019 9:43 pm
Community members posing for a photograph after an awareness programme in comemoration of anti-malaria month in Lizutomi village under Zunheboto district.

Dimapur, June 26 (EMN): Zunheboto District Health Society under the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) observed the anti-malaria month by organising various IEC activities to educate the people on the causes of malaria and its preventive measures. The anti-malaria month is being observed on the theme “Zero malaria starts with me.”

June is observed as anti-malaria month where people are taught how to prevent breeding of mosquitoes by not allowing water to stagnate. Anti-malaria month is observed every year in the month of June throughout the country. It is observed prior to the onset of monsoon and transmission season with the objective to enhance the level of awareness and encourage community participation.

NVBDCP district officials headed by Hekuto Sumi, Senior Malaria Inspector, (SMI), and Mudosayi Huire, consultant of DVBO Zunheboto, conducted awareness campaigns and mobile clinic to raise public awareness on the need to reduce mosquito breeding sources to prevent vector borne diseases like malaria, dengue etc.

At Lizumi, Lotisa Old and New, Naghuto, Mapulumi, Ngozübomi and Luthusumi villages, the officials educated the public about the symptoms of malaria and its diagnosis and treatment through Focus Group Discussion (FGD) and mobile clinic.

Hekuto Sumi appealed to the people to take precautionary measures to prevent the disease as well as stop mosquito breeding during rainy season. He also advised the students, ASHA workers and community leaders to spread the message on malaria preventive measures in their respective villages and homes.

Mudosayi Huire highlighted the district’s epidemiological scenario of vector borne diseases and the strategies being adopted to eliminate malaria.

The campaign would continue till June 30 covering more villages.


By EMN Updated: Jun 26, 2019 9:43:47 pm