Regional

Westmoreland steps up fight against mosquito- borne diseases

Thursday, July 17, 2014    

Print this page Email A Friend!


SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland – AN extensive public education campaign on how to combat mosquito-borne diseases, in particular the dreaded Chikungunya virus, is currently underway in Westmoreland.

The campaign is being spearheaded by the Westmoreland Parish Council in collaboration with the Public Health Department, and is being carried out in schools, churches, youth clubs and other community groupings.

Westmoreland's Deputy Mayor, Councillor Danree Delancy, said that both entities are engaged in an ongoing programme of sensitising householders on proper water-storage practices, in an effort to prevent the rapid breeding of mosquitoes.

"I believe that as a parish, we are on the way to educating our people and this is really a work in progress," the deputy mayor pointed out.

According to Delancy, over the past two weeks, just over 35 students currently employed under the Westmoreland Parish Council's Summer Employment programme, have been assisting the Westmoreland Health Department with the public education drive.

He noted that the council, over the years, has partnered with the Public Health Department on numerous occasions in an effort to reduce the mosquito population, as it seeks to protect citizens from various insect-borne diseases and infections.

ADVERTISEMENT

POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

 

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper – email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

Do you think the current Enquiry will bring any benefit to residents of Tivoli Gardens?
Yes
No


View Results »


ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT