VECTOR BORNE DISEASE CONTROL PROGRAM VOWS TO FIGHT MALARIA

Malaria Mosquito. Photo credit: www.simpsonstreetfreepress.org

Malaria Mosquito. Photo credit: www.simpsonstreetfreepress.org

The Honiara City Council Vector Borne Disease Control Program vows to ‘strive and reduce Malaria cases’ in its main Malaria transmission localities in Honiara.

This year, the program is targeting a population of more than 3,000 households in Honiara.

Program Coordinator George Fafale says the program will work hard to reduce the rate of Malaria cases to less than 40 people per thousand population compared to 53 last year.

“Our target for this year we will try to reduce less than 40 per 1,000 population of people for this year’s reduction, so based on the problems faced, we try as much as possible to reduce the incidence rate to less than 40.”

Mr. Fafale adds, his team is hoping to reduce the number of Malaria cases as they roll out the spraying program later this year.

“By this year, the number of cases will be reduced as we believe that by spraying, we can reduce malaria cases to less than 40 per 1,000 population of people.”

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