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Village Headmen Work To Prevent Virus Spread

In the fight against dengue fever and typhoid, three village headmen in the North have been working very closely with villagers to keep a clean environment. The three villages of
31 Jan 2015 11:03
Village Headmen Work To Prevent Virus Spread
Health workers that attended the launching. Photo: Peni Drauna

In the fight against dengue fever and typhoid, three village headmen in the North have been working very closely with villagers to keep a clean environment.

The three villages of Mali Island namely Nawaga, Vesi and Ligaulevu have been working on the prevention of dengue fever and typhoid from their home Island.

Speaking during a phone interview earlier, Ligaulevu Village headman Tomasi Raikula said he had informed members of the village to keep their village clean.

Mr Raikula said that the villagers should take these disease seriously because it could also claim lives.

“The Island has no health centres or nursing stations so we have to make sure that nobody gets sick from this,” he said

Mr Raikula said that the three village headmen are doing their best to try and make sure no one gets dengue and typhoid.

On the other side of the island, Vesi Village headman Joeli Raloga said he has informed villagers to do the same and destroy mosquitoes breeding places.

Mr Raloga said he had also informed villagers on trying to have good personal hygiene before and after food preparations. The same idea was also shared by Nawaga village headman Semi Ulunasobu.

Mr Ulunasobu said they could not afford to get anyone sick because it was very costly for them to travel to Labasa Hospital.

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