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KSRelief Holds Awareness Sessions to Combat Dengue Fever in Yemen

KSRelief Holds Awareness Sessions to Combat Dengue Fever in Yemen

Saturday, 21 October, 2017 - 09:00

As part of the large humanitarian efforts undertaken by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) in Yemen, the center has held awareness and educational sessions in a number of schools in Mukalla city on dengue fever and how to combat it.

A number of primary and secondary schools for both sexes were targeted by the center, in which students learned about the dangers of dengue fever and listened to a detailed explanation on how to combat it and prevent an infection.

Meetings were also held with school administrations to explain the mechanism of work, distribute educational leaflets on the fever and encourage students to deliver the information to their families and society through youth gatherings and social media.

This project comes within the framework of the continued support for the Yemenis in all fields, especially health and awareness.

A training course for spray and maintenance workers was held in Aden as part of the second phase of the Anti-Dengue Fever Campaign funded by KSRelief.

The campaign aims at training 30 volunteers from Attawahi and Mualla Districts, and the spraying is to be carried out for five days in the morning and the evening shifts.

Director of the Aden Malaria Control Center Dr. Niaz Saeed said that the campaign aims at completely eliminating mosquitoes that transmit dengue fever in six governorates and recruiting workers from the directorates themselves to prepare them for emergency cases.

“We are working to build a firm infrastructure that is capable of dealing with mechanisms to combat dengue fever in addition to diagnosing, monitoring, spreading awareness and educating the society of the risks of this disease.

On the other hand, the clinics of KSRelief at the Yemeni Refugee Camp in Abkh province in Djibouti continued to provide medical services.

The total number of patients that have received treatments during the period from May 1 till September 30, 2017, has amounted to 2,967 cases, with around 595 cases per month.

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