- Search Results
 
 
Health Ministry Launches Campaign To End ‘Snail Fever’
Date Uploaded: Jul 12, 2016

Bong County Flag

 

 

Health Ministry Launches Campaign To End ‘Snail Fever’
By Philip T. Singbah, LINA Bong County Correspondent

GBARNGA, July 11 (LINA) - The Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Ministry of Education Monday launched the Mass Drug Administration
Praziquantel treatment to prevent Schistosomiasis or snail fever in children between the ages of  5 -14 years in Gbarnga, Bong County.

Speaking at the launching ceremony, Bong County Education Officer Edward Kpulun encouraged parents to take their children for the treatment to prevent bareness and liver-related diseases.

Kpulun described the snail fever as a threat to the future of Liberian children and called on all actors not to take the disease for granted.

He also called on principals and classroom teachers to enforce the drug administration by making sure that children take the free medical service.

In remarks, the Administrative Assistant to Bong County Superintendent, Joseph Urey, pledged the county administration’s support in ensuring the effective implementation of the drug administration.

Urey challenged the public to take advantage of the opportunity provided to avoid future illness.

Also speaking, the Administrator of the Bong County Health Team, Fatorma Jusu, said the Ministry of Health is committed to the process and will work with all parents to ensure successful conduct of the campaign.

The launching ceremony was attended by representatives of UNICEF, Ministry of health, World Health organization, Ministry of Education, the religious community, among others.
LINA PTS/TSS/PTK


 

latest headlines
Liberia’s Postal Administration Owes US$6.4m - Report
The debt burden of Liberia’s postal administration stands at US$ 6,491,631.73 million, the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MoPT) has ...more
ECOWAS Launches Program To Combat Fistula In Sub-region
The Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender of the ECOWAS Gender Development Center (EGDC) has launched an ambitious program to combat obstetr ...more
‘Liberia-Cameroon Ties At New Height’ - Shoniyin
Deputy Foreign Minister B. Elias Shoniyin says since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Liberia and Cameroon in the 1960s, ties be ...more
ECOWAS Prexy Urges Member States To Ensure Wellbeing Of Citizens
The President of the ECOWAS Commission, Marcel Alain de Souza, has challenged ECOWAS members states to redouble their efforts towards the enhance ...more
AFC Pledges Support To ECOWAS Commission
The Chairman of the Twenty- First Meeting of the Administration and Finance Committee (AFC) of ECOWAS, Mr. Benedict Roberts, has pledged the Comm ...more
FM Kamara Opines 54th Anniversary Of Africa Day ‘Important Milestone’
Foreign Minister Marjon Kamara has said the observance of the 54th anniversary of “Africa Day” was an “important milestone” which the con ...more
 
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency