Public Health Ministry aiming for 30% malaria reduction in 2019

first_imgWhen compared to the malaria statistics for 2018, the Public Health Ministry is aiming to lower this number by 30 per cent through its National Malaria Programme (NMP) by improving the distribution network of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies.This was revealed by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Collette Adams, who stated earlier this week that four strategic regions – Region One (Barima-Waini), Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) and Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) – have the concentrated malaria cases.“Better quality of living includes protection against vector borne diseases, such as the malaria epidemic in the interior location of Barima-Waini, Cuyuni-Mazaruni and Potaro-Siparuni and Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo… For this year, the NMP aims to reduce malaria cases to approximately 11,000, a 30 per cent reduction over 2018 figures,” said Adams.Earlier last year, some 92,000 Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN) were distributed within these regions to target the at-risk population. Persons were encouraged to seek immediate medical treatment if symptoms of malaria surface.“The treated LLIN help to prevent the spread of the malaria by the anopheles mosquito. There is significant treatment available for everyone with malaria-like symptoms. I want to encourage [persons] to seek immediate treatment, following the guidelines given by the Ministry,” she said.The Permanent Secretary mentioned that the Ministry is now catering for Venezuelan refugees. This is primarily done at the border to ensure measles and other diseases are kept at bay.“The Ministry of Public Health also encourages vaccines, available to cater for high volume of neighbouring Venezuelans seeking assistance in our country. The risk of importing measles is real and to respond to this imminent threat, Guyana’s collaboration with its technical partners PAHO/WHO to increase the vaccination coverage along the border and the most vulnerable groups.”Last March, Chief Medical Officer Shamdeo Persaud had stated that the inflow of Venezuelan migrants can challenge the healthcare sector.As a result of these concerns, an action plan was created to boost the immunisation efforts in both adults and children. Adding to that, there are mechanisms in place to cater for calls of additional supplies and human resources.She further added, “The action plan developed focuses not only on childhood immunisation but across all of the lifestyle cycles, which means protecting the adolescents, young adults and the elderly. Special emphasis was placed on ensuring that all migrants were screened or relevant vaccines were (administered) where evidence was lacking.”It was announced last year that there was a 58 per cent reduction in malaria cases from 2000 to 2015. The estimated number of malaria deaths was approximately 435,000 in 2017.last_img read more

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LOCAL NEW: PARISH BULLETIN OF TAWNAWILLY

first_imgNEWSLETTERSt. Patrick’s Church, Donegal Town Fr. Willie Peoples 074-9721026Saturday 26th 10.00am Special Intention6.00pmSunday 27th 9.00am Frances Mc Carthy – Anniversary11.30am Gertrude Hughes – AnniversaryMonday 28th 9.30amTuesday 29th 9.30am Kathleen Gallagher, New York – Recently DeceasedThursday 31st 9.30am Joseph Thomas – Recently DeceasedFriday 1st 9.30am Nellie Stewart – AnniversarySaturday 2nd 10.00am Special Intention6.00pm Jim Weir – AnniversarySunday 3rd 9.00am Daniel Cleary – 1st Anniversary11.30am Peter Kennedy, St. Joseph Avenue – AnniversaryRecent Death – Hugh Mc Cauley who died in England.Eucharistic Adoration- St. Patrick’s Church, on Thursdays from 10.00am -9.00pm. All Welcome!Rosary – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday at 7.00pm in St. Patrick’s for our Lady’s month of May.Sick and Housebound – will be attended to on Thursday of this week.Church Collections – We have been advised in Recent Times, not to publish the weekly Church collections because of Monies taken from Parochial Houses and Church Shrines. Sadly, this has occurred on more than one occasion throughout our Country. The average collection will be announced periodically throughout the year. St. Agatha’s Church, Clar Fr. Danny Mc Brearty 074-9721093Saturday 26th 6.30pm John, Cissie and Sean Bonner – AnniversarySunday 27th 10.30am Hugh Mc Menamin – AnniversarySaturday 2nd 6.30pm Kathleen and Dan Cassidy – AnniversarySunday 3rd 10.30am John and Agnes Mc Ginty – AnniversaryRecently Deceased – Joseph Thomas, Birchill – funeral was on Sunday.Masses during the Week – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday – 10.00amExposition of the Blessed Sacrament – Tuesday from 3pm -7pm in St Agatha’s Church, Clar.Sick and Aged – will be visited on Friday commencing at 10.30amCemetery Sunday – July 8th at 10.30am, in St Agatha’s, Church, Clar. Please tell your family and friendsNORTH WEST SIMON COMMUNITYThe Band of the 4th Western Brigade is performing in Clar Chapel, Donegal Town on May 31st @ 7.30pm sharp. Supported by the Donegal Abbey Singers and the Donegal Youth Choir, tickets €15.00 or €10.00 concession. Tickets are on sale in Frosses – The Village Shop, Glenties – Paper Stop, Highland Hotel, and Craft Callery. In Ardara – Post Office (c/o Columba Diver). In Killybegs – Costcutters, In Inver – Spar Shop. Tickets will also be on sale at the door on the night or can be booked on line atwww.northwestsimon.ie for more information contact Grainne on 0870552478. PEACE MASSThe monthly Diocesan Mass for Peace will be celebrated in Glenties on Thursday, 31st May, 2012 at 7.30pm. Bus leaving Main Street car park at 6.30pm.ARDS FRIARYOpen Retreat (Open to Everyone) Friday 15th June – Thursday 21st June. Directed by Fr. Flann Lynch OFM Capuchin, Theme: Christian vision, hope and possibility. This retreat will identify the thinking and attitude that undermines the vision and will discover the attitudes and tools that make the vision a reality in everyday living. Commences: 6.00pm Concludes: After Breakfast 21st June, Cost: €390.00.FAMILY COMMUNITY EVENT – FOR NEW PARISH CENTREOn Sunday July 8th we will hold a family ‘walking and talking’ event to raise funds for our new Parish Centre. Registration in the porch of St. Patrick’s Church from 1.30pm and we will begin walking at 3.00pm. The walk route will take us through Donegal Town, around the Abbey Cemetery and along the beautiful Bank Walk. Tea and scones will be served afterwards in Scoil Aodh Rua agus Nuala in the Aodh Rua building, with lots of opportunities to catch up with friends and to meet new ones. Don’t forget to take a bottle of water and children must be accompanied by an adult. Please come along with your friends and neighbours to support your new parish centre and have a bit of fun as a community! No fees, donations only.“Shreked the Musical”Mini Crotchets and the Tir Chonail Youth Choir present “Shreked the Musical” in the St John Bosco Centre on Saturday 2nd , Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th June each night at 8.00pm. Additional Matinee Sunday 3rd at 3.00pm. Adult’s €7.00 or €5.00 concession.H.S.E. SOUTH WEST DONEGAL GROUPWe are going to the Cabaret in the Central Hotel on Thursday 21st June @7.00pm. If interested please book with Maura 0749723103, or Nancy 0749721294, or Mary 0876163497 before June 14th.Parish Bulletin e-mail address is [email protected] LOCAL NEW: PARISH BULLETIN OF TAWNAWILLY was last modified: May 26th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:LOCAL NEW: PARISH BULLETIN OF TAWNAWILLYlast_img read more

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