Cholera fight gets a boost

National, Normal

PAPUA New Guinea’s cholera, dysentery and influenza containment efforts in affected areas of Morobe and Eastern Highlands received a major boost with the European Commission (EC)  announced that it would release K2.6 million to support this exercise.
In a statement yesterday the EC indicated that the money would be used to help strengthen the current surveillance systems by providing resources for the appropriate case management, protection of health personnel and public awareness campaigns.
EC indicated that funds would be channelled through Medecines Sans Frontieres, the World Health Organisation and UN Children’s Fund to set up cholera units in existing hospitals, provide sufficient human resources and technical assistance, medicine,immediate improvement of water and  sanitation conditions at health facilities and in schools.