A CHURCH in Lae has donated 1,500 water containers and 15,000 soap bars to the cholera task force.
While handing over the items, country welfare manager for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Desmond Bundu said: “This donation is in response to the request made by the task force when the church offered our assistance.”
The assistance is worth more than K57,000.
Present to receive the items were members of the cholera task force which included CEO of Angau Memorial Hospital, Dr Polapoi Chalau,deputy provincial health adviser Micah Yawing, the new cholera unit coordinator Peter Nabira and the protocol officer to the governor for Morobe Roy Miringke.
Dr Chalau said the response to the cholera outbreak in Morobe had been a collective effort of all stakeholders including faith-based organisations.
Even though they are down scaling their operations in terms of logistical support they are still treating patients and keeping watch on the disease.
Mr Yawing said the disease “is still around and the general public should not relax”.
“The task force is currently focused on improving water sanitation and providing awareness on proper sanitation.
“We are also still very much focused on the Wasu and the settlements.
“This donation will go towards assisting in improving water sanitation,” he said.