DEWORMIMG TIMELIMIT NOT RESPECTED IN THE LITTORAL

Standard

19/04/2012

Amy BANDA

THE DEWORMING EXERCISE HAS NOT TOUCHED HALF OF ITS TARGET ACROSS THE LITTORAL.

THIS CAMPAIGN IS EXPECTED TO DEWORM SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGES OF 5 AND 14 YEARS FROM PARASITES THAT COULD CAUSE ANAEMIA, DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS AND INTESTINAL DISORDERS THAT COULD LEAD TO COMPLICATIONS AND SURGERY.

THE REGIONAL COORDINATOR OF THE CAMPAIGN, JOSEPH NDJOH, SAYS THAT THE OFFICIAL CLOSING DATE OF THE REGIONAL CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN PUSHED FORWARD BECAUSE NOT HALF OF THE TARGET HAS BEEN ATTAINED.

‘We have as prime objectibe to bit last year’s record of 340.700 dewormed children. We have a huge demand of the Mebendazole tablets and have provided the different centres with 600 000 tablets. The Douala 5 Municipality just asked for 25 000 tablets to serve the children of that locality. The Bojongo crew almost handed their report yesterday, if not, for some few technical hitches. In Nkongsamba,most primary schools were not attained because the pupils were writing the CEP mock exams. But whatever the case, the different teams are compelled to finish before the 30th of April 2012 for evaluation’

It is hoped that the different actors will do everything humanly and technically possible to finish the exercise before the speculated deadline, April  30th 2012.

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