SIX months after the typhoid outbreak in the aftermath of the January flood, Ba residents are being educated on healthy living practices as part of a week-long campaign to improve general wellbeing and health in the riverside centre.
A total of 15 typhoid cases were treated at Koroboya Village and nearby settlements which had been declared a red zone in February.
While speaking at the launch of the Ministry of Health Wellness Campaign, west health inspector Dip Chand said it was important that people, especially villagers, were educated about the dangers of communicable diseases.
"There was an outbreak in Koroboya and Naitasiri earlier this year and there was a lot of typhoid cases recorded but we do not want a repeat of this," said Mr Chand.
"We want to ensure that from now onwards, people will be able to avoid this type of outbreak by improving their general wellbeing, by improving their environmental conditions and also improving their health."
Mr Chand said health officials could not be solely responsible for the health and wellbeing of residents. He said everyone had to take a proactive approach to ensuring the risks of succumbing to communicable diseases were minimised.