THE ongoing awareness programs by the Ministry of Health are slowly making headway in Bua after it recorded zero reports of typhoid cases in the past two months.
Following the outbreak of the disease with 43 confirmed cases this year, the villagers have taken a strong stand to comply with health tips.
Acting divisional medical officer northern Doctor Pablo Romakin said the confirmed cases were reported in Navunievu, Lekutu District School and Wainunu from January to August.
"Awareness and outreach programs are progressing well and the successes we have in controlling typhoid involves all government agencies, non-governmental organisations, business sector and communities," Dr Romakin said.
"There've been clean-up campaigns and vector which includes source reduction activities conducted by the communities and by our environmental health staff.
"Organisations like the Rotary Club, Give Clean Water Filters, Live and Learn, Fiji Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Yade Vision to name a few are also assisting us with our water and sanitary projects in the typhoid risk areas."
He said the Communicable Disease Week held in Labasa, Savusavu, Nabouwalu and Taveuni in July also assisted in spreading the gospel.