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Tracking systems for health

Salaseini Moceiwai
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

THE Health Ministry has implemented two surveillance systems to help them track down disease occurrences and general health issues during adverse weather conditions.

Ministry spokeswoman Evlyn Mani said the systems had different functions.

"There is a national notifiable disease surveillance system that tracks the case presentation of water-related or water-borne diseases," she said.

"There is also the SitRep monitoring system that audits several components regarding the impact of adverse weather conditions on the operations of the health services and the health status of the communities.

"The SitRep monitoring system is also a decision-making tool that moves its resources for effective intervention of the ministry on such diseases on a daily basis."

Ms Mani said the public was advised to be aware of the risks associated with contracting diseases such as leptospirosis, typhoid, rotavirus, influenza and dengue fever.

"The boiling of water before consumption is usually the easiest and most commonly used decontamination method that the ministry continues to advocate on for areas that don't have chemically-treated water or areas that experience flooding.








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