100 uni students in dengue fever fight

Students of FNU Lautoka campus during a clean-up campaign at Natabua, Lautoka yesterday. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

Students of FNU Lautoka campus during a clean-up campaign at Natabua, Lautoka yesterday. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

MORE than 100 Fiji National University students and faculty members spent yesterday combing the area around the Natabua Campus for mosquito breeding places.

FNU Student Association Natabua Campus president Margaret Gabriel said apart from destroying mosquito breeding grounds, the clean-up campaign also removed litter and debris.

“This is the first time we are doing something like this and I must acknowledge the effort put in by our members and also the staff in undertaking this clean-up instead of spending Saturday doing other leisure activities,” she said.

“We decided to look for places where mosquitoes could breed and removed or destroyed them because of the recent dengue fever outbreak.”

Ms Gabriel said apart from targeting the campus area and its surrounds, a team was also dispatched to the Golden Age Home.

“It’s about doing something really positive for the community and I would like to thank our sponsors, Go Green BSP, the Lautoka City Council and FNU for supporting us in this project.”

Ms Gabriel said the student association would look forward to carrying out more community-based campaigns in the future.

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