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State spends over K200,000 on Ebola campaigns

Posted by Lucy Nalumpa on Sat 30 May, 2015

GOVERNMENT has spent over K200,000 on strengthening Ebola surveillance, awareness and prevention campaigns on the Copperbelt.Provincial medical officer Consity Mwale said in an interview yesterday that Government released the funds to train 49 health workers from both private and public health institutions on how to manage Ebola cases.

“The government released the funds to train the health workers across the 10 districts on the Copperbelt aimed at strengthening Ebola awareness and how they can manage Ebola cases,” Dr Mwale said.He appealed to people not to shun designated Ebola screening entry and exit points.He said by doing so, the ministry will be able to effectively handle Ebola cases.Dr Mwale said the ministry is working with stakeholders including Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA), Immigration Department and Zambia Police Service to ensure that people comply with entry and exit point requirements.He said there is a reduction in the number of Ebola cases being currently reported in West Africa.Dr Mwale said the country has not recorded any Ebola case since the outbreak

BY CHRISTINE CHIHAME

SOURCE: Zambia Daily Mail

 


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