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DOSH to Embark on Nationwide Mass Bednet Dipping

Aug 20, 2008, 3:43 AM | Article By: By Pa Modou Faal

The Department of state for Health and Social Welfare, in collaboration with Action Aid The Gambia, CRS, HEPDO, NSGA, CADO, ADOWAD and the Regional Health Teams will embark on mass bednet dipping on Monday.

Speaking in a brief interview with The Point yesterday, Balla Kandeh, Senior program officer National Malaria Control Program said the countrywide mass bednet dipping will commence from the 25th to the 29th of this month. Teams will be deployed to all the towns and villages in the country to carried the exercise.

He stated that at the moment all the Region Health Teams have done their micro planning for the campaign.

He added that before the commencement of the campaign all the dippers will be trained. In conclusion he said that bed net dipping is among the strategies proposed to eradicate malaria.