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Prevention is better than cure

Sep 24, 2014, 10:22 AM

The news about intensifying our monthly cleansing exercise could not have come at better time than now.

According to a press release from the National Environment Agency (NEA), henceforth Operation Clean the Nation will now be observed on the second and last Saturdays of each month starting October 2014.

This is in place to keep our environment clean and healthy, seeing there are a lot of diabolic diseases taking their toll of people’s lives in most developing countriesaround the world, especially in West Africa, where we are now faced with the killer disease known as Ebola.

It is a fact that most of the diseases affecting us are generated from viruses and bacteria that emanate from filth around us.

The polio virus, for example , usually enters the environment in the faeces of someone who is infected. In areas with poor sanitation, the virus easily spreads through the fecal-oral route via contaminated water or food.

Therefore, we should not create opportunities for such pathogens to breed themselves around us and cause infections and illnessessuchas TB, pneumonia, fungal andyeast overgrowths, polio, HIV and Ebola.

We should maintain a healthy and decent environment to prevent infection and such illnesses that are of a lethal nature.

Once we apply a hygienic lifestyle by cleansing our environment and, by extension, make good food choices, we would be protecting our health and lives from such infections, as well as have a healthy immune system.

A person exhibiting immune suppression will always become the target of opportunistic infections and illnesses, as there are viruses that capitalize on unhygienic surroundings and a weak immune to cause multiple negative effects on our lives and nation.

When we take care of health, we have taken care of our productive being and economic growth and development.

So it makes sense to scale up our environmental cleansing activity.Prevention is better than cure!

Let’s cooperate with the NEA.

“Cleanliness is the scourge of art.”

Craig Brown