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Ministry of Health to host multi-community clean up exercise

Turks and Caicos, March 30, 2017 – Providenciales – The Health Promotion and Advocacy Unit of the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Human Services will be engaged in a multi-community clean up exercise on Saturday 8th April 2017.   The sites to be engaged will be Dock Yard, Five Cays, Blue Hills, Kew Town, Lower Bight and along Leeward Highway.   The effort is a collaborative exercise with partners inclusive of the Chamber of Commerce, Red Cross, Haitian Consulate, the faith based community and other entities residing in the identified communities.

The clean-up forms part of continued efforts to ensure that gains made in the eradication of the Zika virus and other mosquito borne diseases continue to yield positive results.  The exercise also follows on the heels of other preventative efforts such as fogging, removal of derelict vehicles and waste appliances and the placing of traps along courses that capture larvae.

The Ministry remains committed to ensuring that residents and visitors alike, continue to enjoy safe surroundings by minimizing and eventually eliminating major threats posed by vector borne and other illnesses.

For more information contact the Health Promotion Unit on 3382772.

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