Health Officials lead Public Awareness Drive through the streets of St. George's

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 7:19 PM - George's, Grenada
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ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, Monday, April 08, 2014: The Ministry of Health staged a public education walk, through the busy streets of St. George's sharing information about Dengue and the Chikungunya virus with thousands of Grenadians last Friday.

The team headed by Permanent Secretary - Aaron Francois, Chief Medical Officer -Dr. George Mitchell, Chief Community Health Nurse - Lydia Francis, Information Officer - Keville Frederick and Country Program Officer of the Pan American Health Organization - Tessa Stroude took the bold initiative which in the end was highly commended by Grenadians.

As was expected Grenadians responded positively to the information sharing drive and commended the Health Ministry for its initiative. Several persons said they were very happy to see the Ministry's top brass leaving the comfort of the offices and walking the streets of St. George's to educate the ordinary man and woman about the public health safety.

Vendors, police officer, store-owners, bus drivers and conductors, fishermen and women, students and even the men and women socializing on the sidewalks took the time to listen to the message of prevention from the healthcare providers.

Throughout the activity health officials reminded persons about the importance of keeping their surroundings clean, reducing breeding sites, covering drums used for water storage and ensuring that garbage, used tires and white goods are disposed at the landfill.

The public information sharing drive continues this weekend with visits to Grenville.

The Ministry plans to visit a different Parish every week.








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