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Namwala commences second phase of MDA for Trachoma disease

Health Namwala commences second phase of MDA for Trachoma disease

Ministry of Health in partnership with Orbis under the sponsorship of Standard Chartered Bank has embarked on eye mass drug administration to eliminate trachoma in Kasempa. Above, a nurse Sarah Kantolomba (second right ) giving out an eye drug to Sipo Kalwendo (l) at Mukinge mission hospital in Kasempa on Friday as her counterpart Dorica Mwale (r ) looks on
Ministry of Health in partnership with Orbis under the
sponsorship of Standard Chartered Bank has embarked on eye mass drug
administration to eliminate trachoma in Kasempa. Above, a nurse Sarah
Kantolomba (second right ) giving out an eye drug to Sipo Kalwendo (l)
at Mukinge mission hospital in Kasempa on Friday as her counterpart
Dorica Mwale (r ) looks on

Namwala District has commenced the second round of Mass Drug Administration (MDA) for Trachoma , a leading blindness causing disease.

The MDA which started on 6th June to 10th June 2016 is being conducted by government through the Ministry of health in partnership with Sight savers.

Speaking at the official launch of the trachoma drug in Namwala District ,today, District Commissioner Mary Sakala said that the government of Zambia in partnership with sight savers is committed to eliminate blindness with the Strategy Antibiotic Facial cleanliness and Environmental manipulation (SAFE).

She added that the SAFE strategy is aimed at ensuring that all organisms that causes trachoma may be eradicated hence elimination of blinding trachoma.

And speaking at the same function Namwala District Medical officer Davy Kaile appealed to people to take the Mass Drug Administration (MDA) seriously, because prevention is better than cure.

Dr Kaile said that last MDA the district managed to achieve 93.7% and that this year the district is targeting 100%.

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  1. That is the way to go. We also need eye clinics. A lot of kids do not do well in school because they have poor eye site and they do not even know.

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