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PAHO meets with Ministry of Health on Bilharzia


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schisto-wormPRESS RELEASE – On the 24th of April, 2017, a group of PAHO Representatives, met with the Ministry of Health Team, to discuss the way forward and how this survey will be executed effectively and efficiently.

Chief epidemiologist, Nahum Jn. Baptiste gave a further insight of the consultation.

Maria Sanchez, PAHO representative says, this venture is very important, and with Saint Lucia providing best practices for controlling Bilharzia, this will not benefit only Saint Lucia, but countries across the globe.

Maria Sanchez encourages individuals across the island to participate and cooperate with the survey agents .


Reporting from the Ministry of Health and Wellness I am Miguel Mauricette.


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  1. The ministry needs to look closely at the operations of farms especially pig farm that was their pend directly into streams and waterways. Case in point is a farm located in Pierrot, the ministry has to look closely at the operations there.

  2. nowhere in this article does i tmention what "Bilharzia" actually is......."Schistosomiasis, also known as snail fever and bilharzia, is a disease caused by parasitic flatworms called schistosomes. The urinary tract or the intestines may be infected. Signs and symptoms may include abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloody stool, or blood in the urine."

    try and inform the people next time. smfh


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