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Health hazards identified in western Equatoria

Author : | Published: Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affair and Disaster Management says it has identified five major hazards that affect people’s health in many areas in Western Equatoria State.

The director for Emergency Response and Preparedness in the Ministry, Alison Barnaba, says these hazards were identified during a two day workshop held in Yambio.

He says the session, which was attended by more than sixty representatives from the ten counties of the state, discussed policies for disaster management in the country.

“So we found there were new hazards during the workshop, the river black fly, which was found in Maridi, Mundiri, Mavolo and Tombura. The fire also which was found in Ezo that fire is burning houses there because of the tick forest. And then we found the HIV issue was the most critical issue also, we found that there was the issue of Amborolo, and the Issue of the LRA and then the question of fish poisoning people go to fish and then poison the whole river.” He said.

Barnaba urged the representatives who attended the session to go back to their respective counties and create awareness amongst the people in order to prevent the threats they have identified.

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