Muscat, The Ministry of Health (MOH), in collaboration with Muscat Municipality and relevant stakeholders today launched Muscat Campaign for Aedes Aegypti “yellow fever mosquito” Elimination under the theme Your Cooperation Indicates Your Awareness. The launching ceremony was held under the auspices of Dr. Ahmed Mohammed al-Sa’eedi, Minister of Health at Majlis Sayyedah Fatima bint Ali Mosque in Muscat.

The launching program included a lecture presented by Dr. Saif al-Abri, Director General of Disease Surveillance and Control at MOH. The presentation identified Aedes Aegypti mosquito and the diseases that it causes. Dr. al-Abri reviewed the local situation of the dengue fever and combating efforts, and remarked on the global situation of the disease.

Moreover, Dr. Shawqi al-Zedjali, Assistant Director-General for Health Affairs at Muscat Municipality explained the elimination plan that involves three key elements namely community partnership, environmental sanitation, and integrated management.

Dr. al-Zedjali pointed out that the integrated management for Aedes Aegypti fight can be achieved through following prevention procedures and environmental actions, in addition to the biological and chemical control.

At the end of the ceremony, the Minister of Health launched Muscat Campaign for Aedes Aegypti Elimination.

Following the official launching, the Minister of Health gave a speech where he praised the collaborative efforts of all and stressed the significance of community involvement from both citizens and residents.

The ceremony included an exhibition that displayed educational leaflets and control instruments.

The two-week campaign, to be carried out from 8 � 21 January 2019, is organized with the purpose of eliminating Aedes aegypti mosquito that recently caused cases of dengue fever in the Governorate of Muscat.

The MOH and Muscat Municipality, with the cooperation of the Walis’ offices, as well as volunteers, have finalized their preparations for conducting the campaign in different wilayats of the governorate.

Source: Oman News Agency