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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Papua New Guinea : Health workers in PNG use tv in fight to curb cholera

An article from Radio New Zealand :

" Public health workers in Papua New Guinea are using television in the fight to curb cholera, which has claimed more than 600 lives in the country in the past 20 months.

The NGO Oxfam, in partnership with the PNG Health Department, will from tonight run 3 minute long advertisements educating the public in cholera prevention.

The ads, which follow the latest outbreak, in Bougainville, where more than 100 people have been affected, feature demonstrations such as hand washing and boiling water.

Oxfam’s Pacific humanitarian co-ordinator, Jennifer Worthington, says there’re a number of reasons the disease is still not under control."

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