Muscat Campaign for Aedes Aegypti Elimination Launches Tomorrow
The Ministry of Health (MOH) in collaboration with the Municipality of Muscat and the relevant stakeholders will launch tomorrow (Monday) Muscat Campaign for Aedes Aegypti Elimination under the theme “Your Cooperation Indicates Your Awareness”, that will becarried out during 8th- 21st of January, 2019. The launching ceremony will be held under the auspices of H.E. Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al Saidi, Minister of Health at Majlis Al Sayida Fatima bint Ali Mosque in North Al Hail.
The campaign is organized with the purpose of eliminating Aedes aegypti mosquito that recently caused cases of dengue fever in Muscat governorate.
The MOH and Municipality of Muscat, with the cooperation of their Excellencies the Walis’ offices as well as volunteers, have finalized their preparations for conducting the campaign in the governorate’s Wilayat including the prepared plans, provision of the necessary resources, as well as training of field teams that will visit some households in Seeb, Bushar, Martah, in addition to other logistics services.
To fulfil the objective of the campaign, the Ministry of Health and Municipality of Muscat calls upon all citizens and residents to activate the community role to eradicate breeding sites of aedes aegypti mosquito and to cooperate with the field teams involved in the Muscat campaign for aedes aegypti eradication when launched on Tuesday, 8 January 2019.
Moreover, the Ministry of Health and the Municipality of Muscat call on everyone to seek information from their reliable source and ignore rumors. Citizens and residents can communicate with the Ministry of Health's Contact Center and the Muscat Municipality Contact Center for any queries.
It is worth mentioning that the mosquito Aedes aegypti is the primary species responsible for transmitting viruses such as Zika, dengue and chikungunya between people. It dwells in urban places and feeds during daylight hours.