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UNDP donates US$40,000 to Jamaica dengue control programme
2013-02-10 11:15:27 | (0 Comments)
The United Nations Development Programme(UNDP)has donated US$40,000 ($3.8 million) towards Jamaica’s vector and dengue outbreak control programme.
Health minister Dr Fenton Ferguson
Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson says the donation will be used to purchase 18 fogging machines, along with the chemical used to eliminate the adult mosquitoes.
Last year the health ministry recorded more than 5,000 clinically suspected cases of dengue fever in Jamaica with 11 confirmed deaths.
In its effort to improve the vector control programme, the health ministry says it has already purchased 28 fogging machines at a cost of $5.2 million dollars.
The ministry says it expects to purchase a total of 48 machines at a cost of just over $9 million with assistance from the National Health Fund.
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