The countywide cases of Hepatitis E increased from 113 to 155 in a period of two weeks between 30 June and 14 July countrywide: Ministry of Health and Social Services

The Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) yesterday reported that the countywide cases of Hepatitis E increased from 113 to 155 in a period of two weeks between 30 June and 14 July countrywide.

A report released by MoHSS said the Khomas and Erongo regions are the most affected, with the former accounting for 89 (57 per cent) cases and the latter recording 22 cases (14 per cent).

The report said the ministry has been engaging various institutions to combat the virus, with the National Health Emergency Management Committee and the response team continuing to partner the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), City of Windhoek (CoW) and the Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology to augment the raising of awareness.

UNICEF and CoW have started the process of implementing the Community-led Total Sanitation programme tailor-made to suit the urban setting, without compromising the standards of cities.

The task force committees that involve councillors have been identified, the blocks were also identified and mapping of sanitation centres was conducted, the report added.

Source: Namibia Press Agency