Maseru, Aug. 02 — In an attempt to prevent transmission of diseases in different ports of entry, border agencies are attending a two weeks workshop held in Berea.
Organised by the Ministry of Health (MoH), this week participants are formulating a public health emergency contiguous plan, MoH Senior Health Inspector responsible for ports of entries has said.
According to Mr. Ephraim Lekoeneha, this week’s exercise comes after identification of the likelihood of transmission of disease risks in these entries.
“All we want is to ensure that we act pro-actively during emergencies rather than to act re-actively, hence the workshop,” he stressed.
He mentioned that chances of infectious diseases such as cholera are likely to occur at these entries, thus MoH through the plan wishes to explore the various contagious means of tackling such when they happen.
On behalf of participants, Mrs. ‘Manthatuoa Mokati of Ficksburg bridge highlighted the importance of them coming together to deliberate on issues of common concerns.
“We must be seen to be preventing and controlling diseases if we are to win public trust,” she stressed.
Participants are representatives from these border agencies: police, national security service, tourism and home affairs to mention but a few.