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Water safety and sanitation plans to enhance drinking water quality and reduce health risks for rural communities

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Water safety and sanitation plans to enhance drinking water quality and reduce health risks for rural communities
(September 17, 2020) While grappling with the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Fiji’s Ministry of Health and Medical Services is continuing to monitor and respond to outbreaks in water-related diseases, particularly typhoid, leptospirosis and dengue fever (LTD). In the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Harold that passed through Fiji in April 2020, the Ministry announced an outbreak in the LTD cases in cyclone affected areas. On 19 August 2020, the Minister for Health and Medical Services, Dr. Iferemi Waqai...

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