THE second phase of a national Mass Drug Administration (MDA) programme to eradicate the lymphatic filariasis disease in Brunei Darussalam began earlier this week and will continue until the end of the year.
The first phase launched by the Minister of Health (MoH) began in 2013.
Three teams comprising staff from the Environmental Health Services, Tutong Health Office visited several homes in Mukim Lamunin, Ukong and Rambai between 5.30pm and 9pm on Monday to administer medicine.
The MDA programme is intended to make Brunei free from lymphatic filariasis, targeting more than 65 per cent of the country’s population to take medicine to ensure the programme’s success.
Hence, support and cooperation for the effort from residents are highly appreciated.
Lymphatic filariasis is a disease caused by micro parasitic worms (microfilaria) that spread through the infected human blood system.
The worms are spread through mosquito bites.