“CVTL Health Volunteer Discusses Dengue Fever Prevention on Radio Metro Talk Show”

In a recent segment of the Radio Metro Talk Show – Save Lives, Salustiana de Fatima, a dedicated volunteer from CVTL’s Dili Branch, shed light on the pressing issue of Dengue fever. As part of CVTL’s grassroots efforts in Timor-Leste, volunteers like Salustiana play a crucial role in disseminating vital health information directly to communities. Their initiatives range from distributing informative brochures to actively engaging in mosquito abatement and fogging campaigns.

Dengue fever poses a significant threat in Timor-Leste, with transmission occurring primarily through the bite of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, which is most active during daylight hours. To combat the spread of this disease, proactive measures must be taken. Residents are urged to eliminate stagnant water around their homes, cover water containers, and dispose of empty cans to eradicate potential mosquito breeding grounds. Additionally, both children and adults are encouraged to wear long-sleeved clothing and utilize mosquito nets effectively to minimize the risk of mosquito bites.

The importance of community involvement and environmental stewardship cannot be overstated in the fight against Dengue fever. By adhering to these preventative measures, individuals can significantly reduce their susceptibility to the disease and contribute to the overall health and well-being of their communities.

Listeners who missed this insightful discussion can tune in to the repeat broadcast on Thursday, April 25th, at 2 PM on Metro Radio 94.7 FM, ensuring widespread access to critical health information across Timor-Leste.

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