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Clean-up partnership

Published:Saturday | March 19, 2016 | 12:00 AM



The Clarendon Health Department, in partnership with the Youth Ministries Department of the Central Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, will undertake a major clean-up campaign in Clarendon tomorrow.

A team of public health inspectors, health educators, vector-control workers, other staff from the health department, and more than 5,000 youths from the Youth Ministries Department will target the northern and southern regions of Clarendon. The group will pay special attention to communities with high incidents of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, markets, cemeteries, and other public areas.

Parish Manager for the Clarendon Health Services Joseph Grant said that in addition to the clean-up activities, free health checks will be provided at the May Pen Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Grant noted that his team welcomes the initiative and will continue to give its support as the Ministry of Health continues its clean-up campaign across the island. He encouraged Jamaicans to get involved in cleaning their communities as the country remains on high alert for the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases.

The day's activities commence at 8 a.m. with general assembly at the Middlesex Sports Complex in Clarendon, followed by the clean-up activities and health checks.