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JSIF launches 3-month ZikV eradication programme

Published:Sunday | November 6, 2016 | 11:39 AM

The Jamaica Social Investment Fund ( JSIF) is to roll out a three-month Zik-V programme across the island at a cost of approximately J$45 million.

JSIF says 30 communities across Kingston and St Andrew, St Catherine, Clarendon, St Ann, St James and Westmoreland will be targeted.

It says the programme will run from November 7 to January 20, 2017 and says 365 residents have been trained, certified and temporary employed as community Vector Control Aide/Zika Warriors.

The agency says the community workers will, among other things, be responsible for clean-up of the communities; identify and destroy mosquito breeding sites; distribute mosquito bed nets to pregnant households, and conduct community Zik-V surveys.